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Flower Power

NEW THIS WEEK - April 16th, 2008


Flower Power

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It might be a phrase from the 60s, but there is a certain and wonderful power in flowers. Their color instantly brightens a room, and gives a feeling of fresh...new...and spring.

Fall under the spell of lively Flower Power designs that will transform home decor and attire with bursts of color and beauty. Playful Flower Power squares, full of bright blooms and energetic patterns, add psychedelic stitches to quilts, blankets, and bags.

Hibiscus flowers, full of exotic and tropical flair, brighten shirts, skirts, shorts, and other fun-in-the-sun attire.

Retro flower magnets (made right in the hoop) can be stuck onto the refrigerator, or snapped onto a cap, visor, or tote bag! And quick-stitching one-color wildflowers can't wait to flourish on table and bed linens.

Travel down the page, and enjoy these "far out" new designs!

Lean how to embellish everything  with Head-to-Tote Embroidery!



Flower Power Squares

Channel the power of flowers with fun and fanciful floral squares, full of pretty blooms and
 playful patterns. They are great for jazzing up quilts, shirts, pillows, pockets, and more!


Whimsical blooms dance with curling vines.
 
  Pretty petals tumble about polka dots.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.93"X5.93" and 5.00"X5.00"
and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 6.00"X6.00" and 5.00"X5.00"
and 3.85"X3.85"


A tulip pair among flowing waves.
 
  Fantastic flowers float along wavy ripples.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.79" and 6.00"X5.99" and 5.00"X5.00"
and 3.85"X3.84"
  Available in four sizes:
7.87"X7.79" and 6.00"X5.99" and 5.00"X5.00" and 3.86"X3.85"


Bewitching buds open prettily
 amidst darling dashes.
 
  Little sprouts mingle with bright blossoms.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.78" and 5.95"X5.94" and 4.99"X5.00"
and 3.86"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.78" and 5.94"X5.95" and 5.00"X5.00" and 3.85"X3.96"

  Add petal pizzazz to home decor! Add bright and cheerful
Flower Power designs to throw pillows, table runners, quilts, blankets, and more!

 Create your very own pillow full of bursting blooms by clicking on the project name for instructions - Zipperless Pillow Sham, Reversible Pillow Cover, and Bolster Pillow.



Flower trios twirl with swirls.
 
 
Brilliant blooms say hello to
 rain drips and drops.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.72" and 5.95"X5.89" and 4.99"X4.96"
and 3.86"X3.82"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.84" and 5.97"X5.99" and 4.98"X4.99"
and 3.86"X3.84"


Tiny stars encircle delicate, unfurling flowers.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.65" and 5.95"X5.84" and 4.96"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.80"


A Flower Power Design Pack

All of the Flower Power designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $16.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the 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


Tropical Hibiscus - Request of the Week

The Hibiscus flower is revered worldwide for its amazing beauty, and is the state/national flower in Hawaii, Malaysia, and South Korea. Also falling under the spell of the gorgeous Hibiscus flower was Sally P., who requested Hibiscus designs to brighten everyday items. Add a touch of the exotic to your own home by growing these designs across home decor such as pillows, quilts, blankets, curtains, and more!  Thank you for the lovely suggestion, Sally!


Luscious Hibiscus blooms sprout from leafy vines to form a
 neat square. A lovely shape to use with light, summer quilts.
 
Available in three sizes:
 7.81"X7.81" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.81"X4.81"


Curling vines and Hibiscus flowers grow up and outward creating
 a circle shape that is perfect for shirts and jackets.
 
Available in three sizes:
 7.56"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.05" and 4.86"X5.01"

  Lively Hibiscus blooms will energize a variety of clothing
items for all ages! Add them to shirts, vests, sweatshirts,
skirt and jacket hems, and dresses.

For more information on design placement for children's
clothes, click here. Or, click here for adult clothing
design placement.



Brightly colored Hibiscus blossoms wind together in a charming
 oval that will jazz up tote and gardening bags. Also great on pant
legs (shorts and Capri pants!).
 
