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Spice It Up
Spice It Up

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NEW THIS WEEK - March 12th, 2014


Spice up your embroidery projects with colorful, tasty designs just right for brightening kitchen decor, dining tables, and more.

Sweet and savory kitchen samplers, chef cats and dinner dogs, and herbal garden teapots are as fresh and tasty as can be on aprons, towels, table linens, and quilts.

Lighten up for spring with one-color toile fruit and blossom designs, and add crisp flavor to your stitching with a wide variety of kitchen medleys.

Scroll down the page to find all of the delectable new designs!
 

A cute, colorful apron has pockets, loops, and charm to spare. Click here for free project instructions!


Aprons, towels, and kitchen wall hangings have met their match with these light-hearted designs. Stitch some love for your favorite cook (especially if that's you!) with two birds sharing a smooch on a spoon. Very cute on kitchen towels and aprons!
 
Available in five sizes:
7.22" x 7.79" and 6.87" x 7.41" and 5.84" x 6.30" and 4.84" x 5.23" and 3.59" x 3.87"


Some treats are sweeter than others, and this design is about as sweet as it gets. Birds, cupcakes, flowers, and tiny hearts - what's not to love? Add a delightful look to aprons, potholders, and table linens too with this adorable sampler.
 
Available in five sizes:
11.73" x 4.77" and 9.38" x 3.82" and 7.79" x 3.17" and 6.86" x 2.79" and 3.88" x 1.59"


Stitch some comfort food with this colorful hot dish design. Fabulous on casserole carriers, trivets, aprons, and more. Also just the right recipe on towels for delicious hostess gifts.
 
Available in five sizes:
11.75" x 4.31" and 9.40" x 3.45" and 7.80" x 2.87" and 6.87" x 2.52" and 3.86" x 1.43"


Summer is coming, and soon barbecues will be heating up. Add this spicy design to an apron or a towel for your favorite grill master. Perfect for adding flavor to totes and placemats, too.
 
Available in four sizes:
9.01" x 3.98" and 7.81" x 3.45" and 6.86" x 3.03" and 3.87" x 1.86"


Savor the flavor and live life to the fullest! Add a delightful focal point to reusable market bags and placemats, and stitch onto towels for whimsical wedding gifts.
 
Available in five sizes:
11.74" x 5.81" and 9.39" x 4.65" and 7.79" x 3.86" and 6.86" x 3.40" and 3.87" x 1.92"


Stitch your way to a blue ribbon with this tangy chili champion design. It has all the right ingredients for delicious aprons, towels, and kitchen decor.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 6.79" and 6.73" x 5.86" and 5.58" x 4.86" and 3.89" x 3.39"


Top Cat and Dog Chefs

Let these cute culinary felines take center stage in your kitchen! They're cooking up something tasty with a wink and a smile. Children's aprons are a natural place for these kitties to strut their stuff. They'll also add a whimsical whiskery look to towels and potholders.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
4.16" x 9.40" and 3.03" x 6.86" and 1.72" x 3.89"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 9.61" and 4.18" x 6.85" and 2.36" x 3.85"


Cooking has gone to the dogs, as adorable culinary canines prepare a meal for a whole pack of their best friends. Stitch a stirring tail onto aprons, towels, and kitchen wall hangings for a fun treat for family and friends!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85" x 6.94" and 4.85" x 5.76" and 3.25" x 3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 9.20" and 4.39" x 6.89" and 2.47" x 3.89"


Herbal Tea Garden

Create a unique, fresh look for spring with lovely herbal teapots. Fresh herbs don't just flavor the tea, but fill the pots with their colorful blooms and fragrant leaves. Warm up towels, wall hangings, quilts, pillow covers, and more with these enchanting thyme (left) and oregano (right) teapot bouquets!
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.28" and 7.36" x 6.88" and 6.34" x 5.90" and 5.26" x 4.89" and 3.86" x 3.59"
  Available in five sizes:
7.50" x 7.81" and 6.91" x 7.20" and 5.82" x 6.07" and 4.85" x 5.06" and 3.70" x 3.86"


Chives fill a southwestern-style teapot with their vivid colors, and mint spruces up the tasty teapot on the right. Both are just the right blend on kitchen towels and wall hangings!
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.54" and 7.12" x 6.90" and 6.05" x 5.86" and 5.02" x 4.87" and 3.87" x 3.75"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.77" and 6.93" x 6.90" and 5.88" x 5.85" and 4.89" x 4.86" and 3.89" x 3.94"


A bright yellow teapot blooms with sage, while a bunch of basil freshens the teapot on the right. Add to a pair of pillow shams for a tasteful set sure to spice up any room's decor.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.75" and 6.90" x 6.86" and 5.90" x 5.86" and 4.88" x 4.85" and 3.85" x 3.83"
  Available in five sizes:
7.39" x 7.79" and 6.89" x 7.26" and 5.86" x 6.18" and 4.86" x 5.13" and 3.66" x 3.86"


Herbal Tea Garden Design Packs

Create a garden of fresh herbal blossoms with the Herbal Tea Garden Design Pack! Towels, aprons, wall hangings, table linens, quilts, and more will be savory and sweet with these delightful designs.
 

