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For the Love of Quilting

NEW THIS WEEK - August 26th, 2009

 

For the Love of Quilting

Free Project Instructions!

Quilting and embroidery - the perfect pair! This week's new designs explore all kinds of ways to combine these two terrific crafts.

 

Colorful designs perfect for sweatshirts, craft totes, and more will have you in stitches! Stitch these to show off your love of stitching, or put them on one-of-a-kind gifts for crafty friends. Even the Tweets are getting in on the fun!

 

Who needs a quilting machine when you can embroider? New feather quilting designs and contemporary motifs are perfect for stitching through the layers of a quilted wall hanging, bag, vest, or blanket. These simple designs can also embellish a single stabilized layer of fabric -- perfect for dressing up quilt blocks, towels, garments, and more.

 

New designs inspired by Thimbleberries quilting fabric have also been released this week. These coordinating collections are great for more than just quilting - stitch them on table linens, pillows, bags, and bedding!

Carry all your essential tools to quilting classes and groups with this classy quilter's caddy.
Click here for project instructions!


 

Say it with Stitches III


One of the best parts of quilting is sharing this hobby with friends. Celebrate the way crafting "stitches you together" with this colorful design! It'll look great on tote bags, sweatshirts, sewing machine covers, and more.

If you enjoy these designs, see Say It with Stitches and Say It with Stitches II for more crafty embroidery!
 

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.02" and 4.83"X5.80" and 3.27"X3.87"


Stitch this design on wall hanging or sewing machine cover for a craft room that's bursting with creativity!
 
Available in three sizes:
5.84"X7.15" and 4.84"X5.91" and 3.15"X3.86"


Show off your love of quilting with this colorful "patchwork" design! Great on totes, shirts, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X1.90" and 6.86"X1.39" and 3.86"X0.78"


Wear your love of stitches with this primitively pretty quilting design!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.94" and 6.85"X2.88" and 3.85"X2.48"


Stitch this colorful design on shirts for devoted stitchers.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.21"X3.79" and 6.88"X2.83" and 3.87"X1.64"


This design is "sew" perfect for shirts, tote bags, sewing machine covers, and more!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.21"X3.88" and 6.90"X2.90" and 3.87"X1.68"


A patchy peace sign lends a warm touch to this design - sure to bring smiles to everyone you stitch it for!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.78" and 6.85"X4.22" and 2.93"X3.86"


Proclaim your membership in the Sisterhood of Quilting with this contemporary coat of arms. Great on totes, jackets, and more!
 
Available in three sizes:
6.07"X5.86" and 5.02"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.74"


A sewing shield makes a fun and unexpected embellishment for sewing bags, shirts, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.08"X5.86" and 5.02"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.74"


As ye sew, so shall ye rip! Stitch these words of wisdom on a clever craft bag or shirt.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.58"X5.85" and 6.27"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.01"


There's a reason they call it "crazy quilting"...
 
Available in three sizes:
6.73"X5.85" and 5.56"X4.85" and 3.84"X3.35"


Chuckles are guaranteed with this playful sewing design!
 
Available in three sizes:
6.80"X5.85" and 5.62"X4.85" and 3.84"X3.30"


A square of embroidered "patchwork" is great for sweatshirts, tote bags, and even wall hangings for quilters. Makes a great gift!
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"


A Say it with Stitches III Value Pack

 

Get this whole pack of quality, colorful designs -- they're great to stitch on gifts for anyone who loves crafting as much as you do! All 13 of the Say it with Stitches III designs are available in a value pack - priced at 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 6 x 10

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

All designs smaller than 4 x 4

Keep your sewing or embroidery machine protected from dust and activity with a machine cover you stitch yourself! The colorful and cheery designs above are just the thing to brighten up your sewing room. This would make a fabulous gift for a crafty friend, too!

Click here for free project instructions!


 

A family is a patchwork of love! Piece together a family just like yours when you add one or more
"baby bears" from the design below this one!
 
Available in three sizes:
8.76"X5.86" and 6.86"X4.58" and 3.87"X3.76"


A cute patchwork baby bear is charming on its own, or combined with the crafty family above.
 
Available in three sizes:
2.51"X3.26" and 1.92"X2.50" and 1.16"X1.51"

 


Start kids on crafting early with this "future quilter" design. Great on bibs, shirts, bags, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.47"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.43" and 2.51"X2.23"

 

 
Feather Quilting

There are all kinds of ways to combine embroidery and quilting: You can stitch favorite designs on quilt blocks to bring colorful imagery into the quilt. You can stitch designs like the ones above on tote bags, sweatshirts, and more to celebrate your love of quilting. And, you can actually quilt with your embroidery machine!

