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Servin' it up Retro

NEW THIS WEEK - May 19th, 2010

 

Servin' It Up Retro

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The '50s diner never goes out of style! This week's new collection combines classic retro kitchen styles with hot grilling designs for a cool array of crowd-pleasing looks!

 

Invite friends and family to enjoy your delicious kitchen creations with fun designs modeled after retro diner signs. From "Grandma's Kitchen" and "Mom's Diner" to "Dad's Grill" and more, you'll find designs perfect for everyone on your stitching list! Craft the perfect gift for Dad's Day with cool rockin' grill designs on an apron just for him.

 

Funky '50s kitchen appliances make a playful, unexpected accent for potholders, aprons, cafe curtains, and more. Little server boys carrying big plates of food will help you craft some adorable blast-from-the-past creations. And retro drinks with matching borders make fun accents for all sorts of dining decor!

 

Peruse the menu of delicious retro designs below, and enjoy!

Serve up a delicious pair of aprons -- one for him and one for her! This Retro Ruffle Apron is full of sweet '50s charm, and the Grill 'n' Go Apron rolls up to hold grilling tools -- perfect for a Father's Day gift!

 

 

Cafe Retro

What's better than Grandma's homemade pie, Mom's favorite casserole, or Dad's burgers straight off the grill? These funky '50s diner signs are so much fun on aprons, of course, but they'll look great on appliance covers, placemats, and lots more too! Welcome one and all to your kitchen with these delightful retro designs.

Grandma's Kitchen

Available in three sizes:
6.01"X5.86" and 4.94"X4.82" and 3.85"X3.76"

Mom's Diner
Available in three sizes:
5.80"X7.83" and 4.80"X6.46" and 2.88"X3.85"

Dad's Grill
Available in three sizes:
7.22"X5.80" and 6.02"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.10"

Starlite Cafe
Available in three sizes:
7.64"X5.87" and 6.32"X4.87" and 3.87"X2.98"

Hamburger House
Available in three sizes:
7.38"X5.86" and 6.05"X4.81" and 3.85"X3.06"

Ice Cream
Available in three sizes:
6.15"X5.85" and 5.01"X4.76" and 3.85"X3.66"


A Cafe Retro Value Pack

 

Take a tour of all the best eateries with these great designs! The Cafe Retro design packs contain 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!  Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

  

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

 

 

Grillin' on the Wild Side

Licking flames and elegant filigree make for a super-cool grill design that's perfect for sizzlin' aprons and more. Looking to stitch a hot Father's Day gift? This could be just the ticket!
 
Available in two sizes:
7.73"X5.86" and 6.39"X4.86"


Little grills dance along this unique border. Pair it with the above design on an apron! 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"X2.61" and 6.00"X1.78" and 3.85"X1.06"


Tuck this design in the corner of napkins, placemats, or apron pockets and heat up summer decor!
 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.33" and 3.52"X3.85"


Try the hamburger. It's heavenly!
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.13" and 6.85"X3.02"


A border of little burgers makes a fun accent for picnic and grilling goodies! 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"X2.26" and 6.00"X1.51" and 3.85"X0.93"


Let this burger land in the corner of a patio placemat, or tilt it 45 degrees and stitch it right side up as a delicious little accent!
 
Available in two sizes:
5.07"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.71"


Every grillmaster needs the tools of the trade! Flames and subtle scrollwork make this design sizzle.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.60" and 6.85"X3.36"


Tongs and spatulas with a cool scrolling background make a perfect border for the hem of Dad's new grilling apron. 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"X3.78" and 6.00"X2.53" and 3.85"X1.55"


Serving up dinner off the grill will be that much more delicious with this yummy design!
 
Available in two sizes:
5.04"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.70"


A Grillin' on the Wild Side Value Pack

 

Stitch some seriously hot grillin' goodies with these wild designs! The Grillin' on the Wild Side design packs contain 15 designs, priced at only $19.97!  Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

  

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

 

 

Retro Kitchen


Add a fun and unexpected twist to kitchen stitchin' with these funky retro designs! A stove, a mixer, a toaster, and more will make fun accents for everything from potholders to aprons to cafe curtains. Stitch just one, or combine several on a project to craft a fun '50s atmosphere!
 
