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How Does Your Garden Grow?

NEW THIS WEEK - May 26th, 2010

 

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Free Project Instructions!

Spring is in full swing, and summer's almost here! Nothing beats the satisfaction of cultivating a garden full of beautiful blooms. Sew the seeds of joy with this week's delightful garden of new designs!

 

Hang a pair of garden greetings on the wall, or stitch them on totes, shirts, and more. Let lovely flower-covered watering cans adorn all sorts of projects, from garden gear to pillows and linens to in-the-hoop towel toppers in the bath or kitchen.

 

Stitch an unexpectedly lovely look with graceful gardens in a light-stitching etching style, perfect for tees and tanks! Pairs of birds are surrounded by colorful flowers with sweet and simple flair. And a new crop of crafty cut applique lends a light, fresh touch to just about anything, including this week's project at left!

 

Enjoy a stroll through the garden of designs below!

Applique butterflies, flowers, and more onto this summery scene of a wall hanging! Click here for free project instructions.


 

Perching Pairs


You'll fall in love with these sweet bird pairs, surrounded by colorful flowers! Their simple style will be perfect for shirts, tote bags, maybe even some garden flags ... or combine them all on an endearing quilt! Six bird pairs with different flowers bring a whole flock of possibilities.

Pretty Perching Pair

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.07" and 4.85"X5.84" and 3.20"X3.85"

Placid Perching Pair
Available in three sizes:
5.80"X7.75" and 4.85"X6.46" and 2.91"X3.86"

Pleasant Perching Pair
Available in three sizes:
5.83"X7.21" and 4.85"X6.02" and 3.11"X3.85"

Perky Perching Pair
Available in three sizes:
5.81"X8.13" and 4.84"X6.78" and 2.76"X3.86"

Peaceful Perching Pair
Available in three sizes:
5.84"X8.64" and 4.64"X6.86" and 2.60"X3.86"

Perfect Perching Pair
Available in three sizes:
5.81"X8.27" and 4.80"X6.84" and 2.70"X3.84"


A Perching Pairs Value Pack

 

Let these lovely bird designs land on your next summery project! The Perching Pairs 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

Keep little items around the house together -- and decorate at the same time -- with this hanging around organizer! Each pocket is the perfect spot to stitch a pretty embroidery design like these sweet perching bird pairs.

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

Grow Your Garden

Craft a classic, beautiful look with four graceful watering can designs, patterned with different lovely flowers. Each watering can is accompanied by a matching border, corner, and in-the-hoop towel topper, making these sets perfect for bath and other home decor as well as garden goodies. The medium size of each border has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; they may also be used in standard hoops. Click here for project instructions for in-the-hoop towel toppers.

Daisy Watering Can
Available in two sizes:
6.72"X4.79" and 3.86"X2.76"

Daisy Border
Available in three sizes:
9.02"X2.34" and 6.00"X1.78" and 3.86"X1.00"

Daisy Corner
Available in two sizes:
6.85"X3.54" and 3.86"X2.00"

Daisy Watering Can Towel Topper
Available in two sizes:
6.27"X4.83" and 3.88"X3.00"

In-the-hoop towel toppers are easy to make! Just lay down fabric pieces as you would with any in-the-hoop design, adding a ribbon loop and elastic across the back to hold a removable towel. These shapely towel toppers are so easy to make -- and they make great gifts, too!

Click here for these free project instructions!


Tulip Watering Can
Available in two sizes:
6.80"X4.07" and 3.86"X2.31"

Tulip Border
Available in three sizes:
9.46"X2.33" and 5.99"X1.74" and 3.86"X0.95"

Tulip Corner
Available in two sizes:
6.86"X3.64" and 3.86"X2.05"

Tulip Watering Can Towel Topper
Available in two sizes:
6.83"X4.53" and 3.89"X2.57"

Daffodil Watering Can
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X4.79" and 3.87"X3.83"

Daffodil Border
Available in three sizes:
9.36"X2.37" and 5.99"X1.84" and 3.88"X1.02"

Daffodil Corner
Available in two sizes:
6.84"X4.15" and 3.87"X2.35"

Daffodil Watering Can Towel Topper
Available in two sizes:
6.77"X4.83" and 3.88"X2.78"

Forget-Me-Not Watering Can
Available in two sizes:
6.79"X4.43" and 3.86"X2.53"

Forget-Me-Not Border
Available in three sizes:
9.34"X2.34" and 5.97"X1.84" and 3.87"X0.98"

Forget-Me-Not Corner
Available in two sizes:
6.82"X3.67" and 3.86"X2.08"

Forget-Me-Not Watering Can Towel Topper
Available in two sizes:
6.77"X4.83" and 3.88"X2.78"


A Grow Your Garden Value Pack

 

Fill your home with an abundance of classic flower designs! The Grow Your Garden design packs contain 16 designs, priced at only $24.97!  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 up a handy garden apron to hold all your tools and supplies while working outside! This project is simple to put together, and it's a great place to let your favorite embroidery designs bloom. It's handy for craft fairs and lots of other jobs, too!

