Embroidery Library
Friends & Family

NEW THIS WEEK - August 15th, 2007


Friends and Family
 

Free Project Instructions!

 

Create keepsakes that capture the essence of friendship, with new designs perfect for heartfelt projects for friends, family and those near and dear to our hearts.

A new extensive collection of bracelets that embroider entirely in-the-hoop features diverse messages, core values, uplifting sayings and snazzy illustrations. Stitch up a batch for birthday party favor bags for quilt guild and sewing club meetings, and more!

Coordinating with the bracelets, and very versatile, Itsy Bitsy Borders, are delightfully-detailed, pretty pint-sized embellishments. So sweet on tote bag straps, skirt hems, T-shirts, towels, or create your own bracelets.

New Creative Expressions in a fresh, fun style feature inspiring words like "Dream," "Peace" and "Believe." With perky flair, they will dance and dazzle on garments, lap quilts, gift bags, linens and gifts galore. 

A Handy-Loop Dish Towel means fun in the kitchen. Click here for free project instructions!


Samplers featuring friendly sayings and expressions will become well-loved and cherished wall hangings, throw pillows or tote bags. With a variety of styles, make a machine cover for a quilting buddy, or a tea cozy for your favorite cooking friend. Or stitch for the kitchen with this week's Dollar Delights; magnets made with love for friends and family happily greet with "Welcome Friends," "Families Are Forever" and more. Enjoy this week's new designs!


Bracelets -- In the Hoop Fun

Friendship bracelets are a staple for children and grandchildren starting school or saying goodbye at summer camp, but why let them have all the fun? Jewelry lovers of all ages will delight in the variety of styles.
Select a closure according to what best accommodates the wearer or wrist size. Try Velcro, snaps, or buttons for smaller wrists and children. And try grommets with ties or jewelry clasps for larger wrists or older children who can tie laces. Click here to learn more about embroidering these dandy and dazzling designs with a new free video tutorial on In-The-Hoop Bracelets.
 
Friend Bracelet
For the special people in our lives who mean so much.

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

Love Bracelet
Enduring and romantic, the line art hearts are symbolic of the word "Love."

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

Courage Bracelet
A message of encouragement reminds us to be brave and strong in the face of adversity.

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

Hope Bracelet
Whimsical swirls and festive polka dots create an uplifting look for this heartfelt message.

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

Dream Bracelet
Charming stars add spirited style to this bracelet with the encouragement to "dream."

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

Trust Bracelet
Artful accents frame this word, symbolic of the bond formed with loved ones, whether friends or family.

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

Believe Bracelet
With elegant scrolling accents, an affirming message in stitches offers strength.

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

Live. Laugh. Love. Bracelet
An invigorating and bubbly message lightens the heart with darling butterfly and heart accents.

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

Peace Bracelet
Intricate knot work and a stately font add an air of humility to this peaceful reminder.

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

Joy Bracelet
A bouquet of butterflies accents this bracelet with vibrant and joyful style.

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

Faith Bracelet
Ornate accents remind wearers to keep beliefs strong and remember what's important.

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

Faith Hope Love Bracelet
Three important values are linked together in the powerful message of this bracelet.

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

Princess Bracelet
Two grand crowns in royal style accent this darling accessory, perfect for your little princess.

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

Imagine Bracelet
Dapper swirls frame an inspiring word, an uplifting message certain to instill positive energy.

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

Little Sweetie Bracelet
Scrumptious ice cream cones double the fun of this bracelet. A tasty detail for your cutie pie!

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

Dainty Daisies Bracelet
It's a gardener's delight. A chain of daisies that will never wilt, encircling a wrist.

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

 Knot Work Bracelet
A neutral design is perfect for unisex projects. Use team or school colors for athletes or classmates.

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

 Vine Work Bracelet
Intertwining leafy vines create a rich look with an earthy and organic air.

Available in one size:
 5" x 7"

 
 
A In-the-Hoop Bracelets Value Pack

 
One can never have too many accessories, so dress them up and down. It's a jewelry box of savings! The In-the-Hoop Bracelet designs are all available in a value pack -
priced at only $29.97!


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


Itsy-Bitsy Borders

Pair charming bracelets with matching pocket toppers and embellishments on purses, T-shirts, gift bags, headbands and more. These borders are identical to the In-The-Hoop Bracelets, but with petite panache. Stitch them out-of-the hoop for daintily-detailed bracelets, or use them as high-spirited borders. They're a teensy-tiny perfect finishing touch to garments for all ages, towels, bag straps and many more projects.
 