Available in two sizes:
5.85"X8.44" and 4.76"X6.86"


Add this lively Hibiscus border to bed linens and curtains. The small size of this design
 has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
Available in two sizes:
 9.41"X4.82" and 6.00"X3.28"


These mirrored Hibiscus sprays are perfect on plackets, and on placemats!
 
Spray Mirror
Available in two sizes:
 3.01"X9.41" and 2.20"X6.86"
Available in two sizes:
 3.01"X9.41" and 2.20"X6.86"


Tuck this lively bloom into a placemat or napkin corner.
 
  Oh-so-pretty on a pocket!
 
Available in two sizes:
  4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
2.84"X3.26"


A Tropical Hibiscus Design Pack

All of the Tropical Hibiscus designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $16.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the 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  


Best Buds

Create a special project for a friend (or your very own 'best bud') like a quilt, tote bag, or vest using
 one of these colorful "Best Buds" designs. Wonderfully complementary blooms in singles,
 pairs, and trios are great for carrying the theme of your project onto accent items.


A trio of precious petals are sitting pretty.
 
  A sweet flower pair sits among delicate greenery.
 
Available in two sizes:
 3.85"X3.37" and 3.36"X2.94"
  Available in two sizes:
 3.85"X3.35" and 3.35"X2.88"


Precious Petals 1
 
  Precious Petals 2
 
Available in two sizes:
2.02"X1.87" and 1.22"X1.13"
  Available in two sizes:
 2.13"X2.00" and 1.28"X1.21"

   When used for embellishing, flowers have a way of
 making everyday items absolutely bloom. From home
 decor to garments, beautiful blooms, such as these
 Best Bud designs, will give petal panache to shirts,
 skirts, towels, blankets, and more!


Brilliant blooms form a lovely bunch.
 
  A dynamic flower duo mixes with bitty blossoms.
 
Available in two sizes:
 3.87"X3.59" and 3.36"X3.12"
  Available in two sizes:
 3.85"X3.44" and 3.35"X2.98"


Brilliant Bloom 1
 
Brilliant Bloom 2 Brilliant Bloom 3
Available in two sizes:
 2.25"X2.25" and 1.36"X1.36"
Available in two sizes:
 1.82"X1.82" and 1.10"X1.11"
Available in two sizes:
 1.64"X1.55" and 0.98"X0.93"


Fancy flowers are surrounded by a dabbling of dots.
 
  Two whimsical flowers spin and play.
 
Available in two sizes:
3.87"X3.23" and 3.36"X2.81"
  Available in two sizes:
3.86"X3.72" and 3.36"X3.24"

Fancy Flower
 
   
  Available in two sizes:
 2.66"X2.65" and 1.61"X1.60"
 


Blooming Black-Eyed Susans

Black-eyed susan dancing in the breeze;
 Black-eyed susan dancing just for me ~ Paul Westerberg


Black-eyed Susans playfully wind together toward the sky. Simply splendid when
used to decorate a vest or jean jacket! These flower designs use just one color. The
elegant and delicate detail emerge from the stitch direction and fill types.
 
Available in two sizes:
 8.29"X5.86" and 4.86"X6.85"


Sunny 'Susans will brighten the edges of table linens and curtains. The medium size of this
 design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.38" and 6.00"X1.60" and 3.87"X0.98"


Create quite a corner by adding this glorious bloom to shirt pockets.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.82"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.88"


A Blooming Black-eyed Susans Design Pack

All of the Blooming Black-eyed Susans designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $6.97!

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

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

  Charming Black-eyed Susan designs are perfect for table
 linens used for a garden tea party or summer soiree. Or,
 simply bring the beauty of your garden indoors by
 embellishing napkins, tablecloths, placements, and table runners with the graceful designs

Find additional information for design placement as well as handy tricks for stitching on table linens by clicking here.


