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Very Merry Miscellany
Very Merry Miscellany

NEW THIS WEEK - November 18, 2015


Christmas is just around the corner! Get ready to celebrate by decking the halls, making gift lists, and embroidering for this holly-jolly time of year.

Bring a joyful look to your home and table with these festive new designs! Charming Christmas wreaths are picture-perfect on pillows and totes, while Victorian-inspired collages embody the beauty and elegance of the holiday season.

Bold and colorful Christmas stamps come in both stitch-filled and applique versions, plus as in-the-hoop ornaments and bottle aprons, too.

And don't forget: Season's greetings adorn squares of filigree and holiday motifs. Stitch on a quilt, wall hanging, or tree skirt!

Scroll down the page to see these new designs!

Add a chic look to your holiday decor
with an embroidered bow stocking.
Click here for project instructions.



Very Merry Christmas Wreaths


Holiday phrases are a stunning way to spread "Christmas Cheer" and "Christmas Joy" from your home to those around you. Each of these inspiring sayings are framed in a holiday wreath and adorned with seasonal accents, like bells, ornaments, and more.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.86" x 6.85"
5.86" x 5.85" and 4.86" x 4.85"
3.85" x 3.84"
  Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.79" and 6.87" x 6.85"
5.89" x 5.87" and 4.88" x 4.87"
3.86" x 3.85"


Those of us in the United States wish others a "Merry Christmas," but other parts of the world prefer "Happy Christmas." We made both versions for you to share your holiday greetings! Stitch them on pillows, tea towels, fabric gift bags, totes, and more.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.84" x 6.85"
5.85" x 5.85" and 4.86" x 4.85"
3.85" x 3.84"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.84" x 6.85"
5.85" x 5.85" and 4.86" x 4.85"
3.85" x 3.85"


Beautiful greenery and winter flowers surround these holiday sayings with the splendor of the season. Embroidery these "Christmas Peace" and "Holly Jolly Christmas" designs onto towels, wall hangings, and lap quilts.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.82" and 6.83" x 6.85"
5.85" x 5.87" and 4.85" x 4.86"
3.86" x 3.87"
  Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.80" and 6.85" x 6.85"
5.85" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.85"
3.85" x 3.85"


Lyrics to the classic Christmas carol "Silent Night" are the perfect embroidered accent on a set of pillows, a quilt, or a pair of framed pieces. The designs feature varying shades of blue and golden stars to represent the beauty of the night sky.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.82" x 7.73" and 6.85" x 6.77"
5.87" x 5.80" and 4.85" x 4.80"
3.87" x 3.83"
  Available in five sizes:
7.82" x 7.72" and 6.85" x 6.77"
5.87" x 5.80" and 4.85" x 4.79"
3.87" x 3.83"


Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way! Brilliant red ribbon, sleigh bells, and sprigs of winter greenery make up this fabulous holiday wreath. Stitch on sweatshirts, quilt blocks, and table linens.
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.79" and 6.86" x 6.85" and 5.86" x 5.85" and 4.85" x 4.84" and 3.85" x 3.84"


Very Merry Christmas Wreaths Design Packs
 

Very Merry Christmas Wreaths Design Packs

Adorn your projects with a Christmas wreath perfect for quilts, towels, pillows, and more!

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get all nine in a design pack -- priced at only $14.97!

 

The pack is available in 5 sizes:

XXL - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
  XL - Designs smaller than 7' x 11.8"
  Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
 Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
 Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"




Victorian Christmas Collages


The Victorian era is known for it's elegant beauty and romanticism. These stunning Christmas collages are inspired by the art and culture of that era, and feature gorgeous antique ornaments, bells, and other holiday accents.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.90" x 6.89"
5.85" x 5.85" and 4.85" x 4.83"
  Available in four sizes:
7.79" x 7.79" and 6.89" x 6.89"
5.85" x 5.85" and 4.86" x 4.86"


A satin ribbon runs through each of the remarkable collages, while borders made up of flowers, holly and berries, and more ribbon add an even more lovely appeal to the designs. These medleys are gorgeous as framed pieces, as well as on tote bags, pillows, and quilts.

