Woodland Friends Collection

Stitch up 8 sweet Woodland Friends with this timeless collection featuring machine embroidery applique, piecing in the hoop, and quilting in the hoop. 


How fun would it be to have a variety of designs, perfect for all ages, that you can stitch out for complete projects or adorn special gifts?

This collection is trendy yet timeless because these sweet Woodland Friends will never go out of style. Make nursery gifts for a new baby, clothing or quilts for older children, beautiful décor for your sewing room, quick gifts, and so much more.

Celebrate new beginnings as you stitch up 8 adorable friends in multiple projects as the Woodland Friends Collection comes to life right before your eyes. Inside this collection you'll find designs for 8 cute Woodland Friends, 2 beautiful flowers, a tree full of singing birds, a mushroom and acorn, and gorgeous quilting in the hoop designs.

You'll get the beautiful designs for machine embroidery applique and quilting in the hoop, detailed instructions, and special videos. Plus, I'll show you how to piece triangle blocks in the hoop to help you create blocks quickly and accurately every time!

This collection was created with a ton of love for Dallas Nicole, a Meaning of Life Designs extended family baby who is due to make an appearance in the world in August, 2021. Dallas is the first child in a new generation for her family and it's been so much fun to create this collection for her! We hope you love it as much as we do.


Say Hello to Your New Woodland Friends!

Finn the Fox

A naturally curious guy, Finn is always exploring the gorgeous woodlands and leading his friends on adventures. Be nice to Finn and he will be a friend for life.

Archie the Owl

Archie is the voice of reason. All the Woodland Friends come to him for advice and he is always proud to give it. Don't visit Archie before dusk, he needs his beauty sleep!

Penelope the Rabbit

Quite the social butterfly, Penelope loves passing the time chatting with her friends. Penelope is cute and cuddly but don't get on her bad side!

Harper the Squirrel

You'll have to look quick to find Harper as she is always running and leaping around, hiding food and playing games. Harper loves to prank her friends, so watch out for her tricks!

Oliver the Raccoon

Like all raccoons, Oliver doesn't have the best reputation. All he wants to do is make friends, so you'll find him being very helpful as he tries to clear the raccoon name.

Amelia the Bear

Amelia is the gentle giant of the group. At first, the animals were afraid of Amelia but they soon learned she is as sweet as honey. Amelia loves her friends but you will often find her enjoying some quiet time alone.

George the Hedgehog

Ask any of the Woodland Friends and they'll tell you George is adorable but a little bit grumpy. He doesn't like surprises, so don't sneak up on him!

Millie the Deer

Millie stays busy as the "mom" of the group. She is often taking care of the others and keeping them out of trouble, so it's no wonder she looks forward to relaxing at the end of a long day.


What's Included in the "Woodland Friends" Collection...

Detailed Instructions


You’ll receive detailed written instructions and some video instructions to make the process quick and fun, no matter your learning style.

Video instructions: How to stitch and applique design and how to piece triangle blocks in the hoop.

3 Ways to Prepare Your Applique Shapes

For maximum versatility and accessibility, you'll receive instructions for preparing your applique shapes 3 different ways. Use SVG files with your favorite electronic cutting machine; BERNINA Cutwork files to use with the BERNINA Cutwork Tool; or use printable templates and cut by hand.

Multi-Formatted Designs

Designs that can be used in all brands of embroidery machines so you can join the fun no matter what brand of machine you own. Includes: ART, ART80, DST, EXP, JEF, PES, and VP3.

Required hoop size: 

130mm x 180mm (5" x 7") for applique

150mm x 150mm for quilting in the hoop

200mm x 300mm for piecing in the hoop

Digital Access


Access your designs, instructions and videos immediately in our online portal - from anywhere with an Internet connection. No waiting for shipping - you can get started immediately, right after you click the "Buy Now" button!

Also, no need to worry about losing a CD or having your computer crash - log in and download the designs any time.

A Lovely Private Community

Join us in a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and share your progress so you feel totally supported and encouraged during the process. This is also a great way to ask questions and get feedback!

Instructions to Make Multiple Projects

I'll show you how to make the Crib Quilt, the Lumbar Pillow, the Nursing Pillow, and the Playmat. PLUS you can use the machine embroidery applique and quilting in the hoop designs in loads of other projects!


Marilyn S.

As I’m going through this quilting process, I can’t believe how beautiful the quilting designs are! I would never have such a custom quilted look without learning this process! Yes it takes time and precision, but the results are spectacular! Thank you so much for this beautiful quilt!

Diane C.

Sarah, I want to thank you for your incredible talent and willingness to share with us. I am learning more than I had hoped for, both in cutting machine skills and embroidery mastery.... Even though I have been doing machine embroidery for more than 30 years. I am in awe of your tenacity for getting it perfect.

Nola G.

Your instructions are well laid out and explained. I couldn’t have found a better website and Facebook friends. You have given good advice and help along the way. Thank you to everyone. A big thank you to Sarah for all the work she puts into helping us all learn so much in such little time!

Make These Projects (and Many More) with the Included Designs

Crib Quilt

37.5" x 55.5"

This beautiful quilt includes all 12 6" x 6" Woodland Friends Blocks, triangle blocks pieced in the hoop, and beautiful quilting in the hoop for the blocks and the border. 


30" x 30"

One lucky baby will enjoy tummy time in style on this playmat. This also includes all 12 6" x 6" Woodland Friends Blocks, triangle blocks pieced in the hoop, and beautiful quilting in the hoop. 

Lumbar Pillow

20" x 12"

Enjoy a more comfortable seat with this cute lumbar pillow behind your back. Choose your favorite Woodland Friends blocks and add the triangle blocks with quilting in the hoop for a beautifully finished project.

Mom's Nursing Pillow

30" x 18"

Give mom an extra "hand" with this nursing pillow that will match the rest of the collection perfectly. Not a nursing mom? This is also the perfect size for a queen-sized pillow.

Frameable Art

This makes such a great gift for anyone as well as fun decor for your sewing room!

Woodland Friends Collection


Included in your purchase:

  • Detailed instructions and some video content.
  • 3 ways to prepare your applique shapes
  • Multi-formatted designs
  • Digital 24x7 access
  • A lovely private community
  • Multiple projects
  • Lifetime access