Herbal Tea Garden Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! Five sizes are available to suit any project.

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


The pack is available in 5 sizes:

**XXL - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**XL - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"



Fruit Botanicals (Toile)

Embroider a botanical garden with delightful toile fruit designs. Expert digitizing gives these fruit, branch, and blossom medleys a depth and shading that makes it hard to believe they're stitched in just one color. Apples, strawberries, lemons, plums, and more are wonderful additions to lightweight towels, linens, aprons, totes, and pillow shams!
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.90" x 6.88" and 5.85" x 5.83" and 4.85" x 4.84" and 3.85" x 3.84"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.90" x 6.88" and 5.85" x 5.83" and 4.85" x 4.84" and 3.85" x 3.84"


Fresh strawberries and raspberries burst with color and flavor! Brighten up kitchen and dining room linens with these luscious designs.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.85" and 6.90" x 6.95" and 5.85" x 5.89" and 4.85" x 4.88" and 3.85" x 3.88"
  Available in five sizes:
7.77" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.93" and 5.89" x 5.91" and 4.85" x 4.87" and 3.83" x 3.85"


Peaches and lemons in classic toile make delightful centerpieces to quilts and wall hangings.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.90" x 6.88" and 5.87" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.85" and 3.85" x 3.84"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.90" x 6.89" and 5.85" x 5.84" and 4.85" x 4.84" and 3.85" x 3.84"


Cherries and pears glow with light! Delicious on reusable market bags and kitchen linens.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.73" and 6.93" x 6.89" and 5.92" x 5.89" and 4.88" x 4.86" and 3.85" x 3.83"
  Available in five sizes:
7.74" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.95" and 5.85" x 5.89" and 4.85" x 4.88" and 3.82" x 3.85"


Mangoes and papayas have sweet fruit and beautiful blossoms. Frame both for a lovely addition to springtime kitchen decor. Also light and lovely on tea and flour sack towels.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.77" and 6.91" x 6.90" and 5.87" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.86" and 3.85" x 3.85"
  Available in five sizes:
7.77" x 7.79" and 6.88" x 6.90" and 5.86" x 5.88" and 4.85" x 4.87" and 3.84" x 3.86"


Zesty limes and juicy plums are light and lovely in classic toile. Pick all your favorites for a fast and sunny addition to aprons, towels, and kitchen decor.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.51" and 6.90" x 6.65" and 5.85" x 5.64" and 4.85" x 4.67" and 3.85" x 3.71"
  Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.79" and 6.90" x 6.90" and 5.83" x 5.84" and 4.84" x 4.85" and 3.87" x 3.87"


Fruit Botanicals (Toile) Design Packs

Fruit botanicals in toile add a traditional, tasty look to kitchen towels, reusable grocery bags, aprons, linens, quilts, and more. Get the design pack for excellent variety, at the best price!
 

Fruit Botanicals (Toile) Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 12 designs, priced at only $19.97! Five sizes are available to suit any project.

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


The pack is available in 5 sizes:

**XXL - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**XL - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"



Light and Delicious Medleys

Longer days bring lighter stitches, with colorful, quick-stitching medleys of cupcakes, berries, herbs, wine, and more. Flowing script adds a dash of interest while single designs make it easy to spice up projects large and small. Stitch a sweet look onto smooth, delicate fabrics like quilter's cotton, Jersey knit, lightweight towels, and more with a scrumptious, sugary cupcake medley. Quick-stitching and calorie free - treat yourself!
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.78" and 5.50" x 7.80" and 4.84" x 6.86"


Cupcake lovers rejoice! Fast and fabulous one-color cupcakes are a colorful way to indulge your sweet tooth on table linens, pillow covers, quilts, T-shirts, and more.
         
   
Available in two sizes:
4.86" x 5.14" and 3.65" x 3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
5.25" x 4.86" and 3.82" x 3.54"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86" x 4.87" and 3.86" x 3.86"


If cupcakes call to you, you'll want to stitch all three of these sugary, luscious, and delicious designs. Stitch a whole batch onto linen napkins to sweeten springtime dining decor.
         
