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Snuggle-Up Stockings

NEW THIS WEEK - November 17th, 2010

 

Snuggle-Up Stockings

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No matter how old you get, there's nothing like waking up on Christmas morning to discover little surprises in your stocking. What makes it even better? A handmade stocking, personalized with love by someone near and dear to your heart! This week's new designs will set the stage for those cherished Christmas moments.

 

Several new trios of stocking designs expand the reach of your embroidery machine, creating one big arrangement of stitching perfectly suited for a cherished Christmas stocking. Stack them top, middle, and bottom on a stocking, and let your handiwork shine throughout the holiday season.

 

Craft a jolly holiday atmosphere with North Pole Navidad designs -- Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves, and playful creatures frolicking with Christmas decorations. Light and heavenly, angelic Wings of Faith designs dazzle with messages of hope and joy.

These designs will make sweet embellishment for stockings too. Or stitch them on towels, shirts, and more to lend cheer to your Christmas celebration! Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred put on their own Nativity play in a pair of adorable designs perfect for all kinds of spirited decorations.

 

Chanukah embroidery gets a global twist this week, with menorah and dreidel designs in traditional Japanese sashiko for quilts and more.


New trios of embroidery designs are perfect for decorating Christmas stockings. The nativity scene is shown here; there are also three wise men, Santa Claus, and snowman sets. Follow these project instructions to make a basic, beautiful stocking embroidered with a story.

There's lots more new this week, too! Project instructions for a Victorian stocking, a Western stocking, a Mardi Gras stocking, a golf stocking, and a sweater stocking have just been posted to spark new ideas for creative stockings.
 

 

 

North Pole Navidad


Craft a home full of joy with adorable designs of Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves, and playful creatures! In the style of the popular Feline Navidad and Feliz Navidog designs, these cute characters can't wait to dance around on some homemade Christmas stockings. They'll also be cute on shirts, towels, tree skirts, and just about anything else you can imagine!
 
Santa Claus   Mrs. Claus
 
Available in two sizes:
3.15"X6.86" and 1.77"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.42"X6.86" and 2.48"X3.86"

Elf with Candy Cane   Elf with Gift
 
Available in two sizes:
4.56"X6.79" and 2.60"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
3.15"X6.89" and 1.78"X3.87"

Rudolph   Stirring Mouse
 
Available in two sizes:
3.91"X6.84" and 2.21"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
3.86"X6.15" and 2.43"X3.86"

Polar Bear in Wreath   Penguin in Lights
 
Available in two sizes:
3.99"X5.18" and 2.28"X2.93"
  Available in two sizes:
4.07"X4.78" and 2.32"X2.70"


A North Pole Navidad Design Pack

 

Throw a cheerful Christmas party with all these adorable designs. The North Pole Navidad design packs contain 8 designs, priced at only $12.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.
 

 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4

 


 

Christmas Stocking Story Sets

Illuminate your Christmas celebration with a homemade stocking, embellished from top to toe with embroidery! Coordinating sets of designs are a beautiful way to transcend your machine's embroidery area and create big, dazzling decorations. Each of the sets of three designs below can be arranged on a single stocking ... or stitch them on their own, too! A nativity scene, the three wise men, a jolly Santa Claus set, and a merry snowman scene will bring cheer to your stockings and light up your home for the holidays.
 
You've been asking for beautiful new designs that put the Christ in Christmas. This nativity stocking set will do so in spirited style! Arrange these designs from top to bottom as shown on a stocking: "Unto us a child is born" text, a radiant angel, and a humble manger scene. Check out this project to see how we used this terrific trio of embroidery designs!

 

Unto Us a Child is Born

Available in two sizes:
5.52"X3.07" and 3.74"X2.08"

Angel
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.86"

Manger Scene
Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.94" and 3.82"X3.86"

 

Three wise men bring priceless gifts to honor the newborn baby Jesus. Stack these designs from top to bottom to make a beautiful stocking, or use them on their own: "Gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh" text, the three wise men in profile, and a jewel-toned depiction of the gifts. Truly a stocking full of treasures!


Gifts
Available in two sizes:
5.50"X4.11" and 3.87"X2.90"

Balthasar, Caspar, Melchior
Available in two sizes:
4.83"X4.85" and 3.83"X3.86"

Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.86"

 

Santa arrives on your stocking with this trio of colorful designs! A bright "Merry Christmas" greets kids of all ages, and Christmas tree and Santa Claus designs are full of fun. Each of these designs will be great individually on shirts, towels, and more, too!


