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Deck the Halls

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Deck the halls for the holidays with a fabulous and festive array of designs!

Holiday features and accessories such as a Mrs. Claus dress form and matching thread spool, a jolly Christmas tree with a tree-trimming chickadee, a poinsettia and butterfly spray with a single butterfly, and much more are ideal for combining into delightful medleys on pillows, tote bags, wall hangings, and all kinds of holiday decor and apparel.

Graceful doves bring messages of peace and goodwill,
fast-stitching Redwork Santas are jolly and bright, and front and back crafty cut applique Christmas characters are fun on children's items, pillows, tote bags, and jackets.

Shop now, and enjoy decking the halls for the holidays with these fantastic designs!

Free project instructions to make a cone-shaped wall hanging.

A festive cone-shaped wall hanging filled with holiday flowers and greenery is a decor showpiece. Click here for free project instructions!

 


Deck the Halls

Christmas stitching season is upon us! With a colorful feature and coordinating accessory in the designs below, you'll have lots of options to create different looks and combinations. Combine them into festive scenes on pillows, make a wall hanging medley, or stitch a set of coordinating towels. And of course they are fabulous on their own, on a wide variety of home decor and apparel.

Santa Claus has one very important holiday outfit, and it is waiting for him to don his apparel and climb aboard his sleigh. Nearby, a striped ribbon adorns a thread spool -- Mrs. Claus must have just finished her alterations. Santa's ready to fly! 
     
 
Available in six sizes:
7.83"X11.56" and 6.99"X10.32" and 6.14"X9.05" and 5.29"X7.80" and 4.67"X6.88" and 2.63"X3.88"
  Available in three sizes:
4.80"X5.71" and 3.24"X3.86" and 2.11"X2.50"

Create an adorable pillow scene with the Santa Claus holiday outfit design and a festive thread spool. Makes a great gift!


Mrs. Claus must have a fancy occasion to attend, as her coat has a formal cut and her high heels are full of chic style. Pair her dress form with the bright thread spool on the right for a very fashionable holiday decoration. The pink thread picks up the pink bow on her present for a sweetly matching look.
     
 
Available in six sizes:
6.86"X11.58" and 6.13"X10.34" and 5.38"X9.07" and 4.64"X7.82" and 4.08"X6.88" and 2.29"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.16"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.58" and 2.50"X2.32"

Coordinate cute holiday thread spools with Mrs. Claus' dress form for an apron sure to delight friends and family alike.


Christmas trees come in all shapes and sizes, and this one has swirls and curls galore. It almost looks like it's taking a little bow! A chickadee flies in, ready to add one last candy cane to the tree.
     
 
Available in six sizes:
7.81"X11.04" and 7.04"X9.95" and 6.23"X8.81" and 5.51"X7.79" and 4.85"X6.87" and 2.73"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
3.07"X3.25" and 2.17"X2.30" and 1.62"X1.73"

A flying chickadee trims a festive Christmas tree when you combine the above designs. Adorable on a holiday sweater!


An assortment of whimsical Christmas ornaments makes a snazzy embellishment, and a single ornament in the same style makes for endless design layout possibilities.  
     
 
Available in six sizes:
7.79"X10.75" and 7.02"X9.69" and 6.22"X8.58" and 5.53"X7.59" and 4.87"X6.68" and 2.83"X3.87"
  Available in three sizes:
3.90"X4.85" and 3.10"X3.85" and 1.96"X2.43"

Pair the above ornament medley with the single ornament design for a set of coordinating towels. A stitched towel set makes a terrific holiday party hostess gift!


Create a fresh holiday decoration with a poinsettia and butterfly corner, and bright butterfly accessory.  
     
 
Available in six sizes:
7.77"X10.52" and 6.97"X9.39" and 6.17"X8.31" and 5.49"X7.42" and 4.84"X6.53" and 2.87"X3.83"
  Available in three sizes:
4.86"X5.18" and 3.64"X3.86" and 2.33"X2.49"

The butterfly and poinsettia designs above combine for a beautiful tote bag. No one on your gift list will receive anything else quite like it!