Friend Itsy Bitsy Border   Love Itsy Bitsy Border

 
Available in one size:
3.86"X0.49"
  Available in one size:
3.86"X0.39"

Courage Itsy Bitsy Border   Hope Itsy Bitsy Border

 
Available in one size:
3.85"X0.40"
  Available in one size:
3.85"X0.37"

Dream Itsy Bitsy Border   Trust Itsy Bitsy Border

 
Available in one size:
3.85"X0.40"
  Available in one size:
3.86"X0.38"

Believe Itsy Bitsy Border   Live. Laugh. Love. Itsy Bitsy Border

 
Available in one size:
3.87"X0.41"
  Available in one size:
3.85"X0.42"

Peace Itsy Bitsy Border   Joy Itsy Bitsy Border

 
Available in one size:
3.87"X0.49"
  Available in one size:
3.86"X0.45"

Faith Itsy Bitsy Border   Faith Hope Love Itsy Bitsy Border

 
Available in one size:
3.86"X0.38"
  Available in one size:
3.86"X0.37"

Princess Itsy Bitsy Border   Imagine Itsy Bitsy Border

 
Available in one size:
3.88"X0.59"
  Available in one size:
3.86"X0.40"

Little Sweetie Itsy Bitsy Border   Dainty Daisies Itsy Bitsy Border

 
Available in one size:
3.86"X0.47"
  Available in one size:
3.85"X0.44"

Knot Work Itsy Bitsy Border   Vine Work Itsy Bitsy Border

 
Available in one size:
3.86"X0.46"
  Available in one size:
 3.86"X0.44"

 
 
A Itsy Bitsy Borders Value Pack

 
Get BIG savings on Itsy Bitsy Borders. All of these dainty designs are available in a value pack - priced at only $19.97!

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


Creative Expressions

Easy does it for swift stitching on dozens of projects.  Designs with simple yet profound expressions take the stage in happy script and lighthearted colors. Quick to sew and delightful for gift making. Stitch one on a shirt, select the perfect grouping for a quilt, embellish a favorite on a pillow or tote, and don't forget kitchen linens and aprons. Explore new media and embroider on fabric for incorporating into a card or scrapbook. We hope you'll dream up hundreds of ways to enjoy and celebrate them.
 
Dream
With silvery moon and bright stars, wish for the restful gift of sleep. Or wake up to potential! After all, every good day or endeavor starts with a dream!
  Hope
A white dove hovers blissfully over the message of hope.

 
Available in three sizes:
 5.00"X3.65" and 3.85"X2.81" and 3.35"X2.45"
  Available in three sizes:
5.02"X4.33" and 3.86"X3.33" and 3.35"X2.90"

Love
Love is the answer and you'll love this quick-to-sew design. Amazing how just a few colors can say so much!
  Peace
The traditional olive branch inscribed with a wistful touch of peacefulness.

 
Available in three sizes:
 5.02"X2.96" and 3.86"X2.28" and 3.35"X1.98"
  Available in three sizes:
 5.00"X3.56" and 3.85"X2.74" and 3.36"X2.39"

Faith
Two perfect tulips underscore the message, a floral reminder of the importance of faith in our lives and relationships.
  Joy
Experience joy in everyday simple things, a starry night perhaps, as well as in commemorations, holidays, and milestone celebrations.

 
Available in three sizes:
5.03"X3.70" and 3.86"X2.85" and 3.36"X2.48"
  Available in three sizes:
 4.99"X3.89" and 3.83"X3.00" and 3.35"X2.61"

Enjoy
Among life's little pleasures, enjoying a chocolate chip cookie almost always comes to mind.
  Imagine
Ignite the imagination and unleash creativity!
The sunflower, with its many seeds is a superb symbol for prolific thought.

 
Available in three sizes:
 5.00"X3.96" and 3.85"X3.05" and 3.36"X2.65"
  Available in three sizes:
 4.99"X4.33" and 3.85"X3.33" and 3.35"X2.90"

Welcome Friends
The pineapple, a classic symbol of hospitality,
tops off the playful curls of a happy welcome. Fun for door and wall decor, placemats, and napkins.
  Believe
A brightly colored rainbow overhead signals the hopeful spirit in an expression of belief.

 
Available in three sizes:
 5.02"X5.00" and 3.86"X3.85" and 3.36"X3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
5.00"X4.95" and 3.85"X3.81" and 3.35"X3.32"

Home Sweet Home
A new rendition of an old theme brought to life in this sweet, fanciful design.
  Create
Those who sew and embroider can't help but know that theirs is the heart of an artist.

 
Available in three sizes:
 4.47"X5.00" and 3.44"X3.85" and 2.99"X3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
 4.76"X5.02" and 3.66"X3.87" and 3.19"X3.37"

Celebrate
Bursting with fireworks, say "Celebrate!"
  Live, Laugh, Love
The best advice for happiness.

 
Available in three sizes:
5.01"X3.85" and 3.85"X2.97" and 3.36"X2.58"
  Available in three sizes:
5.01"X3.91" and 3.86"X3.02" and 3.36"X2.63"


A Creative Expressions Value Design Pack
 
The designs above are available in a value pack. Get all 14 designs for only $19.97!
Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the 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 4 x 4


Friendship Samplers

Stitch from the heart for those you hold dear.
Meaningful words about friendship, cradled in fun frames and artfully symbolic embellishments are beautiful for pillows, framed art, quilted wall decor, totes, even T-shirts. They'll be great on perfectly personalized gifts for quilting or cooking enthusiasts. And lovely floral accents are so sweet for family and friends alike. 
 
