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Decking the Halls for the Holidays
Decking the Halls for the Holidays

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NEW THIS WEEK - November 27th, 2013


Deck the halls for the holidays with excellent new Christmas designs!

Christmas blooms with color as flower-patterned greetings and holiday-decorated bathtubs add a fresh look to pillow covers, bath towels, framed embroidery, and stockings.

Reindeer Ruckus designs, On the Edge Christmas characters, in-the-hoop cupcake ornaments, and more will fill your seasonal stitching with fa-la-la fabulous holiday cheer!

Dash down the page to see them all!

Deck your halls for the holidays with colorful On the Edge Christmas bunting! Click here for project instructions.
 



Floral patterns give unique beauty and appeal to traditional Christmas greetings. Flowers and greenery fill the letters and make lovely decorative frames around the words. So pretty on toss pillows and table linens! Also wonderful on mantle runners and table toppers.

"Merry Christmas" and "Happy Christmas" are patterned with bright poinsettias. Lovely on stockings, especially for the gardeners and plant lovers in your life.
     
   
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 5.37" and 7.79" x 4.41" and 6.85" x 3.89"
  Available in three sizes:
9.38" x 5.35" and 7.79" x 4.41" and 6.85" x 3.89"


Star of Bethlehem flowers bloom in "Joy," while holly embellishes the word "Noel." Plant on towels for a refreshing garden look this holiday season.
     
   
Available in three sizes:
8.30" x 5.86" and 7.78" x 5.49" and 6.84" x 4.83"
  Available in three sizes:
9.41" x 5.48" and 7.78" x 4.55" and 6.85" x 4.01"


A Splash of Christmas Cheer

Holiday motifs make bathtubs jolly additions to Christmas decor. No need to book a plane ticket to get away from it all when these deep, comfy tubs are ready to soothe all your cares in seasonal style.

Bright poinsettias bloom on a beautiful bathtub. Frame and hang on the powder room wall for a fashionable addition that will surprise and delight family and guests.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 5.06" and 7.80" x 4.20" and 6.84" x 3.68"

 
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 5.71" and 7.80" x 4.74" and 6.85" x 4.16"


A claw foot tub is all spruced up for Christmas. Add a splash of festive color to bath towels and more! Or stitch onto a gift bag filled with bath and beauty products for a fun gift idea.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 5.74" and 7.80" x 4.77" and 6.86" x 4.19"

 
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 5.69" and 7.80" x 4.72" and 6.85" x 4.16"


Decking the Halls for Christmas

Create merry Christmas towel sets with the coordinating designs below. Or add to stockings, pillow covers, and table linens for a festive fashion statement on home decor.

Vintage letters add a nostalgic look to Christmas greetings. Pair "Merry" with "Christmas" on a couple of towels to warm up any kitchen!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.60" x 4.42" and 5.48" x 3.67" and 4.81" x 3.22" and 2.72" x 1.82"
  Available in four sizes:
9.39" x 4.50" and 7.79" x 3.74" and 6.84" x 3.28" and 3.86" x 1.85"


Matching greenery runs through all these designs, making them easy to mix and match on towels, stockings, and more. Ring in the holidays with a vintage bell and the word "Happy."
     
   
Available in four sizes:
6.60" x 4.42" and 5.48" x 3.67" and 4.81" x 3.22" and 2.72" x 1.82" 
  Available in two sizes:
6.86" x 4.69" and 3.86" x 2.64"


A "naughty" design with a broken ornament pairs with a "nice" design to make fun towel sets and pillows. Also humorous on gift bags -- is there a present inside or is it a lump of coal?
     
 
Available in three sizes:
7.81" x 5.17" and 6.63" x 4.39" and 3.89" x 2.55"
  Available in three sizes:
7.03" x 5.72" and 5.99" x 4.87" and 3.55" x 2.88"


A bow and pine bough makes a fresh accessory with the above designs, or all by itself.
 
