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Irish Blessings

NEW THIS WEEK - March 2nd, 2011
 

Irish Blessings
 

Free Project Instructions!

New designs this week are right on time for St. Patrick's Day preparations. Enjoy a colorful variety of motifs that celebrate the holiday, as well as the traditions and culture that makes Ireland so precious and unique.

Begin with swirling, twirling shamrocks, created in the classic-yet-contemporary Arts & Crafts style. In a variety of shapes and sizes, these designs are ready to add a bit of Irish charm to your wardrobe and decor items.

Irish blessings and prayers are beautiful as framed pieces, or as focal points of pillows and quilts. Trios of shamrocks, whimsical quotes, and colorful stitches add spice to shirt fronts and tote bags for St. Patrick's Day. And his-and-hers designs (perfect for towel sets) are filled with chuckles and charm.

Spruce up your table with springtime
placemats and a coordinating table runner. Click here for free project instructions for the patchwork placemat. Click here for free project instructions for the table runner.


Arts & Crafts Shamrocks

The shamrock has long been a symbol of Ireland, and the legend of how it came to represent
the country is fascinating. Nearly 1600 years ago St. Patrick went to Ireland to convert the Druids to Christianity. When explaining the concept of the triune God, he plucked a shamrock from the ground and taught a lesson about the three leaves being part of one plant. St. Patrick called the shamrock a living example of the "Three in One."
 
Available in four sizes:
7.76"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.87" and 4.80"X4.82" and 3.84"X3.87"


In these designs, the shamrock is blended beautifully with the Arts & Crafts style. Elegant Celtic knotwork, graceful lines and curves, and colorful shamrocks compose beautiful designs that are perfect for garments and home decor projects.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.74"X7.80" and 5.84"X5.87" and 4.79"X4.83" and 3.83"X3.86"


This Arts & Crafts shamrock border is a wonderful addition to edges of table linens, bath towels, pillow shams, wall hangings, and quilts. Experiment with different colors to match your personal preference or home decor project.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.74" and 5.99"X3.36"


This border design is thinner and more delicate than the one above. The elegant and graceful lines and energetic shapes that embody the Arts & Crafts style are perfectly paired with shamrocks and Celtic knotwork.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.37" and 5.99"X1.79" and 3.86"X0.99"


Tuck this lucky little corner design onto pockets of sweaters and cardigans, and corners of napkins and wash cloths, too. Mirror, rotate, twist, and spin to create beautiful focal points for pillows, wall hangings, and quilts! To see both classic and creative uses for corner designs, read this excellent tutorial.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"


A Arts & Crafts Shamrocks Design Packs
 

The above Arts & Crafts designs are available in a design pack. You can purchase the designs individually by clicking on the links above, or order the designs in a pack! Click on the link or image below to the size that is appropriate for your machine and right for your project, and add the pack to your basket.
8 designs - only $12.97! 7 designs - only $12.97!
8
designs - only $12.97!
 

Designs smaller than 7.9 x 10

Designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

7 designs - only $12.97!  
4
designs - only $6.97!
 
 

Designs smaller than 5 x 7

 

Designs smaller than 4 x 4


Irish Blessings


Ireland is known for many things -- amazing scenery and countryside, rich and interesting history, clever limericks, and beautiful prayers and blessings. We've selected inspiring words that are spirit-filled and peaceful. Stitch this serenity for framed pieces, on pillows, wall hangings, quilts, and anywhere you want to add a beautiful blessing.
 
Available in two sizes:
8.23"X5.86" and 6.81"X4.85"


This quote is partially framed with an elegant Celtic knotwork border. Bright red flowers bloom from a pair of strong shoes. The message reminds us that God will not lead us where His grace cannot keep us. Magnificent on tote bags, and as a framed piece, too!
 
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X5.96" and 4.86"X4.93"


This Gaelic phrase is translated as "May you have a successful journey." As an idiom, it's most often translated as "May the road rise to meet you," part of a famous Irish blessing.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X6.14" and 4.88"X5.12"


Another beautiful Irish blessing, wishing faith, love, laughter, smiles, goodness, and graces. Stitch onto tote bags, pillow shams, wall hangings, quilts, and more!
 
Available in two sizes:
6.93"X5.86" and 5.73"X4.86"


A Irish Blessings Design Packs
 

The above four Irish blessings are available in a design pack! Purchase the designs individually above, or click on an image or link below and order the design pack. Stitch into spirit-filled wall hangings and quilts, add to tote bags, pillow shams, and more.
 
4 designs - only $6.97!   4 designs - only $6.97!
 

