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Patriotic

NEW THIS WEEK - June 6th, 2007:


Star-Spangled Stitches

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From California to the New York Island, this land was made for you and ME, machine embroidery that is! What could lend better to stitches than the pride we share united by our American spirit. As Flag Day and the Fourth of July near, celebrate in style with projects and gifts galore.
 

Stay true to red, white and blue with crafty yet subtle country decor and quilt packs. With just enough patriotic style to be festive, designs can still be used year-round whether they're gracing table or bedroom linens, kitchen and guest towels, or even pieced together in a grand quilt.  

Recall fond memories of days gone by with vintage redwork in two different styles; both capturing the timeless essence of traditional hand embroidery. Designs featuring Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred enjoying favorite summer pastimes will stitch so sweetly on rag quilt squares. And vintage firework and flag designs will dazzle flour sack towels, napkins, T-shirts and more.
 

A Patriotic Windsock is a fun way to show pride this Fourth of July and all summer long!  Click here for free project instructions!
 

Looking for a way to honor the hardworking men and women who have dedicated themselves to our freedom? New in-the-hoop gifts are just the right size and weight to slip into cards and envelopes. Pack powerful patriotism with magnets carrying meaningful messages and check out new bookmarks in both lace and applique style.

Scroll down to check out new designs that remind us, with every stitch and from sea to shining sea, we're proud to be American.


Country Summer Decor
It's a recipe for fun decor! Wind rustic stars around a wreath or swag, add heart-shaped berries in festive summer colors and finish off with a dandy gingham bow for a truly terrific treat to stitch. Inspired by Americana style, these floral decor designs are perfect when used together for heartwarming wall hangings, or individually -- great for creating unique house-warming gifts or well-personalized wedding gifts. And don't forget hostess' gifts for Fourth of July picnics and other summer celebrations.
 

Country Summer Wreath
Enjoy the cheery and bright appeal of summer decor by stitching on darling throw pillows, quilt squares, table linens or even a light-weight denim jacket.

Available in three sizes:
6.06"X5.86" and 5.01"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.74"


Country Summer Swag
With a scallop shape, swags are fun designs to repeat while incorporating them into home decor projects like window treatments, quilts and afghans, mantle scarves and much more! 

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X5.46" and 6.88"X3.99"


Country Summer Vine Border
When it's time to play hostess, be the one with the most-est! Whether serving on the patio or deck, or inside where it's cool, set a grand table with matching placemats and table cloths embellished with a festive border. Or don it on bed and bath linens for hearty home decor.
The middle size border has been digitized for use with the Endless Hoop.

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.41" and 5.99"X1.90" and 3.84"X1.55"



A Country Summer Wreath Value Pack


The Patriotic wreath designs above are available in a value pack! The large pack contains all sizes of the designs above and is priced at only $8.97! The small pack contains 5 designs and is priced at only $6.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and
add this value pack to your shopping basket.
 
 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7

 

 

 

Sunbonnet Sue's Fourth of July Celebration
Join Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred as they enjoy light-hearted summer pastimes from fishing to picnics, starry-night skies and tasty watermelon treats. This delightful collection of designs embodies the simple pleasures of summers departed in a fitting vintage redwork style. Create good ol' fashion summer fun that stitches so sweetly on kitchen linens, quilt blocks, tote bags and more!

Sunbonnet Sue's Picnic
There's plenty of food to go around as Sue and her pet pals share a lazy afternoon picnic.

Available in two sizes:
6.30"X4.85" and 3.84"X2.95"


Sharing Watermelon Wedges
A juicy chunk of watermelon is extra refreshing when enjoyed with a friend on a hot summer day.

Available in two sizes:
6.85"X4.25" and 3.86"X2.40"


Parade Promenade
The music! The floats! The crowds! Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred join the excitement of a Fourth of July parade with true teamwork. What a crowd pleaser!

