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Itchin' to Be Stitchin'
Itchin' To Be Stitchin'

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NEW THIS WEEK - June 4th, 2014


Itchin' to be Stitchin' designs are bright, colorful, whimsical, and beautiful! And all of them are overflowing with creative and crafty spirit.

Antique machines wreathed with bright watercolor flowers, vintage sewing machines complete with feathered friends, and colorful sewing sayings are ready to add a crafty touch to projects.

Scroll down the page to see these exciting new designs. Happy stitching!
 

Cute and crafty, this apron is upcycled from old jeans! Click here for free project instructions!


Crafty Watercolor

The beauty of flowers and the love of sewing come together as soft watercolor blooms encompass vintage-style sewing machines. Stitch these elegant designs onto wall hangings, quilts, pillow covers, framed wall art, and more for a unique look inspired by historic sewing machines. Below, an antique hand crank machine is decorated with fine gold filigree and wreathed by graceful clematis blossoms.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.59" x 6.87" and 7.80" x 5.57" and 6.84" x 4.90"


A treadle machine is decorated with loving detail and constructed with the finest craftsmanship. The brilliant watercolor roses add a gorgeous garden element. Let your creativity blossom and grow with designs that blend crafting tradition and blooming-fresh style!
 
Available in four sizes:
10.62" x 6.92" and 9.03" x 5.88" and 7.83" x 5.09" and 6.87" x 4.46"


An antique hand crank machine's unique circular profile is complemented by curving cosmos blossoms. Add a fabulous focal point to framed pieces, pillow shams, quilts, and more!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.98" x 6.86" and 8.58" x 5.86" and 7.82" x 5.38" and 6.87" x 4.74"


Watercolor-style marigolds and tulips pop with color in these crafty designs. Add to tote bags, wall hangings, quilts, and more for a delightful combination of gardening and stitching.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.35" and 5.77" x 7.80" and 4.85" x 6.56"
  Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.62" and 5.58" x 7.80" and 4.83" x 6.79"


Say it with Stitches

Share the joys of sewing with sweet and sassy sayings! These funny and fun-loving designs join the Say It With Stitches collection and are perfect for dressing up pillow covers, wall hangings, tote bags, towels, and more with colorful wit and whimsy.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 6.87" and 6.65" x 5.86" and 5.50" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.40" 
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.41" and 7.25" x 6.88" and 6.19" x 5.88" and 5.14" x 4.89" and 3.86" x 3.67"


Words of wisdom are perfect for brightening the sewing studio. Add to wall hangings, mini-quilts, and framed embroidery for inspiration and a few chuckles, too!
     
   
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.90" and 5.84" x 5.84" and 4.85" x 4.85" and 3.85" x 3.85" 
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.37" and 7.31" x 6.91" and 6.20" x 5.86" and 5.16" x 4.86" and 3.88" x 3.66"


Choose your favorite sayings and stitch onto pillow shams for a crafty set of toss pillows.
     
   
Available in four sizes:
7.35" x 6.86" and 6.27" x 5.89" and 5.17" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.63"
   Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.24" and 7.40" x 6.86" and 6.32" x 5.86" and 5.24" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.58"


The generous hearts of stitchers and crafters are highlighted in these designs. Show the world how much you love making handmade gifts filled to the brim with love and affection!
     
   
Available in four sizes:
7.37" x 6.91" and 6.26" x 5.87" and 5.19" x 4.87" and 3.86" x 3.62"
  Available in four sizes:
7.64" x 6.91" and 6.49" x 5.88" and 5.37" x 4.86" and 3.85" x 3.49"


Have glue gun, will craft! Make something beautiful with pillows, wall hangings, totes, towels, and more that proclaim your crafty spirit.
     
   
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.45" and 7.25" x 6.92"
and 6.13" x 5.84" and 5.10" x 4.86"
and 3.86" x 3.69"
  Available in five sizes:
10.06" x 6.90" and 8.54" x 5.86" and 7.80" x 5.35" and 6.85" x 4.69" and 3.85" x 2.64"


Say it with Stitches VI Design Packs

Say it with stitches! Cute, colorful, and crafty sayings are fun and fabulous on tote bags, quilts, pillow shams, wall hangings, towels, and much more. Get the design pack for all the wit and wisdom in the designs above.
 

Say it with Stitches VI Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 10 designs, priced at only $16.97! Five 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 5 sizes:

**XXL - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**XL - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"



Sing Song Stitches

Sing a song in stitches with these sweet designs! Sewing machines modeled after the sewing machines of yesteryear pay tribute to the stitching past, while bright birds with bobbins, thread, scissors, and more add a bright contemporary touch. Add colorful designs filled with crafting history to quilts, wall hangings, framed pieces, and much more!
   
 
Available in three sizes:
9.09" x 5.86" and 6.88" x 4.43" and 3.86" x 2.48"
 


Vintage machines are perfect for sprucing up the sewing space! These special machines come complete with feathered helpers. So fun and fresh on wall hangings and quilts!
     
   
  Available in three sizes:
6.24" x 5.86" and 5.13" x 4.81" and 3.86" x 3.63"
  Available in three sizes:
6.95" x 5.86" and 5.76" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.25" 


Sweet stitching birds add a delightful touch to sewing-themed quilts, wall hangings, and totes.
   
