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Stitchin' in the Kitchen!

NEW THIS WEEK - April 4th, 2007:


Stitchin' in the Kitchen! 

Free Project Instructions!

Colorful spring trivets and coasters are a hit at family gatherings, entertaining on the deck, and much more! Click here for free project instructions!

Neighborhoods are "springing" to life! And soon, friends and family will be stopping by for coffee, tea, and a chat. Our kitchens, the heart of our homes, will set the scene for hours of informal entertaining, and the designs this week will fill them with fresh color and energy.

 

Fruit and tile designs feature succulent fruit and blossoms, each with an elegant garden trellis border. Individual fruit designs are available as well. Sweet for placemats, towels, aprons, table runners, and more. Stir up a fruit salad with Festive Fruit designs in peppy, contemporary flavors for kitchen decor and linens.

In-the-hoop sewing is at its finest with designs for new and fun projects: stylish trivets, spring coasters, and merry magnets for the refrigerator.


Sunbonnet Sue makes her spring debut in redwork on seven designs, one for each day of the week. Quick and easy redwork sewing continues with seven days of delightful Kitty designs, too. Sure to bring out the smiles each day, they'll make terrific teaching towels, too.

 

Scroll down the page to see these new designs, and have fun stitching in -- and for -- the kitchen!


Fruit and Tiles

In botanical-like splendor, fruit and flowers appear together in tile designs, reminiscent of a hand-
painted trivet or perhaps echoing the specimen tiles on a kitchen backsplash.  Bursting with the
fresh colors of spring, luscious blossoms and fruit are framed in the elegance of a wrought iron
garden trellis. So pretty on table runners and placemats, chair cushions and pillows, framed art,
aprons, towels, and more.
 

Strawberry Fruit Tile   Strawberries - Solo
 
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X7.77" and 5.87"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.84"
  Available in two sizes:
4.67"X4.86" and 3.73"X3.86"

Peaches Fruit Tile   Peaches - Solo
 
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X7.77" and 5.87"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.84"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.77" and 3.86"X3.77"

Pears Fruit Tile   Pears - Solo
 
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X7.77" and 5.87"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.84"
  Available in two sizes:
4.70"X4.86" and 3.75"X3.86"

Grapes Fruit Tile   Grapes - Solo
 
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X7.77" and 5.87"X5.83" and 4.86"X4.84"
  Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.65" and 3.87"X3.69"

Apples Fruit Tile   Apples - Solo
 
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X7.74" and 5.87"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.84"
  Available in two sizes:
4.57"X4.85" and 3.64"X3.85"

Lemons Fruit Tile   Lemons - Solo
 
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X7.77" and 5.87"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.84"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.01" and 3.74"X3.86"

Fruit Tile Border
Available in three sizes:
9.42"X1.86" and 6.00"X1.62" and 3.87"X0.77"
Fruit Tile Corner
Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.85" and 3.88"X3.85"


A Fruit & Tiles Value Pack


All the Fruit and Tile designs above are available in a value pack, priced at only $22.97!
The small size pack contains the 6 individual fruit designs, corner, and border, and is priced
at only $10.97!


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


Sunbonnet Sue - Vintage Redwork

Sunbonnet Sue, one of the most popular patterns in red needlework, was inspired by art
from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. On vintage quilts and kitchen towels, this busy
little girl continues to make her mark as a beloved icon in childhood memories. Redwork designs
sew quickly and work well on light fabrics like tee towels and flour sack towels for the kitchen.
And their vintage look lends itself to combining embellishments like ribbons or lace.

 
Sunday is Sue's day for rest, reading, and contemplation.   On Monday, Sue turns to the task of tending to
her thirsty house plants.
 
Available in three sizes:
4.80"X5.50" and 3.36"X3.86" and 2.92"X3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
4.79"X5.34" and 3.45"X3.85" and 3.00"X3.35"

Tidying up on Tuesday, Gingham dog holds the dust pan while Sue sweeps.   Wednesday is wash day, and drying
clean clothes on the line. 
 
