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Sea to Shining Sea

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Sea to shining sea is the theme of this week's new designs, with patriotic motifs, majestic animals, historical figures, and beloved national landmarks celebrating the very best parts of America!

The noble bald eagle, the national bird of the United States, is the star this week, in close-ups, medleys, and stars and stripes. "Shabby chic" collages of classic American symbols, cameo silhouettes of famous historical figures and their inspiring words, and quick-stitching icons and landmarks that span the entire United States will help you create excellent decor and apparel projects. We even have an apple pie recipe in redwork. What could be more American!

To round out the series, wild animals show off their incredible strength and natural beauty in stunning one-color silhouette designs. Surprise your favorite hunter or outdoor enthusiast with one of these awesome creatures!

Take a tour through the new designs, and see what inspires you!

Free project instructions for upcycling jeans into a handy tote bag.

Inspired by a Stitchers Showcase project, Kenny upcycled an old pair of jeans into a fabulous and fashionable denim tote. Click here for free project instructions to see how he did it, and to make one of your own!



Eye of the Eagle

The Eye of the Eagle designs joins our growing collection of striking "Eye of" designs, all of them intense, and all of them different from almost anything you'll see in the world of embroidery. Complex shading and amazing detail give these designs an impressive naturalism. You'll really feel like you're looking right into the eye of ... a cougar, an owl, a tiger, and a wolf! Stitch them individually or combine them for a stunning look on pillows, wall hangings, jacket backs, tote bags, and more. Perfect for animal lovers and outdoor enthusiasts!

The American flag overlays an amber eagle eye, adding an even stronger patriotic flair to the United States' national bird. The eagle eye design on the right is no less majestic without the flag.
     
A dramatic and detailed eye of the bald eagle, with a United States flag framed around the eye.   A closeup of an eagle's eye machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
8.60"X11.58" and 6.98"X9.37" and 5.86"X7.86" and 4.85"X6.50"
  Available in four sizes:
8.60"X11.58" and 6.98"X9.37" and 5.86"X7.86" and 4.85"X6.49"


America the Beautiful

Classic American symbols -- the bald eagle, gold stars, the Statue of Liberty, a lighthouse -- form gorgeous patriotic medleys, backed by historic and enduring words in flowing cursive-like script. Different elements combine together to create a very popular "shabby chic" look. You can see some of our other shabby chic designs here.

A bald eagle soars against the words from the Pledge of Allegiance. Bright gold stars and lush red roses add brilliant pops of color, in a beautiful centerpiece for a quilt or wall hanging.
 
Shabby chic medley of an eagle, roses, and stars against the Pledge of Allegiance.
Available in three sizes:
7.14"X7.00" and 6.00"X5.87" and 4.96"X4.87"

     
An American bald eagle machine embroidery design. A red rose machine embroidery design. A gold star machine embroidery design.
Available in one size:
3.86"X3.04"
Available in one size:
3.25"X1.87"
Available in one size:
2.11"X2.02"


The Statue of Liberty holds high her lamp, with the words from "The New Colossus," the poem inscribed inside the lower level of the statue's pedestal. Bright and cheerful flowers add to the Statue's message of hope.
 
A shabby chic Statue of Liberty machine embroidery design medley.
Available in three sizes:
6.97"X7.82" and 5.86"X6.57" and 4.84"X5.45"


The Statute of Liberty and flowers from the above design are available as single designs. Stitch onto wall hangings to create your own fabulous medley!
     
Statue of Liberty machine embroidery design.   Blue flowers and buds machine embroidery design.
Available in one size:
1.64"X5.02"
  Available in one size:
3.16"X2.44"


Lyrics from "America the Beautiful" scroll behind a patriotic lighthouse, celebrating America's status as a beacon for the world. "Amber waves of grain" are represented by the golden wheat framing the lighthouse. A stunning design for framed embroidery!
 
