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Think of some of the lightest things in the world -- a fragrant breeze, cool clover, soft flower petals. This week's new designs are that light and even lighter. We've put together different blends of decorative stitches in open and airy designs that are perfect for any summer project!

Country Go 'Round circle designs feature scenes of dragonflies, darling bluebirds, honeybees, a rooster, and other classic country motifs.

A medley of stitches come together in Bloom Where You Are Planted floral designs that are full of style but a breeze to stitch. Nature's curves mix with lots of fun lines for a unique look sure to please on a wide variety of home decor and apparel projects.

Big yet delicate borders are light enough for the most delicate fabrics, and ideal for scattering along skirt and shirt hemlines, and for adding fast and colorful embellishments to table and bed linens.

Sunbonnet Sue, Umbrella Girl, and friends keep cool in the garden. Cute and classic embroidery icons get a refreshing update in quick-stitching designs with open spaces and bright colors.

Take your time and enjoy breezing down the page to see all these beautiful new designs!

Free project instructions for embroidering on straw hats.

Create your own cool shade this summer with an embroidered big-brimmed floppy hat. Click here to find Kenny's tips and advice for stitching on a floppy hat.



Country Go 'Round

Classic and traditional, delicate and colorful, these circle designs have country charm to spare. Brighten your kitchen for summer by adding sweet circles to flour sack towels, lightweight potholders, and even curtains. But don't just stop with the kitchen -- they'll also roll naturally onto lightweight sweaters, reusable shopping bags, summer pillow shams, and lots more.

You can almost feel the heat of the summer sun in a dragonfly and floral design, while birds sing their songs on oh-so-delicate branches.
     
A quick stitch circle machine embroidery design with dragonflies and flowers.   A quick stitch circle machine embroidery design with birds.
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.79" and 5.90"X5.89" and 4.89"X4.88" and 3.88"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.77" and 5.89"X5.86" and 4.89"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.78"


A proud rooster crows atop a fence, while bees and blossoms circle a hive full of honey.
     
A rooster sits on a fence in a quick stitch machine embroidery design.   A quick stitch bees and beehive machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X6.91" and 6.63"X5.86" and 5.48"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.40"
  Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.76" and 5.89"X5.87" and 4.87"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"


These designs are both fruit trios, with apples, pears, and oranges growing on the fruit tree, and grapes, watermelon, and strawberries forming the fruit pyramid on the right.
     
A quick stitch fruit tree machine embroidery design circle.   A quick stitch circle machine embroidery design with fruit.
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.14" and 6.42"X5.87" and 5.32"X4.87" and 3.84"X3.51"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.15" and 6.41"X5.87" and 5.32"X4.88" and 3.86"X3.54"


What says summer better than fresh squeezed lemonade and brightly blooming sunflowers? Stitch onto lightweight towels and summer garments for sunny seasonal decorations.
     
A quick stitch circle machine embroidery design with lemons and a pitcher of lemonade.   A quick stitch circle machine embroidery design with sunflowers.
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.88"X5.87" and 4.87"X4.85" and 3.87"X3.84"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.33" and 6.24"X5.85" and 5.17"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.62"


A bunny leaps through the arbor in a design with a vintage feel. Simple, elegant, and very precious.
 
A quick stitch circle machine embroidery design with a hopping bunny.
Available in four sizes:
7.60"X7.80" and 5.87"X5.99" and 4.88"X4.95" and 3.82"X3.86"


Country Go 'Round Design Packs


Round up all these cute and classic country circles at a great price by purchasing the design pack! Experiment with different colors to match your home decor. You'll be amazed at how many bright and beautiful projects you can make with these light and delicate designs.

Country Go 'Round Design Pack

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

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


The pack is available in 4 sizes:

**XL - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Bloom Where You Are Planted

Decorative stitches take center stage in the designs below, as we've combined different classical stitches -- zigzags, diamonds, stars -- in light and lively scenes that will look beautiful wherever you plant them! Delicate and colorful designs use unique and interesting stitch types: they're big on style and substance, but light in stitches and low in thread changes, too.

