1 . Cross stitch
If you like hand embroidery but are not quite a fan of freehand stitching, cross stitch is ideal, particularly if you are just starting to embroider.
2 . Get the Autumn Hootie design
Hand stitched designs are particularly lovely when framed.
3 . Get the Fall Pumpkin Cross Stitch design
Besides pumpkins, sunflowers are iconic symbols of autumn, and intricate shading in the petals is possible with thousands of small crossed stitches in varying shades of thread.
4 . Machine embroidery
Cool temperatures and hot beverages are the perfect combination for these adorable mug rugs. Made entirely in the hoop, the machine embroidery applique finishes up quickly, making this a great project for gifts.
5 . Get the Crows In the Hoop Mug Rug design
Marjorie Busby has digitized a wonderful assortment of machine applique designs that coordinate with AccuQuilt dies. Fall Medley, above, and Rustling Leaves, below, have the option of several finishing stitches. Choose a traditional satin stitch, blanket stitch, free form applique, and candlewick stitch. If you don?t have an AccuQuilt die, you can still create these designs with the standard tack and trim applique technique.
6 . Get the Fall Medley designs
Change things up with a fall word block design.
7 . Get the Rustling Leaves designs
Just add your favorite player name to this split design football applique and you are ready for the big game. Or, add an apple to a sweatshirt for someone who is the apple of your eye.
8 . Get the Football Split Applique design
Stitch up an applique sunflower with lots of dimension or try some line designs that could be colored, tone on tone or variegated.
9 . Get the Sunflower Applique design
Let your embroidery machine do most of the work with these 3D scarecrow designs. One even features a tealight nose!
10 . Get the Scarecrow Flameless Tealight design
Colorful threads on subtle backgrounds create elegant hand embroidery.