The lyrics to America the Beautiful with a lighthouse and wheat grains machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
6.65"X6.97" and 5.57"X5.84" and 4.62"X4.83"

     
A machine embroidery lighthouse design.   Wheat stalk.
Available in one size:
1.19"X3.85"
  Available in one size:
2.57"X3.85"


Historical American Cameos

Classic silhouette cameos are filled with famous quotes from historical American figures in this inspiring, dignified collection of designs. These designs make wonderful expressions for the history buffs in your life! And be sure to see our other cameos in this style, highlighting famous authors.

"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past" from Thomas Jefferson and "Whatever you are, be a good one" by Abraham Lincoln kick off the Historical American Cameos collection.
   
A cameo silhouette with a quote from Thomas Jefferson.   A cameo silhouette with a quote from Abraham Lincoln.
Available in two sizes:
5.83"X7.40" and 4.82"X6.13"
  Available in two sizes:
5.88"X7.33" and 4.88"X6.08"


Theodore Roosevelt's "Believe you can and you're halfway there" and John F. Kennedy's "Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction" make inspirational embellishments for pillow shams and wall hangings.
   
A cameo silhouette with a quote from Theodore Roosevelt.   A cameo silhouette with a quote from John F. Kennedy.
Available in two sizes:
5.83"X7.32" and 4.82"X6.06"
  Available in two sizes:
5.83"X7.32" and 4.82"X6.05"


Two former First Ladies chime in with their own philosophies of strength and patriotism. Eleanor Roosevelt's "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts" and Lady
Bird Johnson's "The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom" are perfect for framed embroidery and historical quilts!
   
A cameo silhouette with a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt.   A cameo silhouette with a quote from Ladybird Johnson.
Available in two sizes:
5.88"X7.34" and 4.88"X6.09"
  Available in two sizes:
5.83"X7.40" and 4.82"X6.12"


"Where liberty dwells, there is my country" from Benjamin Franklin is a stirring sentiment, and a handsome design for any home decor project.
A cameo silhouette with a quote from Benjamin Franklin.
Available in two sizes:
5.83"X7.33" and 4.82"X6.05"


Historical American Cameos Design Packs


Get the Historical American Cameos Design Pack, and stitch your own pantheon of important historical American figures and their words of wisdom. Stunning designs for pillows, framed embroidery, book bags, and more!

Presidential Cameos Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 7 designs, priced at only $10.97!

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 6"x10"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5"x7"



Eagle Sketch

A sketchbook-style medley of eagles is a striking homage to the national bird of the United States. The bald eagle builds the largest nest of any North American bird: up to 13 feet deep, over 8 feet wide, and weighing over 1 ton! Fortunately, this handsome design is much lighter than that, and is just right for adding a touch of dignity to any project.
 
A sketchbook-style medley of bald eagles.
Available in two sizes:
7.77"X5.56" and 6.77"X4.83"


American Eagle

Our classic American Eagle design has been so popular, we've received many requests for other sizes. The occasion of the Fourth of July seemed like the perfect time to add them to the site. But we didn't stop at just adding new sizes; we also re-digitized the existing designs to make them even better, so be sure to check out each size.

A stately eagle stands in profile against a backdrop of bold stars and stripes, in a beautiful design for jacket backs, wall hangings, outdoor banners, and framed embroidery.
 
A bald eagle against red, white, and blue stars and stripes.
Available in seven sizes:
8.46"X8.26" and 7.99"X7.79" and 7.00"X6.84" and 5.90"X5.75" and 4.90"X4.77" and 3.86"X3.77" and 3.51"X3.44"


American as Apple Pie

A redwork apple pie recipe -- what could be more American than that? A delightfully sweet and fast addition to low nap towels, potholders, table linens, and other kitchen decor projects.
 
A redwork apple pie recipe machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X6.08" and 7.54"X5.85" and 6.24"X4.84"


Land That I Love

Delicate lines trace national treasures in designs celebrating many of America's most prized landmarks and monuments. Quick-stitching one-color designs are fast to sew out, yet are still detailed and impressive in their realism. Stitch onto shirts, lightweight towels, table linens, wall hangings, quilts, and anyplace else you would like to add a piece of American history!