Just in time for the holiday, the floral design on the left is reminiscent of fireworks exploding on the Fourth of July. The intricate mix of lines in the feather and flowers on the right add up to a very pretty look.
     
Quick stitch floral machine embroidery design.   Quick stitch flower and feather machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.82"X7.67" and 5.98"X5.87" and 4.96"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.79"


Open and airy designs are a breeze to stitch, yet have a powerful effect in terms of adding interest and elegance to any project!
     
A light-stitching and slightly vintage floral machine embroidery design.   A quick stitch machine embroidery design with flowers.
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.75" and 5.89"X5.85" and 4.92"X4.89" and 3.85"X3.83"
  Available in four sizes:
7.65"X7.81" and 5.85"X5.97" and 4.85"X4.95" and 3.78"X3.86"


A butterfly with beautifully patterned wings gets up close and personal with a bright flower, and the geometric patterns and curving stems in the flowers on the right make a compelling contrast.
     
A butterfly and flower machine embroidery design.   A light and airy floral machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
7.57"X7.85" and 5.86"X6.08" and 4.86"X5.04" and 3.72"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.79" and 5.86"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"


The straight stitches on these flower stems hold soft curving flowers.
     
A light stitching flower machine embroidery design.   Light and airy flowers and leaves machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
7.73"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.90" and 4.85"X4.90" and 3.82"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.69" and 5.94"X5.86" and 4.94"X4.87" and 3.85"X3.80"


Decorative stitches give a vintage feel and a hand-stitched look to this lovely design.
 
A light stitching butterfly and floral machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.72" and 5.92"X5.86" and 4.89"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.81"


Bloom Where You Are Planted Design Packs


A wonderful blend of decorative and delicate stitches give these light designs a unique vintage yet contemporary look. Transform your next project with a little bit of embroidery that goes a long way.

Grow Where You Are Planted Design Pack

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

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


The pack is available in 4 sizes:

**XL - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Light & Lovely Borders

Borders are a great way to enhance the appearance of table linens, bed linens, and towels. The hems of shirts, dresses, and skirts also look so attractive with a light and lovely embroidered border. And borders like the ones below are perfect for the season, with open spaces and fanciful elements that are as refreshing as a summer breeze!

Airy filigree swirls complement the denser portions of this design. A terrific addition to pillow shams and quilts. The middle size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
A quick stitching machine embroidery design border.
Available in three sizes:
9.43"X4.73" and 5.94"X3.26" and 3.88"X1.97"


Run this repeating design along the edge of a tablecloth or table runner for decorative yet dignified dining room decor. The middle size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
A quick stitching machine embroidery design border.
Available in three sizes:
9.43"X1.63" and 5.95"X1.29" and 3.88"X0.69"


A fleur-de-lis is the centerpiece of a border sure to add charm and grace to any project. The middle size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
A quick stitching fleur-de-lis and filigree machine embroidery design border.
Available in three sizes:
9.42"X4.56" and 6.00"X3.14" and 3.86"X1.87"


An open and breezy design, ideal for lightweight placemats and linen napkins. Dress up your table for light summer suppers! The middle size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
A quick stitching machine embroidery design border.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X1.78" and 6.00"X1.39" and 3.86"X0.74"


The diamonds' geometric shapes are an interesting complement to the curving butterfly wings, shells, and leaves. Very nice on address banners and garden flags! The middle size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
A quick stitching butterfly and diamond machine embroidery design border.
Available in three sizes:
9.39"X4.78" and 5.98"X3.28" and 3.86"X1.96"


Stitch this brilliant border onto a T-shirt and transform it into something beautiful. The middle size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
A quick stitching butterfly and diamond machine embroidery design border.
Available in three sizes:
9.37"X1.94" and 5.97"X1.47" and 3.86"X0.80"


Pretty flowers bloom along this border, while simple curving lines give a sense of movement and energy. The middle size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
A quick stitching floral machine embroidery design border.
Available in three sizes:
9.35"X4.16" and 6.00"X2.88" and 3.86"X1.72"

 
A quick stitching machine embroidery design border.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X1.58" and 5.99"X1.27" and 3.86"X0.65"