Available in two sizes:
6.74" x 4.50" and 3.95" x 2.63"


A Santa bear is sweet on sweatshirts, baby bibs, mini-quilts, and more!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
4.75" x 7.04" and 3.94" x 5.84" and 2.48" x 3.67"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 7.40" and 4.86" x 6.14" and 3.06" x 3.86" 


The "Happy" Santa bear with his sack of gifts and the wrapped packages make a bright design composition on pillow covers, baby blankets, and more.
     
   
Available in three sizes:
4.75" x 6.92" and 3.94" x 5.74" and 2.48" x 3.61"
   Available in two sizes:
3.64" x 5.50" and 2.31" x 3.50"


Reindeer Ruckus

Create a ruckus this Christmas with Reindeer Ruckus designs! Whimsical reindeer wear all kinds of holiday elements on their antlers, from ornaments to lights and even Santa's hat. Very cute on towels, holiday shirts, stockings, quilts, and more.

Ornaments, mistletoe, and holly adorn these reindeer's antlers. So cute on bibs for baby's first Christmas! Also adorable on pajamas and toddler tees.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.60" x 5.85" and 5.47" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.42"
  Available in three sizes:
7.43" x 5.85" and 6.16" x 4.85" and 3.85" x 3.03"


Christmas comes but once a year, so now is the time to stitch a candy cane reindeer and a reindeer bright with lights. Towels and placemats are natural landing places for these sweet designs.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
7.15" x 5.85" and 5.93" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.16"
  Available in three sizes:
7.64" x 5.86" and 6.34" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 2.95"


Reindeer are crafty, too! Sewing supplies dangle from antlers in an excellent design for the sewing room, while the reindeer at right holds Santa's hat in a fabulous design for stockings.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.73" x 5.85" and 5.59" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
6.97" x 5.86" and 5.79" x 4.86" and 3.87" x 3.26"


Rather than put presents under the tree, why not hang them on a reindeer's antlers? Jingle bells ring on his friend next door. Both are adorable on holiday decor and apparel.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
7.44" x 5.85" and 6.16" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.03"
  Available in three sizes:
7.28" x 5.86" and 6.04" x 4.86" and 3.85" x 3.10"


Garland and tinsel brighten this reindeer's days! Very festive on holiday shirts and totes.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.58" x 5.85" and 5.44" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.44"


Reindeer Ruckus Design Packs

Purchase the design pack to get all the reindeer and their bright cargo! Then create a ruckus everyone will love on towels, potholders, sweatshirts, gift bags, table linens, and more.
 

Reindeer Ruckus Design Packs

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" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"



Christmas on the Edge

Christmas on the Edge designs are modeled after the ever-popular Animals on the Edge. Create a lively "peeking" effect on your holiday decor and apparel by lining up beloved holiday characters on the bottom of a towel, blanket border, bib edge, and more. Project instructions demonstrate how to line up the designs so they're right on the edge. One tutorial demonstrates with a stitch-filled design; the other with an applique design.

Imagine a child's delight at receiving a shirt or bath towel with Santa peeking out at him or her!
 
Stitch-filled version   Applique version
 
Available in three sizes:
8.50" x 5.58" and 6.83" x 4.49" and 3.86" x 2.54"
  Available in three sizes:
8.50" x 5.60" and 6.84" x 4.51" and 3.87" x 2.56"

 
Bath towels are as cute as they can be with Christmas on the Edge designs! Santa, Mrs. Claus, and all their friends make merry additions to bath time. Add to blankets, too, for a look friends and family will enjoy all season long.

Project instructions for the stitch-filled versions and the applique versions show how easy it is to place these designs on the edges of towels and other fabrics.


Mrs. Claus brings her sweet smile to towels, table linens, stockings, and more. Pair with Santa Claus for a matched towel set sure to delight people of all ages.
 
Stitch-filled version   Applique version
 
Available in three sizes:
8.50" x 5.70" and 6.87" x 4.60" and 3.86" x 2.58"
  Available in three sizes:
8.50" x 5.70" and 6.86" x 4.59" and 3.87" x 2.58"



A snowman's carrot nose and big grin are adorable on towels and pillow shams for the holiday season, and all winter long.
 
