Questions and discussions related to cross-stitching. Want to know how to get creases out of fabric? This is where to ask. To locate past posts on a specific topic, simply enter the word or words in the field below and click the Search button.
Note any discussions regarding the distribution of copywritten materials will be removed. Advertisements, sales-related, trade, swap, blogs, other groups, or other photo site link postings will be removed also. No cross posts allowed.
Cross-Stitching Message Board
Per Page:
  of 6 Next
What size PVC frame?
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 10:07 PM
Posted by Lyrics
0 Replies
I haven't done any cross stitch in years, but I'm about to tackle a large project (about 20"x20" on 18ct Aida). I've always used hoops in the past, but while brushing up I saw the PVC frames and they look really nice. Can I use a smaller frame than my... Read Post Go to top
Fractal Pattern tips????
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 5:57 PM
Posted by Carol P
3 Replies
Has anyone tried a fractal pattern from Cross Stitch Collectibles? I'm working on my first one & was wondering if you had any tips on how to stitch it. It is going very slowly. ... Read Post Go to top
Stitchs twisting into rope
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 11:36 PM
Posted by Paul L
1 Reply
I am working on a piece that calls for 3 and 4 strands of thread. I get several flat stitches then the twisting starts and i can't get the stitch to lay flat after that. I have let the thread hang and spin out, does not help. I've taken the... Read Post Go to top
How do you prevent the Aida cloth from getting warped when stitching?
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 5:49 PM
Posted by Liliya
1 Reply
I've done so many projects over the years, but I haven't been able to figure out a proper way to keep the fabric from warping where the fabric has less stitches. It seems to happen whether I use a hoop or not. Hoops are generally too small for my projects... Read Post Go to top
Need advice on finishing Christmas stocking
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 3:45 PM
Posted by BVIAnnie
2 Replies
Finally getting around to finishing son's Christmas stocking. It's been many years since I've cross-stitched & am feeling overwhelmed. Any advice for getting "back into the game"? It has a lot of color changes - not sure if I should work on an area with the same color, or switch... Read Post Go to top
How do you prevent the Aida cloth from getting warped when stitching?
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 2:40 AM
Posted by Liliya
0 Replies
I've done so many projects over the years, but I haven't been able to figure out a proper way to keep the fabric from warping where the fabric has less stitches. It seems to happen whether I use a hoop or not. Hoops are generally too small for my projects... Read Post Go to top
DMC New colors
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 1:55 PM
Posted by Paul L
10 Replies
I just found DMC's new color package,3880 to 3895. I was just wondering if anyone knows the names of these new colors and if you do could you share. Thank You PEL... Read Post Go to top
What sort of glue?
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 5:08 PM
Posted by Finny
1 Reply
Hello everyone, I wonder if I could get some input for a few projects that I want to start on and finish, but they're all related to GLUE! My first question is what sort of glue is acceptable for a finished project? I found a cute ornament pattern that says... Read Post Go to top
STAR brand floss converstion to DMC
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 11:05 AM
Posted by Nicole
0 Replies
Has anyone heard of Star brand cross stitch floss and is there a conversion to DMC chart for it? I have a large amount of it and cannot find any information about it. Even Google was no help. Any input is very much appreciated!... Read Post Go to top
Bengals Banner Help
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 1:22 PM
Posted by Regina
3 Replies
Please help me! I have been cross stitching for about a year now, mostly simple patterns for my family and friends. It was all practice for the Bengals Banner I bought for my husband as a birthday gift. It was totally out of my league at the time! A little... Read Post Go to top
iris embroidery floss
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 10:22 AM
Posted by Catherine
0 Replies
If there a conversion chart to change DMC to Iris? Is there a red green blue chart of both that would help... Read Post Go to top
Munchkins, I Love Angels #311, need more gold to finish it.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 12:16 AM
Posted by Louise Chapman
1 Reply
I'm doing the Munchkins, I Love Angels #311 cross stitch. I only have 1 gold to do wings. It wasn't enough. I was only did 1 side part way . So I need more 3 or 4 more gold to finish it. Thank you Louise Chapman 700 n benston palm... Read Post Go to top
shadow-dyed threads
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 8:43 AM
Posted by Pauline
4 Replies
I have a cross stitch project from a 1994 book, using DMC 'shadow-dyed' cotton thread. The shade hasn't been given and I'm still trying to find locate this exact thread. When I do find it, can anyone let me know if the stitching is done 1 cross at a time,... Read Post Go to top
Dying Art??
