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Here Comes the Bride!

NEW THIS WEEK - March 21st, 2007:


Here Comes the Bride! 

Free Project Instructions!

Make wedding day dreams come true! With free project instructions, create a Ring Bearer Pillow, Satin Guest Book, or Fabric Covered Favor Box!
 

And click here to make a beautiful
satin-trimmed bridal bouquet

Click here to watch a free video tutorial on embroidering on satin!

As many a bride, or mother of the bride, can tell you: Those who seek "perfection" for this special day must attend to the details. Great care will go into executing a theme and color scheme to coordinate everything from dress to decorations, flowers to a guest book, cake table, centerpieces, place cards, napkins, favors....

 

....Whew! Thank goodness we have embroidery!

 

Designs this week will inspire gifts for weddings and  showers; reception table skirts, centerpieces, and runners; apparel for the wedding party; accessories for the flower girl and ring bearer; and more.

 

Giggle over "hers and his" towel set designs; make  freestanding lace baskets and bowl designs to decorate and surprise; revel in a plethora of borders that will echo the tone of everyone's decorating schemes.

 

Be creative with designs for cardstock, and make shower invitations, congrats cards, and reception place cards. 

 

Whether you are planning a wedding, celebrating an anniversary, or attending someone's special day -- enjoy!!


Towel set designs

For the just-marrieds or for anniversary celebrants, a set of embroidered towels is the perfect gift.
From light-hearted to elegant, these designs are sure to fit a variety of personalities, decor, and mood.


 

Froggy Towels
Mornings couldn't be any finer than with a set of bath towels embroidered with this froggy tooth-some. Starting the day with a giggle makes every day go exceedingly well.  Shower guests may hoot, but this is a gift for the bride and groom that will keep on giving for years to come.  
 
"His" Frog Towel   "Hers" Frog Towel
 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X6.34" and 2.96"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.74"X6.85" and 2.65"X3.86"

Jacobean Elegance Towels
The image of refinement and elegance, Jacobean designs, with their exotic form and style,
bring a touch of luxury and style to a couple's private bath suite.
 
Jacobean "His"   Jacobean "Hers"
 
Available in two sizes:
6.87"X4.41" and 3.85"X2.47"
  Available in two sizes:
6.86"X4.41" and 3.85"X2.47"

Crowning Glory Towels
Sharing and caring only goes so far. Sometimes you just "gotta" have your own!
Those who say "never go to bed mad" may not realize that designated towels may just be the key!
 
"His" Crown Towel   "Hers" Crown Towel
 
Available in two sizes:
5.78"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.25"
  Available in two sizes:
6.68"X4.85" and 3.86"X2.82"

 

Victorian Doves
A pair of doves -- symbols of love, purity of heart, and faithful devotion -- are framed in a golden heart
in a design that will be beautiful gracing such wedding details as a ring bearer's pillow,
church pew decorations, or reception napkins, table runner, and cake table skirt.
Available in three sizes:
6.80"X7.86" and 5.86"X6.79" and 4.88"X5.64"


 

Lace Flower Girl Baskets
For a gorgeous wedding, the details reign supreme. What could be more perfect than the intricate swirls, petals, leafy elements and many other details stitched in elegant lace designs? Whether filled with single petals to be strewn in a garden wedding, or rose buds with their aromatic scent wafting through a church, a lace basket will be almost delightful as the little angel carrying it.
 
Daisy Lace Flower Girl Basket
Available in two sizes:
6" x 10" and 5" x 7"

Coordinate thread color to match wedding decor, garments or flowers. And it's a wonderful keepsake for the flower girl!
 
Rose Lace Flower Girl Basket
Available in two sizes:
6" x 10" and 5" x 7"


Bridal Floral Lace
Whether the wedding flowers include heather for good luck, daisies for innocence, violets for faithfulness, or jasmine for compatibility, the elegance of this floral lace will set them off nicely.
Perfect for crafting baskets, bowls, and vases for weddings, anniversaries, and dinner parties.
The small size might just be right for little candies or mints at each table.
 
Bridal Floral Lace - Square   Bridal Floral Lace - Hexagon
 
Available in three sizes:
4.80"X4.80" and 2.45"X2.45" and 2.00"X2.00"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.17" and 3.85"X3.32"


Bridal Floral Lace - Side piece for Bowl or Basket
This lace panel design, in combination with the square above, will create a beautiful floral lace vase;
add the handle design below to create a cute floral basket. Combine the side panel with the hexagon piece above, to make a lovely lacy bowl.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.74"X4.85" and 3.77"X3.86"


Bridal Floral Lace - Border or Basket Handle
A stylish swoop and delicate blossoms make a beautiful handle for the lace basket you can make with the lace pieces above. Or, sew it multiple times to create a border of lace for a table skirt or linens.
 
