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Request-fest
Request-fest
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NEW THIS WEEK - August 28th, 2013


Embroiderers have the best ideas for new designs. Excellent requests and suggestions have been pouring in, creating a virtual flood of inspiration in our email inboxes. When the number of requests reaches epic proportions, it's time for a Request-fest!

The most-requested and popular themes, styles, and subjects have been rounded up and are featured below in a variety of new designs.

Scroll down the page to see the excellent variety, and enjoy these new designs!


Stitchers love the colorful and whimsical stack designs. Robin and Julia are eager to dress up towels and aprons with tasty stacks, and that inspired their requests for these new designs. Savory pizza slices are shown on the left; the right features the "holy trinity" of Cajun cooking -- celery, onions, and bell pepper. The preparation of Cajun/Creole dishes such as etouffee, gumbo, and jambalaya all start from the base of these three vegetables.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.07" x 9.39" and 3.70" x 6.86" and 2.10" x 3.88"
  Available in three sizes:
4.88" x 9.37" and 3.57" x 6.84" and 2.02" x 3.87"


Jane and Becky asked for pug and police themes, and we thought their ideas were fantastic! Add color and whimsy everywhere with an irresistibly cute tower of dogs, or create law and order with a police officer's stack.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
4.36" x 9.41" and 3.18" x 6.88" and 1.79" x 3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.81" x 9.41" and 4.24" x 6.86" and 2.35" x 3.87"


Susan asked for a deer stack, with ideas for autumn-themed projects in mind. And Megan gave us a sugar rush when she requested a s'mores stack - sure to make your stitching as sweet as it can be. Add to towels, camping gear bags, and sweatshirts for cozy campfire decorations!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
4.89" x 9.41" and 3.57" x 6.87" and 2.00" x 3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
4.20" x 9.39" and 3.07" x 6.86" and 1.74" x 3.88"


Arlene loved the previous Art Deco wine designs, and requested more intoxicating additions in this style. A bottle of merlot is framed by a tempting bunch of grapes and a wineglass, while champagne makes a bubbly addition to towels, gift bags, and more.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.41" x 11.78" and 4.32" x 9.40" and 3.16" x 6.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.42" x 11.77" and 4.32" x 9.38" and 3.16" x 6.85"


"More woodpeckers! More woodpeckers!" is a resounding cry from wildlife-loving customers, like Gini and Mary and Mellonie. Create handsome home decor with realistic woodpeckers. Start with the Pileated Woodpecker -- one of the biggest, most striking forest birds on the continent. Nearly the size of a crow, it has bold white stripes down the neck and a flaming-red crest. Stitch onto pillow shams to add a truly distinctive centerpiece to any room.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.50" and 5.66" x 7.79" and 4.87" x 6.70"


The Arizona Woodpecker is the only species of the United States and Canada that is brown and white and not black and white. It lives in forests and in woodlands near streams or rivers. With bright red on its crown, this bird is a regal addition to home decor projects.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.67" x 7.78" and 6.91" x 7.04" and 5.86" x 5.97" and 4.86" x 4.96"


The active little Downy Woodpecker is a familiar sight at backyard feeders, where it joins flocks of chickadees and nuthatches. An acrobatic forager, this tiny woodpecker gives a checkered black-and-white impression, with a boldly striped head and a broad white stripe down the center. This bird design will fill the bill on towels, tote bags, wall hangings, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.91" x 7.79" and 5.86" x 6.64" and 4.85" x 5.50"


Animal loving and embroidery go hand in hand. New dog silhouettes below are best in show one-color wonders! Fast-stitching canines bring a noble look to towels, tote bags, pillows, shirts, and more. Choose colors you love to match your project needs.

Even-tempered and well-behaved, athletic and playful, Labrador Retrievers are the most popular breed of dog by registered ownership in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Due to their strength, intelligence, trainability, and obedience, German Shepherds are often the preferred breed for many types of work, including search-and-rescue and police and military roles.
 
Labrador Retriever   German Shepherd
 
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 6.46" and 4.86" x 5.36" and 3.50" x 3.86" 
  Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 8.53" and 4.72" x 6.86" and 2.65" x 3.86"


Dachshunds are playful, but as hunting dogs can be very stubborn, and are known for their love of chasing small animals, birds, and tennis balls with great determination and ferocity.

Bulldogs are easy-going and do not need a lot of physical exercise, making them ideal for living in apartments and other urban environments.
 
Dachshund   Bulldog
   
Available in three sizes:
5.87" x 6.06" and 4.87" x 5.03" and 3.75" x 3.87"
   Available in three sizes:
7.33" x 5.86" and 6.08" x 4.86" and 3.85" x 3.08"


The King Charles Cavalier Spaniel is one of the most popular breeds in the United Kingdom, and are very affectionate and eager to please, making them good pets for children.

