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Celebrate life's many joys and blessings with beautiful new spirit-filled designs!

Battenburg lace brings fresh and elegant style to any project. Stitch a lace cross bookmark, lily, butterfly, or border. Put them together for a lovely doily, or add to curtains, table linens, pillows, and shirts for a wonderful embellishment.

Blooming flowers and vibrant shapes decorate ornate crosses. These designs are just right for pillows, altar cloths, wall hangings, and Bible covers.

Prayers and inspirational sayings are paired with colorful and joyful elements. Stitch Bible passages and comforting quotes to make spirited quilts, banners, and tote bags.

Scroll down the page to see all these new designs, and stitch love and serenity into your projects.



In this week's project, begin with a picture frame, and add flowers and other assorted decorative pieces to make a bright, vibrant, and colorful display. Click here for project instructions!



Battenburg Lace Bookmark
 

Stitch a graceful Battenburg lace bookmark as a placeholder in a Bible, or any other favorite book. A simple yet elegant cross design is the perfect shape for placing between the pages.

Click here for free project instructions!
 
A Battenburg lace cross bookmark.
Available in two sizes:
2.24"X5.50" and 1.58"X3.85"

Easter Battenburg Lace

Battenburg lace is a tape lace, which means loops of even-width, woven tape are formed, and then decorative filling stitches called bars or brides are used to join the tape edges, filling the gaps. Choose your favorite color to stitch the tape, and customize your lace to match any decor or project! Click here for free project instructions for stitching Battenburg lace designs.

So fresh and pretty, Battenburg lace is the perfect decoration to welcome spring and to celebrate Easter! The designs below are just right for stitching a special look for holiday projects. A blooming lily and a graceful butterfly make elegant additions to Easter table linens, curtains, pillows, wall hangings, and more.
     
A Battenburg lace embroidered lily.   Machine embroidery design Battenburg lace butterfly.
Available in three sizes:
5.80"X7.15" and 4.86"X6.00" and 3.11"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
6.65"X5.82" and 5.54"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.35"


Stitch a flowing Battenburg lace border to dresses, curtains, and tablecloths for a very fresh springtime look. Borders are available in three different lengths, but the heights are the same.
 
A beautiful Battenburg lace border.
Available in three sizes:
9.00"X1.98" and 6.02"X1.98" and 3.06"X1.98"


Butterflies and Battenburg lace are an irresistible combination. Add a lovely butterfly border to pillow shams, bed linens, quilts, and more!
 
An embroidered Battenburg lace butterfly border.
Available in three sizes:
9.00"X2.01" and 6.04"X2.01" and 3.07"X2.01"


Run a flowery Battenburg lace border onto your next project! Stitched with a thread color of your choice, it's a perfect match for any decor.
 
A floral border done in machine embroidery Battenburg lace.
Available in three sizes:
8.99"X2.00" and 6.03"X2.00" and 3.08"X2.00"


Easter Battenburg Lace Design Packs 


Soft and refined freestanding Battenburg lace adds a beautiful look to any project! Battenburg lace is versatile, too -- sturdy enough for table and bed linens, yet graceful enough for dresses and skirts. Stitch some today, and be sure to see Kenny's project instructions for working with Battenburg lace.
 

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 5 designs, priced at only $9.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


Keep the Faith

Ornate crosses are blooming with flowers, filigree, and geometric shapes. These designs are perfect for pillows, altar cloths, wall hangings, and Bible covers.

Lilies represent spring, new life, and new growth; they are perfectly balanced on this cross design, giving a sense of peace and harmony. In the cross on the right, a star shines in the middle and sends rays throughout, creating an energy reminiscent of the hope in the Easter season.

     
A machine embroidery Easter cross decorated with lilies.   A star bursts from the middle of an elegant cross.
Available in three sizes:
5.88"X7.58" and 4.88"X6.27" and 3.04"X3.88"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.57" and 4.86"X6.28" and 3.00"X3.87"


The swirls and diamonds in the cross on the left give it an Art Nouveau feel, and the traditional cross on the right springs from a carpet of blooming flowers. Stitch onto pillow shams and wall hangings for an elegant Easter (or year-round!) look.
     
Swirls and diamonds decorate a machine embroidered cross.   Flowers and leaves surround a machine embroidery design of a cross.
Available in three sizes:
5.87"X7.31" and 4.87"X6.05" and 3.09"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
6.01"X5.86" and 4.97"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.79"

Free project instructions for creating a Bible cover using  machine embroidery designs.
Give the book you turn to every day a beautiful and protective cover! Inside pockets and sturdy handles make this a practical project that's a great gift for friends and family.