 
Available in three sizes:
6.73" x 5.85" and 5.63" x 4.89" and 3.86" x 3.35"
 


A fun blend of contemporary style and a tribute to the history of stitching, these designs make a fabulous addition to projects. Perfect for sewing supply bags, towels, mini-quilts, and more!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
8.17" x 5.86" and 6.75" x 4.84" and 3.86" x 2.77"
  Available in three sizes:
8.43" x 5.86" and 6.85" x 4.76" and 3.85" x 2.68"

   
 
Available in three sizes:
7.77" x 5.85" and 6.43" x 4.84" and 3.85" x 2.90"
 

     
 
Available in three sizes:
7.42" x 5.85" and 6.14" x 4.85" and 3.85" x 3.19"
  Available in three sizes:
8.22" x 5.86" and 6.82" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 2.75"


Sing Song Stitches Design Packs

Get all these amazing vintage sewing machines for a song with the design pack! These historically inspired yet sweetly contemporary designs are tailor made for pillow covers, quilts, wall hangings, tote bags, and more.
 

Sing Song Stitches Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 9 designs, priced at only $14.97!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"



Crafty Blackwork

Add a modern yet traditional look to your projects with crafty blackwork! Sleek satin stitches and geometric shapes give this blackwork a fashionable look, while continuing the blackwork tradition that began in Europe as far back as the 16th century. Fast and fabulous on towels, quilts, sewing-themed wall hangings, sewing supply totes, and much more!
     
   
Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.88" x 4.88" and 3.87" x 3.87"
    Available in three sizes:
6.95" x 5.86" and 5.79" x 4.88" and 3.87" x 3.26"


Choose your favorite designs and combine into a striking wall hanging, letting family and friends know that this is the home of a stitcher who is crafty at heart.
     
     
 Available in three sizes:
7.23" x 5.86" and 6.02" x 4.88" and 3.87" x 3.14"
   Available in three sizes:
7.43" x 5.83" and 6.12" x 4.81" and 3.89" x 3.06"


Stitch a set of towels for the kitchen that are refreshing change from the usual themes with these blackwork beauties! The black stitches are gorgeous on white flour sack towels.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.43" x 5.86" and 5.32" x 4.85" and 3.89" x 3.54"
  Available in three sizes:
7.97" x 5.87" and 6.61" x 4.88" and 3.88" x 2.87"


Change the color of these designs in a snap to match your project needs. Make the pincushion a true tomato if you like! And add color to the thimble for a little pop.
     
     
 Available in three sizes:
5.87" x 7.00" and 4.87" x 5.80" and 3.24" x 3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
8.49" x 5.85" and 6.85" x 4.72" and 3.87" x 2.67"


A dress form is elegant and traditional in blackwork. Lovely on sewing bags and quilts!
 
Available in three sizes:
3.17" x 9.38" and 2.32" x 6.86" and 1.31" x 3.88"


Crafty Blackwork Design Packs

Get the Crafty Blackwork Design Pack and create a collection of classic and contemporary blackwork. Versatile designs are beautiful in black and other colors, too, and light enough to stitch onto many different fabrics.
 

Crafty Blackwork Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 9 designs, priced at only $14.97! 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"



Crafty Bunting

The heritage of sewing and craft are highlighted in beautiful bunting designs. Traditional stitching tools and sewing notions take center stage when strung across doorways, entry ways, mantel pieces, and walls. Elegant designs are also cheerful on pillow covers, wall hangings, and towels. Craft a bit of bunting for your favorite space! Step-by-step project instructions show how to stitch the triangles, then connect them together.
     
     
 Available in three sizes:
5.85" x 7.02" and 4.85" x 5.82" and 3.21" x 3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85" x 6.84" and 4.85" x 5.69" and 3.29" x 3.86"

Free tutorial for creating Beautiful Bunting using machine embroidery designs.
Add crafty flair to any room with colorful bunting!

Project instructions demonstrate how easy it is to create a string of bunting, perfect for adding a unique and charming touch to a window space, wall, doorway,  mantel, and more.

Refresh the look of your sewing space, living room, even laundry room with festive bunting!


The triangle shapes set off sewing notions and an antique iron in an artistic fashion. Add a splash of crafty style to your home decor!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85" x 7.40" and 4.85" x 6.13" and 3.04" x 3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 7.17" and 4.86" x 5.95" and 3.16" x 3.86"


A pincushion and a pair of roses pop with color from these designs. Add a classic and colorful look to any room with these vintage sewing-themed vignettes.
     
   
 Available in three sizes:
5.85" x 7.79" and 4.85" x 6.46" and 2.89" x 3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 6.94" and 4.86" x 5.75" and 3.26" x 3.86"


Buttons dance among filigree swirls in a sweet and simple bunting triangle. A cute design for pillow covers as well as bunting!
 
 
 Available in three sizes:
5.85" x 7.13" and 4.85" x 5.92" and 3.16" x 3.86"


Crafty Bunting Design Packs

Craft a special look with bunting in the sewing studio, laundry room, entryway, and porch. Bunting adds a dash of color and a celebration of the stitching arts anywhere you put them! The design pack includes all the bunting designs at the very best price.
 

Crafty Bunting 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"



Special Request of the Week

Watch this space every week for one customer's design request! This week's request comes from Faye, who wished to see Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred all decked out for Canada Day. Canada Day celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 enactment of the act uniting three colonies into a single country. Add Canadian spirit to pillow covers, quilts, wall hangings, and more with these special designs. Thanks for the great idea, Faye!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.91" x 5.85" and 5.71" x 4.84" and 3.86" x 3.26"
  Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 5.85" and 5.71" x 4.84" and 3.86" x 3.20"


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