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New Tulip Monograms (I – L) and News


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To start the week off, here are the next four letters of the Tulip Monograms – I, J, K and L.

I’m trying to crank these monogram embroidery patterns out for you as quickly as possible – I know there are quite a few of you waiting for some of the later letters in the alphabet. I think it’s better to keep the letters in order, though. There’s just something about alphabetical order for keeping things tidy!

So, without further ado, here’s I though L, followed by the PDF!

Monograms for hand embroidery, letters I though L - free printable

If you’re just joining in here on Needle ‘n Thread, you can find the previous letters in this monogram alphabet under Patterns in the main menu on the website. Scroll down to Monograms for Hand Embroidery, and you’ll find six different decorative alphabets perfect for embroidering beautiful initials.

When I posted A-D for the tulips, I included some stitching ideas and a sample already embroidered. You’ll also find other stitching tips under the E-H tulip monograms.

PDF Printable for the Tulip Monograms I – L

You can save the PDF of these letters by clicking on the link below. The letters will print at 2.5″ tall, if you choose the no scaling option on your print menu.

Tulip Monograms I – L (PDF)

Favorite Monograms – PDF Collection

You’ll find this complete alphabet – along with 15 other decorative alphabets – all in one place in Favorite Monograms, a downloadable PDF collection of 16 monogram alphabets perfect for hand embroidery and other crafts.

Favorite Monograms for Hand Embroidery and Other Crafts

In the photo above, you can see samples of each alphabet available in Favorite Monograms.

Each letter in each alphabet in Favorite Monograms has been carefully traced into a clean line drawing that can be easily enlarged or reduced on a home printer or a photocopier.

The 16-alphabet collection is delivered as via a download link to your inbox shortly after purchase, so that you can begin creating right away! Priced at less than $1.00 per complete alphabet, monogram lovers can’t go wrong with this collection!

Favorite Monograms is available in my shop, here.


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  1. Mary, on your very sound advice I took a look at the Craftsy site in general and Lucy Barter’s online Goldwork Class in particular – – – what a find!! Of course I had to sign up right away – great course – it’s very informative for a beginner and such a constructive review for anyone familiar with the techniques. She has a great teaching style – I’ve watched the first video twice and the second time of course was so much more informative than the first time when I was just having “oh wow” moments! This is wonderful value for money.

  2. “Ish” is better than “AARRRGGGGHHHH!,” which is how my stitching week has been.


    I’d blame it on the moon, but that was an awfully cool moon last night.

    Looking forward to seeing what you’re doing with the site!

  3. Dear Mary

    I really like the I,J,K,L Tulip monograms they look quite classy. Thanks for the free patterns and for sharing them with us and looking forward to your sample of the Tulip monogram, I’m sure it will be beautiful. I’m also looking forward to the new kit and thread talk and news on up and coming books. I hope you find a great goldwork project as I always learn such a lot from you on the techniques. Wooohooo I can’t wait to play around with the new user friendly Needle n’ Thread site that’s exciting. Thanks for sharing the information on all the different items coming up.

    Regards Anita Simmance

  4. I’m most grateful for your recommendations, Mary, as you always include the whys and why-nots, pros and cons, benefits or none. Such analyses are most helpful. Thank you. This sharing of your embroidery is so much an everlasting gift of your heart to the world. We are blessed.

  5. I just want you to know that your site is VERY readable on my mobile phone (previously on android and now with ios9 iPhone6). Please don’t make too many changes, and especially do not make us go from page to page during a single post. Your photos show up so beautifully and the words are large and easily read. It would be a shame to change this format that works so well (I always read your posts on a mobile device). Thanks for listening!

  6. The letters are beautiful! As for the hornswoggle project – I am in awe that you even contemplate it! Please do let us know what fabric you are now planning to use, and why. And if you are still planning to stitch over one, do tell us how you will start and end your threads.

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