Merry Christmas

Available in two sizes:
6.80"X3.36" and 3.86"X1.92"

Christmas Tree
Available in two sizes:
4.80"X5.36" and 3.46"X3.86"

Santa Claus
Available in two sizes:
4.79"X4.86" and 3.78"X3.86"

 

Since we've no place to go ... let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Celebrate the cozy feeling of Christmas morning with snowflakes drifting about on an icy cool stocking. A jolly snowman clad in his best winter wear will bring lots of smiles into your home. Stack all three of these designs on a stocking, or use them one by one!


Let It Snow

Available in two sizes:
5.53"X3.76" and 3.86"X2.64"

Snowflakes
Available in two sizes:
4.77"X5.09" and 3.84"X3.84"

Snowman
Available in two sizes:
4.89"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.86"

 

 

 

Wings of Faith


Share the good news of the Christmas story with these prayerful designs. Angels in graceful silhouette share messages of hope and joy, with lettering uniquely shaped to their delicate wings. Each of these designs is light and delicate, making them perfect to grace lots of different fabrics -- quilter's cotton, T-shirts, tea towels, decorative linens, and lots more. Share beautiful stitches of praise!
 

Rejoice   Merry Christmas
 
Available in two sizes:
5.60"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.35"
  Available in two sizes:
5.53"X4.84" and 3.87"X3.40"

Harmony   Blessings
 
Available in two sizes:
5.68"X4.85" and 3.87"X3.31"
  Available in two sizes:
5.48"X4.84" and 3.84"X3.40"

Believe   Beauty
 
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X4.92" and 3.84"X3.88"
  Available in two sizes:
4.87"X5.13" and 3.66"X3.87"

Inspire   Miracle
 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.11" and 3.66"X3.87"
  Available in two sizes:
4.80"X4.85" and 3.84"X3.88"

Peace   Alleluia
 
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X6.00" and 3.11"X3.87"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.28" and 3.55"X3.87"

Gloria   Prayer
 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.47" and 3.46"X3.87"
  Available in two sizes:
4.81"X5.32" and 3.49"X3.87"

Faith   Grace
 
Available in two sizes:
4.47"X6.87" and 2.63"X3.87"
  Available in two sizes:
4.51"X6.88" and 2.58"X3.87"

Love   Hope
 
Available in two sizes:
4.21"X6.88" and 2.36"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.56"X6.79" and 2.62"X3.87"


A Wings of Faith Design Pack

 

Stitch a whole host of heavenly angels with these light, reverent designs. The Wings of Faith design packs contain 16 designs, priced at only $19.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.
 

 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4

 

If you think the sweet angels above look familiar, you're right! This spring the first Flowers of Faith blossomed, and ever since, you've been asking for more! Another bouquet of flowers soon followed, and a special batch of poinsettias and holly for Christmas bloomed too. (Hint: stitch the poinsettias in blue and white, and they turn into snowflakes!) Click the images below to find them all. And of course, tell us what new designs you'd like to see!
 

Christmas Flowers of Faith Flowers of Faith I Flowers of Faith II 
     

 

 

Sashiko Chanukah

Give this year's Chanukah festivities a global twist! Sashiko is a traditional Japanese quilting style where layers of fabric are stitched together with thick 30 weight cotton thread in a regular pattern. Eight menorah designs -- one for each day of celebration -- and four dreidel designs showing each side of the classic top will be beautiful on quilts, table runners, wall hangings, and lots more. Take a look at the sashiko instructions to learn how to use these dazzling designs, and get some bright ideas from the Stitchers Showcase! For more sweet stitches, check out last week's new Festive Chanukah Friends.
 
Menorah - First Night   Menorah - Second Night
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.80"X3.80"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.80"X3.80"

Menorah - Third Night   Menorah - Fourth Night
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.80"X3.80"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.80"X3.80"

Menorah - Fifth Night   Menorah - Sixth Night
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.80"X3.80"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.80"X3.80"

Menorah - Seventh Night   Menorah - Eighth Night
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.80"X3.80"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.80"X3.80"

Dreidel - Nun   Dreidel - Gimel
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.80"X3.80"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.80"X3.80"

Dreidel - Hei   Dreidel - Shin
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.80"X3.80"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.80"X3.80"


A Sashiko Chanukah Design Pack

 

Stitch bright and beautiful quilts and more with these designs. The Sashiko Chanukah design packs contain 12 designs, priced at only $16.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.
 

 
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


Classic quilt characters Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred pay a visit to the Nativity in this sweet pair of designs! Fred is a shepherd, learning of a great miracle in a field, and Sue is an angel complete with halo and wings. These designs will be adorable on stockings, quilts, and much more for a beautiful Christmas!
 

Fisherman Fred

  Sunbonnet Sue

 

Available in three sizes:
7.05"X5.86" and 5.82"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.20"

  Available in three sizes:
7.13"X5.86" and 5.90"X4.84" and 3.87"X3.15"


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