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NEW THIS WEEK - May 21st, 2014


An all new Request-fest celebrates stitchers' creative inspiration with an amazing variety of excellent designs!

Begin with the Magnificent Hummingbird in elegant Chinoiserie style, then flutter down the page to see the Great Blue Heron in impressively realistic detail.

You'll find daisies blooming from a Mason jar, historic lighthouses, vintage-style camping scenes, fresh fish sketches, monster trucks, and much more. There is truly something for everyone!

Get all your favorites now!

 

A pleated fabric border and decorative trim dress up any kitchen towel! Click here for free project instructions!


Chinoiserie Magnificent Hummingbirds

Enchanted by hummingbirds in the elegant Chinoiserie style, Darlene requested a fourth design of this graceful theme for a project she is planning. The magnificent hummingbird fluttering among the flowers is an enchanting addition to the group. Stitch a magnificent look true to its name onto pillow shams, quilts, wall hangings, and more!
 
Available in three sizes:
6.81" x 7.78" and 5.86" x 6.68" and 4.88" x 5.58"


A jewel-toned magnificent hummingbird is entranced by a lush flower. Of the hummingbirds found in the United States, it is one of the two largest species, rivaled in size only by the Blue-throated Hummingbird. This smaller design size is lovely on napkins and tucked into the corners of towels.
 
Available in one size:
3.87" x 3.38"


Great Blue Herons

Gail requested a collage of great blue herons, and it is a stunningly realistic depiction of this large, impressive bird. Great blue herons travel solo, except if you catch them during migration when you might see up to 10 flying together. What a sight! Add their beauty to wall hangings, pillow covers, and more.
 
Available in four sizes:
8.58" x 11.45" and 6.90" x 9.18" and 5.85" x 7.78" and 4.89" x 6.86"


A pair of herons search for small fish along the shoreline, while another nests on a river bank. Herons often re-use their nests for many years. Bring the noble profile and subtle blue-gray plumage of this species to your embroidery projects.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.50" x 4.14" and 3.07" x 2.80"
  Available in two sizes:
5.60" x 4.85" and 3.90" x 3.37"


You can recognize the heron in flight by its tucked-in neck and long legs trailing behind. Lovely on wall hangings, quilts, towels, and more!
 
Available in two sizes:
6.48" x 3.88" and 3.90" x 2.34"


Daisies in Mason Jar

At the request of Carolyn, daisies join the popular collection of Mason jar bouquets. A gingham ribbon adds a cute country touch to the daisies' sweet blossoms. All in all a pleasing portrait of petals ready to bloom on your embroidery projects!
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 8.63" and 5.85" x 7.33" and 4.85" x 6.07"


Chatham Light

Deborah requested the historic lighthouse that guards the "elbow" or southeast corner of Cape Cod. When this light was established in 1806, the waters off Chatham were a menace, with very strong currents and hazardous shoals. Chatham Light is still an active Coast Guard station, and remains a popular tourist destination.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.74" x 5.87" and 6.44" x 4.88" and 3.86" x 2.93"


Lorain Lighthouse Sketch

The Lorain Ohio Lighthouse, also called the Jewel of the Port, was requested by Anita. Built in 1917, it is undergoing a major restoration to be completed this year. The lighthouse's image is a beloved symbol of Lorain and has been reproduced thousands of times in photographs, paintings, postcards, and needlework. And now in embroidery!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.89" x 5.85" and 6.52" x 4.84" and 3.85" x 3.17"


Batter Up! Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman

Take me out to the ballgame! Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred play baseball in adorable designs requested by Deb. Fisherman Fred is up to bat while Sunbonnet Sue gets ready to pitch. Stitch a home run onto nursery wall hangings, quilts, pillow covers, and more!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.51" x 7.81" and 4.82" x 6.84" and 2.72" x 3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
4.56" x 7.51" and 4.15" x 6.84" and 2.34" x 3.86"


