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12 Days of Christmas

 

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Christmas is coming, and this week's new designs are filled with classic Christmas elements and lots of holiday cheer.

Delicate and lovely holiday sprays will add an elegant touch anywhere you stitch them, while Christmas in Bloom with Echoes designs feature fresh holiday flowers and greenery backed by graceful star and snowflake echoes.

12 Days of Christmas Collages are delightful squares filled with ribbons, ornaments, snowflakes, and poinsettias -- and of course, the twelve gifts featured in the song. These designs will be outstanding on pillows, quilts, wall hangings, and lots more holiday decor.

Lighter-stitching vintage Jacobean style 12 Days of Christmas designs are bright with color and just right for creating a festive look on garments and home decor items.

Scroll down the page to find these new designs!

Free project instructions to make a 12 Days of Christmas wall hanging.

Elegant lace and feathered fringe frame the 12 Days of Christmas Collages in a wonderful wall hanging display. Click here for free project instructions!

 


Christmas Sprays

Light and lively Christmas sprays are perfect for lots of holiday apparel and home decor projects. Whether you run them vertically up the left or right chest area of light sweatshirts and jackets, or stitch them horizontally on skirt hems and mantle runners, these pretty sprays will be a truly lovely embellishment.

Holly and roses decorate an elegant filigree line, while poinsettias are cheerful with unfurling greenery. Both would be fa-la-la fabulous additions to wall hangings and pillows!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
4.41"X11.78" and 3.53"X9.41" and 2.57"X6.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.41"X11.80" and 4.31"X9.41" and 3.15"X6.86"


Pine boughs and berries highlight green ribbon and gold filigree in a sweet spray perfect for sprucing up all manner of holiday decor and apparel.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.87"X11.79" and 4.75"X9.39" and 3.40"X6.84"


Christmas in Bloom with Echoes

Christmas in Bloom with Echoes join our ever-popular bloom with echoes designs, and are a winning combination of fresh blooming Christmas flowers and greenery "echoed" by star and snowflake filigree patterns. These fresh designs are sure to add a bright and beautiful embellishment to holiday apparel and decor.

Pretty poinsettias blossom against lively and elegant echoes. Stitch onto sweater shirts or stockings for a lovely holiday decoration!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.54"X5.86" and 5.40"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.45"
  Available in three sizes:
6.78"X5.86" and 5.62"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.34"


Christmas holly is bright against sparkling stars, while pine boughs and ornaments combine for a graceful study in contrasts. Spruce up table runners and wall hangings with these festive designs.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.46"X5.86" and 5.37"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.50"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.00" and 4.81"X4.93" and 3.76"X3.83"


Christmas Lenten roses bring a burst of white to holiday home decor, while a cheerful chrysanthemum gets all dressed up with holly.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.23"X5.86" and 5.12"X4.82" and 3.85"X3.62"
  Available in three sizes:
6.29"X5.86" and 5.22"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.60"


Lilies are paired with holly in a pretty bouquet, while mistletoe is perfect against bright red starbursts and swirls. Perfect for hostess gift towels and holiday linens!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
7.62"X5.86" and 6.32"X4.86" and 3.85"X2.97"
  Available in three sizes:
7.02"X5.86" and 5.78"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.22"


Christmas flowers may begin with poinsettias, but they don't end there, as this splendid rose reminds us. They may not be blooming outdoors in colder climates, but they can bloom in your house on pillow shams and framed embroidery.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.31"X5.86" and 6.05"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.10"


Christmas in Bloom with Echoes Design Packs


Create your own Christmas garden with the lush yet graceful Christmas in Bloom with Echoes Design Pack. Their beauty will blossom anywhere you stitch them!
 

Christmas in Bloom with Echoes Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 9 designs, priced at only $14.97! Three 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 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



12 Days of Christmas Collages

"The Twelve Days of Christmas" is an old and beloved carol. First published in England in 1780, the song refers to the festive period beginning on Christmas day (December 25) or sometimes the day after Christmas. Many versions of the song have existed through the centuries, and it is a true classic. The 12 Days of Christmas collages below are inspired by the song. Rich with ribbons, ornaments, and other embellishments, festive squares feature the gifts from each day. Stitch onto quilts, pillows, wall hangings, and more for fabulous holiday decorations!

