Heirloom Florals: Elegant Embroidery in a Fraction of the Time

Floral embroidery of any kind is beautiful but it is especially elegant when it is digitized in nostalgic heirloom style.

Antique Pearly Rose Quilt block designs by Artistic Designs take on an heirloom style with candlewick beading stitches and bullion roses. More than two-dozen designs are available in mixed sizes for multiple combinations. These would make beautiful table runners, totes, pillows, and wall hangings, too!

Everybody will have a hard time believing that you made this gorgeous lace. Fortunately, it is much easier than it looks). Heirloom Wingneedle Lace 1 from Embroidery Weekly stitches out as freestanding lace. Rinse away the water-soluble stabilizer and you are left with beautiful edging and beading lace.

Roses are a staple in heirloom embroidery. When combined with a lacy frame on a solid black background, the result is stunning. Heirloom Rose Décor from Sweet Heirloom Designs fits the bill. Make it personal by adding a monogram.

This gorgeous Kayla Floral Cutwork Doily from Art Embroidery is just as pretty stitched in a single color as it is stitched in multiple colors. Cutwork is really quite easy to create and the results are stunning.

Petit Heirloom from Enigma Embroidery is reminiscent of Grandma’s house. It mimicks handwork embroidery but stitches up quickly on today’s machines. This design would look so pretty embroidered on a flour sack towel or dresser scarf.

The Slits, Sleeves, and Inserts set from Louisa Meyer Originals is just what you need for elegant, heirloom couture. Use organza or netting to create designer-quality hem and sleeve slits with plenty of coordinating accents, like scallops and buttonholes.

Bullion stitches are one of my favorites and Graceful Embroidery’s Arabella Bullion 1 set is oh, so, pretty! There are more than 30 heirloom designs that are perfect for accenting linens and smocking panels.

What is your favorite style of heirloom embroidery design to stitch?

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