Find even more Victorian collages here.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.78" x 7.78" and 6.88" x 6.88"
5.86" x 5.87" and 4.85" x 4.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.79" x 7.70" and 6.97" x 6.89"
5.92" x 5.86" and 4.91" x 4.86"



Season's Greetings Squares Design Pack


Give a quilt, pillow, or blanket a festive new look thanks to these seasonal squares. Each features a classic holiday saying or greeting along with coordinating accents and are an eye-catching addition to any Christmas project.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.82" x 7.86" and 6.87" x 6.90"
5.87" x 5.90" and 4.84" x 4.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.78" x 7.82" and 6.87" x 6.90"
5.87" x 5.90" and 4.84" x 4.86"


Silver filigree detail and holly and berry corners adorn each of the square designs, allowing them to coordinate beautifully on quilts, wall hangings, or on either side of a tote bag. Or, pick your favorite design to stitch singly on your next holiday project.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81" x 7.82" and 6.86" x 6.87"
5.86" x 5.87" and 4.85" x 4.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.82" x 7.79" and 6.87" x 6.84"
5.87" x 5.85" and 4.87" x 4.89"


Spread Christmas cheer and deck the halls with these fun and festive holiday squares. Each of the squares are bright and colorful, and will add a traditional look to your Christmas embroidery.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.77" and 6.85" x 6.82"
5.88" x 5.86" and 4.87" x 4.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81" x 7.77" and 6.86" x 6.83"
5.85" x 5.82" and 4.86" x 4.84"


The elegant swirls and star accents embody the magic of Christmas. We use shiny silvers and golds for a whimsical look, but you can add even more sparkle and shimmer by stitching with metallic thread.

Learn more about stitching with metallic thread right here.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.77" x 7.53" and 7.09" x 6.87"
6.05" x 5.87" and 5.01" x 4.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.82" x 7.82" and 6.87" x 6.87"
5.87" x 5.87" and 4.85" x 4.84"


The peace and joy of the holidays reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. Stitch these gorgeous designs on pillows, framed pieces, or table runners.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.82" x 7.80" and 6.87" x 6.85"
5.87" x 5.85" and 4.88" x 4.87"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.75" and 6.85" x 6.84"
5.83" x 5.83" and 4.85" x 4.85"


Stitch for the winter weather as well as the holidays with these snowy seasonal squares. Each features a well-known Christmas carol with snowflake corners and icy winter blues.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.82" x 7.43" and 7.21" x 6.85"
6.17" x 5.86" and 5.11" x 4.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.85" x 6.85"
5.83" x 5.84" and 4.85" x 4.86"


Season's Greetings Squares Design Pack
 

Season

Stitch these seasonal squares on your next embroidery project today! Order them singly by using the links above, or get all 12 designs in a design pack!

They packs are priced at only $19.97!
 

The pack is available in 4 sizes:

 XL - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
 Lg - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
Md - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
Sm - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"



Simple, yet seasonal, Christmas tree and Nutcracker designs are fabulous ways to stitch for the holidays. Use them as an accent to your other holiday projects, or embroider them on their own to give a tote bag, stocking, or tree skirt a festive look.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
2.32" x 5.51" and 1.63" x 3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
2.39" x 6.84" and 1.35" x 3.89"


A brilliant red cardinal sits atop a holiday wreath; an elegant reindeer with filigree antlers is ready for winter. These gorgeous Christmas designs are elegant on stockings and gift bags, and will add a beautiful look to your holidays.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.20" x 5.77" and 2.81" x 3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
5.42" x 4.90" and 3.87" x 3.50"


A joyful angel and peaceful dove celebrate the spirit of the season on pillows, wall hangings, and mini-quilts. Use them to make something special for friends, family, and other members of your faith community!
     
     
Available in two sizes:
4.02" x 6.00" and 2.58" x 3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.57" x 5.02" and 3.53" x 3.87"


Evoke the playful side of winter by stitching a friendly snowman on hats, scarves, and other cold weather apparel. Or, use him as an embroidered embellishment on blankets or quilts!
 
 
Available in two sizes:
3.88" x 5.01" and 2.99" x 3.86"



Christmas Stamps


Bold and brilliant Christmas stamp designs add a colorful and contemporary look to any holiday project. Each one has been created to look like it has been hand-stamped and features a classic Christmas motif, like the reindeer here, in the center of the design.
 