These feather quilting designs are made to stitch beautifully through a quilt top, batting, and backing to create that beautiful, characteristic puffy look. Each of these single run designs is made of one continuous line of stitching, so there are no jump stitches. Use them on quilts, vests, and bags to create a quilted look -- or stitch them on a single stabilized layer of fabric (as with normal embroidery designs) to decorate wall hangings, towels, clothing, and more. With 50 designs below, you're sure to find the perfect one for your project! Click here for instructions on quilting with embroidery designs.
 

Cross - Only $1!   Winged Heart - Only $1!
(Medium size for Endless Hoop)

 

Available in four sizes:
7.18"X7.80" and 5.84"X6.34" and 4.83"X5.24" and 3.54"X3.84"

  Available in four sizes:
9.39"X4.03" and 7.79"X3.33" and 6.00"X2.83" and 3.85"X1.64"

Heart - Only $1!   Heart Crest - Only $1!
(Medium size for Endless Hoop)

 

Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.05" and 6.44"X5.83" and 5.32"X4.82" and 3.83"X3.47"

  Available in four sizes:
9.38"X5.21" and 7.79"X4.33" and 5.98"X3.34" and 3.84"X2.14"

Heart Square - Only $1!   Heart Corner - Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.84"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.84"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.84"

Curled Feather - Only $1!   Curled Feather Pair - Only $1!
(Medium size for Endless Hoop)

 

Available in four sizes:
7.77"X6.58" and 6.88"X5.82" and 5.69"X4.81" and 3.87"X3.27"

  Available in four sizes:
9.38"X5.78" and 7.79"X4.81" and 6.00"X3.77" and 3.85"X2.37"

Fleur de Lis - Only $1!   Fleur de Lis Crest - Only $1!
(Medium size for Endless Hoop)
 
Available in four sizes:
7.12"X7.80" and 5.84"X6.39" and 4.83"X5.28" and 3.53"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
9.39"X4.43" and 7.79"X3.69" and 5.99"X2.95" and 3.85"X1.82"

Diamond Blossom - Only $1!   Swirly Diamond - Only $1!

 

Available in four sizes:
6.41"X7.78" and 5.83"X7.07" and 4.82"X5.84" and 3.18"X3.85"

  Available in four sizes:
7.77"X7.22" and 6.27"X5.82" and 5.18"X4.81" and 3.83"X3.56"

Simple Diamond - Only $1!   Half Diamond Crest - Only $1!
(Medium size for Endless Hoop)
 
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.03" and 6.47"X5.84" and 5.35"X4.83" and 3.87"X3.49"
  Available in four sizes:
9.39"X5.41" and 7.80"X4.49" and 6.00"X3.40" and 3.84"X2.21"

Curling Blossom - Only $1!   Curling Paisley - Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.71"X7.79" and 5.84"X5.90" and 4.79"X4.84" and 3.83"X3.87"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.14" and 6.38"X5.85" and 5.27"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.54"

Bold Flower Square - Only $1!   Flower Crest 1 - Only $1!
(Medium size for Endless Hoop)
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.84"
  Available in four sizes:
9.40"X4.74" and 7.80"X3.92" and 5.99"X3.01" and 3.84"X1.93"

Flower Circle - Only $1!   Flower Crest 2 - Only $1!
(Medium size for Endless Hoop)
 
Available in four sizes:
7.37"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.20" and 4.85"X5.12" and 3.63"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
9.40"X4.11" and 7.80"X3.40" and 6.00"X2.78" and 3.85"X1.69"

Tulip Square - Only $1!   Butterfly Crest - Only $1!
(Medium size for Endless Hoop)
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.82"X4.82" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
9.39"X4.70" and 7.78"X3.89" and 6.00"X3.06" and 3.85"X1.92"

Blooming Rose - Only $1!   Blooming Crest 1 - Only $1!
(Medium size for Endless Hoop)
 
Available in four sizes:
7.25"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.27" and 4.84"X5.18" and 3.59"X3.84"
  Available in four sizes:
9.39"X5.19" and 7.80"X4.31" and 5.99"X3.40" and 3.85"X2.13"

Swirling Crest - Only $1!   Blooming Crest 2 - Only $1!
(Medium size for Endless Hoop)
 
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X8.33" and 5.83"X6.24" and 4.80"X5.14" and 3.84"X4.11"
  Available in four sizes:
9.40"X3.91" and 7.79"X3.24" and 5.99"X2.63" and 3.85"X1.60"

Spade - Only $1!   Crown Crest - Only $1!
(Medium size for Endless Hoop)

 

Available in four sizes:
6.38"X7.79" and 5.82"X7.11" and 4.81"X5.88" and 3.14"X3.82"

  Available in four sizes:
9.40"X3.79" and 7.77"X3.13" and 5.98"X2.68" and 3.85"X1.56"

Circle - Only $1!   Simple Corner 1 - Only $1!