Available in two sizes:
6.85"X4.64" and 3.86"X2.62"


Summer Snacks for Two
With a basket of goodies, Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred enjoy a tasty treat under a shady tree.

Available in two sizes:
4.89"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.81"


Sunbonnet Sue's Evening Stroll
A peaceful night with sparkling stars sets in as Sunbonnet Sue walks her sleepy pup home.

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.97" and 3.12"X3.85"


Fishing Away the Day
Fisherman Fred knows how to enjoy his afternoon -- with a yummy lunch and a calm lake!

Available in two sizes:
5.52"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.40"



A Patriotic Sunbonnet Sue Value Pack


The 6 Patriotic Sunbonnet Sue designs above are available in a value pack - priced at only $7.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and
add this value pack to your shopping basket.
 
 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4

 

Country Home Quilt
Rekindle the American Spirit by reminiscing of the days of piecing together quilts and
hand-made items to create gifts and goods. Gathering a variety of inspirations from styles like Americana decor and early colonial floral, as well as using fruit elements for subtle summer appeal, these designs are traditional yet light-hearted.
Featuring applique, quilt block, border and corner designs, this collection is a recipe for quilter's delight. Or,
combine three ornate circle and square designs for sets of framed thread art, trivets, coasters and more. Plus, matching wall hangings and table runners will take stage with grand splendor in patios and porches.

Country Home Strawberries Circle
A summertime favorite, these berries have down home appeal in a hearty yet simple style.

Available in three sizes:
6.00"X5.82" and 5.00"X4.85" and 3.90"X3.79"


Country Home Flower Circle
Its gorgeous radial symmetry makes this design "sew" versatile. An air of simplicity and traditional style makes it a wonderful embellishment on garments, linens, throw pillows, placemats and more!

Available in three sizes:
5.41"X6.00" and 4.51"X5.00" and 3.52"X3.90"


Country Home Flower Square
The floral corner adornments of this design create a natural embroidered matting, perfect for framing. 

Available in three sizes:
6.00"X6.00" and 5.00"X5.00" and 3.90"X3.90"


Country Home Tulip Square
This collection of tulips and corner blooms lends superbly to trivets and coasters.

Available in three sizes:
5.98"X5.99" and 5.00"X5.00" and 3.90"X3.90"


 Country Home Accents
Borders and corners is the ultimate embroidery combination for soaring creativity; from placemats and napkins, hand towels and wash cloths, shirt sets, quilts, bedding and more!

The middle size border has been digitized for use with the Endless Hoop.

Country Home Flower Border

 

Country Home Flower Corner

 

Available in three sizes:
5.99"X3.11" and 5.00"X2.42" and 3.90"X1.89"

 

Available in three sizes:
3.00"X3.00" and 2.50"X2.50" and 1.95"X1.95"


Country Home Quilt Label
Each stitch is made with love and pride as a quilt takes shape.
Share a special signature or message for such heartfelt gift.

Available in two sizes:
6.83"X4.58" and 3.86"X2.56"


Country Home Applique Apple
With its country appeal, this applique apple block will look delicious on kitchen linens, as well as being used in quilting and home decor projects.

Available in three sizes:
6.00"X6.00" and 5.00"X5.00" and 3.90"X3.90"


Country Home Applique Flower
It's a brilliant fanfare of floral artistry, and a simple star makes a subtle patriotic statement, perfect for country and Americana decor all year-round. 

Available in three sizes:
5.61"X6.00" and 4.67"X4.99" and 3.65"X3.90"


Country Home Stipples
Three new stipple designs, featuring classic Americana elements like stylized flowers and fruit, are perfect for summer and patriotic quilts. Each stipple design is a single pass stitch.