Stitch-filled Version   Applique Version
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.81" and 6.91" x 6.90"
5.87" x 5.86" and 4.85" x 4.84"
3.86" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.81" and 6.91" x 6.90"
5.87" x 5.86" and 4.85" x 4.84"
3.86" x 3.86"


A crisp, white snowflake contrasts beautifully with the vivid red found in this stamp design. Each of the stamps come in two different versions, too: stitch-filled, and applique.

Get more information on stitching applique designs here.
 
Stitch-filled Version   Applique Version
 
Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.91"
5.86" x 5.87" and 4.84" x 4.84"
3.85" x 3.84"
  Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.91"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.84" x 4.85"
3.84" x 3.86"


Make a statement on holiday projects with these striking Christmas stamps. This gingerbread version is especially sweet on aprons, towels, and other kitchen gear.
 
Stitch-filled Version   Applique Version
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.81" and 6.91" x 6.90"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.84" x 4.84"
3.86" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.81" and 6.91" x 6.90"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.84" x 4.84"
3.86" x 3.86"


Stitch a Christmas tree stamp on totes and apparel, or use on stockings or tree skirts for festive seasonal decor!
 
Stitch-filled Version   Applique Version
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.81" and 6.90" x 6.91"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.84" x 4.84"
3.86" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.81" and 6.90" x 6.91"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.84" x 4.84"
3.86" x 3.86"


In addition to the stitch-filled and applique stamps, these designs have also been created as in-the-hoop ornaments and bottle aprons, too! Create a whole set of matching designs, or pick your favorites to stitch.

Learn how to make in-the-hoop ornaments here, and bottle aprons here.
 
In-the-Hoop Ornament   In-the-Hoop Bottle Apron
 
Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"
  Available in one size:
4.85" x 6.22"


Stitch out an in-the-hoop ornament and coordinating bottle apron to give as a hostess gift combo, or to decorate your own home. The designs perfectly match the stitch-filled and applique versions above and are fabulous when stitched in conjunction with one another.
 
In-the-Hoop Ornament   In-the-Hoop Bottle Apron
 
Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"
  Available in one size:
4.85" x 6.22"


These festive designs add an extra-special touch to Christmas gifts and decor with their eye-catching colors and seasonal motifs. Plus, they're stitched completely in-the-hoop -- no addition sewing required!

Learn how to make in-the-hoop ornaments here, and bottle aprons here.
 
In-the-Hoop Ornament   In-the-Hoop Bottle Apron
 
Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"
  Available in one size:
4.85" x 6.22"


Trim your tree with these crafty ornaments, or use them to adorn wrapped presents, gift baskets, or stockings. The bottle aprons are a fabulous way to brighten up bottles of wine, sparkling cider, olive oil, or even dish soap.
 
In-the-Hoop Ornament   In-the-Hoop Bottle Apron
 
Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"
  Available in one size:
4.85" x 6.22"



Request of the Week: Great Dane Sketch & Silhouette


Our dog sketch designs are some of the most popular ones on the Embroidery Library site, and dozens upon dozens of requests come in asking for new breeds. Shannon requested these Great Dane designs -- these sketch versions feature the majestic pup in four poses, and come with both full and cropped ears.
 
Great Dane Sketch
(Full Ears)
  Great Dane Sketch
(Cropped Ears)
 
Available in three sizes:
7.80" x 6.85" and 6.65" x 5.84" and 5.52" x 4.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.49" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.18"
5.85" x 6.09" and 4.85" x 5.05"


In addition to the sketches, we've also added new Great Dane silhouette designs to our ever-growing collection of dog silhouettes. Any dog lover will fall for this design on towels, tote bags, and more.
 
Great Dane Silhouette
(Full Ears)
  Great Dane Silhouette
(Cropped Ears)
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85" x 6.53" and 4.84" x 5.40" and 3.46" x 3.87"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85" x 8.29" and 4.84" x 6.85" and 2.72" x 3.86"


Do you have an idea or suggestion for a new design? Let us know! Send an email with a description of your idea to stitch@emblibrary.com. The most recent additions to the Request of the Week program are shown above, and you can find past requests here.