Available in three sizes:
6.00"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.08" and 3.35"X2.68"
  Available in three sizes:
4.80"X5.75" and 3.22"X3.85" and 2.80"X3.35"

Thursday's thirsty towels make short work
of doing the dishes.
  Friday is the day for feasting -- everyone
gathers around the table, even Calico Cat.
 
Available in three sizes:
4.80"X6.14" and 3.02"X3.85" and 2.63"X3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
4.80"X5.19" and 3.55"X3.85" and 3.09"X3.35"

  On Saturday, Sunbonnet Sue presses on,
with heaps of ironing to do.
 
   
  Available in three sizes:
4.80"X5.25" and 3.50"X3.85" and 3.04"X3.35"
 


A Days of the Week Sunbonnet Sue Value Pack


Follow the daily activities of Sunbonnet Sue and her friends on towels or wall hangings.
The seven Sunbonnet Sue designs above are available in a value pack, priced at only $8.97!
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


Kittens in Vintage Redwork

For kitty lovers of all ages, the week's work will fly by with these cute designs on kitchen towels
and placemats. Redwork embroidery mimics the traditional needlework our aunts and grandmothers used to do, but on a machine, it is very quick and easy to sew.

 These kitten designs will make a wonderful set of teaching towels, too. Young children can learn the days of the week and tell stories about family activities while they help dry the (unbreakable) dishes. 
An easy task for children who want to learn to sew, and when mom or grandma can be there to advise.
 

Sunday's are for Snoozin'.    Monday is Home Management day.
 
Available in three sizes:
4.80"X4.80" and 3.84"X3.85" and 3.34"X3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
4.80"X5.29" and 3.50"X3.85" and 3.04"X3.35"

Tuesday offers Time for Spring Gardening.   Wash up and dress up for Wednesday.
 
Available in three sizes:
4.80"X4.54" and 4.08"X3.85" and 3.35"X3.15"
  Available in three sizes:
4.80"X4.92" and 3.74"X3.85" and 3.25"X3.35"

Thursday is for thousands of things to iron.   Friday is for food -- cooking and baking.
 
Available in three sizes:
4.80"X4.99" and 3.70"X3.85" and 3.22"X3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
4.80"X5.26" and 3.50"X3.85" and 3.04"X3.35"

  Sunny Saturdays are Family Play Days  
   
  Available in three sizes:
6.80"X4.81" and 3.85"X2.75" and 3.35"X2.39"
 


A Days of the Week Redwork Kitty Value Pack


The seven Redwork Kitty designs above are available in a value pack, priced at only $8.97!
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


Abstract and Festive Fruit

Looking for a favorite fruit to add to your decorating motif? Or, thinking of fruit salad?
These festive fruit designs offer both options in a peppy, contemporary way. Popular
illustrations capture the essence of each -- the cherry and grapes' plump forms,
the red-skinned apple's contrasting white flesh, strawberries speckled with seeds,
citrus section precision, the dark heart of a peach, bright-skinned bananas and pears.
All are luscious, delectable, and "sew" fun for kitchen accessories and informal dining decor.
 
Festive Fruit in Footed Bowl   Festive Fruit Strawberries
 
Available in four sizes:
7.50"X7.82" and 5.86"X6.12" and 4.85"X5.06" and 3.68"X3.87"
  Available in three sizes:
6.86"X4.74" and 3.86"X2.67" and 3.36"X2.32"

Festive Fruit Apple   Festive Fruit Bananas
 
Available in three sizes:
6.23"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.00" and 3.36"X2.62"
  Available in three sizes:
5.78"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.26" and 3.37"X2.83"

Festive Fruit Lemon   Festive Fruit Orange
 
Available in three sizes:
6.87"X4.80" and 3.88"X2.72" and 3.37"X2.37"
  Available in three sizes:
6.69"X4.87" and 3.87"X2.81" and 3.36"X2.46"

Festive Fruit Grapes   Festive Fruit Pears
 
Available in three sizes:
6.87"X4.10" and 3.87"X2.31" and 3.37"X2.02"
  Available in three sizes:
5.64"X4.87" and 3.88"X3.36" and 3.37"X2.93"

