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Quick-Stitch Spring

NEW THIS WEEK - March 28th, 2007:


All Things Spring! 

Free Project Instructions!

Colorful outdoor chair pads are fun and great decor for family gatherings, picnics, and much more!
 

For free project instructions,
click here!

As warm weather sends us to the back of our closets for the spring wardrobes we put away last year, and into shops, bursting with colorful T-shirts and light knits, we're happy that embroidery can add a little extra spring zing.

 

Whether it's old or new, borrowed or blue, short-sleeved or long, a T-shirt is always a terrific canvas for thread art.

 

The designs this week offer a bouquet of ideas for spring things. Tease your tees with Floral Squares featuring everyone's garden favs. Delightful Trios and Singles -- from flowers to frogs -- inspire creative combining, accessorizing, and matching for knit shirts, skirts, hats, and more. 

 

The secrets to successful embroidering on knit fabrics are revealed: See a new video for easy-to-follow tips.

 

So tee up for savings and embroidery fun, and enjoy your adventures in spring sewing.


Floral Squares
These "windows on the world" let us a peek at the flowers that will be brightening our days
from spring to summer. Art this fashionable will take any ordinary T-shirt to a fabulous level.

Designed and digitized for your sewing pleasure, these fun florals sew perfectly on knit fabrics. 
For tips and video that will make you an expert in embroidering on T-shirts and knit fabrics, click here.
 

Crocus - Floral Square   Tulip - Floral Square
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81"X7.82" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.86"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.87" and 3.37"X3.36"
  Available in five sizes:
7.82"X7.81" and 5.87"X5.87" and 4.87"X4.87" and 3.88"X3.86" and 3.37"X3.37"

Daffodil - Floral Square   Hyacinth - Floral Square
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81"X7.84" and 5.86"X5.88" and 4.86"X4.88" and 3.88"X3.87" and 3.37"X3.37"
  Available in five sizes:
7.82"X7.82" and 5.87"X5.87" and 4.87"X4.87"
and 3.88"X3.87" and 3.38"X3.37"

Snowdrop - Floral Square   Daisy - Floral Square
 
Available in five sizes:
7.82"X7.82" and 5.87"X5.87" and 4.87"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.87" and 3.37"X3.37"
  Available in five sizes:
7.82"X7.80" and 5.87"X5.85" and 4.87"X4.86" and 3.88"X3.87" and 3.37"X3.36"

Iris - Floral Square   Sunflower - Floral Square
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81"X7.82" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.86"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.86" and 3.37"X3.36"
  Available in five sizes:
7.82"X7.81" and 5.87"X5.87" and 4.87"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.87" and 3.37"X3.37"

Wild Rose - Floral Square   Columbine - Floral Square
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81"X7.82" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.86"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.85" and 3.36"X3.36"
  Available in five sizes:
7.81"X7.81" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.86" and 3.37"X3.37"


A Flowers and Frames Value Pack


The above 10 flowers and frames designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $13.97!
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 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   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


All Things Spring -- Triple Sensations
Warm weather trios with matching singles are just waiting for you to invent ways to use them.
The light, airy stitching of these designs is so suitable for sewing on knits, you'll find dozens of
ways to be creative. Try a trio on a T-shirt, add a single to match on a little brimmed hat, pop
one on a skirt pocket, plant one on a purse, and....well, the list goes on and on.
 
Ladybugs and Tulip Trio
In lovely symmetry, a tulip bloom and lady bird beetles make a colorful trio for knit tops.
Whether it's bold in primary colors or bashful in pastels, this thread art speaks eloquently of spring!
 
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X3.16" and 6.87"X2.31"


Ladybugs and Tulip Singles
 A single symmetrical tulip will play host to spring when centered below the neck of a T-shirt.
Or, add a burst of energy in a trio with ladybugs flying side by side.
 