An Art Nouveau angel with beautiful wings, flowing hair, and swirling dress keeps watch, while Jesus sleeps in the manger. A lovely combination on Christmas wall hangings and framed embroidery, or on their own on stockings and tree skirts.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81"X10.01" and 6.97"X8.94" and 6.18"X7.91" and 5.51"X7.06" and 4.87"X6.28"
  Available in three sizes:
4.51"X3.70" and 3.86"X3.17" and 2.26"X1.86"

A pillow embellished with the Art Nouveau angel and Jesus in manger designs above makes a special Christmas centerpiece.


Doves of Peace

The dove is a traditional symbol for peace, and in the designs below, becomes an ambassador for love, hope, and goodwill as well. Clean and elegant designs are just right for dressing up home decor such as pillows and wall hangings. With their universal messages and subtle tones, they'll be beautiful additions to any room year round!

With wings high, a dove flies under the banner for Love, while on the right, another dove looks up to the banner for Peace with hope and optimism. Terrific as framed embroidery!
     
 
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:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.84"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.84"X3.86"


Hope and Goodwill are the messages these beautiful birds carry. Let them land on Bible covers, book bags, and pillows for very special gifts. Also perfect for winter wedding gifts!
     
 
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:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.84"X5.85" and 4.84"X4.85" and 3.84"X3.84"


Doves of Peace Design Packs


Create graceful and elegant holiday decor and gifts with the Doves of Peace Design Pack. Lovely on pillows, tote bags, towels, wall hangings, and more!
 

Doves of Peace Design Pack

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



Here Comes Santa Claus (Redwork)

Santa Claus is a bit of an old-fashioned guy, so traditional Redwork embroidery is a look that suits him well. Whether he's hanging the stockings by the chimney with care, or making his list and checking it twice, Santa is a study in holiday cheer. Change the thread color to create a different but still charming look!

Santa hangs stockings for himself and Mrs. Claus, and trims the tree for the elves' workshop. Quick-to-stitch Redwork is always ideal for whipping up a whole passel of flour sack or tea towel gifts. 
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.56" and 4.89"X6.32" and 2.98"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.92" and 4.85"X6.56" and 2.84"X3.84"


Santa takes a break for a snack of cookies, and then gets right back to work checking his list. Make the people on your list smile with gifts of pot holders, T-shirts, and Christmas stockings decorated with whimsical and beautiful one-color designs. 
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.35" and 4.83"X6.07" and 3.06"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.67" and 4.85"X6.36" and 2.93"X3.85"


Quilts and wall hangings are perfect landing spots for adorable Santa Redwork designs. All work and no play isn't good for anyone, even Santa, so he makes sure to squeeze in a bit of outdoor exercise in addition to distributing toys to good girls and boys. 
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.67" and 4.85"X6.31" and 2.96"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X8.51" and 4.73"X6.88" and 2.65"X3.85"


Santa runs through the stars with a Merry Christmas banner streaming behind him, then fills his sack for a special Christmas Eve delivery. Wish your family and friends a warm Merry Christmas on holiday pillows and table runners! 
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.75" and 4.82"X6.39" and 2.91"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.86" and 4.82"X6.48" and 2.87"X3.85"


Santa adds to his stack of presents, or maybe he's shaking the box to get a hint of what's inside? Are the gifts for him or from him? He's not telling! Stitch onto a napkin or placemat for a fun and warm holiday table setting.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.82"X7.40" and 4.85"X6.16" and 3.02"X3.85"


Here Comes Santa Claus (Redwork) Design Packs


Creating a fast yet fabulous Christmas project just got a lot easier with classic Redwork Santa designs! One-color Santa scenes are light and bright on flour sack towels, tea towels, table linens, T-shirts, stockings, and more. Purchase the design pack to mix and match them all!
 