The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Liberty Bell rang many times for important public announcements. It rang on July 8, 1776 for an especially important one, when it announced the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
     
A quick-stitching machine embroidery design of the Statue of Liberty.   A quick-stitching machine embroidery design of the Liberty Bell.
Available in three sizes:
5.88"X8.44" and 4.74"X6.79" and 2.70"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.83" and 4.83"X6.46" and 2.88"X3.85"


At 555 feet 5 1/8" tall, the Washington Monument is the most prominent structure in Washington, D.C., and honors the nation's founding father, George Washington. At the Lincoln Memorial, the words "In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever" pay tribute to the 16th president of the United States.
   
A quick-stitching machine embroidery design of the Washington Monument.   A quick-stitching machine embroidery design of the Lincoln Memorial.
Available in three sizes:
5.84"X7.48" and 4.88"X6.29" and 2.98"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.33" and 4.84"X6.07" and 3.10"X3.86"


Four U.S. presidents are memorialized on Mount Rushmore -- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. 3 million people visit Mount Rushmore every year. The Golden Gate Bridge, a suspension bridge spanning the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Stitch your own monuments onto T-shirts, tote bags, wall hangings, and more!
   
A quick-stitching machine embroidery design of Mount Rushmore.   A quick-stitching machine embroidery design of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.60" and 6.84"X4.09" and 3.85"X2.29"
  Available in three sizes:
7.48"X5.86" and 6.18"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.02"


Devils Tower was the first declared United States National Monument, by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. The Gateway Arch, or St. Louis Arch, was built in the mid-1960s as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States.
     
A quick-stitching machine embroidery design of Devil's Tower.   A quick-stitching machine embroidery design of the St. Louis Arch.
Available in three sizes:
6.67"X5.86" and 5.50"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.39"
  Available in three sizes:
6.95"X5.85" and 5.79"X4.87" and 3.85"X3.23"


The Space Needle, a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest region, was built for the 1962 World's Fair. Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern California, and covers an area slightly larger than the state of Rhode Island. Add to shirts for pretty and historic embellishments!
     
A quick-stitching machine embroidery design of the Space Needle.   A quick-stitching machine embroidery design of a Joshua Tree.
Available in three sizes:
5.75"X9.40" and 4.19"X6.85" and 2.35"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
6.31"X5.82" and 5.26"X4.85" and 3.84"X3.55"


Delicate Arch is a 65-foot tall freestanding natural arch located in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. A true natural wonder! The Alamo was the site of a pivotal battle in the Texas Revolution, and is the most-visited tourist attraction in Texas today.
     
A quick-stitching machine embroidery design of the Delicate Arch.   A quick-stitching machine embroidery design of the Alamo.
Available in three sizes:
6.93"X5.86" and 5.77"X4.89" and 3.85"X3.26"
  Available in three sizes:
7.24"X5.85" and 6.03"X4.87" and 3.85"X3.12"


Land That I Love Design Packs


Create your own collection of American landmarks, memorials, and monuments when you purchase the Land That I Love Design Pack. Light-stitching but impressively realistic designs are fast and fabulous additions to low nap towels, shirts, totes, wall hangings, and more!

Land That I Love Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 12 designs, priced at only $16.97!

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"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Northwoods Animal Silhouettes II

The previous Northwoods animal silhouette designs were so popular, a whole bunch of new animals have been added to the collection (scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the first pack of animal silhouettes). One color thread gives them a woodsy homespun look, perfect for tees, sweatshirts, and pillow shams for home and cabin.