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

 

Designs smaller than 5 x 7


Luck o' the Irish Trios


Shamrocks, the beautiful symbol of Ireland, are represented here in a classic Jacobean style. Graceful and winding vines connect the three shamrocks that are filled with intricate symmetry. Wonderful on shirt fronts to celebrate Irish heritage and St. Patrick's Day.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.42"X4.27" and 6.82"X3.08"


The shamrocks from the above design are also available for individual purchase. Use with the larger design above! Stitch the larger design onto a towel, and tuck the smaller ones below onto a wash cloth. Or, add the larger design above to a shirt, and tuck the smaller ones onto the pocket of a cardigan for a coordinated touch.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.62"X3.87"
  Available in one size:
2.35"X3.44"


This shamrock trio is perfectly paired with the bold and organic strokes that embody the Art Nouveau style. Energetic vines in earthy colors compose an interesting and powerful backdrop to the shamrocks in the foreground. Great on shirt fronts and tote bags!
 
Available in two sizes:
9.33"X4.92" and 6.86"X3.62"


The shamrocks from the above Art Nouveau design are available for individual purchase.
Use on their own (tuck onto corners for a fun effect), or pair with the above larger design!
     
 
Available in one size:
2.76"X3.19"
  Available in one size:
1.95"X2.15"


Jazz up sweatshirt and T-shirt fronts with this Art Deco shamrock trio! Delicate Celtic knotwork is a subtle addition to the shamrock leaves, as well as the trailing vines. A wonderful addition to shirt fronts and tote bags to celebrate Irish culture, and St. Patrick's Day!
 
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.33" and 6.87"X3.16"


The shamrocks from the above Art Deco design are available for individual purchase. Use on their own (tuck onto corners for fun effect), or pair with the above larger design!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.86"X3.57"
  Available in one size:
2.63"X3.64"


Add a cozy, crafty look to your St. Patrick's Day garments and home decor items with patchwork shamrocks! Plaid, polka dot, and argyle are cleverly arranged into the three leaves.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.35"X2.70" and 6.80"X2.02"


The individual shamrocks from the above designs are also available for purchase! Use
them in conjunction with the above design, or on their own in your St. Patrick's day projects.
     
Available in one size:
2.92"X2.76"
Available in one size:
2.92"X2.79"
Available in one size:
2.92"X2.78"


This design features three elegant shamrocks, stitched in the colors of the Irish flag. It's thought that green represents the Irish nationalists, orange represents the Orange tradition, and white in the middle represents peace between the two factions.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X2.96" and 6.79"X2.14"

 
One of the shamrocks has been separated from the above design and is available for individual purchase. Stitch in any color for your project needs!
 
Available in one size:
2.99"X2.93"


A trio of sweet teddy bears, in Irish-green hues. The bears on the left and right have charming gold accents, while the bear in the center holds a lucky pot o' gold. Shamrocks in the bears' hats leave no doubt that this design is perfectly cozy for St. Patrick's Day.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.32"X4.79" and 6.85"X3.52"

 
The bears in the above design are available for individual purchase, too! Use in conjunction with the larger design above, or on their own in other projects.
     
Available in one size:
1.96"X3.11"
Available in one size:
1.91"X3.52"
Available in one size:
1.99"X3.10"


Have a sweet St. Patrick's Day celebration with Irish cupcakes! The right and left cupcakes feature frosting in colors of the Irish flag, while the yummy treat in the middle is decorated with a shamrock. Fun on kitchen towels for the occasion, as well as tasty sweatshirts!
 
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.74" and 6.86"X3.45"


The cupcakes from the above design are also available for individual purchase. Stitch onto napkins, pockets, and kitchen towels for a sweet and flavorful effect!
     
 
Available in one size:
2.53"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
2.33"X3.01"


Whimsical mugs of beer, stitched in shades of green, white, and orange, are sudsy and stylish on sweatshirt fronts and towels. Add this symmetry to your shirts to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
 
Available in two sizes:
9.29"X3.93" and 6.77"X2.86"


One of the mugs from the above design has been separated for your stitching pleasure. Stitch in green, white, orange -- or choose a traditional beer color, like gold!
 
Available in one size:
2.14"X2.86"


A trio of Irish dance shoes, with delicate Celtic knotwork in the background. Fun on shirts and totes to celebrate Irish culture and tradition.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.89" and 6.86"X3.56"


Two of the shoe pairs from the above design have been separated. Use as an accent to the above design, or on their own in other projects. Let them tap their way onto shirts, towels, totes, dance- or Irish-themed collages, and more!
     
 
Available in one size:
2.21"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
2.97"X3.86"


Erin go Braugh for the Bath!

