Embroidery Library
Rev Your Engines

NEW THIS WEEK - June 1st, 2011
 

Rev Your Engines
 

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This week, it's full speed ahead with some flashy new embroidery! Cars, trucks, and motorcycles are driving in from all over for this brand new collection of designs.

Stitch adorable animals in automobiles onto quilts, wall hangings, pillows, and bibs. From a bear in a beehive car to a mouse driving a cheese racer, they're sure to delight! Take a drive on the wild side with car, motorcycle, Route 66, and racing motifs accented by contemporary, grungy swirls. Go retro with old-fashioned "signs" for a full-service filling station, Dad's and Grandpa's garages, and more. And rev up sweatshirts and jackets with "Get in Gear" and more awesome auto designs!

This supercharged new embroidery will be great for Father's Day gifts ... or any day at all. Browse the page below to see all these new designs ... and make some pit stops along the way for nifty project ideas!

Stitch a slice of summer! This placemat and matching table runner feature trapunto embroidery designs in tranquil tropical colors. Click here for free project instructions!


Animals in Automobiles


A bunch of critters here at Embroidery Library had a little disagreement about who had the fastest car. Mr. Pig was insistent that his corncob was faster than the wind, while Mr. Cheetah argued that his speedy Jaguar would outrun everyone.

Racers, start your engines, and get ready! First up is Mr. Bear, wearing fashionable racing goggles and driving a bright yellow beehive. A trio of bumblebees serves as his pit crew.
 
Available in two sizes:
6.38"X4.87" and 3.85"X2.95"


Bossie the Cow joins in the fun by zipping along on a tractor, cowbell blowing in the wind.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.54"X4.88" and 3.86"X3.40"


Mr. Pig leans low, making his corncob racer (racecob?) even more aerodynamic. He's intent on winning this race!
 
Available in two sizes:
6.84"X3.02" and 3.86"X1.70"


Mr. Cheetah's scarf blows in the wind as he zooms along in his cherry-red Jaguar.
 
Available in two sizes:
6.88"X2.67" and 3.86"X1.51"


What kind of car does a beaver drive? A wood-paneled station wagon, of course! Wood rings in the tires and exhaust make this design extra clever and fun.
 
Available in two sizes:
6.88"X2.86" and 3.85"X1.61"


A white rabbit hunches over the wheel of his carrot-shaped racecar. Be quick like a bunny, and catch those other racers!
 
Available in two sizes:
6.89"X2.22" and 3.85"X1.47"


Mr. Giraffe uses his long neck to stretch toward the finish line. He putts-putts along in a leaf-shaped racecar.
 
Available in two sizes:
6.87"X4.23" and 3.85"X2.38"


Mr. Mouse squeaks his way toward the finish line in a cheese-shaped racecar.
 
Available in two sizes:
6.86"X3.57" and 3.85"X2.00"

Let these cute cars zoom onto shirts for little ones! Embroidering on T-shirt knits and similar stretchy fabrics will be a lot easier with a few tips and tricks. Take a look at our step-by-step photo and video guide to embroidering on T-shirts to help your tees look their best!

Click here for these free instructions!



A banana-shaped car has a lot of "appeal" for Mr. Monkey. This little fella is going to slip and slide his way to the finish line.
 
Available in two sizes:
6.29"X4.85" and 3.86"X2.97"


Mr. Elephant's peanut-shaped car sports a nutty flag! He's zooming along, trumpeting his way to the finish line.
 
Available in two sizes:
6.21"X4.87" and 3.85"X3.02"


What kind of car does a raccoon drive? A garbage can-shaped car! With clanging and clanking, Mr. Raccoon is trashing the other racers on his way to the finish line.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.14"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.64"


Mr. Squirrel is a nutty little guy, and he chugs along in his acorn car. The wheels sport acorn top hubcaps. Even if Mr. Squirrel doesn't finish first, he's got cool style.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X4.90" and 3.81"X3.86"


Animals in Automobiles Design Packs
 


Who's the winner? You decide! Stitch these fun little racers onto quilts, wall hangings, pillows, bibs, and more. Order all twelve in a design pack - priced at only $17.97! Click on a link below and add the pack to your basket.
 
The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm -  Designs smaller than 4"x4"

 

Drive on the Wild Side

Father's Day is on the way, and if you know a cool guy who still plays with cars, then these designs make the perfect gift. With wings, flames, and contemporary swirls and whirls, they'll turn any shirt into a fashionable creation. This design is smart on the back of a denim shirt (position it on the yoke), or across the front of a heavy T-shirt or sweatshirt.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.32"X3.56" and 6.85"X2.62"


The design on the left is wonderful along the fronts of camp shirts. The design on the right is a fun accent on polo or pique shirts too!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
5.82"X8.43" and 4.73"X6.85"
  Available in one size:
3.85"X2.21"

Craft a cool look with these wild designs on a denim shirt! Denim is a sturdy fabric that's great for holding embroidery designs -- especially stitch-filled ones like this classic car. Click here for these free instructions!