Baseball Tweet

There is a Tweet design for almost any occasion, and now thanks to Fran's request, these sweet birds take to the baseball diamond. They may be tiny but they have mighty swings and a blazing fastball. Add to wall hangings, pillow covers, and totes for a very cute look.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.86" x 7.49" and 4.83" x 6.18"


Happy Campers (Vintage)

Susan requested camping designs in the Woodland Whimsy style, and these colorful wilderness vignettes are sweet enough to charm the birds out of the trees. Make your family and friends happy campers with light-stitching nature-loving scenes on bags, towels, shirts, and more!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
10.34" x 6.90" and 8.78" x 5.86" and 7.80" x 5.20" and 6.86" x 4.58"
  Available in four sizes:
10.68" x 6.90" and 9.06" x 5.85" and 7.80" x 5.04" and 6.87" x 4.44"


A blend of stitches gives these designs a hand-embroidered look, perfectly complimenting the classic trailers pictured below. At right, a "canned ham" trailer brings to mind the days of leisurely family trips along sleepy back roads. Create an instant classic by stitching these sweetly retro designs onto pillow covers, tea towels, and more!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
9.16" x 6.90" and 7.78" x 5.86" and 6.46" x 4.87"
  Available in four sizes:
9.65" x 6.90" and 8.19" x 5.85" and 7.80" x 5.58" and 6.77" x 4.84"


Outdoors-lovers swear their dreams are sweeter under the stars. Stitch a dreamy look for summer onto low-nap towels, quilts, and T-shirts with a snug tent and a cozy yurt.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
8.29" x 6.90" and 7.80" x 6.49" and 7.03" x 5.85" and 5.84" x 4.86"
  Available in three sizes:
9.54" x 6.90" and 7.80" x 5.64" and 6.74" x 4.87"


This trailer has all the comforts of home, while the campsite at the right is for those who don't mind a more rustic experience. Whether you prefer glamping (glamorous or luxury camping) or roughing it, these bright designs have something for everyone.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
9.36" x 6.90" and 7.80" x 5.75" and 6.62" x 4.89"
  Available in four sizes:
9.88" x 6.90" and 8.39" x 5.86" and 7.80" x 5.45" and 6.86" x 4.79"


A camper's paradise! The mountains rise behind pines while the campfire crackles. A neat stack of firewood is ready to go as the sun sets on this idyllic scene.
 
Available in four sizes:
9.95" x 6.90" and 8.47" x 5.88" and 7.80" x 5.42" and 6.85" x 4.76"


Happy Campers (Vintage) Design Packs

Stitch a sweet taste of summer with Happy Campers (Vintage) designs! Whimsical camping scenes are fast and fun on lightweight towels, shirts, pillow covers, tote bags, and more.
 

Happy Campers (Vintage) Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 9 designs, priced at only $14.97! Four sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 4 sizes:

**XL - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"



Catch of the Day Sketches III

Carolyn is a fan of the Catch of the Day designs and their unique charcoal sketch effect, and requested more fish species in this handsome style. With Father's Day just around the corner, fast-stitching fish sketches are fresh additions to shirts, jacket backs, gear bags, towels, and more.
 
Mahi Mahi   Redfish
   
Available in three sizes:
5.85" x 6.20" and 4.85" x 5.14" and 3.65" x 3.87" 
  Available in three sizes:
5.85" x 6.21" and 4.85" x 5.14" and 3.65" x 3.87"
 


Expert digitizing makes these fish shine with natural light. Frame your favorites for an embroidered version of the trophy fish wall mount.
 
Albacore Tuna   Amberjack
   
 Available in three sizes:
9.38" x 3.64" and 6.84" x 2.66" and 3.86" x 1.50"
  Available in three sizes:
9.38" x 3.64" and 6.84" x 2.65" and 3.87" x 1.50"


A powerful tarpon and a speedy wahoo leap from the water. Net an impressive catch with these two iridescent species on pillow covers and wall hangings for the home, the RV, and the cabin.
 