The song begins with "On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree" and builds from there, with a new gift for each day. On the second day the gift is two turtle doves. The coordinating colors on the partridge and the turtle dove are perfect for a matched set of pillows!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.73" and 5.88"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.83"
  Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.78" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.83"


The lyrics continue with three French hens and four calling birds, on the left and the right, respectively. The ornaments in the lower right corner of each collage, along with the ribbons in the upper left, and the poinsettias in the remaining corners, unify these designs beautifully.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.80" and 5.87"X5.86" and 5.28"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.78" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.83"


On the fifth day the true love sends five gold rings, and this is the place in the song where the singer can catch his or her breath, as the verses build on top of each other. Six geese a-laying follow on the sixth day. The snowflakes are another element that complement all twelve collages. A Christmas quilt or set of wall hangings are ideal showcases for these stunning squares!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.84"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.78" and 5.88"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.83"


Seven swans a-swimming are the gift for the seventh day, while eight maids a-milking are sent to the lucky recipient on the eighth day. Bright poinsettias add a bright touch to the collages, making them very jolly holiday decorations.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.73" and 5.88"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.83"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.80" and 5.87"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"


On the ninth and tenth day, people enter the scene, as the true love sends nine ladies dancing and ten lords a-leaping. Here, the ladies and lords are represented by their shoes. These would make wonderful winter or holiday wedding gift embellishments!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.83"
  Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.83"


The last two days are filled with music, with eleven pipers piping and twelve drummers drumming. A set of Twelve Days of Christmas Collage placemats and holiday napkins are just right for creating a beautiful Christmas table!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.73" and 5.88"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.83"
  Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.78" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.83"


12 Days of Christmas Collages Design Packs


Collect all the 12 Days of Christmas Collages and get the best deal by purchasing the design pack. Quilts, pillows, tote bags, towels, table linens, wall hangings, and more will be stunning with these outstanding classic designs.
 

12 Days of Christmas Collages Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 12 designs, priced at only $19.97! 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"



Vintage Jacobean 12 Days of Christmas

A bit lighter-stitching but no less beautiful, vintage Jacobean Twelve Days of Christmas designs are festive and colorful. Perfect for sprucing up holiday decor, these designs feature an attractive variety of stitches, some resembling hand stitching, that will be stunning on pillows, wall hangings, table linens, tote bags, towels, and more!

The partridge in a pear tree is the gift "my true love gave to me" on the first day of Christmas, and the turtle dove represents the second day in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" carol. Both are lovely additions to any home decor project.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.82"X7.46" and 6.10"X5.82" and 5.04"X4.81" and 3.88"X3.71"
  Available in four sizes:
6.71"X7.78" and 5.80"X6.73" and 4.84"X5.62" and 3.31"X3.85"


Stitch a French hen from the third day of Christmas and a calling bird from the fourth day onto pillows for a coordinating set sure to make any room merry and bright! The red and green swirls and holly in each design beautifully complement each other.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.76"X7.45" and 6.11"X5.88" and 5.05"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.71"
  Available in four sizes:
7.53"X7.78" and 5.84"X6.04" and 4.83"X5.00" and 3.75"X3.88"


Let this golden ring from the fifth day sparkle on wall hangings and holiday door hangers, while the goose "a-laying" from the sixth day is perfect for towels, kitchen linens, and more. The bright poinsettia above the ring and the bow above the goose will add a festive touch anywhere you stitch them!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.36"X7.81" and 5.85"X6.21" and 4.84"X5.13" and 3.69"X3.89"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.68" and 5.90"X5.82" and 4.90"X4.81" and 3.87"X3.80"


A beautiful swan from the seventh day swims among crystal snowflakes, while a maid from the eighth day carries her milk pail among pine cones and poinsettia. The smaller sizes of these designs would really sparkle on stockings.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.77"X7.60" and 5.97"X5.86" and 4.98"X4.90" and 3.85"X3.80"
  Available in four sizes:
7.45"X7.81" and 5.88"X6.17" and 4.81"X5.06" and 3.65"X3.86"


The ninth day features ladies dancing and the tenth day brings lords a-leaping. A quilt or tree skirt with all the vintage Jacobean Twelve Days of Christmas designs make outstanding holiday gifts.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.32"X7.81" and 5.86"X6.25" and 4.86"X5.17" and 3.65"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.81" and 5.89"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.87"


The last two gifts get musical, with the eleventh day bringing pipers piping and the twelfth day drummers drumming. Both are wonderful additions to tote bags and holiday sweatshirts for the music lovers in your life.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.97"X7.82" and 5.86"X6.58" and 4.86"X5.44" and 3.45"X3.87"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.52" and 6.11"X5.88" and 5.05"X4.88" and 3.86"X3.72"


Vintage Jacobean 12 Days of Christmas Design Packs


The Vintage Jacobean 12 Days of Christmas Design Pack gives you all these bright and festive designs. You and your machine will be humming a merry tune as you stitch beautiful home decor items and holiday gifts!
 

Vintage Jacobean 12 Days of Christmas Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 12 designs, priced at only $19.97! 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"


 

Visit the Stitchers Showcase to get inspired by outstanding projects featuring even more 12 Days of Christmas designs. Six photos are shown below -- click on them to get a closer look at the projects and read more about how stitchers put them together. And, there are even more right here. Light your creativity spark for the holidays as you browse the many projects sent in by stitchers like you!

Want to share pictures of your work? We'd love to see them! Send photos and details about your work to stitch@emblibrary.com.
 
Twelve Days Around the Christmas Tree 12 Days of Christmas Mantel Scarf Christmas Quilt Survives Katrina
 
Twelve Days of Color Wall Hanging Twelve Days in Thread Art Twelve Days of Christmas Wall Hanging
 


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