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Towel Talk

NEW THIS WEEK - May 27th, 2009

Towel Talk

Free Project Instructions!

Towels are such a humble member of the textile family ... we use them many times a day, yet we may not give them a second thought. Show your towels the love they deserve with this week's variety of bath-friendly designs for every style!

 

Below you'll find five sets of coordinating designs, perfect for bath decor and lots more. From elegant ferns and roses to playful poodles and monkeys, these designs offer something for every personality and occasion! For each design theme, there's a matching applique design and a clever new in-the-hoop towel topper to hold your hand towels. Decorate in style with these designs!

 

Matching "His and Hers" designs make a memorable gift for showers, weddings, anniversaries, or "just because." Some even come with a matching "Mine" design for when baby makes three!

 

Add dimension to your applique on towels, shirts, and more with a new "Eye-Poppin'" applique technique! Dolphins, palm trees, flip-flops, and lots more will bring color and energy to your stitching.

Add dimension to your applique embroidery with this special technique! Free edges "pop" off the base fabric, making the designs come to life. 
Click here for free instructions!


 

Fanciful Ferns

Cool colors and swirling shapes make these ferns a lush addition to soft and luxurious bath towels.
In the Victorian era, ferns were an extremely popular design motif on home decor textiles,
metals, pottery, wood, and glass.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X7.42" and 4.84"X6.13"



Perfect for gift-giving or that best set of guest towels, this fern border will look beautiful along the edge of a towel -- repeated, mirrored for symmetry, or as a single striking design. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

 

Available in three sizes:
9.42"X3.17" and 6.00"X2.21" and 3.84"X1.29"



Two-tone ferns with a subtle sage swirl make a delicate accent for hand towels and more bath decor.

 
  A single fern in peaceful sage green sprouts in the corner of plush towels and cloths.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"

  Available in one size:
2.70"X3.86"


Add extra color and dimension to your fern decor with this applique version of the fanciful ferns! Applique embroidery is quick and easy -- click here for instructions.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.65"X4.85" and 3.71"X3.88"



Complete your ferny decor with this in-the-hoop towel topper! This clever new style of towel topper debuted a month ago with sweet treats for the kitchen, and this week brings a gorgeous new set for bathroom hand towels. They'll make quick and impressive gifts! Click here for assembly instructions.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.83"



A Fanciful Ferns Value Pack

 

Get the whole pack of fanciful ferns and let them unfurl on bathroom towels, curtains,
and lots more home decor with a natural, Victorian flair.

The large Fanciful Ferns design pack contains 11 designs, priced at only $16.97!
The small Fanciful Ferns design pack contains 10 designs, 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 6 x 10

 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

 

Stitch a set of bath towels with your favorite embroidery designs on decorative fabric. There's no need to hoop the towel itself with this project -- just embroider on the applique fabric and sew it all together!

This project is a great way to coordinate a set of towels with other fabrics in the bathroom for a pulled-together look. Click here for project instructions!


 

Country Dream Roses

Vibrant roses and curling stems covering a white picket fence bring the American dream to life
in this stunning design. Accented by a little monarch butterfly, this garden of roses will bring
the majesty of nature to your towels and other home decor.

 

Available in two sizes:
7.69"X5.85" and 6.36"X4.85"



A trio of rich red roses intertwine in this bold border design. 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"X3.13" and 5.98"X2.10" and 3.85"X1.29"


Beautifully detailed roses and curling greens
make up this lovely corner design for curtains,
towels, and more.
  Accent your Country Dream rose decor
with this single bold bloom.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.85"

  Available in one size:
2.63"X3.86"


Add variety to your rose garden with this beautiful rose design, combining the best of applique and stitch-filled embroidery. Click here for applique embroidery instructions.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"



Let your Country Dream roses bloom on this in-the-hoop towel topper, featuring a detailed red flower
on a white fabric picket fence. Click here for assembly instructions.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"



A Country Dream Roses Value Pack

 

Grow a garden of these stunning roses with the whole pack, including the picket fence design,
border, corner, applique, towel topper, and more!