This traditional and open border is just the thing to create a classic look on table linens and cushions. The middle size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
A quick stitching machine embroidery design border.
Available in three sizes:
9.39"X3.86" and 6.00"X2.76" and 3.86"X1.60"


Light stitching and lacy, this border is ideal for sprucing up decor and apparel. The middle size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
A quick stitching machine embroidery design border.
Available in three sizes:
9.44"X1.60" and 5.99"X1.33" and 3.90"X0.67"


Create a pleasingly symmetrical look on pillows and wall hangings with a contemporary yet classic border design. The middle size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
A quick stitching floral machine embroidery design border.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.18" and 6.00"X2.25" and 3.86"X1.31"

 
A quick stitching machine embroidery design border with stars.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X1.59" and 5.94"X1.26" and 3.86"X0.66"


Sunbonnet Sue & Friends

Sunbonnet Sue, Fisherman Fred, Umbrella Girl, and their friends have become beloved embroidery icons for good reason: they're adorable and they do fun things!

Light stitches, open spaces, and bright colors update these traditional designs. Add a touch of whimsy while continuing a time-honored embroidery tradition by stitching these much loved sewing classics onto quilts, baby blankets, T-shirts, and tote bags.

Fisherman Fred is off with his fishing rod and bucket to enjoy his favorite pastime, while Sunbonnet Sue stops to smell the flowers.
     
A light-stitching Fisherman Fred machine embroidery design.   A light-stitching Sunbonnet Sue machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.84" and 4.87"X4.87" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.86"X7.82" and 5.88"X5.84" and 4.91"X4.87" and 3.89"X3.85"

Potholders, low nap towels, and kitchen wall hangings are great places for Umbrella Girl and Suspender Sam to enjoy their strolls.
     
A light-stitching Umbrella Girl machine embroidery design.   A light-stitching Suspender Sam machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.75" and 5.85"X5.83" and 4.88"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.84"
  Available in four sizes:
7.86"X7.79" and 5.88"X5.83" and 4.91"X4.86" and 3.88"X3.88"


Gingham Dog makes a new friend and Calico Cat says hello to the butterfly in adorable designs for children's items such as bibs, onesies, blankets, and burp cloths.
     
A light-stitching Gingham Dog machine embroidery design.   A light-stitching Calico Cat machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.78" and 5.87"X5.85" and 4.89"X4.88" and 3.88"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.73" and 5.91"X5.86" and 4.92"X4.88" and 3.85"X3.82"

 
With over 75,000 designs, Embroidery Library has embroidery styles and motifs to fit any taste and enhance any project. Follow the links below to enjoy other light styles like the new designs this week that blend different stitch types, for beautiful and unique looks that are a dream to sew, and add a whole lot of appeal and interest to your decor and apparel. Be sure to browse around to find exactly what you like!

Click the links below to find these beautiful designs, and start stitching some light and breezy designs!
 
Vintage Kitchen designs have the delicate look of old-fashioned embroidery, giving these diamonds a big dash of personal charm. Light-stitching and brightly colored vintage-style designs are perfect when tucked onto corners of kitchen towels, placemats, napkins - even curtains! To see how Kenny used this design to make a Topsy Towel, click here.

Click here to see all designs and sizes of these classic vintage kitchen designs.

 
Embroidered Echoes is a newer style, pairing graceful and elegant detail with a "shadow" or "echo." These light and lively designs are fashionable -- and fast -- embellishments, a lovely way to brighten up garments and home decor.

Most
Echoes designs have a light and lacy feature that is the focal point in the foreground, and a muted, understated "echo" in the background. Some styles have filled in elements in the foreground, such as the Bursting with Blooms designs.

Be sure to peruse the wide variety of subjects and themes in the Embroidered Echoes style -- click here to see them all!

 
Vintage-style Sunbonnet Sue is busy planting, watering, and harvesting her garden. These airy and adorable Gardening with Sunbonnet Sue designs are a great match for children's attire, quilts, wall-hangings, flour sack towels, and more! For more vintage-style Sunbonnet Sue, see the Sewing with Sunbonnet Sue designs, too.

Click here to see the vintage-stitch Gardening with Sunbonnet Sue designs.


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