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

Graceful Gardens

A little bridge crosses a pond full of water lilies in this lovely design inspired by old-fashioned etchings. It's light-stitching enough for fabrics like T-shirt knits; it's a great choice for pillows and more, too!
 
Available in two sizes:
9.25"X5.85" and 6.85"X4.33"


Colorful rosebushes bloom alongside a garden path in this wonderfully detailed design. Stitch them any shade you like!
 
Available in two sizes:
6.74"X5.85" and 5.57"X4.85"


Brilliant lilies star in the foreground of this delightful garden design.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.85"X6.76" and 4.85"X5.57"


A cobblestone path winds through a garden of vibrant bluebells. Envision this design on wall hangings, tote bags, and more!
 
Available in two sizes:
7.20"X5.85" and 5.95"X4.84"


A Graceful Gardens Value Pack

 

Fill out your garden with all four of these designs combined into a stunning project! The Graceful Gardens design packs contain 4 designs, priced at only $6.97! 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


 

Garden Greetings

How does your garden grow? Let flowers brighten up totes, shirts, and more with this cheery design! It'll be perfect on a sweet little wall hanging or a gift for a gardening friend.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.36"X7.74" and 5.84"X6.15" and 4.85"X5.10"


Welcome to the Garden of Weedin'! Let this rustic sampler bloom on garden-friendly wares as a reminder that we're all perfecting our gardens one day at a time.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.96"X7.77" and 5.85"X6.53" and 4.86"X5.42"

 

 

Crafty Cut Applique - Dollar Delights

Bring a fresh new look to your applique embroidery!
Cut out each applique piece with pinking shears or regular scissors -- it's up to you -- and put them together, leaving the fabric edges free. Stitch these designs on shirts, decor, and more to bring on the spirit of summer! Click here for instructions.
 

Iris   Tulip
 
Available in one size:
4.76"X6.38"
  Available in one size:
4.07"X6.74"

Sunflower   Flowers
 
Available in one size:
3.65"X6.54"
  Available in one size:
6.43"X4.78"

Flower   Watering Can
 
Available in one size:
4.59"X5.14"
  Available in one size:
6.71"X4.31"

Sun   Cloud
 
Available in one size:
4.91"X4.79"
  Available in one size:
6.71"X3.90"

Bird   Butterfly
 
Available in one size:
4.94"X4.55"
  Available in one size:
3.74"X3.86"

Ladybug   Bumblebee
 
Available in one size:
3.60"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
3.60"X3.74"


The designs below bloomed last spring on Embroidery Library. Mix and match your favorites to stitch a garden of crafty cut applique embroidery that's uniquely you!
 
Phlox   Daisy

 

Available in one size:
4.57"X5.32"

  Available in one size:
4.76"X6.70"

Violet   Tulip

 

Available in one size:
4.64"X5.09"

  Available in one size:
4.66"X6.03"

Brown-Eyed Susan   Wildflower

 

Available in one size:
3.73"X3.58"

  Available in one size:
3.76"X3.23"

Marigold   Iris

 

Available in one size:
3.82"X3.62"

  Available in one size:
3.78"X2.90"

Frog   Sew-a-Garden Wall Hanging
 
Available in one size:
3.24"X2.73"
  Click here for free project instructions.

Have fun with fresh crafty cut applique designs on this catch-all canister project! It's great for keeping small items neat and tidy in the sewing room or anywhere around the house. Adjust your wrap to fit any size canister and decorate in style!

Click here for these free project instructions!


 


Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred kick back and relax in matching Adirondack chairs, each enjoying a glass of lemonade. These designs will be sweet on wall hangings, tote bags, and lots more splendid summer stitching!
 

Fisherman Fred

  Sunbonnet Sue

 

Available in three sizes:
8.26"X5.86" and 6.83"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.01"

 

Available in three sizes:
8.23"X5.85" and 6.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.01"



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