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Embroidery Pattern Resource for Iron-on Patterns


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If you like Aunt Martha or other iron-on transfers, whether today’s styles or vintage, and you’re looking for a source for iron-on embroidery transfer patterns, here’s a good one!

Colonial Patterns is located in Kansas City, Missouri, practically smack-dab in the middle of the US, so your orders come pretty quickly. You’ll find all the typical iron-on motifs, including a whole list of soon-to-be-retired patterns.

Colonial Patterns website offers a full range of Aunt Martha Iron-on Embroidery transfers

Colonial Patterns also carries items to embroider, such as flower sack dish towels, pillow cases, and aprons. You can also buy DMC floss and needles through the website. Essentially, they carry everything you need to work up Aunt Martha’s patterns on a project.

The prices are reasonable, the selection is better than I’ve ever seen in any retail location, and the shipping costs and speed are reasonable as well. So, if you like iron-on patterns and want to work up some quick gifts, check out Colonial Patterns!


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  1. I’ve ordered several times from Colonial Patterns. The order arrives quickly. They have a good selection, although you can’t find every current Aunt Martha’s at C.P. — I’ve found some at my local Wal-mart that Colonial didn’t have. But all in all they are the best source I’ve found for Aunt Martha’s.

  2. I am searching for an Chinese design embroidery patten I have not been able to find one. Would you know where I could get one? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

  3. I am searching for a rose pattern for quilt blocks to embroidery. I am wanting a rose with a stem and some leaves, Any suggestions

    1. Hi, Janet – You might google some clipart for roses. That’s a great way to find a variety of different types of roses, and you’re bound to find a drawing of what you’re looking for. Then just trace it and use it as a pattern. Hope that helps!

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