 


Live to ride, or ride to live? Motorcycle lovers will enjoy these contemporary designs, paired with racing flames and swirls. Stitch onto shirts, wild pillow shams, and more!
 
Available in two sizes:
9.33"X3.38" and 6.85"X2.48"


The design on the left is wonderful along the fronts of camp shirts. The design on the right is a fun accent on polo or pique shirts too! Or, arrange onto throws and wall hangings for stately decor pieces.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
5.12"X9.33" and 3.77"X6.86"
  Available in one size:
3.83"X2.28"


U.S. Route 66 is known as the "Main Street of America." It began in 1926, running from Chicago to Los Angeles. In total it's 2,448 miles long.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.33"X3.63" and 6.86"X2.67"


Bobby Troup, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, The Manhattan Transfer, Depeche Mode, and Bob Dylan all sang about Route 66. And, in Steinbeck's classic novel The Grapes of Wrath, the road gained another nickname: The Mother Road.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
2.60"X9.36" and 1.91"X6.87"
  Available in one size:
3.51"X2.99"


Ready? Set? Stitch this racecar medley onto shirts, totes, jackets, and more! Racing flags, a tire, and flames make it a sure winner.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.30"X4.64" and 6.84"X3.40"


The design on the left is wonderful along the fronts of camp shirts. The design on the right is a fun accent on polo or pique shirts too!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
5.81"X8.23" and 4.84"X6.85"
  Available in one size:
3.47"X3.23"


Drive on the Wild Side Design Packs
 


The "wild side" designs above are a great way to spice up camp shirts, T-shirts, and denim shirts, too. They're available for individual purchase by clicking the links above. Or, order all twelve in a design pack - priced at only $17.97! Click on a link below and add the pack to your basket.
 
The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Sm -  Designs smaller than 5"x7"

 

Full Service Signs

Inspired by antique garage signs of yesteryear, these following designs have a wonderful air of nostalgia. Stitch and frame for the car-lovers in your life!
 
Available in two sizes:
7.80"X5.84" and 6.49"X4.86"


Featuring a shiny, sparkling-clean classic car, this design is a delightful addition to tote bags.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X5.78" and 6.87"X4.22"


Fun on totes, pillows, car seat covers, and more! Bring a blast from the past to your embroidery projects today, with this Route 66 sign.
 
Available in two sizes:
8.04"X5.86" and 6.65"X4.87"


And even if he can't fix it, he'll tinker and fuss with it to keep it running for a little while longer! Stitch and frame for dad for Father's Day!
 
Available in two sizes:
6.06"X5.86" and 5.01"X4.86"


A version for Grandpa, too! Fun on the backs of denim shirts, or the fronts of sweatshirts.
 
Available in two sizes:
6.06"X5.85" and 5.01"X4.85"


Full Service Signs Design Packs
 


Bring an air of nostalgia to your stitching projects. The classic sign designs are available for individual purchase by clicking the links above. Or, order all five in a design pack - priced at only $7.97! Click on a link below and add the pack to your basket.
 
The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Sm -  Designs smaller than 5"x7"

 

Car Enthusiasts

Rev your engines, and get in gear! This design is fun in framed pieces for car lovers, and colorful on sweatshirt fronts and jacket backs, too.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.04"X5.85" and 6.87"X4.46"

Pick out the perfect design for Dad ... then stitch it on a sweatshirt for a one-of-a-kind Father's Day gift! Our step-by-step video and photo instructions for embroidering on sweatshirts will show you how to make your stitching on these ever-popular garments look the best it can.

Click here for these free instructions!



We're never too old to play with cars -- especially muscle cars. Wonderful for those that spend hours upon hours under a hood.
 
Available in two sizes:
7.90"X5.80" and 6.53"X4.80"


An engine block, with a clever phrase. Great on shirt fronts and jacket backs for mechanics and car-lovers!
 
Available in two sizes:
7.53"X5.80" and 6.22"X4.80"


The bigger the tires, the better the ride. Monster truck rally fans will love this design on totes and sweatshirts.
 
Available in two sizes:
6.52"X5.81" and 5.38"X4.80"



It's crafty and collectible! 2011 is a year to celebrate crafting and all the joy that it brings to our lives. To celebrate our love of sewing and embroidery, a new Crafty Collectibles design will be offered every Wednesday in 2011. Check this space every week to see the new design!
 

This week's Crafty Collectible is: Summertime Stitchin'


Bring the summer sun to your embroidery projects with this warm-hearted design. A sewing machine is paired with summery essentials: a beach ball, hibiscus flowers, seashell, and sunglasses.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.37"X3.71" and 3.85"X2.67"



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