Perfect Fabrics for Embroidering Country Charm

Country décor is extremely popular right now. Make your themed embroidery even more authentic with the right fabric!

Crisp Whites With Brights

Nothing screams farmhouse fresh like crisp, clean whites accented by bright colors like blue and red. What makes the Pie Hotpad and Towel Designs from C Some Stitches even more adorable are the use of fruit-themed fabrics to match the pies and fruit embroidery.

Pastels & Gingham

Pastel colors were big in the 20s and 30s. Mix pastels with age-old gingham and adorable Baby Quilt Applique from Hatched in Africa, and it’s a match made in embroidery heaven.

Muslin & Marbles

Cream-colored cottons and marbled fabrics imitate an antique feel. Country Hen from Allstitch appears as if it could have been from 50 or 60 years ago (except that the embroidery is far too good to have been stitched by hand).

If you want to make your cotton, silk, or linen fabrics look older, consider tea dying.

Large Florals

Large florals, even on the small fan petals of Quilt Addiction Set 1 from Allstitch, provide a late 1800s, early 1900s feel. The beautifully quilted background block fabric has a mottled or marbled appearance, giving it the nostalgic patina of a much older piece.


The textured weave of linen makes a wonderful backdrop for farm and country embroidery designs. Even the elegance of the Kayla Floral Cutwork Doily from Art Embroidery fits right in on a rough-hewn table or primitive cupboard.


For the ultimate in texture, consider burlap. It is easy to stitch on and edges can be easily frayed for a quick finish. The Burlap Placemat and Napkin Ring from Inspiration Mutz can be customized to your favorite colors.

Switch up your fabric for rustic charm!