Here Comes Santa Claus 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"



Crafty Cut Christmas (Front & Back)

Crafty cut applique Christmas characters are a fun way to decorate for the holidays. With front and back options, these designs are perfect for adding to pillows and totes, T-shirts and sweatshirts, jacket front and backs, baby bibs and onesies, and anywhere you want an adorable holiday look both coming and going.

Applique lets you work with any fabric you choose, while the "crafty cut" means that there are exposed fabric edges, making the edges of the designs appear soft and flowing. Be sure to see Kenny's free project instructions on how to work with crafty cut applique.

Santa Claus carries a sack full of treats. Fa-la-la fabulous on kids' shirts and tote bags!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.61"X10.28" and 5.51"X8.56" and 4.37"X6.80" and 2.45"X3.81"
  Available in four sizes:
6.78"X10.13" and 5.63"X8.43" and 4.47"X6.70" and 2.50"X3.75"

Stitch any of these adorable front and back Christmas critter designs onto a t-shirt, baby onesie, but beware of cuteness overload!


Mrs. Claus enjoys a quiet cup of cocoa before the holiday rush begins. Let her warm up your holiday on pillows, gift bags, and coordinating towels.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.82"X11.68" and 5.43"X9.30" and 3.92"X6.71" and 2.26"X3.81"
  Available in four sizes:
6.91"X11.73" and 5.51"X9.34" and 4.04"X6.86" and 2.24"X3.82"


A Christmas elf is ready to brighten T-shirts and sweatshirts. Make his outfit any colors you like -- and have fun coordinating the stripes on his socks!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.79"X11.74" and 5.41"X9.35" and 3.94"X6.81" and 2.37"X3.95"
  Available in four sizes:
6.79"X11.74" and 5.41"X9.35" and 3.94"X6.81" and 2.31"X3.84"


Children's pajamas and blankets will be the hit of the season with this smiling front and back crafty cut applique reindeer! Choose colors to match your project to create a very cute look.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.57"X11.64" and 5.24"X9.28" and 3.82"X6.77" and 2.26"X3.84"
  Available in four sizes:
6.54"X11.76" and 5.21"X9.37" and 3.80"X6.84" and 2.25"X3.85"


Stitch an applique snowman onto quilts and wall hangings, coordinating his scarf with your fabric. Or create a set of not-quite-matching towels for a fun bath decoration. Wherever you stitch him, his smile will warm your heart!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.84"X11.74" and 5.45"X9.35" and 3.96"X6.79" and 2.22"X3.83"
  Available in four sizes:
6.77"X11.72" and 5.40"X9.33" and 3.94"X6.81" and 2.20"X3.80"


This penguin is tangled up in lights and ready to make your holidays merry and bright. Very cute on onesies and toddler tees!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.80"X10.31" and 5.69"X8.61" and 4.48"X6.79" and 2.58"X3.83"
  Available in four sizes:
6.80"X10.31" and 5.69"X8.61" and 4.48"X6.79" and 2.56"X3.81"


Make a "reversible" Christmas stocking with the front of this sweet polar bear on one side of the stocking, and the back on the other. Kids will love turning the stocking over and seeing him on the other side!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.93"X10.49" and 5.79"X8.77" and 4.45"X6.73" and 2.56"X3.77"
  Available in four sizes:
6.93"X10.49" and 5.79"X8.77" and 4.45"X6.73" and 2.57"X3.77"


Crafty Cut Christmas (Front & Back) Design Packs

Crafty Cut Christmas (Front & Back) Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 14 designs, priced at only $29.97! 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"x11.80"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


 

Christmas is only a few short months away, so now's the time to deck the halls! Visit the Stitchers Showcase to get inspired by hundreds of Christmas projects featuring beautifully festive embroidery designs. Twelve 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 Christmas showcases right here. Browse the many projects sent in by stitchers like you, and let your creativity fly for Christmas.

Want to share pictures of your work? We'd love to see them! Send photos and details about your work to stitch@emblibrary.com.
 
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Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in previous weeks!