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Special Occasions

NEW THIS WEEK - December 30th, 2009

 

Special Occasions

Free Project Instructions!

As we look back on the past year and think ahead to the next, it's the special occasions that stand out in our minds ... holidays, birthdays, and even the first snowfall or the first flowers. Welcome the new year with designs for each day and month, plus a few that celebrate happy occurrences anytime!

Shapely in-the-hoop months of the year towel toppers will be a fun and colorful addition to home decor all throughout the year. Coordinate them with elegant swirling borders and regular stitch-filled designs for each month, or let these elements stand beautifully on their own. Days of the week redwork chefs will put a playful twist on classic kitchen towels. They're quick-stitching and great for gift-giving or brightening your own home! Celebration postcards make unique greetings for birthdays, thank-yous, and other special occasions throughout the year, and matching applique designs will inspire all sorts of festive projects.

Scroll down to browse these designs, and start stitching a colorful year ahead!

Sweeten up your kitchen with these in-the-hoop towel toppers, with an elastic loop for a detachable towel.
Click here for project instructions!

 

 

Months of the Year Towel Toppers (In-the-Hoop)

Celebrate the unique joys each month brings with shapely in-the-hoop towel toppers in a snazzy style! An elastic loop across the back allows you to trade the towel for a fresh one whenever you like. Equally appropriate for the kitchen and the bath, these towel toppers will dazzle all year long!
Click here for project instructions.
 
January - snowflake February - hearts
 
Available in two sizes:
4.88"X5.61" and 3.38"X3.88"
  Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.34" and 3.52"X3.88"

March - pot o' gold April - showers
 
Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.54" and 3.38"X3.88"
  Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.88" and 3.19"X3.88"

May - flowers June - sun
 
Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.23" and 3.59"X3.88"
  Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.61" and 3.34"X3.88"

July - American flag July - watermelon
 
Available in two sizes:
4.88"X5.38" and 3.52"X3.88"
  Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.11" and 3.66"X3.88"

August - sailboat September - autumn leaf
 
Available in two sizes:
4.88"X5.03" and 3.75"X3.89"
  Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.03" and 3.71"X3.88"

October - pumpkin November - turkey
 
Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.00" and 3.76"X3.88"
  Available in two sizes:
4.88"X5.50" and 3.45"X3.88"

December - snowman December - Christmas tree
 
Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.42" and 3.45"X3.88"
  Available in two sizes:
4.92"X4.83" and 3.88"X3.80"


Stitch an elegantly swirling border across the bottom of a towel to coordinate with the towel toppers above, or just let these pretty monthly designs stand on their own! The medium size of each design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; they may also be used in standard hoops.


January
 

Available in three sizes:
9.33"X2.78" and 5.99"X1.95" and 3.87"X1.16"


February
 
Available in three sizes:
9.35"X2.74" and 6.00"X1.92" and 3.87"X1.13"


March
 
Available in three sizes:
9.37"X2.75" and 6.00"X1.96" and 3.85"X1.14"


April
 
Available in three sizes:
9.33"X2.74" and 6.00"X1.83" and 3.87"X1.15"


May
 
Available in three sizes:
9.37"X2.74" and 5.97"X2.20" and 3.86"X1.14"


June
 
Available in three sizes:
9.33"X2.72" and 6.00"X1.97" and 3.87"X1.14"


July
 
Available in three sizes:
9.37"X2.74" and 5.98"X1.92" and 3.88"X1.25"


August
 
Available in three sizes:
9.37"X2.74" and 5.97"X1.88" and 3.87"X1.14"


September
 
Available in three sizes:
9.33"X2.71" and 6.00"X2.08" and 3.87"X1.13"


October
 
Available in three sizes:
9.35"X2.76" and 5.99"X1.93" and 3.85"X1.15"


November
 
Available in three sizes:
9.34"X2.83" and 6.00"X1.98" and 3.86"X1.17"


December
 
Available in three sizes:
9.33"X2.72" and 6.00"X1.97" and 3.85"X1.14"


A Months of the Year Towel Toppers (In-the-Hoop) Value Pack

 

Stitch a celebration that'll last all year long with shapely in-the-hoop towel toppers for each month, plus coordinating borders. Receive an even deeper discount when you buy these designs in a pack. The large and medium packs contain 52 designs, priced at only $49.97! The small pack contains 26 designs, priced at only $24.97! 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 6 x 10

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

All designs smaller than 4 x 4

 

 

Months of the Year Celebrations


Each month's design from the towel toppers above is featured here by itself, for yet another way to celebrate the cycle of the year! From January's icy snowflake to June's summer sun, these designs will be bright and cheery on towels, bibs, and lots more.
 