Ladybug - single   Tulip - single
 
Available in three sizes:
4.86"X4.89" and 3.86"X3.86" and 3.36"X3.36"
  Available in three sizes:
4.63"X4.86" and 3.66"X3.86" and 3.19"X3.36"


Fanciful Butterflies and Flower Trio
Mystical little woodland art that's pretty enough to charm even the fairies.
Fresh and cool on summer knits, choose your own bevy of colors to sensationalize spring pastels.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X3.26" and 6.85"X2.38"


Fanciful Butterflies and Flower Trio
A single blossom or butterflies in flight -- perfect for solo appearances.
Or, combine to create the triptych design featured above.
 
Butterfly Single   Spring Flower - single   Butterfly Duet
   
Available in three sizes:
4.86"X4.94" and 3.79"X3.85" and 3.30"X3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
4.84"X4.91" and 3.77"X3.85" and 3.29"X3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
4.84"X5.03" and 3.72"X3.86" and 3.24"X3.35"


Hummingbird and Trumpet Vine trio
The jaunty hummingbird is everyone's friend. Stylized art makes a flamboyant entrance.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X3.13" and 6.86"X2.29"

Hummingbird - left   Trumpet Vine Floret   Hummingbird - right
   
Available in three sizes:
5.44"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.45" and 3.36"X3.02"
  Available in three sizes:
4.87"X5.33" and 3.53"X3.87" and 3.08"X3.37"
  Available in three sizes:
5.49"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.43" and 3.37"X3.00"


Framed Roses Trio
Light stitchery, characteristic of vintage embroidery form a perfect rose in each elegant frame.
Modestly demure, but thoroughly modern in approach.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.42"X3.28" and 6.82"X2.38"

Framed Vintage Rose - single
Available in three sizes:
4.87"X5.24" and 3.61"X3.87" and 3.14"X3.37"


Jumping Frogs Trio
You'll be jumping for joy when you see how many smiles these little frogs will engender
 when they greet the world from a T-shirt. Kids of all ages can't help loving a froggy's view of life.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X2.98" and 6.80"X2.16"

Jumping Frog - left and right   Jumping Frog - center
 
Available in three sizes:
4.45"X4.84" and 3.56"X3.85" and 3.10"X3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
4.45"X4.83" and 3.56"X3.85" and 3.10"X3.35"


Caterpillar, Butterfly, Chrysalis  - Trio
Spring awakenings! Amid the wildflowers, watching the amazing sight of a butterfly emerging from a cocoon or chrysalis is not soon forgotten. And, preserved in embroidery, the experience can be celebrated, year after year. Colorful on T-shirts for naturalists; fun and instructive for children.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X2.96" and 6.85"X2.17"

Butterfly   Caterpillar   Chrysalis
   
Available in three sizes:
4.86"X4.49" and 3.86"X3.55" and 3.36"X3.09"
  Available in three sizes:
4.85"X4.76" and 3.85"X3.76" and 3.35"X3.27"
  Available in three sizes:
4.85"X4.77" and 3.85"X3.77" and 3.35"X3.28"


Trio of Busy Honeybees
Framed in the hexagon geometry that mimics the honeycomb, three busy bees are an apt icon
for the energy we feel as spring rousts us from our winter slumber.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X2.59" and 6.84"X1.88"

Busy Honeybee
Available in three sizes:
4.85"X4.19" and 3.86"X3.35" and 3.36"X2.92"


Wildflowers and Diamonds Triptych
Your knit tee or tank top will be cool and crisp as a spring breeze with soft colors playing among tiny wildflowers. Irresistible when centered on T-shirts, beautiful along the boat neck of summery knit tops.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.42"X3.26" and 6.81"X2.37"

Diamond with two wildflowers   Diamond with three wildflowers
 
Available in three sizes:
4.87"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.87" and 3.38"X3.37"
  Available in three sizes:
4.87"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.86" and 3.37"X3.37"


Rainy Day Trio
Hop between the raindrops and sew this delightful trio on T-shirts and rain gear.
As gentle rains refresh the lawns and gardens, sending the scent of spring into the
air, this colorful rainy day trio will pick up spirits and quicken the heart.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X3.16" and 6.86"X2.31"

Rain Hat   Umbrella   Rain Boots
   
Available in three sizes:
4.85"X3.99" and 3.85"X3.16" and 3.35"X2.75"
  Available in three sizes:
4.77"X4.86" and 3.77"X3.87" and 3.28"X3.37"
  Available in three sizes:
4.87"X4.82" and 3.87"X3.81" and 3.37"X3.32"


