Embroidery Library
Hip to Be Square
Hip to be Square
Free project instructions
NEW THIS WEEK - June 19th 2013
This week's new designs make it hip to be square! Squares are the perfect shape for embellishing pillow covers, tote bags, quilts, and more.

Inspirational sayings and expressions of faith spread love and good cheer to your family and friends. Sweet little birdies, including chickadees, goldfinches, bluebirds, and cardinals will fly onto your projects, bringing joy to your summer stitching.

A Jane Austen quote, hearts filled with dog and cat silhouettes, patriotic Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred, and more are ready to brighten your summertime stitching!

Square designs are a perfect fit on pillows, like this one. Click here for free project instructions!



Words of wisdom, declarations of faith, expressions of love...you'll find all these in the sayings below. Stitched with bright colors and lots of heart, these designs have all the ingredients to uplift and inspire. Add to pillow shams, tote bags, towels, quilts, and more to share loving feelings and good cheer with your family and friends.
Available in five sizes:
7.75"X7.79" and 6.83"X6.84" and 5.88"X5.90" and 4.86"X4.88" and 3.84"X3.86"


A bushel holds a whole lot of love, while a "peck" is just a little bit more (8 gallons to be exact!) Add to wall hangings and mini-quilts to show family and friends just how much they're loved.
Available in five sizes:
7.75"X7.79" and 6.84"X6.86" and 5.86"X5.89" and 4.86"X4.89" and 3.84"X3.86"


Get good direction with this design! Wonderful on Bible covers and book bags.
Available in five sizes:
7.78"X7.66" and 6.83"X6.75" and 5.94"X5.85" and 4.92"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.79"


Out of faith, hope, and love, the greatest of these is love. Add this design anywhere you'd like to be reminded of these words of wisdom.
Available in five sizes:
7.79"X7.59" and 6.84"X6.69" and 5.96"X5.81" and 4.97"X4.85" and 3.88"X3.78"


"Throughout the storm you keep me warm" is the sweet saying in this design. Add to pillow shams, wall hangings, and totes for a warm feeling every time you read it!
Available in five sizes:
7.78"X7.77" and 6.84"X6.85" and 5.83"X5.82" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.89"X3.89"


"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!" Stitch this joyous phrase onto home decor projects for a bit of inspiration every day.
Available in five sizes:
7.75"X7.79" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.82"X5.86" and 4.85"X4.89" and 3.84"X3.90"


A dash of western enthusiasm and encouragement, perfect for horse lovers, cowboys and cowgirls, country and urban farmers, and anyone who could use a little lift.
Available in five sizes:
7.79"X7.71" and 6.90"X6.85" and 5.90"X5.84" and 4.88"X4.83" and 3.88"X3.84"


Stitch a loving sentiment with this sweet design!
Available in five sizes:
7.79"X7.64" and 6.84"X6.73" and 5.95"X5.83" and 4.96"X4.86" and 3.88"X3.81"


Celebrate with song and music, from your heart to the Lord. A design inspired by Ephesians 5:19, ideal for joyful tote bags, pillow shams, wall hangings, and more.
Available in five sizes:
7.78"X7.65" and 6.90"X6.81" and 5.94"X5.83" and 4.91"X4.82" and 3.86"X3.79"


Stitch a bit of sunshine for the people who make you happy. This version has the word "gray." Delightful in framed embroidery! Also a big day-brightener on towels.
Available in five sizes:
7.78"X7.51" and 6.84"X6.62" and 6.08"X5.87" and 5.07"X4.89" and 3.87"X3.73"


This version includes "grey" skies. Spread sunshine and happiness anywhere you stitch it!
Available in five sizes:
7.78"X7.51" and 6.84"X6.62" and 6.08"X5.87" and 5.07"X4.89" and 3.87"X3.73"


A magical unicorn prances under the words "I believe." Fabulous on tablet and e-reader covers, book bags, and wall hangings for dreamers and readers alike.
Available in five sizes:
7.79"X7.73" and 6.90"X6.88" and 5.91"X5.86" and 4.89"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.83"


A century ago, Jane Austen penned her novel of love and romance, Pride and Prejudice. Celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of this timeless classic with the first line of the book, and a quill inside an inkpot. Austen's work has enjoyed a new popularity for some time now, with tributes and adaptations abounding. Perfect for literature lovers on book bags, e-reader covers, and pillow shams!
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.70" and 6.86"X6.79" and 5.91"X5.84" and 5.39"X4.88"


The Bluebirds of Happiness are ever-so-popular, and keep landing on the most adorable projects. We made a larger size of the original bluebirds for even more project flexibility, and are releasing them today. And, you'll find more bird buddies to join them on your projects! Below the bluebirds are chickadees, goldfinches, robins, and cardinals -- all just waiting to fly home with you to perch on tote bags, pillow covers, table linens, wall hangings, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.86" and 4.85"X4.84 and 3.85"X3.84"
  Available in three sizes:
6.28"X5.86" and 5.19"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.60