   
Available in two sizes:
4.20" x 5.30" and 3.05" x 3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86" x 5.01" and 3.74" x 3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.94" x 4.86" and 3.87" x 3.81"


Until those summer berries ripen, this bright medley will make a healthy substitute on grocery totes, aprons, towels, table linens, and more. Also makes a berry fast and vibrant mixed fruit salad on kitchen wall hangings.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.56" and 5.64" x 7.80" and 4.88" x 6.75"


Sweet berry designs are perfect on tea towels and flour sack towels for a delicious set of linens. Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries bring an early summer look to your kitchen.
         
   
Available in two sizes:
5.30" x 3.87" and 3.85" x 2.82"
  Available in two sizes:
5.30" x 4.65" and 3.85" x 3.38"
  Available in two sizes:
5.30" x 4.49" and 3.85" x 3.26"


Cherries, strawberries, and currants make delicious jams and jellies, as well as light and lively additions to spring embroidery projects.
         
   
Available in two sizes:
3.98" x 5.30" and 2.90" x 3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
5.29" x 4.73" and 3.84" x 3.43"
  Available in two sizes:
5.20" x 4.09" and 3.86" x 3.04"


Stitch an appetizing herbal medley for tempting kitchen linens and decor. Fresh herbs are always a popular choice for spicing up smooth fabrics like cotton, linen, and flour sack towels.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.32" and 5.77" x 7.80" and 4.81" x 6.50"


Light-stitching rosemary, basil, and oregano designs add a classic look to your kitchen on flat-nap towels, aprons, potholders, curtains, and more!
         
   
Available in two sizes:
5.51" x 4.16" and 3.86" x 2.92"
  Available in two sizes:
4.50" x 5.51" and 3.15" x 3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
5.30" x 4.15" and 3.86" x 3.03"


Stitch your own spices with fresh sage, tarragon, and coriander. They're a great fit for placemats and linen napkins, as well as quilts and wall hangings.
         
   
Available in two sizes:
5.51" x 4.75" and 3.86" x 3.33"
  Available in two sizes:
5.30" x 4.43" and 3.85" x 3.22"
  Available in two sizes:
5.51" x 4.36" and 3.88" x 3.07"


A light and tasty wine medley is fast and fun to embroider onto flour sack towels, aprons, wall hangings, pillow covers, and more. Fine vintages with a decanter, corkscrew, and juicy grapes will be intoxicating on curtains and tote bags, too!
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.75" and 5.51" x 7.80" and 4.84" x 6.85"


Raise spirits on kitchen towels and table linens with these wine designs. Change the color to match your decor and whip up a batch of enchanting pillow shams, too.
         
   
Available in two sizes:
4.46" x 5.31" and 3.24" x 3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
3.72" x 5.31" and 2.70" x 3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
5.31" x 4.81" and 3.86" x 3.50"


Wine lovers will savor these designs on wall hangings and tabletop mini-quilts.
         
   
Available in two sizes:
4.37" x 5.27" and 3.18" x 3.84"
  Available in two sizes:
5.30" x 3.58" and 3.85" x 2.60"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85" x 4.92" and 3.65" x 3.70"


Enjoy a taste of the tropics in a lickety-stitch with this fresh fruit medley. Delicious and nutritious on tea and flour sack towels, aprons, and table linens.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.47" and 5.70" x 7.80" and 4.87" x 6.67"


Kiwi fruit, guavas, and bananas are ripe for stitching onto kitchen towels, aprons, and more!
         
   
Available in two sizes:
4.86" x 5.19" and 3.61" x 3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
5.00" x 4.62" and 3.85" x 3.56"
  Available in two sizes:
5.31" x 3.48" and 3.86" x 2.53"


Juicy papaya, mangoes, and persimmons chase away the winter blues with their bright one-color goodness. Beautiful on light and delicate fabrics like quilter's cotton and linen towels.
         
   
Available in two sizes:
4.86" x 4.98" and 3.78" x 3.88"
  Available in two sizes:
5.10" x 4.32" and 3.85" x 3.31"
  Available in two sizes:
5.31" x 3.72" and 3.86" x 2.71"


Add a zesty look to aprons, towels, tote bags, and more with a spicy pepper medley! From mild bells to fiery habaneros, these peppers are a crisp, colorful addition to your projects.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.87" x 9.62" and 5.60" x 7.80" and 4.85" x 6.76"


Stitch the peck of peppers above onto a table topper, then tuck individual pepper varieties onto linen napkins to spice up spring dining decor. So fast, and so tasty!
         