Stitch-filled version   Applique version
 
Available in three sizes:
8.50" x 5.76" and 6.82" x 4.62" and 3.85" x 2.61"
  Available in three sizes:
8.69" x 5.87" and 6.82" x 4.61" and 3.85" x 2.63"


Reindeer games get a fresh look with this adorable on the edge design! Add to children's shirts and jacket backs for a very cute look.
 
Stitch-filled version   Applique version
 
Available in three sizes:
8.50" x 5.39" and 6.86" x 4.35" and 3.86" x 2.45"
  Available in three sizes:
8.50" x 5.43" and 6.86" x 4.39" and 3.86" x 2.49"


A peeking polar bear wants to be friends. Put him on the edge of a towel for Arctic bath time fun. See how easy it is to embroider and place the stitch-filled version and applique version.
 
Stitch-filled version   Applique version
 
Available in three sizes:
8.50" x 4.32" and 6.88" x 3.50" and 3.86" x 1.97"
  Available in three sizes:
8.50" x 4.32" and 6.88" x 3.50" and 3.87" x 1.99"


A boy elf has a smile no one can resist, and his jaunty cap has a jingle bell for a tassel. Pair with the girl elf below for a delightful holiday towel set.
 
Stitch-filled version   Applique version
 
Available in three sizes:
8.42" x 5.86" and 6.87" x 4.78" and 3.87" x 2.69"
  Available in three sizes:
8.46" x 5.87" and 6.89" x 4.78" and 3.87" x 2.68"


A girl elf is darling on stockings, bibs, blankets and more. The instructions for the stitch-filled version and applique version will help you place her just right.
 
Stitch-filled version   Applique version
 
Available in three sizes:
8.43" x 5.85" and 6.87" x 4.78" and 3.86" x 2.68"
  Available in three sizes:
8.44" x 5.87" and 6.89" x 4.79" and 3.86" x 2.67"


Christmas on the Edge Design Packs 


Stitch friendly holiday faces onto bath towels, bibs, tote bags, sweatshirts, blankets, and more with Christmas on the Edge designs. Order the designs individually above, or get them in design packs!

Below you'll find links to the stitch-filled design pack, and the applique pack. Each pack contains 7 designs and is priced at only $10.97!


Stitch-filled version
 

 


Applique version
 

Christmas on the Edge Design Packs

 

Christmas on the Edge (Applique) Design Packs


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"


Click here for project instructions
 
The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"


Click here for project instructions


Christmas Cupcake Ornaments (In-the-Hoop)
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"
  Available in one size:
1.84" x 2.46"


A peppermint candy cane and bow embellish this cupcake duo -- with sprinkles on top!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"
  Available in one size:
1.81" x 2.53"


Holiday apron pockets are a natural place for this sprinkle cupcake.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"
  Available in one size:
1.72" x 2.43"


A cinnamon stick and a star decorate an in-the-hoop cupcake ornament and coordinating design. See the project instructions to make this festive in-the-hoop ornament! Then whip up a batch of stitch-filled cupcakes on towel corners and potholders.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"
  Available in one size:
1.89" x 2.42"


Spruce up stockings with a Christmas tree cupcake. And hang one on the tree for a calorie-free Christmas treat.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"
  Available in one size:
1.69" x 2.52"


These cupcakes look good enough to eat! With a sprig of holly as an embellishment, they're a delicious addition to aprons, towels. potholders, and more.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.08" x 2.45"


Special Request of the Week

Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending us your terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. This space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."

Toni requested Mrs. Claus on a motorcycle, and she needed a touring partner, so Santa joins her on his bike. Stitch onto towels for a fabulous holiday towel set! You can also leave off the words "His" and "Hers" to create a wonderful pair of stockings. Santa's motorcycle is decorated with a reindeer (that's how he flies!) and Mrs. Claus' sports an elegant holly spray. Thank you, Toni, for this awesome design request!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
7.51" x 7.34" and 5.88" x 5.72" and 4.87" x 4.75"
  Available in three sizes:
7.47" x 7.78" and 5.83" x 6.07" and 4.84" x 5.03"


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