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Backyard BBQ
Backyard BBQ

NEW THIS WEEK - June 1, 2016

Summertime is the perfect season for hosting a barbecue, going on a picnic, or grilling outside with friends and family. Stitch for your favorite grill master or mistress with these fiery designs!

Whimsical ladybugs land on a wide variety of projects, while adorable picnicking animals make the perfect quilt or outdoor blanket. Grill aprons, towels, and casserole covers get a burst of personality with barbecue sayings and samplers. Plus, new applique designs, Father's Day bottle aprons, and more!

Scroll down the page to see all of these hot new designs!

Instead of a basket, use a tote bag to carry all your picnicking needs.



Ladybug Potpourri

Let sweet red and black ladybugs shine on your next embroidery project! Elegant swirls, delicate flowers, and leaves in shades of green add fun appeal to these whimsical wings.
   
 
Available in four sizes:
6.89" x 9.24" and 5.86" x 7.86"
5.30" x 7.11" and 4.81" x 6.45"
  Available in four sizes:
6.27" x 11.76" and 5.01" x 9.39"
  4.16" x 7.80" and 3.66" x 6.85"


Stitch this ladybug potpourri on a quilt, set of pillows, tea towels, and more. The open areas and mix of stitch types bring layers of depth and texture to your embroidery.
 
Available in four sizes:
11.74" x 4.61" and 9.39" x 3.69" and 7.79" x 3.06" and 6.00" x 2.52"


A corner design is perfect for updating a pocket or napkin -- or repeat it creatively on a pillow or placemat! Two single ladybugs are delightful coordinating designs.
       
   
Available in three sizes:
5.87" x 5.87" and 4.88" x 4.87"
3.87" x 3.87"
  Available in two sizes:
3.85" x 3.33" and 2.48" x 2.14"
  Available in two sizes:
3.85" x 3.06" and 2.48" x 1.98"


Ladybug Potpourri Design Pack

Ladybug Potpourri Design Pack


Choose your favorite ladybug designs, and add them to your basket by using the links above. Or, get the whole selection in a design pack! Terrific on quilts, garden gear, and more.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, sizes, and excellent prices, too:

 

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"




Picnic on Parade

Create a quilt full of your favorite animals with these picnicking pals! A fox heads to meet her friends on her bright red bike; a too-cool hedgehog starts digging in. Also fabulous on kids' gear, picnic blankets, tote bags, and more.
   
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 6.49" and 4.88" x 5.41" and 3.48" x 3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
6.56" x 5.86" and 5.43" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.44"


A reading raccoon stretches out on his picnic blanket to finish his favorite story, while his turtle friend balances the picnic basket on his shell. These summertime cuties are terrific additions to any picnic gear!
   
 
Available in three sizes:
7.80" x 5.75" and 6.57" x 4.84" and 3.85" x 2.84"
  Available in three sizes:
6.48" x 5.86" and 5.37" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.49"


A charming bear and soaring owl bring more supplies to the outdoor feast. Stitch all six designs in one project, or pick your favorite to stitch alone.
   
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85" x 7.69" and 4.85" x 6.37" and 2.94" x 3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85" x 7.56" and 4.85" x 6.26" and 2.98" x 3.86"



Picnic on Parade Design Pack

Picnic on Parade Design Pack


These picnic animals are adorable on any project. Add them to your basket by using the links above. Or, get the whole group in a design pack -- priced at only $9.97!

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"



Get fired up to start off barbecue season with these fun sayings and samplers. Stitch "Everything goes better with BBQ" on grill aprons and towels; "BBQ" with a kabob laurel is the perfect addition to placemats, sweatshirts, and more.
   
 
Available in four sizes:
6.73" x 7.81" and 5.86" x 6.80"
4.85" x 5.63" and 3.33" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.48" and 7.20" x 6.90"
6.11" x 5.85" and 5.06" x 4.85"
3.85" x 3.69"


Your favorite griller will get a kick out of these smokin' hot designs! Fun and colorful motifs for any gift, including grill towels, aprons, and shirts.
   