Damselflies and Cattails
Welcome the whir of wings back to neighboring ponds as spring releases them from the winter ice.
T-shirts will shimmer with the spring sunlight as it plays with these iridescent little creatures of the air.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X3.22" and 6.86"X2.35"

Damselflies - left   Cattails - Center   Damselflies - right
   
Available in three sizes:
4.86"X4.89" and 3.82"X3.85" and 3.34"X3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
4.69"X6.86" and 2.64"X3.86" and 2.29"X3.36"
  Available in three sizes:
4.90"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.83" and 3.36"X3.32"


An All Things Spring Value Pack


All the "All Things Spring" designs above are available in a value pack!

The large pack contains 33 designs and is priced at only $39.97!
The medium pack contains 33 designs and is priced at only $39.97!
The small pack contains 23 designs and is priced at only $19.97!

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


Floral Fashions are Light, Luscious, and Lovely
Making a fashion statement is so easy in a soft, cool shirt with a winsome embroidery design.
Match the mood of the day with a lighthearted lily, a quiet violet, a bright-eyed daisy, cheery cherry blossoms, and more. Add wings to your steps with butterfly, dragon fly, or hummingbird designs.

 Exotic, stylized vines and sheer flowers set the stage for quick sewing
with light stitching so suitable for T-shirts and light knit fabrics.
Embroidering on knits is a breeze -- for tips and a video, click here.
 

Floral Fashion Lily
Available in three sizes:
4.85"X5.96" and 3.12"X3.85" and 2.71"X3.35"

Floral Fashion Wild Violets
Available in three sizes:
4.86"X5.35" and 3.51"X3.85" and 3.05"X3.35"

Floral Fashion Daisies
Available in three sizes:
4.86"X4.90" and 3.81"X3.86" and 3.31"X3.36"

Floral Fashion Wild Roses
Available in three sizes:
4.66"X4.85" and 3.70"X3.85" and 3.22"X3.35"

Floral Fashion Cherry Blossoms
Available in three sizes:
4.85"X5.35" and 3.49"X3.85" and 3.04"X3.35"

Floral Fashion Spring Flowers
Available in three sizes:
4.85"X5.31" and 3.52"X3.85" and 3.06"X3.35"

Floral Fashion Weigela and Hummingbird
Available in three sizes:
4.73"X4.85" and 3.76"X3.84" and 3.27"X3.35"

Floral Fashion Black-eyed Susan
Available in three sizes:
5.59"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.35" and 3.30"X2.87"

Floral Fashion Dragon Fly and Cattails
Available in three sizes:
5.61"X4.85" and 3.84"X3.33" and 3.35"X2.90"

Floral Fashion Butterfly
Available in three sizes:
6.04"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.10" and 3.36"X2.70"

Floral Fashion Clematis
Available in three sizes:
6.06"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.09" and 3.36"X2.68"

Floral Fashion Ladybugs and Lilacs
Available in three sizes:
5.61"X4.86" and 3.84"X3.33" and 3.34"X2.90"


A Floral Fashion II Value Pack


The 10 floral fashions designs above are available in a value pack, priced at only $16.97!

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


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:
 

"Reel" Women Fish
Barbara requested a humorous and upbeat design for women who fish. "There isn't much apparel geared toward the woman angler, and I have resorted to making some of my own things through the years."

 "I started fishing with my folks as a child, and really enjoyed it, but, my real love for the sport started when I got married 36 years ago," she explained. "My husband is an avid hunter and fisherman, and he gave me the choice early in our marriage to either learn the hobbies he loved and come along with him, or stay home alone...I chose to go along and really learned to love the sport, enjoying all the great things in nature and the time we spend together. Catching fish was just an added bonus to it all."

With the design Barbara and the Embroidery Library team came up with, she is planning to make
T-shirts for gal pals who also love to fish. "We have a group of couples who get together a couple of times a year at various resorts for a weekend of fishing and camaraderie," she said.

 
Available in three sizes:
8.73"X5.85" and 6.82"X4.58" and 3.45"X3.85"


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