10 Machine Embroidery Projects for Independence Day (Plus FREE Pattern for a Patriotic Table Runner)!

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Well, friends, summer is here and the Fourth of July is just next month! Here are 10 patriotic products to spark your creativity and make your Independence Day-cor really POP! 

Please note: Some of these projects can be downloaded, while others will need to be purchased through your favorite quilt shop OR ordered through Kimberbell.com and shipped to you. I will provide links for each project and designate the downloadable projects with a ❤️! 

Be sure to read to the end to download your FREE instructions for a gorgeous Patriotic Table Runner!


#1: July Bench Buddies

Available in three volumes, our popular Bench Buddies series includes two petite pillows for each month. The July designs include dimensional felt flowers, pretty pinwheels, and a bicycle parade! 

July Bench Buddies

You can purchase Bench Buddies HERE or wherever Kimberbell products are sold. (Be sure to check out the designs for the rest of the year, too! So fun!) Square pillows are 8x8" and rectangles are 9 1/2 by 5 1/2". 


#2: Sweet Land of Liberty Pillow 

“Let freedom ring” with a Sweet Land of Liberty Pillow! Inspired by Kimberbell’s classic wall hanging, our 22 x 22” pillow is delightful decor for the Fourth of July. 

SLOL Pillow

❤️ You can purchase and download the Sweet Land of Liberty pillow HERE. Also, remember the fun Country Fair stash-buster pillow Kim created with some of these designs!


#3: July Mini Quilt

OurJuly Mini Quilt is a total BLAST with a festive rocket, frozen ice pops, a patriotic heart, and sweet melon slices. Add Clear Vinyl and confetti for an extra “pop” of fun! (Includes both USA and Canada options!) 


You can purchase Kimberbell Mini Quilts HERE or wherever Kimberbell products are sold!


#4: Pennants & Banners: Summer Lovin' 

Four seasonal designs come in five sizes each for 4x4, 5x7, 6x10, 8x12, and 9x14 hoops. Stitch each festive pennant, then string them as a banner or hang from a wooden dowel as a patriotic flag! 


❤️ You can purchase and download Summer Lovin' Pennants & Banners HERE in the Kimberbell Vault. 


#5: Main Street Celebration Bench Pillow

Our Main Street Celebration Bench Pillow pulls out all the stops, with  Fairy Light fireworks bursting in the night sky. With vintage pickups, gas pumps, and more, this pillow is perfect for every hometown heart! 

Main Stree

Purchase Main Street Celebration HERE or wherever Kimberbell products are sold. Also be sure to check out our classic  America, Land That I Love Bench Pillow, now available in the Kimberbell Vault


#6: Red, White & Bloom Feature Quilt

Kimberbell's Red, White, & Bloom quilt honors home sweet home with twinkling Fairy Lights, applique stars, and so much more. (Remember, each block can be repurposed for a wide variety of projects!) 


Purchase Red, White, & Bloom HERE or wherever Kimberbell products are sold. (This quilt comes with bonus projects, too, including the Posies & Pinwheels Table Topper. Another Hidden Gem of a Kimberbell Project!)   


#7: Save the Date 

Our July 4th Save the Date Pillow Panel is festive and fun with stitched fireworks, applique stars, and a dazzling rocket of Applique Glitter. 


❤️ You can purchase and download our July Save the Date Pillow Panel HERE! And be sure to check out the darling designs for the other months, too. (The February design is FREE!) 


#8: ME by Number: American Flag

Available in five graduating sizes, our Machine Embroider by Number: American Flag design features crosshatch quilting and optional ribbon loops. This design is perfect for barbecue coasters and more!  ❤️

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❤️ You can purchase and download our Machine Embroider by Number: American Flag design HERE! 


#9: Perfect Pinwheels

Gather your scrap fabric and create Perfect Pinwheels for outdoor planters! No sewing is required: simply cut, fuse, fold, and glue, then add a bright and beautiful button to the flower center. 

perfect pinwheels

❤️ You can purchase and download Perfect Pinwheels HERE in the Kimberbell Vault! You'll also want to check out our coordinating A Kimberbell Fourth of July collection HERE. 


#10: Hero Mug Rug

Kimberbell Mug Rugs are made entirely in a 5x7 hoop and only take about an hour to make. (They're perfect projects for new embroiderers!) Say, "Thank you" this Fourth of July to your favorite hometown hero. 


You can purchase Mug Rugs, Vol. 5  HERE or wherever Kimberbell products are sold!


Bonus: Quilting Designs

Now, I know I only said 10 projects . . .but I couldn't resist talking about our many patriotic Background Quilting designs, too!  (Learn more about the Kimberbell background quilting system HERE!

Background quilting takes any project to the next level. There's so much you can do with these designs! For example, you can stitch background quilting designs on plain fabric to make quick table runners and more.


❤️ Speaking of table runners, here's that link to the FREE Patriotic Table Runner instructions!  Download the instructions HERE and the corresponding background quilting design HERE.  Have SEW much fun with this!


I hope I've inspired you with a few ideas for Fourth of July decor. Just like a firework, the sky's the limit with your creativity! And for a little something extra, please enjoy Andrew's BBQ tips and brisket recipe HERE!  



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