 
Available in four sizes:
6.84" x 7.80" and 5.87" x 6.69"
4.87" x 5.55" and 3.38" x 3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.46" x 6.85" and 6.38" x 5.86"
5.29" x 4.86" and 3.87" x 3.55"


It's summertime, and the living is easy! Show off your plans to grill and chill in the warm weather with this simple saying, or mark the "Smoke Zone" in a framed piece or on an apron.
   
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81" x 6.79" and 6.74" x 5.86"
5.59" x 4.86" and 3.88" x 3.36"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 7.45" and 4.86" x 6.18" and 3.04" x 3.86"


A casserole cover or reusable shopping bag is the perfect place to let these fiery designs shine! Classic condiments adorn the "Let's Eat" motif, while this "Get Your Grill On" design is modeled after a steak branding iron.
   
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81" x 6.80" and 6.73" x 5.86"
5.58" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.38"
  Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 7.42" and 5.85" x 6.29"
4.85" x 5.21" and 3.60" x 3.86"


Pick your favorite from these "flippin' awesome" designs, and stitch a gift for your favorite griller. To learn how to embroider on grill towels, visit this video tutorial, or the coordinating written tutorial.
   
 
Available in five sizes:
6.31" x 7.80" and 5.80" x 7.18"
4.86" x 6.00" and 4.07" x 5.02"
3.12" x 3.85"
  Available in five sizes:
7.50" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.18"
5.85" x 6.08" and 4.83" x 5.02"
3.70" x 3.85"

     

Show off your grill skills with an apron that's full of personality!

Any barbecue crackerjack will smile when they see this fun embroidery project. Pick one of these BBQ designs, then stitch for your favorite grill expert.

See all our apron projects on the Embroidery Library project website here.
 
     



Grilling Stacks

Get stacks on stacks of classic grilling elements with these designs. Traditional burger and barbecue condiments fill the motif on the left; delicious veggies make up the tasty stack on the right.
   
     
Available in five sizes:
6.84" x 11.75" and 5.48" x 9.41"
  4.55" x 7.81" and 4.00" x 6.86"
2.27" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
6.82" x 11.75" and 5.47" x 9.41"
 4.54" x 7.81" and 3.99" x 6.86"
2.25" x 3.87"


Embroider your favorite farm friends on tea towels, tote bags, wall hangings, and more. A fun addition to a wide variety of projects!
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 6.34" and 4.87" x 5.27" and 3.57" x 3.86"



Ants Go Marching

Stitch a summertime picnic with these cute, light-hearted designs. Each of the picnic food favorites are being taste-tested by adorable ants. The ants are on a separate color stop, and can be left off if desired.
   
 
Available in two sizes:
6.89" x 3.65" and 3.86" x 2.05"
  Available in two sizes:
6.54" x 4.54" and 3.85" x 2.68"


An ice cream cone and popsicle are cool and refreshing on any hot summer day. Add the sweet treats to a quilt, picnic blanket, tote bag, or tea towel.
 
 
Available in two sizes:
3.29" x 6.82" and 1.86" x 3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
3.72" x 6.85" and 2.09" x 3.86"

     
 
A grab-and-go travel blanket is the ultimate summer essential. No picnic, parade, or trip the park is complete without it!

Not only is this travel blanket water-resistant, making it the perfect way to stay dry on damp grass, but when your activities are finished, it folds easily (and has a handy carrying strap!).

Keep this travel blanket on hand for all your summer festivities! See how to make it in this free tutorial
     


Finish off this set of favorite summertime foods with a grilling kabob and sweet, juicy grapes! Delicious on aprons, towels, table linens, and picnic linens.
   
 
Available in two sizes:
1.96" x 6.84" and 1.11" x 3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
6.81" x 4.70" and 3.87" x 2.67"



Ants Go Marching Design Pack

Ants Go Marching Design Pack


Choose your favorite foods from the picnic basket above, and add them to your basket. Or, get the whole collection in a design pack -- priced at only $9.97!

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

 

The pack is available in 2 sizes:

 Lg - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"




Backyard BBQ Applique

Like your steak rare, medium, or well done? Show off your favorite degree of doneness with these grilling stamps. Each come in two versions: stitch-filled and applique.