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.82"X5.82" and 4.81"X4.81" and 3.85"X3.85"

  Available in four sizes:
7.77"X7.77" and 5.84"X5.84" and 4.79"X4.79" and 3.83"X3.83"

Square - Only $1!   Simple Corner 2 - Only $1!

 

Available in four sizes:
7.76"X7.77" and 5.82"X5.83" and 4.81"X4.81" and 3.85"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.79" and 5.83"X5.83" and 4.82"X4.82" and 3.86"X3.86"

Laurel Circle - Only $1!   Laurels - Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.84"X4.84" and 3.84"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.75"X7.42" and 6.10"X5.84" and 5.00"X4.79" and 3.85"X3.69"

Ornate Square - Only $1!   Ornate Frame - Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.83"X5.83" and 4.82"X4.82" and 3.86"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.11" and 6.39"X5.83" and 5.24"X4.78" and 3.83"X3.49"

Starflake - Only $1!   Pinwheel Corner - Only $1!

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.48" and 6.09"X5.84" and 5.04"X4.84" and 3.84"X3.69"

  Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.77" and 5.85"X5.84" and 4.81"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.84"

Leaf Square - Only $1!   Leafy Corner - Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.78" and 5.86"X5.85" and 4.81"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.84"

Oak Leaf - Only $1!   Pine Cone - Only $1!

 

Available in four sizes:
5.84"X8.50" and 5.36"X7.80" and 4.66"X6.81" and 2.66"X3.85"

  Available in four sizes:
7.78"X6.63" and 6.81"X5.81" and 5.63"X4.80" and 3.83"X3.26"

Wavy Leaf - Only $1!   Splash Corner - Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
5.81"X9.19" and 4.92"X7.79" and 4.28"X6.77" and 2.44"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.77"X7.36" and 6.17"X5.84" and 5.10"X4.83" and 3.82"X3.62"

Seaweed Curl - Only $1!   Seaweed Swirl - Only $1!
(Medium size for Endless Hoop)

 

Available in four sizes:
7.84"X7.48" and 6.10"X5.82" and 5.04"X4.81" and 3.83"X3.66"

  Available in four sizes:
9.38"X5.28" and 7.78"X4.37" and 6.00"X3.49" and 3.86"X2.17"

Seashell Corner - Only $1!   Seashell Crest 1 - Only $1!
(Medium size for Endless Hoop)

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.84"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.84"

  Available in four sizes:
9.38"X5.81" and 7.79"X4.83" and 6.00"X3.75" and 3.85"X2.38"

Shield Crest - Only $1!
(Medium size for Endless Hoop)
  Seashell Crest 2 - Only $1!
(Medium size for Endless Hoop)
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X5.19" and 7.79"X4.29" and 6.00"X3.49" and 3.84"X2.11"
  Available in four sizes:
9.40"X4.59" and 7.80"X3.79" and 6.00"X2.99" and 3.84"X1.87"


A Feather Quilting Value Pack

 

Get the whole pack of feather quilting designs and stitch the perfect motif for every project! All of the Feather Quilting designs are only $1.00 each when purchased individually. Purchase all 50 of the Feather Quilting designs in a value pack and get them for an extra low price of only $29.97! 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 7.9 x 10

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

These classic feather quilting designs are good for a lot more than just quilts! Stitch them on cozy vests, wall hangings, potholders - and this stylish Quilted Town Tote!

Originally made with similar sashiko designs, this project can easily be adapted to be quilted with other lightweight designs such as the feather quilting above or the quilting motifs below.

Click here for project instructions!


 
 
Quilting Motifs

Take embroidery-machine quilting to the next level with these intricate designs! Made up of a single line of stitching, they'll stitch well on a sandwich of a quilt top, batting, and backing ... and add a unique, creative touch!
Click here for instructions on quilting with embroidery designs. These contemporary motifs will look great stitched on a single layer of stabilized fabric, too.

A chickadee perches in a tree, surveying the woodsy landscape. Perfect for wintry or wild quilts!
 - Only $1!