Available in two sizes:
6.80"X1.18" and 3.46"X1.18"

A Bridal Floral Lace Bowl & Vase Value Pack


The beautiful bridal floral design pieces above are arranged conveniently in a value pack,
and priced at only $6.97!

The pack contains the square, hexagon, side piece, and handle. With those pieces, you can
make a basket with a handle, a bowl, and a vase in freestanding lace.
Embroider the square or hexagon design onto water-soluble stabilizer, and then the side pieces.
Sew them together, soak, dry, and shape.

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and add this value
pack to your shopping basket!
 

 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Bridal Rose Lace
Intricate, lacy patterns glow with the beauty of a bouquet of roses. Combine the pieces to create a wedding basket and fill with flowers or petals for the flower girl to carry. Make lace bowls for reception centerpieces. Match with the single perfect rose square or hexagon for wedding coasters. These freestanding lace designs are so easy and versatile, you'll come up with dozens of ways to use them.
 
Bridal Rose Lace - Square   Bridal Rose Lace - Hexagon
 
Available in three sizes:
4.81"X4.80" and 2.46"X2.46" and 2.01"X2.01"
  Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.23" and 3.87"X3.36"

Bridal Rose Lace - Side piece for Basket or Bowl
This lace panel design, in combination with the square will create a beautiful lacy vase or basket.
Combine it with the hexagon piece above, and it will make a lovely bowl.
Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.80" and 3.87"X3.81"

Bridal Rose Lace - Border or Basket Handle
Roses on the vine make a beautiful handle for the lace basket. Sew it again and again
to create a border of lace for a table skirt or linens. Freestanding lace enhances apparel, too.
Available in two sizes:
6.81"X1.21" and 3.45"X1.20"


A Bridal Rose Lace Bowl & Vase Value Pack


The beautiful bridal rose lace designs above are available in a value pack, priced at only $6.97!

Sew them as singles, and sew them together to create a bowl, a basket, or a vase in freestanding lace. Embroider the square or hexagon design onto water-soluble stabilizer, and then the side pieces. Sew them together, soak, dry, and shape.

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and add this value
pack to your shopping basket!
 

 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Borders upon Borders
For every wedding, there is a theme and a color scheme. With this variety of borders at your side, trimming items, from dresses to favors to table linens should be a piece of cake! And, speaking of cake,
one of these just might inspire the cake decorator, too!

But these beautiful borders should by no means be confined to one special day -- once they are yours, look forward to days of inspired sewing with these delightful designs of happiness. 
 
Celtic Bridal Border
Celtic knots embrace a heart.
  Celtic Bridal Single
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X2.41" and 5.95"X1.78"
  Available in one sizes:
1.99"X1.55"

Ivy, Roses, and Ribbons Bridal Border
The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop,
and may also be used in standard hoops.
  Ivy and Roses
Bridal Single
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X2.48" and 5.95"X2.03"
  Available in one sizes:
2.00"X1.15"

In-a-Whirl Fancy Bridal Border
The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop,
and may also be used in standard hoops.
  In-a Whirl Fancy Bridal Single
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X2.38" and 5.97"X1.95"
  Available in one sizes:
1.22"X2.01"

Roses and Vines Bridal Border
The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop,
and may also be used in standard hoops.
  Roses and Vines
Bridal Single
 
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X2.41" and 5.94"X1.86"
  Available in one sizes:
2.11"X1.68"

Hearts and Ribbons Bridal Border
The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop,
and may also be used in standard hoops.
  Heart and Ribbons
Bridal Single
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X2.46" and 6.00"X2.02"
  Available in one sizes:
2.00"X1.29"

Heart and Rings Bridal Border
The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop,
and may also be used in standard hoops.
  Heart and Rings
Bridal Single
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X2.37" and 6.00"X1.71"
  Available in one sizes:
2.02"X1.19"


Elegant Borders for one-color sewing
Charming and sophisticated, these borders are lovely on wedding apparel.
They're perfect to flatter flower bouquet ribbons, encircle table skirts, and more. 
A single color makes for fast stitching, too, so you'll have plenty of time to do all the wedding and reception projects you can think up before the big day.

Excellent for gifts: the perfect enhancement for towels, bed linens, and table linens.

