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Back to School

NEW THIS WEEK - August 1st, 2007

Back to School

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Reading, writing, and 'rithmetic, and don't forget embroidery! Back-to-school essentials include snazzy stitchery for everything from classroom decor to teachers' gifts, and sew much more!

New designs this week honor and thank educators for their profound influence, as well as motivate children and encourage learning. "Class Rules" features lively art work with enthusiastic messages, such as reminders for students to respect one another, raise their hands, and to always do their best.

Favorite animals, toys, and food illustrate a whimsical new set of alphabet letters in an engaging bright style. Sew much fun for embroidery projects for children, grandchildren, students, and more! 

 Pockets-a-plenty keep chalkboards, whiteboards, and more organized for the upcoming school year.
Click here for free instructions!

Plus, new samplers are excellent for stitching on lighthearted gifts! Have fun with fractions, feature teachers as superheroes, or simply offer an embroidered compliment. School magnet designs are topical with fun sayings and education-related images, perfect for desks and filing cabinets.

These new designs are super for both new and experienced teachers, and make heartfelt gifts for retiring or former teachers as well. Classrooms are empty palettes ready for embroidered flair!

Our Class Rules

No matter where you learn, simple rules are common in classrooms. Our Class Rules features
artfully crafted designs with inspirational messages for a happy and respectful learning environment. Energetic imagery and text will look lively on quilts and wall hangings or framed for classrooms.
Stitch individual blocks on chair covers, cushions, and nap mats for gentle reminders within
classroom decor. Their engaging, light-hearted colors and encouraging expressions of time-honored "rules" for class decorum are great for many ages and subjects. 

We Are Kind and Respect Each Other
A wonderful reminder of a heartfelt gesture in the classroom and in life.

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.86"

We Do Our Best!
Sharing a positive attitude makes every class a room of All-Stars.

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.77" and 5.80"X5.81" and 4.86"X4.88" and 3.86"X3.86"

We Follow Directions
A very important part of the learning process, and one of the keys to success.

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.80" and 5.81"X5.80" and 4.81"X4.81" and 3.86"X3.86"

We Keep Our Room Neat and Clean
Perfect for shared spaces! Frame and hang this design over shelves or cubbies.

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.80" and 5.81"X5.80" and 4.81"X4.80" and 3.86"X3.85"

We Raise Our Hands To Speak
Paint-splatter handprints give a youthful and high-spirited tone to this message.

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.81" and 5.81"X5.81" and 4.81"X4.81" and 3.86"X3.86"

We Walk In The Classroom And Hallways
For safety's safe, excited students may need an artful reminder now and then.

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.80" and 5.81"X5.80" and 4.81"X4.80" and 3.86"X3.85"

We Listen When Our Teacher Is Speaking
A very important rule for an ideal learning environment.

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.81" and 5.81"X5.81" and 4.81"X4.81" and 3.86"X3.86"

We Share
Color crayon accessories add classic classroom style to this reminder to share.

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.81" and 5.81"X5.81" and 4.81"X4.81" and 3.86"X3.86"

 Made With Love
 Children spend a full school year with their teachers and form tight bonds through the experience of learning and sharing in the classroom. Heartfelt, embroidered gifts are a wonderful way for children, parents, and grandparents to express gratitude for the educators that have touched their lives.
Four variations of the "Made With Love" design are available to add to perfectly personalized gifts.

Made With Love For Our Teacher
Just the right wording for gifts from an entire class.

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.85"

Made With Love For My Teacher
Perfect for a gift from one student.

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.85"

Made With Love For Our Teacher - Label
Just the right wording for gifts from the entire class.

Available in two sizes:
6.84"X4.82" and 3.85"X2.70"

Made With Love For My Teacher - Label
Perfect for a gift from one student.

Available in two sizes:
6.84"X4.82" and 3.85"X2.70"

A Our Class Rules Value Pack

Fill classrooms with style and savings! These designs are all available in value packs, in four
convenient sizes. The extra-large, large, and medium size packs contain 14 designs, and the
packs are priced at only $19.97!
The small pack has 12 designs, priced at only $16.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in each pack, and add the value
pack to your shopping basket.
All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9 All designs smaller than 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 5 x 7
  All designs smaller than 4 x 4  

Education Samplers

Light-hearted and humorous statements can bring forth a smile on long days. Designs perfect for tote bags, sweatshirts, throw pillows and more will work wonders for end-of-the-year or Christmas gifts. Various subjects and messages fit teachers of all ages and interests, from pre-K to high school. Shower teachers and other school employees with gifts stitched from the heart.