Festive Fruit Peach   Festive Fruit Cherries
 
Available in three sizes:
6.36"X4.87" and 3.88"X2.96" and 3.35"X2.55"
  Available in three sizes:
4.86"X5.06" and 3.71"X3.87" and 3.23"X3.37"


Abstract Fruit Value Pack


The above abstract and festive fruit designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $19.97!
Each size value pack contains 19 fruit designs. 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  


In-the-Hoop Spring Trivets and Coaster Designs
Dress up your spring table with the new trivets and coasters in these make-in-the-hoop designs.
Insulated to withstand heat or wet drips, lovely trivets are designed to charm and protect. Sew
coasters to match your trivets, or personalize a design with different color threads for each guest
at your garden party.
 
The large size designs make the trivet; the small size makes the coasters.
They both sew up in a jiffy with the fabric of your choice and in-the-hoop technique.
For free project instructions, click here.

 
Floral Trivet/Coaster -
In-the-hoop design
Daisy Trivet/Coaster -
In-the-hoop design
 
Available in three sizes:
5.87"X5.69" and 4.83"X4.67" and 3.87"X3.74"
  Available in three sizes:
5.83"X5.83" and 4.83"X4.84" and 3.88"X3.88"

Wheat Trivet/Coaster -
 In-the-hoop design
Lemon Slices Trivet/Coaster -
In-the-hoop design
 
Available in three sizes:
5.83"X5.84" and 4.84"X4.84" and 3.88"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.82"X5.82" and 4.83"X4.82" and 3.87"X3.85"

 

Refrigerator Magnets - Dollar Delights
An embroidered design with a "magnetic" personality is perfect refrigerator decor for every serious sewist. Stick them to anything metal; let them wander onto an office file or sewing room cabinet,
too. Fun for gifts; make them for church bazaars, too!

So easy to make with a fabric swatch from your stash and in-the-hoop instructions.
To see how it's done, click here for a free video tutorial!
 
Welcome to my Kitchen -
Magnet design - only $1
The ever-simmering stock pot and veggies
for a "Soup's on" welcome.
A Balanced Diet...
Magnet design - only $1
A cookie jar that was never meant to hold the promise of anything but chocolate chip cookies!
 
Available in two sizes:
3.88"X3.72" and 3.37"X3.23"
  Available in two sizes:
3.07"X3.88" and 2.67"X3.38"

Pitcher of Lemonade -
Magnet design - only $1
 
A cool idea, encouraging break time revival.
Cupcake with Cherry on Top -
Magnet design - only $1
A  sweet surprise and delicious art.
 
Available in two sizes:
3.53"X3.87" and 3.07"X3.37"
  Available in two sizes:
3.69"X3.87" and 3.21"X3.37"

Bless this Mess -
Magnet design - only $1

Any office would be happy to be so blessed.
Burger, Fries, and Shake -
Magnet design - only $1
Attaches almost anywhere -- hips mostly!
 
Available in two sizes:
3.88"X3.87" and 3.37"X3.37"
  Available in two sizes:
3.88"X3.73" and 3.38"X3.25"

I would cook but I can't find the can opener.
Magnet design - only $1
Kitchen Seasoned with Love -
Magnet design - only $1
 
Available in two sizes:
3.73"X3.87" and 3.28"X3.39"
  Available in two sizes:
3.87"X2.96" and 3.37"X2.58"


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:
 

Shake, Rattle, and Roll Towel Topper
 

Fawn sent us a wonderful idea for expanding Embroidery Library's "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" kitchen
set -- add a towel topper design to match. She wrote, "I have used the design, and the border as well, on aprons. This towel topper design would be used to make a set for the church bazaar."

Apron and towel sets have been very successful items for church fundraising, Fawn reports. 
"The French Chef, Chili Pepper, and Teapot apron and towel sets are also popular," she said.
"Thank you for making this design. I am anxious to have it to complete this set."

With our thanks to Fawn for the terrific idea, we present the Shake, Rattle, and Roll Towel Topper.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.56"X9.46" and 4.06"X6.89"


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