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"


An intricately drawn branch complements your chickadee quilting. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X4.69" and 7.80"X3.88" and 6.00"X3.13" and 3.85"X1.92"


A moose wanders through the evergreen forest in this wild quilting design.
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X6.97" and 6.53"X5.86" and 5.40"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.45"


A pair of pinecones perfectly accent the moose and trees above. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X4.76" and 7.80"X3.93" and 6.00"X3.26" and 3.85"X1.94"


A rooster and sunflowers make the perfect quilting motif for kitchen stitchin'.
- Only $1!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.41"X5.85" and 6.12"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.06"


A pair of cheery sunflowers complement your rooster quilting. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X4.76" and 7.80"X3.93" and 6.00"X3.29" and 3.85"X1.93"


Pair this hen design with the rooster above in a farm-themed quilt!
- Only $1!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X5.67" and 6.66"X4.85" and 3.85"X2.81"


A duo of flowers is perfect to prettify your farm-fresh quilt. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X4.70" and 7.80"X3.89" and 6.00"X3.22" and 3.85"X1.91"


A frog and cattails make up this playful pond design - perfect for nature quilts!
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.79" and 5.85"X5.84" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.84"


A dragonfly and cattails make up this beautiful marshy quilting border. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X4.72" and 7.80"X3.90" and 5.99"X3.09" and 3.84"X1.91"


Take a swim in the ocean of quilting with this intricate tropical fish quilting design!
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
6.96"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.53" and 4.85"X5.40" and 3.44"X3.85"


Tropical fish and seaweed make up this unique quilting border. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X4.77" and 7.80"X3.94" and 6.00"X3.18" and 3.85"X1.94"


Butterflies and flowers spread their wings and leaves in this beautiful quilting design.
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.59"X7.80" and 5.84"X6.01" and 4.85"X5.01" and 3.74"X3.85"


Stitch a bit of summer with these pretty flowers! The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X4.72" and 7.80"X3.90" and 6.00"X3.17" and 3.85"X1.92"


Bring a bit of romance to any quilt with this intriguing rose design.
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
6.79"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.72" and 4.85"X5.55" and 3.35"X3.85"


A cluster of leaves compliments your lovely rose quilting. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X4.72" and 7.80"X3.90" and 6.00"X3.15" and 3.85"X1.93"


Bring a woodsy yet contemporary look to your quilt with this acorn and oak leaf design. Wonderful on rustic greens and browns!
- Only $1!
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.51" and 4.85"X6.20" and 3.01"X3.85"


A simple acorn and oak leaf pair make a compelling quilting design. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X4.69" and 7.80"X3.88" and 6.00"X3.13" and 3.85"X1.91"


Clusters of cherries make up this cheery quilting design. Stitch it on colorful kitchen decor
for a delicious look!
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.60"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.02" and 4.86"X5.02" and 3.74"X3.85"


A bunch of juicy cherries makes up this mouthwatering quilting design. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X4.71" and 7.80"X3.89" and 6.00"X3.20" and 3.85"X1.90"


Bold hibiscus flowers bring a warm, joyful look to any quilt!
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.55"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.05" and 4.85"X5.00" and 3.73"X3.85"


A hibiscus bloom and leaves hide in this intricate quilting design. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X4.71" and 7.80"X3.89" and 6.00"X3.29" and 3.85"X1.93"


A lively hummingbird and big, beautiful flowers bring summer warmth to any quilt.
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.55"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.05" and 4.85"X5.00" and 3.73"X3.85"


Quilt a beautiful hummingbird garden with a pair of lovely flowers! The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X4.71" and 7.80"X3.89" and 6.00"X3.19" and 3.85"X1.92"


Stitch a one-of-a-kind seaside quilt with these pretty, curling shells!
- Only $1!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X5.67" and 6.65"X4.85" and 3.85"X2.81"


Swirling seashells make a beautiful quilted border. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
- Only $1!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X4.72" and 7.80"X3.90" and 6.00"X3.24" and 3.85"X1.92"


A Quilting Motifs Value Pack

 

Thirteen themes come in this quilting motifs pack. Get them all for your quilting projects - they're sure to draw admiration and conversation! All of the Quilting Motif designs are only $1.00 each when purchased individually. Or, purchase all 26 of the Quilting Motifs designs in a value pack and get them for an extra low price of only $15.97! 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 7.9 x 10

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

 

 

Stitch your favorite birds, stitching their favorite quilts! This crafty design features adorable birds in a tree, gathering bolts of fabric and turning them into fantastic quilts. Great for craft totes, wall hangings, and more!
 

Available in two sizes:
5.75"X9.40" and 4.20"X6.81"



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