Click here for Kenny's step-by-step instructions on how to make a basic bible cover!


Filigree dresses up the simple cross shape on the left, and crowns of thorns and a single rose make a meaningful medley in the design on the right. Wonderful on Bible covers, tote bags, and pillow shams; delightful as framed pieces, too.

     
Filigree decorates an embroidered cross.   Crowns of thorns and a rose decorate an elegant cross design.
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.56" and 4.86"X6.25" and 3.02"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.18" and 4.86"X6.76" and 2.77"X3.86"


Keep the Faith Design Packs 

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


Prayers

Inspirational sayings and prayers are framed by flowers, butterflies, and pretty patterned borders. Bright colors add a springtime feeling to eternal words of wisdom and faith in designs just right for framing, and for expressions of hope and faith on pillows, quilts, and wall hangings.

The much loved Serenity Prayer is attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr and is believed to have been written by him in the early 1940s. It was included in a Federal Council of Churches book for army chaplains and servicemen in 1944. The first three lines of the longer prayer are frequently printed alone.
 
The Serenity Prayer in machine embroidery design, decorated with flowers and swirls.
Available in three sizes:
6.99"X10.96" and 5.86"X9.19" and 4.38"X6.86"


The full version of the Serenity Prayer.
 
The long version of the Serenity Prayer, surrounded by a decorated embroidered frame.
Available in three sizes:
6.91"X9.71" and 5.86"X8.24" and 4.86"X6.82"

Free project instructions for framing machine embroidery designs.
Framing your embroidery is a great way to display your gorgeous handiwork. It also makes a fantastic gift that can be cherished for many years.

Click here for Kenny's step-by-step instructions on how to frame your embroidery!


A bold frame and bright flowers highlight a Biblical passage from Hebrews. This design is great for Bible covers, tote bags, and focal points of quilts and wall hangings, too.
 
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for Bible verse.
Available in three sizes:
6.95"X9.92" and 5.87"X8.35" and 4.80"X6.85"

 
Psalm Bible verse Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
6.94"X9.26" and 5.86"X7.81" and 4.86"X6.48"


"Pray without ceasing" is a Biblical phrase from Thessalonians. Delightful as a framed piece, or on a pillow.
 
An inspiration phrase Pray without ceasing framed by flowers and butterflies.
Available in three sizes:
6.97"X10.38" and 5.86"X8.72" and 4.58"X6.82"


The call to faith of "Let Go, Let God" in flowing script recalls the Biblical teaching to "cast all your cares upon me."
 
Inspirational quote Let go let God decorated with a butterfly.
Available in three sizes:
6.93"X10.81" and 5.86"X9.14" and 4.36"X6.80"

Free project instructions for creating a Bible tote bag using machine embroidery designs.
Spirited embroidery, cozy quilted fabric, and a handy button clasp make for a tote bag that is truly unique and beautiful. Use this colorful tote to carry your Bible and other materials to church or study groups.

Click here for Kenny's step-by-step instructions on how to make your own blessed Bible tote.


Brilliant roses frame an expression of faith and hope.
 
An inspirational message decorated with roses.
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X5.81" and 6.88"X4.25"


Hands folded in prayer accompany the words, "When all else fails, pray." Perfect for creating a feeling of peace in wall hangings and framed embroidery.
 
When all else fails, pray quote decorated with praying hands.
Available in two sizes:
9.01"X5.08" and 6.86"X3.87"


The Prayer of Saint Francis has been widely known in the United States since millions of copies were distributed, fittingly enough, during and just after World War II. Its message of optimism and humility remains very popular to this day.
 
Machine embroidered Prayer of Saint Frances of Assisi.
Available in three sizes:
6.91"X9.26" and 5.86"X7.85" and 4.86"X6.51"


The "fruit of the Spirit" passage from Galatians is perfect for adding cheer to pillow shams, wall hangings, tote bags, and more.
 
Love, gentleness, patience and other inspirational words in a frame of flowers.
Available in three sizes:
7.00"X8.11" and 5.87"X6.82" and 4.87"X5.66"

 
If you like the new Leap of Faith designs, then you'll love the variety of spiritual designs already available to you at Embroidery Library. Richly detailed designs are beautiful on bible covers, pillows, totes, framed pieces and more.

Scroll down the page and click on an image to find the designs and add them to your shopping basket. Choose from popular collections such as the Garden of Blessings, Blissful Blooms, Flowers of the Bible, and more!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     


Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in previous weeks!