The large Country Dream Roses design pack contains 11 designs, priced at only $16.97!
The small Country Dream Roses design pack contains 10 designs, 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 6 x 10

 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

 

 

Bon Voyage

An elegant French poodle traipses through a flowery field, with the iconic Eiffel Tower lingering in the background. Stitch this design for some sophisticated, whimsical fun on bath decor.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.81"X6.65" and 4.84"X5.55"



Simple flowers and a whimsical butterfly flit along this border design, coordinated beautifully
with the Parisian poodle above. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the
Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

 

Available in three sizes:
9.36"X3.14" and 6.00"X2.10" and 3.87"X1.30"


Clouds and meadows surrounding the Eiffel Tower make a delightfully worldly corner design.   Accent your "Bon Voyage" stitching with
this fluffy pink poodle.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.85"

  Available in one size:
3.81"X3.70"

A single butterfly makes a lovely accent to
your whimsical French stitching.
  Let your decor bloom with this simple
pastel flower.

 

Available in one size:
3.25"X2.54"

  Available in one size:
3.25"X2.98"


The Eiffel Tower is light and quick-stitching in charming applique form. Click here for applique embroidery instructions.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.88"X6.01" and 3.13"X3.85"



Let this playful butterfly in-the-hoop towel topper complete your sophisticated, playful bathroom decor.
It makes a great gift, too! Click here for assembly instructions.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.02"X4.83" and 3.87"X3.72"



A Bon Voyage Value Pack

 

Say "Bon Voyage" and make your home worldly with this whimsical French Poodle design pack!

The large Bon Voyage design pack contains 13 designs, priced at only $16.97!
The small Bon Voyage design pack contains 12 designs, 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 6 x 10

 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

 

 

Lipstick Glam

A perfume bottle, mascara, and powder brush make up this feminine design, great for
bath decor and lots more! Stitch it for your favorite glamour girl.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.81"X7.26" and 4.80"X6.00"



Lipstick and kisses dance along this glamorous border design, perfect for towels, bathrobes,
and lots 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"X2.57" and 6.00"X1.67" and 2.79"X1.58"


Feel beautiful with this stylish shoe design --
it conveniently makes a great corner for towels, curtains, and lots more!
  Accent your glamorous stitching with this tiny, whimsical perfume bottle.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.88"

  Available in one size:
3.26"X3.21"


Dress up this glam shoe with your favorite fabric for a look that's uniquely you! Click here for applique embroidery instructions.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.29"X4.84" and 3.87"X3.54"



Attach a hand towel to this clever towel topper and complete your bathroom's glamorous look!
Click here for assembly instructions.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.84"X5.02" and 3.74"X3.87"



A Lipstick Glam Value Pack

 

Get your bathroom fully "made up" with the whole pack of fashionable Lipstick Glam designs!

The large Lipstick Glam design pack contains 11 designs, priced at only $16.97!
The small Lipstick Glam design pack contains 10 designs, 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 6 x 10

 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7


 

Stitch this cozy after-bath towel wrap out of a bath towel and hand towel, and get ready for pure relaxation! You'll feel like you stepped into a spa with this luxurious project, embroidered with your favorite Lipstick Glam designs.

This towel wrap has soft terrycloth straps, so it's easy to wear ... and it's just as easy to make! A bath towel, a hand towel, and some notions are all you need. Click here for project instructions!


 

 

Monkeying Around

A trio of monkeys with playfully curling tails make "monkeying around" extra fun.
Stitch this design on bed and bath linens -- and even shirts -- for kids of all ages.

 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X3.42" and 6.86"X2.50"



A crowd of monkeys dances endlessly along this playful 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:
9.41"X3.15" and 6.00"X2.15" and 3.86"X1.29"


Relaxing under the shade of a palm tree, this monkey
is ready for some bath and beach fun.
  Liven up the jungle party with this
single monkey design.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.93" and 3.15"X3.85"

  Available in one size:
2.91"X3.00"


Munching on a banana, this funky monkey gets extra color from an applique fabric background.
Click here for applique embroidery instructions.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.77"X4.02" and 3.87"X3.26"



Let this cheery monkey hang around the bathroom -- he doubles as a holder for hand towels!
Click here for in-the-hoop towel topper project instructions.

 

Available in two sizes:
6.88"X3.45" and 3.88"X1.96"



A Monkeying Around Value Pack

 

Monkey around and stitch this whole pack of monkeys on bed and bath linens --
and even shirts -- for kids of all ages!