 A Great Teacher
Memories of favorite teachers stay with students for a very long time. Give great teachers
personalized gifts of appreciation. They'll certainly last longer than the traditional apple.

Available in two sizes:
5.81"X5.95" and 4.81"X4.92"

Fraction Trouble
This sassy design shares a humorous yet encouraging message for math students and teachers. 

Available in two sizes:
5.82"X7.55" and 4.83"X6.24"

Thank a Math Teacher
Featuring the quadratic formula, this equation is well-recognized throughout math classrooms everywhere. And here's a perfect way to thank the many fine folks who teach the solution.

Available in two sizes:
5.83"X6.29" and 4.84"X5.20"

Teachers Make Little Things Count
For teachers of younger grades, this comical design is sew funny on sweatshirts,
the back of cardigans, tote bags, towels, and more.

Available in two sizes:
7.18"X5.86" and 5.88"X4.80"

Kids Are My Job
With a trio of busy little ones, this design works great on gifts for anyone who works with children.

Available in two sizes:
5.81"X7.02" and 4.83"X5.80"

Knowledge Is Power - Female
A superhero sends an emboldened reminder for students to stay focused on their studies.

Available in two sizes:
5.84"X6.29" and 4.82"X5.20"

Knowledge Is Power - Male
This superhero reminds students that education is a mighty great strength to have.

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X6.15" and 4.83"X5.08"


Una Maestro Toma Una Mano

Last year when Adelle saw the A Teacher Takes a Hand design (large and small) she wrote in
to ask, "Can you make one in Spanish?" She kindly provided the translation, too. Thank you,
Adelle, for this fantastic idea!

Available in two sizes:
5.87"X8.27" and 4.87"X6.84"

Dollar Delights

School-themed magnets will be at the head of the class on teachers' desks and filing cabinets.
They're are just the right size for a little gift to slip into a card or envelope. Use them at home to
hang children's A+ work, permission slips, photos, and more on the refrigerator. Or use
accent fabric and stitch them as applique designs on cardigans, pockets, vests, and more.

Fun and easy, and frugal, too. Each design is just $1!
Click here for more information and a free video tutorial about embroidering magnets.

A+ Teacher Magnet   ABC 123 Magnet

Available in two sizes:
3.88"X2.67" and 3.37"X2.32"
  Available in two sizes:
3.88"X2.87" and 3.37"X2.50"
Grammar Police Magnet   Apple-a-Day Magnet

Available in two sizes:
3.33"X3.86" and 2.90"X3.37"
  Available in two sizes:
3.88"X3.72" and 3.37"X3.23"
Teachers Rule! Magnet   School Bus Magnet

Available in two sizes:
3.87"X2.03" and 3.37"X1.77"
  Available in two sizes:
3.87"X3.51" and 3.37"X3.05"

My First Alphabet

Eager readers will take delight in a whimsical alphabet with animals, toys, food, and more illustrating
each letter. Fun and educational for pre-school and younger-age students! Stitch letters for wall
hangings, fabric books, quilts, and more. Use the smallest size of each letter to create borders on
bedding and bathroom linens. Or stitch for school accessories; make placemats and chair covers
for the lunchroom. P is for projects, and they are endless!
A is for apple B is for ball C is for cat

Available in three sizes:
4.11"X5.00" and 3.17"X3.85" and 2.76"X3.35"
Available in three sizes:
4.66"X4.93" and 3.59"X3.80" and 3.13"X3.31"
Available in three sizes:
3.78"X4.48" and 2.91"X3.45" and 2.53"X3.00"

D is for dog E is for elephant F is for flower

Available in three sizes:
4.11"X4.67" and 3.17"X3.60" and 2.76"X3.13"
Available in three sizes:
4.22"X4.67" and 3.25"X3.60" and 2.82"X3.13"
Available in three sizes:
3.62"X4.93" and 2.79"X3.80" and 2.43"X3.31"

