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Today, we released Fond Friends, which is Collection #54 in The Art of Home Club! In this collection, we are celebrating friendship! We’ve got applique AND hand embroidery designs with 2 cute friends, shoes, coffee, tea, some “vino,” and a shopping bag! There are 7 designs in all- and they all reflect things that friends might enjoy doing together. There are even some printable gift tags! (What about a teapot quilt? So cute!)

We’ve got quite a few tote bag patterns in the Club- but I really love this one!! I found it so easy and fun to put together, and I love the finished design and shape. The table mat has many uses! It is a good size for a place mat, or a short runner for a credenza or buffet cabinet. Use the “vino” design to make a small topper for a wine cabinet. You could also use some Insul-Brite insulated batting and use it as a heat resistant mat under your hot tea pot or casserole dishes.

Finally- the mug rug and coasters are just quick and easy, and would make such a cute gift for one of your “fond friends!” Don’t forget to attach one of those printable tags. See in my photo below how I bundled up the coasters with some colorful twine and added the tag- too cute!

Finally, let’s talk palette. I was inspired by a fabric pile that happened to be sitting on a table in my sewing room and used reds, blues, and a touch of tan and pink. These projects will look good in any colors- choose yours (and your friends’) favorites! And I think it would be really fun to choose hair and skin tones to represent the favorite gals in your life!

These projects are EXCLUSIVE to The Art of Home Club, meaning that you won’t find them in stores or anywhere else on the internet. Only members of The Art of Home Club can get these adorable designs!!

We only open up The Art of Home Club to new members a few times per year- click here to find out more and to get on our “waiting list,” so you’ll be the first to know when we open enrollment again!