The large Monkeying Around design pack contains 11 designs, priced at $16.97!
The small Monkeying Around design pack contains 10 designs, priced at $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 6 x 10

 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

 

His & Hers

What's sweeter than a matching set of "His and Hers" towels? A set with "Mine" for when baby
makes three! Stitch these moooo-ving designs on towels and more -- they make great shower, wedding, and anniversary gifts!
 
His   Hers

 

Available in two sizes:
3.88"X5.47" and 2.74"X3.86"

  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.83" and 3.87"X3.86"

Mine

Available in two sizes:
4.56"X4.07" and 3.60"X3.22"



These cheery penguins make a perfect statement for the playful family! The classic "His and Hers" towel set is complemented by a "Mine" design for Junior. Splash and play in the bath,
then dry off with these adorable designs!
 
His   Hers
 
Available in two sizes:
4.17"X6.70" and 2.34"X3.76"
  Available in two sizes:
4.08"X6.86" and 2.29"X3.86"

Mine

Available in two sizes:
4.44"X5.93" and 2.49"X3.32"



Stitch an elegant set of "His and Hers" bath towels with these designs in classic art nouveau style. Stylized letters give these designs a standout look, perfect for wedding gifts!
 
His

Available in two sizes:
5.84"X1.54" and 3.27"X0.86"


Hers
Available in two sizes:
6.88"X1.66" and 3.86"X0.93"


A rustic washtub for him and a luxurious bubble bath for her make a charming pair of towel designs.
 
His   Hers

 

Available in two sizes:
4.47"X4.15" and 3.31"X3.08"

  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.22" and 3.59"X3.86"


A His & Hers II Value Pack

 

Get the whole pack of "His and Hers" designs, and stitch a set for every personality and occasion!

The His & Hers II design packs contain 10 designs, 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 5 x 7

 

All designs smaller than 4 x 4


 

Now you've got a whole library of designs to stitch on cozy bath towels -- learn some tips and tricks to make your embroidery on terrycloth look its best!

Water-soluble topping will keep the "fuzzies" of the towel from poking through the top of your embroidery, cutaway stabilizer will keep your design looking beautiful, wash after wash. To learn more techniques for embroidering on towels, click here for written and video instructions!


 

 

 

Sun-sational Stitches (Applique)

Welcome summer with dolphins, surfboards, mermaids, and lots more! These colorful designs
work as "regular" applique -- or, check out this week's new Eye-Poppin' Applique instructions
to give them a three-dimensional twist! Free edges bring a fashionable, up-to-date look
to beach towels, shirts, and more. (They'll work great as magnets, too!)
 
Flamingo   Cherries

 

Available in two sizes:
4.41"X6.88" and 2.49"X3.88"

  Available in two sizes:
4.88"X5.91" and 3.19"X3.87"

T-rex   Butterfly

 

Available in two sizes:
4.96"X4.88" and 3.88"X3.83"

  Available in two sizes:
4.88"X5.61" and 3.37"X3.88"

Flip-flops   Dolphin

 

Available in two sizes:
4.88"X5.07" and 3.74"X3.88"

  Available in two sizes:
4.88"X6.51" and 2.92"X3.89"

Palm tree   Shark

 

Available in two sizes:
4.88"X6.07" and 3.11"X3.88"

  Available in two sizes:
4.88"X6.15" and 3.08"X3.88"

Princess Crown and Scepter   Pirate Treasure Chest

 

Available in two sizes:
4.88"X5.96" and 3.18"X3.88"

  Available in two sizes:
3.84"X5.53" and 2.67"X3.88"

Mermaid   Surfboard

 

Available in two sizes:
2.64"X6.03" and 1.72"X3.89"

  Available in two sizes:
4.88"X5.30" and 3.57"X3.88"


A Sun-sational Stitches (Applique) Value Pack

 

Get all these Sun-sational stitches designs and stitch them on towels, shirts, and lots more for everyone on your list!

The Sun-sational Stitches (Applique) design pack contain 12 designs, 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 5 x 7

 

All designs smaller than 4 x 4

 

 

Let the sawdust fly! Five industrious Tweets get to work on their latest construction project.
This design is great for the construction worker in your life, or any around-the-home handyman!

 

Available in two sizes:
5.76"X9.40" and 4.21"X6.85"



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