Tarpon   Wahoo
     
 Available in three sizes:
6.23" x 5.84" and 5.16" x 4.84" and 3.87" x 3.64"
   Available in three sizes:
5.85" x 5.90" and 4.85" x 4.89" and 3.83" x 3.86"


The hogfish uses its long snout to search for crustaceans buried in the ocean sediment. A unique addition to low-nap towels, gear bags, shirts, and more!
 
Hogfish
 
 Available in three sizes:
8.03" x 5.84" and 6.65" x 4.84" and 3.86" x 2.81"


Catch of the Day Sketches III Design Packs

If you know someone who believes a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work, you'll want to land all the Catch of the Day Sketches in the design pack! Low-nap towels, bags, wall art, shirts, jackets, and more are natural habitats for fast-stitching fish sketches.
 

Catch of the Day Sketches III Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 7 designs, priced at only $10.97! Three sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"



Mountain Lion Sketch

The mountain lion strikes majestic poses in a sketched medley. Also known as the cougar, puma, panther, painter, mountain cat, or catamount, this big cat commands respect no matter what you call it. Doris requested a portrait of this powerful animal, perfect for adding wild beauty to your embroidery projects.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.51" and 7.16" x 6.90" and 6.07" x 5.85" and 5.03" x 4.85"


Simply Strawberries

Simply Strawberries join Simply Cherries and Simply Grapes for a delicious fruit cocktail of one-color goodness. Debra knew strawberries would be tasty in this bold style, and she was right! Add to kitchen towels, curtains, aprons, dining linens, and more for sweet summer stitching.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.91" x 9.50" and 5.68" x 7.80" and 4.85" x 6.67"


Create a harvest-fresh look on quilts and wall hangings with these bright berries! The 6" size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
Available in four sizes:
11.75" x 5.92" and 9.41" x 4.75" and 7.80" x 3.93" and 6.00" x 3.26"


Run a border of berries along tablecloths, placemats, and napkins for juicy dining decor. The 6" size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
Available in five sizes:
11.75" x 2.99" and 9.41" x 2.40" and 7.80" x 1.99" and 6.00" x 1.76"
Smallest size also available in a split version with two files both smaller than:
3.06" x 1.53"


Corners and accents are just the right serving size for pillow shams, towels, napkins, and more!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 5.93" and 4.86" x 4.92" and 3.85" x 3.90"
  Available in one size:
3.11" x 3.86"


Simply Strawberries Design Packs

Pick all the one-color strawberries with the design pack for fast and fresh embellishments on table linens, towels, tote bags, pillow covers, quilts, and much more!
 

Simply Strawberries Design Packs

The designs are sold singly (use the links above), or get several in a pack! Four sizes are available to suit your projects. Click on a link to a pack to see the designs included and to add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 4 sizes:

**XL - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"


Monster Trucks

Stitch your own Monster Jam with these tough monster trucks requested by Fran. Oozing personality and rippling with horsepower, these trucks are ready to roll onto wall hangings, jacket backs, tote bags, sweatshirts, and quilts!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
7.59" x 5.85" and 6.29" x 4.85" and 3.90" x 3.00"
  Available in three sizes:
7.85" x 5.86" and 6.49" x 4.85" and 3.90" x 2.91"


Kids who never knew embroidery could be this cool will be completely won over by the monster trucks' massive wheels and awesome paint jobs.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.98" x 5.86" and 6.61" x 4.86" and 3.90" x 2.86"


Special Request of the Week

And there's one more request! Each week this space highlights one customer's fabulous design suggestion. This week's featured request is from Beth-Elaine, who requested a beaver sketch for a Canada wildlife quilt she is making. The sketched medley and the one-color silhouette are wild additions to animal quilts and wall hangings as well as pillow covers and towels. Thanks for the top-notch idea, Beth-Elaine!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
9.21" x 5.86" and 6.89" x 4.38" and 3.86" x 2.46"
  Available in three sizes:
7.80" x 6.61" and 6.90" x 5.86" and 5.74" x 4.86"