Embroidery Library
County Fair

 

Free Project Instructions!

Nothing says "summer" like a trip to the fair. Along with the tasty, sugary treats and deep-fried food-on-a-stick, there are barns to see horses and cows and chickens. And, time spent ooohing and aaahing over prize-winning vegetables and baked goods, too.

This week we go to the fair with a variety of colorful and creative new designs. Farm-fresh animals are framed in wheat, corn, carrots, and baroque motifs - fantastic on tote bags and denim rag quilts. Animal silhouettes are posed against a backdrop of "wild side" whirls and swirls, perfect for shirt fronts and flat-nap towels.

A herd of adorable animals fill their day at the fair by going on rides! See them on a carousel horse, roller coaster, ferris wheel, and participating in carnival games.

New award ribbons are a classic and clever touch to your embroidery projects. There are two versions: a "regular" stitch-filled version, and an applique in-the-hoop version, too! Stitch one as a "pat on the back" for a friend, child, or grandchild that has achieved something extraordinary.

Scroll down the page, and enjoy your trip to the fair!

Free project instructions to make a pan handle protector.

Keep cool when things are getting hot
in the kitchen with free pan handle protector project instructions!

 


Country Charm Animal Squares

Favorite farm animals peek out of a border of rural and pastoral motifs. A cow is framed in corn, and a pig in carrots. These designs are delightful additions to jacket backs and towels for a country-themed kitchen or bath.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.76"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.87" and 4.81"X4.81"
and 3.85"X3.87"
  Available in four sizes:
7.76"X7.76" and 5.84"X5.84" and 4.79"X4.79"
and 3.88"X3.88"


Wake up to a rooster in berries! Add him to a pillow sham - or stitch him on an apron to wear when cooking up breakfast. And, a horse framed in graceful wheat is a wonderful addition to tote bags and riding or rodeo gear.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.79" and 5.88"X5.87" and 4.82"X4.81"
and 3.86"X3.87"
  Available in four sizes:
7.75"X7.77" and 5.81"X5.83" and 4.80"X4.82"
and 3.84"X3.87"


A sweet sheep peeks out of a frame of wildflowers, while a goose is bordered by cattails. Add them to reusable totes for grocery shopping, or the farmers market. Spice up terrycloth kitchen towels, placemats, and more with these dreamy countryside designs!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.81" and 5.83"X5.83" and 4.83"X4.83"
and 3.86"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.74" and 5.90"X5.87" and 4.83"X4.80"
and 3.87"X3.84"


No farm is complete without sweet kitties and energetic herding dogs. Framed in hearts and stars and baroque flourishes, these designs add color and charm to denim quilts or wall hangings, pillow shams, and tote bags.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.73" and 5.88"X5.84" and 4.82"X4.80"
and 3.86"X3.83"
  Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.73" and 5.90"X5.87" and 4.84"X4.82"
and 3.87"X3.86"


This billy goat is framed in colorful fruit! Add him to jacket backs, blankets, and totes for a farm-fresh look.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.79" and 5.87"X5.87" and 4.78"X4.78" and 3.86"X3.83"


Country Charm Animal Squares Design Packs


These charming animal squares are delightful when used singly, and colorful and fun when used as a medley in projects, too. Bring a breath of fresh farm air to your embroidery projects! Add them to placemats and table runners, denim quilts and wall hangings, pillow shams, aprons, and more.
 

Country Charm Animal Squares Design Pack

Order the designs individually for by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 9 designs, priced at only $14.97! Four sizes are available to suit any project.

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"



Meet Me at the Fair

There is so much to do at the fair! You might enjoy the deep-fried food-on-a-stick, making your way through the craft and textile displays, seeing award-winning baked goods and vegetables - or you might love the rides. This bright and colorful design features a ferris wheel along with the words "Meet me at the Fair!" Wonderful on shirt fronts and tote bags for your trip to the fair.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.19"X5.84" and 6.86"X4.36"


Animals at the Fair

Cute and charming animals spend their day at the fair by going on rides. Ferris wheels and swings are exhilarating and classic fair activities. These designs are charming additions to children's clothing and diaper bags - and the smaller size is a perfect fit for bibs!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.13" and 3.64"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.82"X5.16" and 3.61"X3.86"


A foursome of critters are high-in-the-sky on a roller coaster, while an elephant uses his mighty strength to win a prize.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
5.27"X4.90" and 3.86"X3.59"
  Available in two sizes:
5.44"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.45"


Two kitties enjoy their time on a carousel horse, while a pig balances a variety of fair food and colorful balloons.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.87"X5.98" and 3.11"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.84"X6.61" and 2.81"X3.85"


Animals at the Fair Design Packs


The above six designs are charming additions to children's quilts and blankets. The smaller sizes are adorable on bibs, too! Celebrate a child's first trip to the fair with a special outfit or blanket to preserve those memories.
 

Animals at the Fair Design Pack

Order the designs individually for by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!

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 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Food at the fair is a serious business. It takes proper planning to work in the favorites while leaving room in the stomach to try the new creations. Let others know that you love fair food with this design. Whether you say "corn dog" or "pronto pup" or the little-known "poncho dog," this is a tasty addition to shirts and totes.
 