The Australian Cattle Dog is a breed of herding dog developed in Australia for driving cattle over long distances across rough terrain. They are independent dogs with high intelligence.
 
King Charles Cavalier Spaniel   Australian Cattle Dog
   
 Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 5.89" and 4.86" x 4.88" and 3.84" x 3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 8.29" and 4.83" x 6.86" and 2.72" x 3.86"


Light-stitching medleys show dogs in a variety of poses, letting their natural beauty and grace shine through. Towel, totes, pillows, and more are all excellent places for these simple yet elegant designs. Cathy's favorite breed is the Vizsla, and this design is inspired by her request. Below, the Vizsla is a natural hunter with an excellent nose and outstanding trainability. Showcase this handsome dog on a tote, shirt, and more for prize-winning projects!
 
Vizsla
Available in four sizes:
7.39" x 7.80" and 6.54" x 6.90" and 5.84" x 6.15" and 4.84" x 5.08"


The Norwegian Elkhound (requested by Sally) is an ancient breed and is the National Dog of Norway. Bred for hunting large game, the breed is strong, hardy, and very loyal to their masters. Add to towels or tote bags for a noble look.
 
Norwegian Elkhound
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.60" and 6.90" x 6.73" and 5.98" x 5.85" and 4.94" x 4.85"


Boston Terriers (requested by many!) are nicknamed the "American Gentleman" because of their dapper appearance. Developed in the United States following the Civil War, their gentle disposition and moderate exercise requirements make them good house pets.
 
Boston Terrier
Available in four sizes:
6.87" x 7.80" and 6.08" x 6.90" and 5.85" x 6.62" and 4.84" x 5.47"


Sue, Jan, and Karen want to stitch crafty peace and love designs! New weaving and beading variations fit their passions. Stitch peace, love, and happiness with these new designs! Spread the love of craft with "Peace Love Weave" and "Peace Love Bead" on shirts, tote bags, towels, and more.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41" x 4.01" and 7.81" x 3.33" and 6.86" x 2.92" and 3.86" x 1.65"
  Available in four sizes:
9.41" x 3.97" and 7.81" x 3.30" and 6.86" x 2.90" and 3.86" x 1.63"


Tamara sent in a clever, clever idea for "Peace, Love, Rip." Thanks for the idea, Tamara! Whenever you sew, so shall ye rip. A fun addition to fabric bags and wall hangings for the sewing room. Jennifer and other sports fans requested "Peace Love Lacrosse." This is quickly becoming a popular sport!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40" x 4.26" and 7.81" x 3.53" and 6.86" x 3.10" and 3.86" x 1.75" 
  Available in four sizes:
9.41" x 3.29" and 7.81" x 2.73" and 6.86" x 2.40" and 3.86" x 1.36"



Pat and Liz requested "Peace Love Soccer," and the design will be a great fit on sweatshirts and sports equipment bags. (European version is on the right).
     
   
Available in four sizes:
9.41" x 3.79" and 7.81" x 3.15" and 6.86" x 2.77" and 3.86" x 1.56" 
  Available in four sizes:
9.41" x 3.72" and 7.81" x 3.09" and 6.86" x 2.71" and 3.86" x 1.53"
 


Roll your way to peace and love with "Peace Love Bocce" and "Peace Love Lawn Bowling" designs, requested by Ray and Pam!. Lawn bowling is traditionally played on a green, while bocce is played on a field that is usually sand or asphalt. Both games are a great way to get outdoors and have fun.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41" x 3.87" and 7.81" x 3.21" and 6.86" x 2.82" and 3.86" x 1.59"
  Available in four sizes:
9.41" x 3.30" and 7.82" x 2.74" and 6.87" x 2.41" and 3.87" x 1.36"


Guda from South Africa requested "Peace Love" designs for sports played in her home of South Africa. Derived from early versions of basketball, netball is played by two teams of seven players on a rectangular court with raised goal rings at each end. During general play, a player with the ball can hold onto it for only three seconds before shooting for a goal or passing to another player, making it a fast-paced, exciting sport. Rugby players gain ground by running with the ball or kicking it. Great strength is required to play, and people all over the globe cheer their favorite teams. Thank you, Guda, for the excellent suggestions!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41" x 4.76" and 7.82" x 3.95" and 6.87" x 3.47" and 3.86" x 1.96" 
  Available in four sizes:
9.39" x 4.15" and 7.79" x 3.44" and 6.80" x 3.00" and 3.88" x 1.72"

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A heart-shaped potholder adds a little love to your kitchen decor, and it's also a comfortable fit for your hand. Free project instructions are here!

Insulated lining protect hands from the heat, and a handy loop for hanging means that this is always in reach. Mix and match holiday-themed embroidery designs and fabric to make great Christmas and seasonal hostess gifts, too!  

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