G is for grape H is for horse I is for ice cream

Available in three sizes:
3.66"X5.03" and 2.82"X3.88" and 2.46"X3.38"
Available in three sizes:
4.42"X4.91" and 3.41"X3.78" and 2.97"X3.29"
Available in three sizes:
3.26"X4.58" and 2.51"X3.53" and 2.19"X3.07"

J is for jack-in-the-box K is for kite L is for light bulb

Available in three sizes:
3.97"X5.00" and 3.06"X3.85" and 2.66"X3.35"
Available in three sizes:
3.92"X5.00" and 3.02"X3.85" and 2.63"X3.35"
Available in three sizes:
3.52"X5.00" and 2.71"X3.85" and 2.36"X3.36"

M is for mouse N is for nest O is for octopus

Available in three sizes:
5.00"X4.58" and 3.85"X3.53" and 3.35"X3.07"
Available in three sizes:
4.83"X4.81" and 3.72"X3.70" and 3.24"X3.22"
Available in three sizes:
4.74"X4.69" and 3.65"X3.61" and 3.18"X3.14"

P is for plane Q is for queen R is for raccoon

Available in three sizes:
4.45"X4.93" and 3.43"X3.80" and 2.99"X3.31"
Available in three sizes:
4.38"X4.54" and 3.37"X3.50" and 2.93"X3.05"
Available in three sizes:
4.48"X4.03" and 3.46"X3.10" and 3.00"X2.70"

S is for snail T is for tiger U is for umbrella

Available in three sizes:
4.17"X4.55" and 3.21"X3.50" and 2.80"X3.04"
Available in three sizes:
4.18"X4.61" and 3.22"X3.55" and 2.80"X3.09"
Available in three sizes:
4.53"X4.54" and 3.49"X3.50" and 3.04"X3.05"

V is for violin W is for walrus X is for xylophone

Available in three sizes:
4.20"X4.98" and 3.23"X3.83" and 2.81"X3.33"
Available in three sizes:
4.92"X5.05" and 3.78"X3.89" and 3.30"X3.39"
Available in three sizes:
4.50"X4.91" and 3.46"X3.77" and 3.01"X3.29"

Y is for yarn   Z is for zebra

Available in three sizes:
4.40"X5.03" and 3.39"X3.87" and 2.95"X3.37"
  Available in three sizes:
4.13"X5.01" and 3.18"X3.86" and 2.77"X3.36"

A My First Alphabet Value Pack

S is for savings! Count your blessings, not your pennies, and purchase all of the letters
in the My First Alphabet in value packs - each pack is priced at only $19.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in each pack, and add the
value pack to your shopping basket.
All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4 All designs smaller than 3.5 x 3.5

Back to School Gift Ideas and Free Videos!

Back to School Gift Ideas

Creative and talented embroiderers have been stitching up a storm of gifts for teachers
and bus drivers. See their work below, and click on a picture or link for more details. Lane made
the beautiful pillow (below, left) for a teacher in her family. Carolyn designed a tote bag (below,
middle) for her niece's first year of teaching. Diana made a cozy blanket (below, right) as a
retirement gift for a friend. Take time to say "thanks" to a teacher, bus driver, crossing guard, or principal with the gift of embroidery. Looking for more projects and bursts of inspiration? Visit the Stitchers Showcase at www.EmbroideryLibraryProjects.com.
Pretty Pillow   Tote for a Teacher   Cozy Blanket

Embroidery Library 101

With teachers and students alike getting ready to go back to school, we thought we'd hold a few classes of our own. Below you'll find images and links to three of the most popular videos at EmbroideryLibraryProjects.com. The videos are absolutely free to watch, and they demonstrate
tried-and-true methods to getting great results from your embroidery.  33 videos are free for you
to view -- just click the Free Videos tab at www.EmbroideryLibraryProjects.com!
Click here to learn how to use alphabets to personalize projects with names and monograms!   Click here to learn how to pick the right design, stabilizer, fabric, and placement  for perfect T-shirts!   The chilly weather will be here soon! Click here to learn how to make cozy personalized sweatshirts!