Available in three sizes:
8.62"X5.85" and 6.86"X4.65" and 3.86"X2.62"


Do you prefer sweets over fried foods? This caramel apple is delicious and tasty on totes and shirts.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.85"X5.86" and 5.68"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.30"


Wild Side Animal Silhouettes

Seeing and showing farm animals at the fair are tried-and-true traditions. It's a chance for city slickers to get a glimpse of the critters, and a place where farmers and 4H-ers can shine as they show off their finest producers. This design features a rooster silhouette against a backdrop of "wild side" whirls and swirls. A blend of classic and contemporary!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.54" and 6.81"X3.29" and 3.85"X1.86"


A pig and cow are also available in the "wild side" style. The horizontal orientation of the design lends well to sweatshirt fronts, table linen borders, placemat features, and towels, too. The "wild side" swirls are open, to stitch onto flat or no-nap fabrics for maximum effect.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.88" and 6.82"X3.54" and 3.85"X2.00"
   Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.82" and 6.83"X2.77" and 3.85"X1.56"


A horse silhouette, against a backdrop of "wild side" swirls. An excellent addition to items for rodeo kings and queens, as well as non-competitive riders!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.52" and 6.85"X3.30" and 3.85"X1.86"


Wild Side Animal Silhouettes Design Packs


An excellent blend of classic silhouettes with contemporary flair! These designs are wonderful on totes, sweatshirt fronts, jacket backs, and more.
 

Wild Side Animal Silhouettes Design Pack

Order the designs individually for by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 4 designs, priced at only $6.97!

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"



Rodeo Silhouettes

Originally from Mexico, bull riding is now held around the world. It's known as "the most dangerous eight seconds in sports," and is one of the most popular and exciting events at a rodeo. These designs feature silhouettes of male and female riders against a backdrop of red, white, and blue stars and sprays.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
8.84"X5.86" and 6.84"X4.53" and 3.84"X2.54"
  Available in three sizes:
8.84"X5.86" and 6.84"X4.53" and 3.84"X2.54"


Precise footing and speed are the winning combination in a barrel racing event. These designs feature male and female riders in silhouette, framed against a colorful backdrop of stars and sprays.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
9.39"X5.33" and 6.84"X3.90" and 3.85"X2.19"
  Available in three sizes:
9.39"X5.33" and 6.84"X3.90" and 3.85"X2.19"


Award Winning Vintage Signs

Fairs are where bakers shine! These designs feature a tasty-looking apple pie. The design on the left includes the words "Award Winning Pie" and is accompanied by a blue ribbon. Add it to an apron or a framed piece for your kitchen! The design on the right, without the text and ribbon, is an excellent addition to towels and placemats.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X6.79" and 6.74"X5.85" and 5.57"X4.83"
  Available in three sizes:
8.57"X5.85" and 7.77"X5.34" and 6.85"X4.69"


Prize-winning vegetables are always a hot topic at the fair. These designs have a fresh and retro flavor. Add them to aprons for a colorful and tasty look, and they're equally delicious on placemats and table runners, too.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X6.44" and 7.10"X5.86" and 5.87"X4.87"
  Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.78" and 7.77"X3.94" and 6.86"X3.46"


Award Winning Ribbons

New award ribbon designs are a classic and clever touch to your embroidery projects. There are two versions: a "regular" stitch-filled version, and an applique in-the-hoop version, too!

Do you have a friend, child, or grandchild that needs a pat on the back or kudos for special achievements in football, baseball, basketball, or karate? Stitch something special, and add a ribbon to celebrate the occasion. Maybe you have a spelling champ in your family, a budding artist, or a bookworm? The applique in-the-hoop ribbons work great as bookmarks, too!

Want to see how the in-the-hoop applique versions are made? Click here for a tutorial!

 
Stitch-filled version   Applique version
 
Available in two sizes:
4.62"X6.84" and 2.59"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.80"X6.90" and 2.73"X3.92"

Stitch-filled version   Applique version
 
Available in two sizes:
4.62"X6.84" and 2.59"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.80"X6.90" and 2.73"X3.92"

Stitch-filled version   Applique version
 
Available in two sizes:
4.62"X6.84" and 2.59"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.80"X6.90" and 2.73"X3.92"

 

We've been pleased as punch to learn that several stitchers have entered their work in contests and fairs and have been awarded top marks. Embroidery Library designs have been used on award-winning quilts, dresses, wall hangings, and table linens! Our designs and your creativity is always a winning combination. Click on a photo below to read more about each project!

Want to share pictures of your work? We'd love to see them! Send photos and details about your work to stitch@emblibrary.com!
 
Crazy Rodeo Quilt Blue Ribbon Ants Dress State Fair Project
 
Award-Winning Wall Hanging

Blossoming Blue Ribbon Quilt

Award-Winning Stitching

 

Award Winning Quilt

Prize-Winning Orchid Quilt

Prize-Winning Table Runner

 
Blue Ribbon Table Runner   Prize-Winning Diamond Tote
 


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