Friendship is like a Quilt
With each joy and confidence shared, each trust fulfilled, each helping hand freely given,
friendship grows, and like the pieces of a quilt, stitches the bond tightly together with love.

Available in two sizes:
 5.81"X7.48" and 4.81"X6.18"

A Friend -- Once in a Lifetime
The four-leaf clover amidst a sea of ordinary clover proclaims the special-ness of a particular friend. Create a unique gift for a special friend or a duo of shirts or tees to wear together.

Available in two sizes:
 5.82"X5.82" and 4.82"X4.82"

Friends -- Most Important Ingredient
Find a spot at the kitchen door or table for this little sampler -- a reminder that
the baking and chores can always wait when friends stop for coffee and conversation

Available in two sizes:
 6.42"X5.81" and 5.31"X4.83"

A Friend Strengthens, Blesses, Encourages
The endless patience of a vine is a fitting symbol for a friend whose presence is always a comfort
in times of need. Framed by pillars that have sustained the test of time.

Available in two sizes:
 5.80"X7.05" and 4.80"X5.83"

Only True Friends Leave Imprints
 The hibiscus, a flower of delicate beauty, speaks to the heart, framed by tiny blossoms nodding their agreement. A floral tribute to friendship for a sampler that's suitable for quilt work, framing, pillows, book covers, totes, and more.

Available in two sizes:
 5.81"X6.46" and 4.83"X5.39"


Dollar Delights -- In-The-Hoop Magnets

Good friends stick together like peanut butter and jelly, bees to honey and embroidered magnets to the refrigerator. Six uplifting magnets with fun messages and whimsical designs are quick-to-stitch and slide into a greeting card envelope. Perfect for family members, friends, neighbors and many others, they'll work great for birthdays, holidays, or just to show how much these special loved ones mean to you. Plus, they are all only $1 each.

New to embroidering magnet designs? Check out a free instructions by clicking here.
Welcome Friends Magnet -- only $1!   Sisters Magnet -- only $1!

 
Available in two sizes:
 3.88"X3.40" and 3.40"X3.00"
  Available in two sizes:
 3.88"X3.87" and 3.40"X3.40"

Flamingo Friends Magnet -- only $1!   Families Are Forever Magnet -- only $1!

 
Available in two sizes:
 3.49"X3.88" and 3.07"X3.40"
  Available in two sizes:
3.35"X3.87" and 2.94"X3.40"

Bless This Home Magnet -- only $1!   My Best Friend Magnet -- only $1!

 
Available in two sizes:
3.88"X3.39" and 3.40"X2.97"
  Available in two sizes:
 3.88"X3.29" and 3.40"X2.89"


Request of the Week
Peg was looking for a Chinese dragonboat design to make T-shirts for her teammates to wear for an international festival in October. She wrote, "I am a member of a dragonboat team. Our team of 22, "Hope Floats," ranges in age from early 20s to late 60s, all of whom are cancer survivors. We paddle twice a week, practicing for our big event on the Schuykill River in Philadelphia, October 22."

Peg's embroidery club has offered to help embroider the shirts, so the entire project will be a joint volunteer effort. Her team members are very excited to have their own special T-shirts for the festival. We are happy to assist and wish them the very best as they challenge teams from all over the world.

For more information about Peg's dragonboating team, paddle to the website: www.riversirens.com

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.13" and 6.82"X2.27" and 3.85"X1.28"


That's What Friends Are For: Stitches from the Heart!
 


Embroiderers show their love and appreciation for good friends with stitches from the heart! From thoughtful to whimsical, the gifts featured below were lovingly embroidered for friends in celebration, in thanks, and "just because". There is no time like the "present" to show good friends know how much you value their loyalty, humor, honesty, understanding, and love.

Click on the links and pictures below to read the stories about these amazing projects made for amazing friends. Be sure to check out new projects every weekday in the Stitchers Showcase for more inspiring ideas and stories!
 
   

Memory Pillow

  Celebrate Life Tote  

Perfect Puppy Pillow

Tammy made this beautiful and serene pillow to comfort a friend.

 

Winnie sewed this special tote to celebrate a friend that is surviving breast cancer.

 

Judi embroidered this two sided pillow for Pat and her many beloved pets.


   

Sassy Towel Set

 

Gardening Garment

 

Tennis Towel

Ande coordinated this fun towel set for a good friend that is sassy and classy.

 

Cheryl made this stylish and functional dress for a friend who is an avid gardener.

 

Clare loves to make personalized tennis towels that reflect her friends' interests.


   
Lace Sachets   Cat Nap Inn Wall Hanging   Snowman Sweatshirt
Tammy created many of these aromatic sachets to give as gifts to her friends.   Judy sewed this for her friend's guest room after being inspired by staying there herself.   Pamela made this cozy and  personalized sweatshirt for her dear friend, Connie.

   

Celtic Quilt

 

Celtic Friendship Quilt

 

Kanji Quilt

Sheryl and her friend worked together to make this amazing quilt, which they donated to church fundraiser.   Vicki gave this incredible Celtic wall hanging to a good friend for Christmas.   Alison sewed this simple, yet stunning Kanji quilt to thank a friend for her kindness.