Country Home Flower Stipple

Available in three sizes:
6.00"X6.00" and 5.00"X5.00" and 3.90"X3.90"


Country Home Cherry Stipple

Available in three sizes:
6.00"X6.00" and 5.00"X5.00" and 3.90"X3.90"


Country Home Strawberry Stipple

Available in three sizes:
6.00"X6.00" and 5.00"X5.00" and 3.90"X3.90"



A Country Home Quilt Value Pack


The 12 Patriotic Americana Quilt designs above are available in a value pack - priced at only $16.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and
add this value pack to your shopping basket.
 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4

 

 

 

Patriotic Magnets
Wear your heart on your sleeve, or your refrigerator! Patriotic magnets are a fabulous way to honor and respect the values and people that make this land grand. Whether at home, in the garage or at the office, stick them to anything metal. Fun for gifts; make them for church bazaars, craft sales, or even as party favors for Independence Day gatherings!

Quick-to-Stitch: Make them completely in-the-hoop.
To see how it's done, click here for a free video tutorial!

American Flag Magnet

 

God Bless America Magnet

 

Available in two sizes:
3.85"X3.31" and 3.35"X2.88"

  Available in two sizes:
3.85"X3.85" and 3.35"X3.35"

Support Our Troops Magnet

 

U.S.A. Magnet

 

Available in two sizes:
3.85"X3.85" and 3.34"X3.35"

  Available in two sizes:
3.84"X3.86" and 3.39"X3.40"

Star-Spangled Eagle Magnet

 

Sky Stripes Magnet

 

Available in two sizes:
3.85"X3.85" and 3.35"X3.35"

  Available in two sizes:
3.87"X3.86" and 3.37"X3.37"

Peace Sign Magnet

 

Land of the Free Magnet

 

Available in two sizes:
3.88"X3.87" and 3.38"X3.38"

  Available in two sizes:
3.85"X2.70" and 3.35"X2.35"


A Patriotic Refrigerator Magnets Value Pack


The 8 Patriotic refrigerator magnet designs above are available in a value pack - priced at only $10.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and
add this value pack to your shopping basket.
 
 
All designs smaller than 4 x 4   All designs smaller than 4 x 4

 

Patriotic Vintage -- Dollar Delights

Put on a Sousa march and start your stitching! Energetic vintage designs capture the nostalgic fun of Independence Day with stars and stripes, firecrackers, flags and more. These versatile designs take on the look of traditional needlework, but are so quick to sew. Find dozens of places for them on everything from T-shirts and light summer linens.

Digitized for one color as traditional redwork, each patriotic design has color stops so you may sew Fourth of July Fun in different colors, as shown here.
 

 Uncle Sam's Hat - only $1.00!

 

 Firecrackers - only $1.00!

 

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.72" and 3.25"X3.85"

  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.27" and 3.54"X3.85"

Land of the Free - only $1.00!

 

Colonial Flag - only $1.00!

 

Available in two sizes:
6.51"X4.80" and 3.85"X2.83"

  Available in two sizes:
5.73"X4.79" and 3.85"X3.22"

Fireworks Display - only $1.00!   U.S.A. Banner - only $1.00!

 

Available in two sizes:
4.81"X5.45" and 3.42"X3.85"

  Available in two sizes:
6.79"X3.63" and 3.85"X2.07"

 

 


Request of the Week

Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending
us tons of terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. As a way
to expand on designs for specific quests, this space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."
Here is the request this week:
 

Patriotic Bookmarks
The kindness of embroiders reaches impressive heights of inspiration with every project, every stitch and every well-chosen design. We constantly receive touching stories and ideas from enthusiastic stitchers who pour their hearts and scraps into projects honoring those who serve or have served. And for many of us, a special reminder of the country we love, is small and a prideful way to celebrate a land of freedom.

Click on these links for Freestanding Lace and Bookmark instructions.
 
Eagle Bookmark (Lace)
  Banner Bookmark (Lace)   U.S. Flag Bookmark   Eagle Bookmark
     
Available in two sizes:
2.71"X6.84" and 1.53"X3.87"
  Available in two sizes:
2.92"X6.83" and 1.67"X3.87"
  Available in one size:
1.77"X5.54"
  Available in one size:
1.77"X5.54"


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