Perching among pretty petals, these bluebirds make cheerful additions to summer projects such as T-shirts, book bags for the beach, summer garden flags, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.02"X5.86" and 4.98"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.73"
  Available in three sizes:
8.23"X5.86" and 6.80"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.60"


Shhhh, these bluebirds are enjoying a little nap. Very sweet on table linens -- coordinate placemats, table runners, and napkins to dress up your dining table with happiness!
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.35" and 4.86"X5.25" and 3.55"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.44" and 4.82"X5.28" and 3.52"X3.86"


Charming chickadees join the bluebirds of happiness, chirping with good cheer. Put two together on a pillow sham to bring their sweet song to your home decor.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.20"X5.86" and 5.12"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.65"
  Available in three sizes:
6.12"X5.85" and 5.07"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.70"


The little birdie on the left is ready to take flight, while the one on the right shakes his tail feathers. Summer purses and handbags are perfect landing spots for these chipper chickadees.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.42"X5.86" and 5.30"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.52"
  Available in three sizes:
5.94"X5.86" and 4.94"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.81"


Colorful goldfinches sing a beautiful song as they enjoy a warm summer breeze. Mini-quilts and wall hangings are calling to be embellished with these happy birds!
 
Available in three sizes:
6.30"X5.86" and 5.21"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.59"
  Available in three sizes:
6.10"X5.85" and 5.04"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.70"


Goldfinch designs are full of life and positive energy, with open spaces and curving lines. A little bird told me these finely-feathered fellows would be very eye-catching on tote bags.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.22"X5.86" and 5.01"X4.71" and 3.86"X3.63"
  Available in three sizes:
6.06"X5.86" and 5.00"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.74"


Get a bird's-eye view of the world with charming robins. A sure sign of spring and a backyard buddy through the summer, robins are an ever-popular design element. Frame two or more to bring their good cheer into your home year round.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.26"X5.86" and 5.16"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.61"
  Available in three sizes:
6.53"X5.86" and 5.40"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.46" 


Stitch all four robin designs onto throw pillows to create your own friendly flock!
 
Available in three sizes:
5.92"X5.86" and 4.88"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.82"
  Available in three sizes:
6.21"X5.86" and 5.08"X4.79" and 3.86"X3.64"


Stitch a splash of color with brilliant cardinals. Resplendent in their deep red feathers and black bibs, these birds are the first word in avian fashion! So handsome on table linens, wall hangings, pillow shams, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.08"X5.84" and 5.00"X4.81" and 3.86"X3.71"
  Available in three sizes:
6.12"X5.86" and 5.08"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.69"


Soaring to new heights of beauty, one cardinal sings a merry tune while another spreads his wings. Fabulous on towels for the kitchen and the bath!
 
Available in three sizes:
5.87"X5.86" and 4.83"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.70"
  Available in three sizes:
5.90"X5.86" and 4.88"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.83"


In a doggone sweet design, silhouettes of several different dog breeds form a heart shape. Wear your puppy love on your sleeve -- and your tote, your towel, and more!
Available in five sizes:
7.81"X7.49" and 7.12"X6.84" and 6.12"X5.86" and 5.10"X4.88" and 3.86"X3.70"


Cat lovers unite! This heart shape is filled with kitties striking a pose in silhouette. Give this design nine lives on T-shirts, pillow shams, and more.
Available in five sizes:
7.80"X7.50" and 7.19"X6.90" and 6.11"X5.89" and 5.07"X4.87" and 3.85"X3.70"


Let these horses prance right into your heart, and onto projects for equine lovers everywhere.
Available in five sizes:
7.79"X7.44" and 7.21"X6.89" and 6.10"X5.83" and 5.05"X4.82" and 3.88"X3.70"


Unicorns live in our hearts, with their promise of magical and happy endings. Tween girls will adore this design, as will anyone who believes in fairy tales and happily every after.
Available in five sizes:
7.80"X7.43" and 7.22"X6.88" and 6.13"X5.84" and 5.07"X4.83" and 3.88"X3.70"



Special Requests of the Week

Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending us your terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. This space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."

Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred are as American as apple pie, and here they dress the part. The stars and stripes make these designs perfect for Fourth of July decorations. Add to towels, picnic linens, shirts, and more for a firecracker of an embellishment. Stitchers have long requested Sue and Fred in red, white, and blue, and now Patriotic Sunbonnet Sue and Patriotic Fisherman Fred are ready to dress up your patriotic projects!
     
   
Available in three sizes:
5.87"X6.39" and 4.86"X5.30" and 3.54"X3.86" 
  Available in three sizes:
5.87"X7.83" and 4.86"X6.56" and 2.86"X3.85"
 


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