Blooming Lilies

So come and laugh a while Lily; Come and join the show;
 Come dancin', dancin' dance a while ~ Tim Buckley


Frolicking Tiger Lilies bring fluidity and grace to a shirt or tote bag.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.85"X8.29" and 4.85"X6.85"


Let this Tiger Lily border prowl along the hem of a skirt or jacket. The medium size of this
 design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.39"X2.46" and 5.97"X1.89" and 3.85"X1.01"


A dainty and delicate Tiger Lily will look lovely in the corner of napkin.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.85"


A Blooming Lilies Design Pack

All of the Blooming Lilies designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $6.97!

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

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

  Whether used on gardening or market totes, or a purse for a night out, floral designs are fashionable in any situation.

Find directions for creating your own flowery tote or purse by clicking on one or all of the following projects: Two Pocket Tote Placemat Purse, Beaded Purse, and Nature Walk Bag.


Blooming Blossoms

Merrily, merrily shall I live now; Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
 ~ William Shakespeare


Intricately coiling up and around, a bevy of blooms flourishes.
 A lovely embellishment for towels and cozies.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.85"X8.29" and 4.85"X6.85"


Wonderfully weaving blossoms are fabulous on the edges of curtains, towels, and more! The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.37" and 5.98"X1.87" and 3.85"X0.97"


Embellish jean pockets with bouquets of blooms.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.85"


A Blooming Blossoms Design Pack

All of the Blooming Blossoms designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $6.97!

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

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


Retro Flowers -- Magnets or Pins, & Stitch-Filled!

Bold retro-style flowers, full of vim and vigor come in two fantastic design options: applique
 and stitch-filled. Use the applique version to make in-the-hoop magnets or freestanding
pieces as pins. Use the stitch-filled version to embroider directly onto garments or linens.
For instructions for making magnets with the applique designs, click here. For instructions
for making pins and accessories, click here.

Stylish stitches gives this color-burst bloom a retro touch.
 
Applique   Stitch-Filled
 
Available in two sizes:
3.77"X3.89" and 3.29"X3.40"
  Available in two sizes:
3.77"X3.89" and 3.29"X3.40"

  Vivid, stitch-filled retro flowers will look fantastic against a background of denim. Perfect for jean jackets, jeans, skirts,
 and shirts, the bold designs will bring great pops of color to clothing basics.

Click here for additional information on denim,
or click here for directions on embellishing jeans. 



Full of playful petals, this flower is bursting with fun.
 
Applique   Stitch-Filled
 
Available in two sizes:
3.43"X3.88" and 2.99"X3.40"
  Available in two sizes:
3.43"X3.88" and 2.99"X3.40"


A bold bud in a wonderfully whimsical shape.
 
Applique   Stitch-Filled
 
Available in two sizes:
3.54"X3.87" and 3.12"X3.40"
  Available in two sizes:
3.54"X3.87" and 3.12"X3.40"


This star-shaped bloom radiates the energy of flower power.
 
Applique   Stitch-Filled
 
Available in two sizes:
3.27"X3.88" and 2.85"X3.40"
  Available in two sizes:
3.27"X3.88" and 2.85"X3.40"


Flower Children

In 1967, during the Summer of Love, "Flower Children" customarily wore flowers, and spread
a "peace, love, and understanding" message. These sweet flower-bedecked tots bring with
them the same sentiment, and can't wait to find a home on t-shirts, quilts, pillows, and more.

 
Leif spends a lazy afternoon
 watching bees buzz by.
 
  Just for you, Daisy has picked
 the biggest flower in the bunch!
 
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X5.27" and 3.44"X3.76"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.23" and 3.85"X3.59"

  Embellish items for your very own flower child with
 adorable Flower Children designs. Add these petal
 pals to shirts, quilts, and wall-hangings.

Click here for additional information on t-shirt embroidery.



So pleased to see you,
 Poppy shares a smile.
 
  Lily wishes away the rain while dodging
 raindrops under her flower umbrella.
 
Available in two sizes:
 4.83"X6.00" and 3.09"x3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
 3.66"X6.86" and 2.05"X3.85"


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