Whether sewn tone-on-tone or as subtle color accompaniment, one-color border designs are an elegant touch. Light becomes the artist, playing over the stitching and adding its own unique dimension.
 

     
Esprit de Fleur-de-lis  Border
Elegant edging. A bold statement to run along a table runner or table skirt.
The larger size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop,
and may also be used in standard hoops.
  Esprit de Fleur-de-lis
Single
 
Available in two sizes:
6.00"X1.64" and 2.93"X1.44"
  Available in one size:
2.01"X2.01"

Flattering Florets  Border
An intricate design, superb on satin, beautiful on wedding apparel.
The larger size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop,
and may also be used in standard hoops.
  Flattering Florets - Single
 
Available in two sizes:
6.00"X1.75" and 3.00"X1.50"
  Available in one size:
1.34"X2.01"

Blushing Blossoms Border
A delicate tease for edging hankies, skirts, ruffles, and more.
The larger size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop,
and may also be used in standard hoops.
  Blushing Blossoms - Single
 
Available in two sizes:
6.00"X1.61" and 3.57"X1.42"
  Available in one size:
1.67"X2.01"

Nodding Daisy Border
This sweet little border embodies the innocence of a daisy and devotion of the forget-me-not, perfect for the flower girl at a wedding or youngster's spring dress. This little border might be a perfect match for the Bridal Floral Lace design above.
The larger size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop,
and may also be used in standard hoops.
  Nodding Daisy - Single
 
 
Available in two sizes:
6.00"X1.51" and 3.56"X1.36"
  Available in one size:
1.71"X2.01"

 

 

Designs to Sew on Cardstock

Congratulations to the happy couple! With these specially digitized designs, you can sew expertly on card stock. Create your own greeting cards, gift cards, or shower invitations. 

For free project instructions on embroidering on cardstock, click here.

Or, for a free video tutorial, click here.
 


Creative Wedding Cards
Create your own greeting cards, gift cards, or shower invitations. 
Match the thread to the color palette for a wedding, and make custom place cards for the reception
or a sew a design on a folder to hold wedding music or a box for memorabilia and cards.
 
Congratulations (design for cardstock)   Vine of Roses (design for cardstock)
 
Available in two sizes:
3.28"X3.83" and 2.41"X2.79"
  Available in two sizes:
3.29"X4.01" and 2.40"X2.93"

Jacobean Heart (designed for cardstock)
Available in two sizes:
4.26"X3.31" and 3.62"X2.32"

Wedding Rings (designed for cardstock)
Available in two sizes:
5.26"X3.25" and 3.85"X2.37"



Special Request of the Week
Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending
us tons of terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. As a way
to expand on designs for specific quests, this space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."
Here is this week's request:
 

Asiatic Lilies for a Michigan Wedding
Cathy and her daughter share a love for garden flowers, and so it seemed fitting that the quilt she plans to make for her daughter's wedding will use flower designs. She wrote, "My daughter has loved helping me in the flowers from the time she could walk -- her favorite job was picking them!
She loves the lilies most, because they remind her of the tropics...gentle, soft, graceful flowers."

 

When she learned that her request for lily designs was selected, Cathy was thrilled, and inspired to add that she could also use them "to complement the corners of her daughter's veil and ring bearer's pillow."

 

Asiatic lilies come in hundreds of hues, and that can be very handy when one is coordinating
the colors for a wedding. Soft yellows, deep reds, blazing orange, lovely lavenders, pretty pinks --
what would a garden wedding be without them?
 

Bouquet of Asiatic Lilies   Single Asiatic Lily
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.87" and 4.84"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.88"
Available in three sizes:
4.85"X4.82" and 3.86"X3.83" and 2.51"X2.49"

Asiatic Lily Border in three sizes
The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop,
and may also be used in standard hoops.
Available in three sizes:
9.42"X2.21" and 6.00"X1.56" and 3.14"X1.41"


An Asiatic Lilies Value Pack


The beautiful Asiatic Lily designs above are available in a value pack. Each pack contains
a different number of designs and is priced accordingly:

The extra-extra-large pack contains 10 designs and is priced at only $10.97!
The extra-large pack contains 8 designs and is priced at only $10.97!
The large pack contains 9 designs and is priced at only $10.97!
The medium pack contains 7 designs and is priced at only $9.97!
The small pack contains 4 designs and is priced at only $5.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and add this value
pack to your shopping basket!
 

All designs smaller than 8 x 10 All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9 All designs smaller than 6 x 10
 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


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