Stove   Oven Mitt
 
Available in two sizes:
4.81"X6.05" and 3.09"X3.87"
  Available in two sizes:
4.81"X5.65" and 3.28"X3.85"

Bread Box   Toaster
 
Available in two sizes:
6.55"X4.81" and 3.86"X2.85"
  Available in two sizes:
6.15"X4.81" and 3.87"X3.04"

Blender   Mixer
 
Available in two sizes:
4.53"X6.81" and 2.60"X3.87"
  Available in two sizes:
4.81"X5.23" and 3.56"X3.86"

Cooking Tools Border - 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"X2.43" and 6.00"X1.75" and 3.85"X1.00"

Coffee Corner
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.86"


A Retro Kitchen Value Pack

 

Outfit your kitchen with all these funky appliances and kitchen tools! The large design pack contains 10 designs, priced at only $13.97! The small design pack contains 8 designs, priced at only $11.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

  

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

What better place to stitch these designs than a cute retro apron? This week's new retro ruffle apron offers full coverage, but for a cool half-apron, this vintage apron project is just the thing! It's an adorable style that's easily adapted to lots of different designs and fabrics.

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

Made to Order

Little guy, big food -- it's a perfectly delicious match! These classic '50s-style designs will be adorable on aprons, napkins, and lots more cool creations for the old-school kitchen. Let him serve you...
 
Hamburger   French Fries
 
Available in two sizes:
4.79"X6.82" and 2.78"X3.87"
  Available in two sizes:
5.67"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.31"

Milkshake   Hot Dog
 
Available in two sizes:
4.82"X5.26" and 3.52"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
5.22"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.60"

Banana Split   Coffee
 
Available in two sizes:
3.79"X6.86" and 2.12"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.32"X6.86" and 2.42"X3.86"


A Made to Order Value Pack

 

All 6 of these designs will look simply adorable together. The Made to Order design packs contain 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!  Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

  

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

Stitch your favorite funky '50s designs on a handy pocket potholder. Love the convenience of flat potholders but the coverage of oven mitts? This project is the best of both worlds. Go ahead, try one -- pretty soon you'll be making them as gifts for everyone on your list.

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

Refreshingly Retro

Would you care for something to drink? We've got lemonade, a milkshake, and even a martini, all made especially for you! Little star accents give these designs a subtle twist of '50s flavor. Pick your favorite(s) and stitch up some dining decor that's sure to quench your thirst for retro cool!

Lemonade

Available in three sizes:
5.83"X6.78" and 4.83"X5.61" and 3.35"X3.86"

Lemons Border - The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
Available in three sizes:
9.34"X2.34" and 6.00"X1.64" and 3.88"X1.01"

Milkshake
Available in three sizes:
5.84"X6.19" and 4.79"X5.08" and 3.74"X3.87"

Ice Cream Border - The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
Available in three sizes:
9.33"X2.36" and 5.98"X1.52" and 3.82"X0.99"

Martini
Available in three sizes:
5.81"X6.16" and 4.76"X5.05" and 3.67"X3.86"

Martini Olives Border - The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
Available in three sizes:
9.33"X2.59" and 6.00"X1.85" and 3.88"X1.21"


A Refreshingly Retro Value Pack

 

Sample everything on the menu with this whole pack of delicious designs. The large and medium design packs contain 9 designs, priced at only $12.97! The small design pack contains 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

  

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

Make outdoor dining extra fun with cool and casual denim placemats you've stitched yourself! Recycle old jeans to make this project, complete with a clever pocket for silverware! Kids and adults alike are sure to love these.

Click here for these free project instructions!


 


Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred are serving up something delicious! Sue's dressed as a carhop at a '50s drive-in, complete with poodle skirt and roller skates. Fred's been hard at work at the grill, cooking up burgers for dinner. These designs will delight on aprons, tote bags, and more!

 

Sunbonnet Sue

  Fisherman Fred

 

Available in three sizes:
5.80"X9.19" and 4.30"X6.83" and 2.45"X3.87"

 

Available in three sizes:
5.58"X9.39" and 4.09"X6.83" and 2.33"X3.88"



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