   
Available in two sizes:
4.71" x 4.77" and 3.81" x 3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
5.26" x 4.37" and 3.80" x 3.17"
  Available in two sizes:
5.31" x 3.89" and 3.82" x 2.80"


Fire up your embroidery projects with fresh pepper designs! Whip up flavorful tea towels in a hurry with spicy jalapenos, mild poblanos, and sweet shishitos, and keep some on hand for last-minute hostess gifts to warm anyone's heart.
         
   
Available in two sizes:
5.31" x 4.56" and 3.86" x 3.31"
  Available in two sizes:
4.61" x 5.31" and 3.35" x 3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
5.30" x 4.40" and 3.87" x 3.21"


Season your kitchen decor with light-stitching gourmet mushrooms. Light and lively shapes and letters have open areas to let your fabric shine through, and offer a subtle vintage feeling.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.71" and 5.55" x 7.80" and 4.85" x 6.82"


You won't have to hunt for the elusive and delicious morel mushrooms when you stitch them onto table linens and towels! With the porcini and oyster varieties, these mushrooms add an exotic yet familiar flair to dining room and kitchen decor.
         
   
Available in two sizes:
4.54" x 5.30" and 3.30" x 3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.55" x 5.31" and 3.31" x 3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
5.30" x 4.78" and 3.85" x 3.47"


Bring fascinating shapes to your embroidery projects with shiitake, enoki, and chanterelle mushrooms. Light, one-color designs are quick to stitch and full of flavor!
         
   
Available in two sizes:
5.30" x 4.12" and 3.85" x 2.99"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85" x 5.11" and 3.65" x 3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
5.31" x 4.41" and 3.85" x 3.20"


A medley of squash and gourds has some old favorites as well as some you may have never heard of. Add a fun look to lightweight towels with intriguing names like Crown of Thorns and Speckled Swan.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.07" and 5.94" x 7.80" and 4.85" x 6.37"


Tuck a squash into the corner of a flour sack towel for just a touch of color!
         
   
Available in two sizes:
4.86" x 5.16" and 3.63" x 3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
5.51" x 3.77" and 3.86" x 2.64"
  Available in two sizes:
5.51" x 4.42" and 3.86" x 3.10"


Crown of Thorns and Speckled Swan are varieties of gourds, by all accounts incredibly fun and easy to grow. Butternut squash does well in home gardens, too. All make light and fresh additions to aprons, towels, table linens, and curtains.
         
   
Available in two sizes:
5.50" x 3.41" and 3.85" x 2.39"
  Available in two sizes:
5.21" x 4.86" and 3.85" x 3.59"
  Available in two sizes:
5.31" x 4.53" and 3.86" x 3.29"


Stitch the catch of the day with a fresh seafood medley. A mix of ocean fish, river fish, and shellfish brings the seafood buffet to your embroidery machine - without even getting your feet wet! A smart design on reusable grocery bags, aprons, towels, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.33" and 5.77" x 7.80" and 4.87" x 6.58"


Cast your net to catch these excellent one-color seafood designs. Excellent on potholders, trivets, aprons, flour sack towels, and more.
         
   
Available in two sizes:
4.86" x 5.23" and 3.55" x 3.82"
  Available in two sizes:
5.11" x 4.00" and 3.86" x 3.02"
  Available in two sizes:
5.31" x 4.21" and 3.86" x 3.06"


Change the color of these designs to match your project needs. A salmon, shrimp, and tuna are very fresh on shirts and bags for fishermen and women, as well as chefs and fish lovers.
         
   
Available in two sizes:
5.03" x 4.86" and 3.85" x 3.73"
  Available in two sizes:
5.31" x 4.49" and 3.88" x 3.28"
  Available in two sizes:
5.30" x 4.54" and 3.85" x 3.30"


Special Request of the Week

We get so much inspiration from your ideas! This space is reserved each week for a customer's design request. Nan requested the Yorkshire Terrier, looking splendid in one-color silhouettes. Yorkies are famous for being brave, determined, curious, and energetic. They're feisty dogs with big personalities in small packages. As sweet as they are in real life, they're even sweeter stitched onto towels, shirts, pillow covers, quilts, and more. Thanks for the great idea, Nan. Dog lovers everywhere thank you, too!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 7.61" and 4.86" x 6.31"
and 2.99" x 3.89"
  Available in two sizes:
6.86" x 4.79" and 3.86" x 2.70"


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