January - snowflake February - hearts
 
Available in two sizes:
3.50"X4.37" and 2.42"X3.02"
  Available in two sizes:
4.18"X4.52" and 3.06"X3.32"

March - pot o' gold April - showers
 
Available in two sizes:
3.78"X4.66" and 2.65"X3.27"
  Available in two sizes:
4.25"X5.17" and 2.81"X3.41"

May - flowers June - sun
 
Available in two sizes:
3.85"X4.72" and 2.85"X3.50"
  Available in two sizes:
3.47"X4.81" and 2.39"X3.32"

July - American flag July - watermelon
 
Available in two sizes:
3.23"X4.48" and 2.31"X3.23"
  Available in two sizes:
3.76"X4.07" and 2.85"X3.09"

August - sailboat September - autumn leaf
 
Available in two sizes:
3.91"X4.23" and 3.00"X3.26"
  Available in two sizes:
3.71"X4.33" and 2.86"X3.33"

October - pumpkin November - turkey
 
Available in two sizes:
4.61"X4.11" and 3.55"X3.16"
  Available in two sizes:
3.86"X4.80" and 2.73"X3.38"

December - snowman December - Christmas tree
 
Available in two sizes:
3.84"X4.63" and 2.74"X3.31"
  Available in two sizes:
3.62"X3.86" and 2.86"X3.03"


A Months of the Year Celebrations Value Pack

 

Stitch a year's worth of charming designs with this pack. The Months of the Year Celebrations design packs contain 14 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 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4

Put a textured twist on basic embroidered towels with waffle-weave fabric! These towels are popular for their ability to wick away lots of moisture ... and their bumpy surface is surprisingly easy to embroider on.

Click here for these free instructions!


 

 

Days of the Week Redwork Chefs

Redwork designs for each day of the week are a longstanding favorite, and they're still going strong today! Stitch these delicious chef-themed designs on classic white floursack towels - or anything else you like - and use them to brighten your own kitchen, or give a week's worth as a gift.
 
Sunday Monday
 
Available in two sizes:
5.50"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.39"
  Available in two sizes:
5.83"X4.85" and 3.87"X3.21"

Tuesday Wednesday
 
Available in two sizes:
5.94"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.16"
  Available in two sizes:
6.87"X4.98" and 3.87"X3.11"

Thursday Friday
 
Available in two sizes:
6.12"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.06"
  Available in two sizes:
5.10"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.67"

Saturday
Available in two sizes:
5.71"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.26"


A Days of the Week Redwork Chefs Value Pack

 

Get the whole week's worth of designs and stitch a lively ensemble of redwork chefs! The Days of the Week Redwork Chefs design packs contain 7 designs - priced at only $8.97! 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

Add some spice to your basic floursack towel when you add decorative fabric and embroidery, and twist it into this topsy towel! This clever project is quick and easy to make and embellish with light embroidery designs, such as these jolly redwork chefs -- and it's a great gift idea too.

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

In-the-Hoop Celebration Postcards

Want a way to make that birthday card, valentine, or thinking-of-you greeting extra special? Stitch an in-the-hoop postcard, customized with your own fabrics and threads for a one-of-a-kind treat the recipient is sure to treasure for years to come! There's even room for a message on the back. Click here for project instructions to make these fabulous postcards!
 
Birthday Cake Postcard Balloons Postcard
 
Available in one size:
4.00"X6.00"
  Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"

Thank You Postcard Thinking of You Postcard
 
Available in one size:
4.00"X6.01"
  Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"

Champagne Glasses Postcard Cupid's Heart Postcard
 
Available in one size:
4.03"X6.01"
  Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"

Congratulations Postcard Congrats Postcard
 
Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"
  Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"

  A In-the-Hoop Celebrations Postcards Value Pack

 

Get this whole pack of postcards and have a greeting on hand for any occasion! The In-the-Hoop Celebration Postcards design pack contains 8 designs - priced at only $12.97! Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

   

 

 

Celebrations (Applique)


Applique designs from the postcards above are pulled out here as separate applique designs. Stitch one on a gift to coordinate with your postcard, or let them inspire entirely new projects! Either way, they're sure to bring smiles wherever they go. Click here for applique instructions.
 
Birthday Cake Balloons
 
Available in one size:
2.19"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
3.88"X2.84"

Flower Turtle and Flowers
 
Available in one size:
2.87"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
3.22"X3.55"

Champagne Glasses Cupid's Heart
 
Available in one size:
3.30"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
3.86"X2.49"

Rose Congrats
 
Available in one size:
3.22"X3.58"
  Available in one size:
3.87"X2.51"

  A Celebrations (Applique) Value Pack

 

These joyous designs are great to have on hand for all kinds of festive occasions! The Celebrations (Applique) design pack contains 8 designs - priced at only $12.97! Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.

All designs smaller than 4 x 4

   

Turn a regular terrycloth towel into a soft, user-friendly towel bib that parents and babies will love! A bit of applique on the front adds a decorative touch. Pick your favorite embroidery to perfectly suit the little diner in question ... like these celebratory designs.

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

Salute the five "branches" of the U.S. military with this noble design, featuring Tweets from the Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Army! Display it proudly on wall hangings, sweatshirts, tote bags, and more. This has been the most requested Tweet all year -- enjoy!

 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X9.29" and 4.30"X6.83"



Thus concludes the year of Tweet designs! Thanks for all your requests and all the love you've shown to these adorable little birds. It's time to say Bye Bye Birdie.
 

Available in one size:
3.55"X3.85"



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