Stitched Backs Gallery

This is a gallery composed entirely of the backs of projects posted by our gallery owners! Getting the back of your stitching to look as neat as the front can be a real challenge. Here's a few tips that may help.

Tips For Stitching Neat Backs
  • Try not to carry threads across the unstitched areas of the design.
  • Finish your floss neatly by taking the needle to the back of the fabric and through the last four stitches worked.
  • After securing the thread, trim any loose threads close to the fabric.
  • Give yourself time since it does take practice.
The books Jo Verso's Complete Cross Stitch Course and Donna Kooler's Cross Stitch for the First Time are excellent references since they offer a variety of tips for all stitchers.
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40th Anniversary Frame
Front
40th Anniversary Frame
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50th Birthday Card
Front
50th Birthday Card
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A Bundle of Cheer
Front
A Bundle of Cheer
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A Dilemma Indeed Bookmark
Front
A Dilemma Indeed Bookmark
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A is for Apple
Front
A is for Apple
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A Mother Tin
Front
A Mother Tin
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A Mother's Love Bookmark
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A Mother's Love Bookmark
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A Stitch in Time
Front
A Stitch in Time
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A Taste of the Southwest
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A Taste of the Southwest
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