 
Spice up the bath for any Irish occasion with his-and-hers towel sets. The below designs feature classic Irish imagery. From little leprechauns to Celtic hearts, you can brighten up big bath sheets, body towels, hand towels, and itty-bitty washcloths!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.80"X5.47" and 3.36"X3.84"
  Available in two sizes:
4.80"X5.27" and 3.50"X3.85"

 

A leprechaun hat is just the right size for a washcloth accent.

 
Available in one size:
1.98"X1.31"


His and hers hearts, each with intricate Celtic knotwork, are wonderful on bath towels. Stitch for St. Patrick's Day, and as wedding and anniversary gifts, too!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.47" and 3.44"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.47" and 3.44"X3.86"

 
This delicate heart has a simplified version of the above knotwork. It coordinates wonderfully on a washcloth, paired with the above designs on towels. Or, use it as a small embellishment on napkins for the dining table!
 
Available in one size:
2.02"X1.73"

 
Shamrocks, filled with Celtic knotwork, are a colorful and fun addition to bath towels. Or, stick them on pillow shams for the bedroom, too! Experiment with different colors to match your personal preference and taste, or the colors in your home decor.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.82" and 3.20"X3.87"
  Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.82" and 3.20"X3.87"


This small design is a wonderful accompaniment to the above his and hers designs.

 
Available in one size:
2.03"X1.96"

 
The word "his" in three shamrocks. Choose colors that match your home decor when stitching this lively and lucky design!
 
Available in two sizes:
5.17"X2.41" and 2.96"X1.39"


The word "hers" in four shamrocks. Colorful and fun on bath towels and bed linens, too.
 
Available in two sizes:
6.81"X2.41" and 3.87"X1.39"

Tuck this small, sweet shamrock onto a washcloth and pair with the above designs on towels. Or, use on its own to embellish garments, kitchen towels, dining table linens, and more!
 
Available in one size:
1.95"X2.02"


A His & Hers Irish Bath Design Packs
 

The four bath towel sets above are available in a design pack! Stitch the designs onto towels for St. Patrick's Day, as well as wedding and anniversary gifts. Click on the link or image below to the size that is right for your project, and add the pack to your basket.
12 designs - only $19.97!  
12
designs - only $19.97!
 
 

Designs smaller than 5 x 7

 

Designs smaller than 4 x 4


Luck of the Irish


A shamrock and pair of kissable lips accompany this well-known St. Patrick's Day phrase.
 
Available in three sizes:
8.75"X4.85" and 6.85"X3.79" and 3.85"X2.13"


Even if you're not Irish, you can still join in the fun on St. Patrick's Day. Stitch on sweatshirts, and get ready to pucker up!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.59" and 6.85"X2.62" and 3.85"X1.47"


A "Go Green!" message for St. Patrick's Day, accompanied by colorful and dainty shamrocks.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.30"X3.33" and 6.83"X2.44" and 3.86"X1.40"


The message "Proud to be Irish" is adorned with colors of the Irish flag, and shamrock trios.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.33"X2.62" and 6.86"X1.93" and 3.87"X1.09"

 
Golfers will chuckle at this design, featuring tees, golf balls, and shamrocks. Very fun on T-shirts, sweatshirts, and golf towels, too!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.97" and 6.85"X2.16" and 3.80"X3.57"

 
This classic Irish drinking toast is translated to mean "health." Paired with a mug of beer and shamrocks, this design is a fun feature to any St. Patrick's Day project. The beer is on a separate color stop, so you can stitch a light beer, a hearty Guinness, or a mug of lucky green beer!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.42"X5.54" and 6.87"X4.05" and 3.87"X2.28"


A Luck of the Irish Design Packs
 

Stitch the spirit of St. Patrick's Day onto shirts and tote bags with the above designs. Order them individually, or get them all in a design pack! Click on the link or image below to the size that is right for your project, and add the pack to your basket.
6 designs - only $9.97! 6 designs - only $9.97!
6
designs - only $9.97!
 

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

Designs smaller than 5 x 7

Designs smaller than 4 x 4


Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Balloons stitched in the colors of the Irish flag, shamrocks, and a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow proclaim "Happy St. Patrick's Day." Stitch this on shirt fronts and towels for the occasion!
 
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.15" and 6.86"X3.03"

 


It's crafty and collectible! 2011 is a year to celebrate crafting and all the joy that it brings to our lives. To celebrate our love of sewing and embroidery, a new Crafty Collectibles design will be released every Wednesday in 2011. Check this space every week to see the new design,  and add a little "crafty" to your projects!
 

The newest Crafty Collectibles design is: Cup o' Crafty
 

A sweet little teacup is filled to the brim with hot and handy sewing supplies. See a scissors, measuring tape, thread, pins, pin cushion, and thimble peeking out of and around the cup. Charming on totes, pillows, and art for your sewing room!
 
 

Available in two sizes:
4.84"X5.00" and 3.73"X3.85"



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