Noble, majestic, and wild! This eagle silhouette is so striking all in one color. Use grey, brown, or black thread -- or white on dark fabric. Whatever color you choose, you'll have a stunning eagle soaring through the skies.
A soaring eagle in silhouette machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
8.89"X5.86" and 6.83"X4.50" and 3.86"X2.55"


Hunters will love this deer silhouette. The large size is perfect for a shirt front or back, and the smallest size is just right for the left chest area.
A deer in silhouette machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.81"X7.25" and 4.83"X6.04" and 3.10"X3.85"


A running wolf will add wild spirit to any project! The gray wolf is found in North America, Eurasia, and Africa. Wolves have appeared in numerous legends and stories, oftentimes portrayed as a sage with much wisdom.
A wolf silhouette machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.16" and 6.86"X3.77" and 3.86"X2.12"


Celebrate the beauty of the cardinal, with a very pretty silhouette. The layered feathers are so fine, and yet so simple and elegant! The cardinal family is named for the male's red plumage, colored like the red, or cardinal, vestments of a Catholic cardinal.
A cardinal silhouette machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.65" and 4.86"X5.50" and 3.40"X3.86"


The moose is the largest living species of the deer family, with the male up to almost 7 feet high at the shoulder, more than a foot higher than the next largest deer on average. This glorious moose in silhouette will be a big hit with nature lovers of all ages!
A moose silhouette machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
6.73"X5.87" and 5.56"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.36"


Stitch a big dash of western flair to projects with a bold bighorn sheep design! The horns of a bighorn sheep can weigh up 30 pounds, while the sheep themselves weigh up to 300 pounds.
A bighorn sheep silhouette machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
6.18"X5.81" and 5.15"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.63"


This elk's antlers are truly impressive, in a quick-stitching yet gorgeous design for cabin decor and hunters' garments. Some cultures view the elk as a spiritual being, while in others, they are hunted as a valued game species.
An elk silhouette machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.46" and 4.68"X5.97" and 3.05"X3.86"


The pronghorn antelope, or just pronghorn (it's not really an antelope but is frequently called one), were divided into 12 species in North America during the Pleistocene period. Now, all but one species of pronghorn are extinct.
A pronghorn silhouette machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
4.47"X9.40" and 3.24"X6.82" and 1.83"X3.86"


A cougar has many names: puma, mountain lion, mountain cat, catamount, and panther. No matter what you call it, this animal is impressive as it serenely surveys the landscape. It is the second heaviest cat in the Western hemisphere, after the jaguar, and is found in every major American habitat type.
A cougar silhouette machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.97"X5.86" and 4.93"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.79"


A coyote howls at the moon in a wild design for shirts, tote bags, and table linens for woodsy dwellings. Scientific theory suggests the coyote emerged in North America roughly 1.8 million years ago, alongside the dire wolf.
A coyote silhouette machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.87"X6.60" and 4.86"X5.46" and 3.46"X3.87"


Northwoods Animal Silhouettes II Design Packs


Answer the call of the wild! Get all these handsome designs with the Northwoods Animal Silhouettes II Design Pack. Dress up pillows, wall hangings, table linens -- for the home and for the cabin -- with fast yet elegant one-color designs.

Northwoods Animal Silhouettes II Design Pack

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

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"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Northwoods Animal Silhouettes

Create even more wild and wonderful projects with the first collection of Northwoods Animal Silhouettes! A mallard duck, a grizzly bear, a pheasant, a lynx, and more are bold and striking in one color designs ideal for hunters and nature lovers of all ages. Stitch onto pillow shams, wall hangings, T-shirts, and tote bags for noble and handsome embellishments.

Click here to buy the original Northwoods Animal Silhouettes design pack!
     
An eagle silhouette machine embroidery design. A deer silhouette machine embroidery design.  A mallard duck silhouette machine embroidery design.
     
A grizzly bear silhouette machine embroidery design. A moose silhouette machine embroidery design. A pheasant silhouette machine embroidery design.
     
A wolf silhouette machine embroidery design. A crane silhouette machine embroidery design. A chickadee silhouette machine embroidery design.
     
A raccoon silhouette machine embroidery design. A loon silhouette machine embroidery design. A lynx silhouette machine embroidery design.
     
A hummingbird silhouette machine embroidery design. A rabbit silhouette machine embroidery design. A squirrel silhouette machine embroidery design.
     


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