Find helpful tips and tricks for embroidering applique designs in the project tutorial here, or in the video tutorial here.
     
Stitch-filled   Applique
 
Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.78" and 6.90" x 6.89"
5.84" x 5.83" and 4.87" x 4.86"
3.86" x 3.85"
  Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.77" and 6.91" x 6.90"
5.84" x 5.83" and 4.85" x 4.84"
3.88" x 3.87"


If stitching the applique versions, pick favorite fabrics to add unique style and personality to the designs. For more information on applique embroidery, reference this free project tutorial, or this YouTube video.
   
Stitch-filled   Applique
 
Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.77" and 6.88" x 6.87"
5.84" x 5.83" and 4.85" x 4.84"
3.88" x 3.87"
  Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.78" and 6.90" x 6.89"
5.84" x 5.83" and 4.86" x 4.86"
3.86" x 3.85"


Stitch all three -- rare, medium, and well done -- to show the varying gradations of doneness. As the meat gets darker, so do the colors of the stamps.
   
Stitch-filled   Applique
 
Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.78" and 6.90" x 6.89"
5.84" x 5.83" and 4.86" x 4.86"
3.86" x 3.85"
  Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.78" and 6.90" x 6.89"
5.84" x 5.83" and 4.87" x 4.86"
3.86" x 3.85"


Don't forget to get your picnic basket checked out by this inspector! A fun (and funny!) addition to picnic bags, blankets, and more. This design is available in both stitch-filled and applique versions.
   
Stitch-filled   Applique
 
Available in three sizes:
5.83" x 9.21" and 4.35" x 6.87" and 2.47" x 3.89"
  Available in three sizes:
5.83" x 9.21" and 4.35" x 6.87" and 2.51" x 3.89"


Simple typography with fiery details give these applique words a subtle, yet eye-catching look. Get more information on applique embroidery in this free project tutorial, or the YouTube video.
Available in five sizes:
10.97" x 4.90" and 9.38" x 4.19" and 7.79" x 3.48" and 6.87" x 3.07" and 3.90" x 1.77"


Adorn these barbecue words on a gift for your favorite griller. Great on aprons, pot holders, casserole covers, and more!
Available in five sizes:
10.98" x 4.91" and 9.38" x 4.19" and 7.79" x 3.48" and 6.87" x 3.07" and 3.90" x 1.77"


This "BBQ" design uses multiple pieces of fabric for a bright and colorful look. Find more information on multi-piece applique in this fun video, and this helpful tutorial.
Available in five sizes:
11.75" x 4.80" and 9.41" x 3.85" and 7.81" x 3.20" and 6.87" x 2.81" and 3.90" x 1.63"



Father's Day Bottle Aprons

If your dad (or husband, brother, friend, son, grandpa, uncle) is an avid barbecuer, he'll love this grilling bottle apron! Terrific for adorning bottles of beer, dish soap, olive oil, and more.
     
 
Available in one size:
4.85" x 6.22"
 


You wished Mom a Happy Mother's Day, now it's time for Dad's turn in the spotlight! Stitch this bottle apron and coordinating separation for a fun gift set.
   
 
Available in one size:
4.85" x 6.22"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86" x 5.02" and 3.67" x 3.80"


This Father's Day bottle apron coordinates beautifully with the Mom Heart Bottle Apron. Make a matching set for anniversaries or as a special surprise.

Find helpful instructions for making bottle aprons here.

   
 
Available in one size:
4.85" x 6.22"
  Available in two sizes:
5.09" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.69"



Request of the Week - Wedding Clotheslines

It's wedding season! Linda requested coordinating bride and groom clotheslines, and they're terrific for adorning fabric gift bags, towel sets, t-shirts, and more. Give to your favorite couple on their special day! Thanks for the suggestion, Linda.
   
   
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 5.54" and 7.80" x 4.60" and 6.85" x 4.04"
 
   Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 6.65" and 7.80" x 5.52" and 6.85" x 4.85"


The Request of the Week program is one where you can suggest a design for us to draw and digitize. It's
a popular program, and designs are scheduled through the middle of 2017. But we still want to read your ideas! Send them to stitch@emblibrary.com for consideration.

To see other designs that have been created by requests, click here.