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 11:23 PM
Posted by Foxie
47 Replies
Hi All, I paid a visit to Michael's over the weekend and wanted to browse their cross-stitch kits. As I recalled they had a pretty nice selection a few years back. After looking around for a while, I asked a store employee where to find them. She led me to... Read Post Go to top
Colors the same?
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 11:10 AM
Posted by Chavon
2 Replies
Bucilla #2568 & #2672 are both DMC #300. In my pattern they are right next to each other. Is there another color to use in place of one?... Read Post Go to top
Cross stitch afghan fabric
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 12:28 AM
Posted by Rebecca
1 Reply
Can anyone tell me if anyone makes a navy blue afghan fabric? Looking to make a blanket with the Marine Corps patch on it. Thanks.... Read Post Go to top
How to convert a linen cross stitch over to aida cloth?
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 10:57 AM
Posted by Eleanor Davenport
3 Replies
I found a cross stitch pattern that calls for 32 count parchment linen, but I do not like to work with linen. How do I convert the pattern to adia cloth?... Read Post Go to top
printing picture on graph paper
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 3:44 PM
Posted by mary beth
5 Replies
I have a picture that I want to cross stitch. Do I need to put it on graph paper to do it and how do I do that?... Read Post Go to top
Discontinued thread?
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 8:05 PM
Posted by Michelle
3 Replies
My mother has cross stitched for years, but I am relatively new to it. I wish I had asked these questions of her... I have an old pattern that was my moms, the problem I have is that the floss it lists in the color charts are not longer available.... Read Post Go to top
Where to start Heaven and Earth Design?
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 9:30 AM
Posted by Niki Willcox
3 Replies
Would like advice on how to go about starting my first Heaven and Earth Design? There seems to be so many color changes in a small 10x10 grid. Should I just start in the upper left hand corner? Also, what do you use to grid your fabric?... Read Post Go to top
Janlynn color conversion
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 9:06 AM
Posted by Laura
1 Reply
Some years ago, I bought a Janlynn cross stitch pattern titled "Mother's Love" (A mother's love is like a rose. Each passing day it grows and grows.). Can anyone help me convert the colors? The Janlynn website does not list these particular colors in its conversion chart. The colors are... Read Post Go to top
What stitch should I use
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 10:07 AM
Posted by Sarah
3 Replies
Hi! I am new to cross sititching. A friend of mine gave me an unfinished project and I would like to finish it for her and give it as a gift but her work is so beautiful (particularly on the back) and I am not sure what stitch she used.... Read Post Go to top
Dinky dyes to DMC
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 11:11 PM
Posted by Sally Fuller
1 Reply
Can any one help with a conversion of Dinky Dyes to DMC? There are only six colors that I need; Heath (71); mystic pools(105); kirribilli (105); moonie ponds (125); boulia (139); mountain mist (158). The are all shades of purple Thanks so much... Read Post Go to top
floss conversion chart
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 5:00 PM
Posted by Janet
1 Reply
So glad to find conversion chart for Anchor to DMC floss! Looking at British magazine for just a very small project but I only have DMC. No one in Indianapolis barely sells cross stitch much less Anchor floss---Not since Needle Fever closed in Castleton, anyway. Thanks--will be back to check... Read Post Go to top
What to make out of finished cross stitch piece
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 12:35 AM
Posted by Tgrushing
1 Reply
I have just finished another cross stitch piece. It is a guitar for my son. However, I don't know what to make with it now that it is finished. Any cool ideas? ... Read Post Go to top
Organizing Cross Stitch Patterns and Leaflets
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 8:59 AM
Posted by Cindy Duez
2 Replies
I have a lot of cross stitch patterns, leaflets, and books not to mention magazines. How do you organize your patterns so you can find what you want? Do you sort them by type (bookmarks, baby bibs, Christmas ornaments, etc.)? Any suggestions are welcome. ... Read Post Go to top
cross stitching question
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 6:12 AM
Posted by marilu
1 Reply
I hope I can explain my question well enough. I am working on a dimensions kit of a winter scene. The sky is made up of 1/2 stitches of one color. Some stitches are done using 2 strand of thread and some are made up using 4 strands. Would it... Read Post Go to top
left over thread
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 3:08 PM
Posted by Maria Whopples
8 Replies
Hi, what do people do with their left over thread when they have completed a kit? it is a shame to throw it all away. I love any ideas. ... Read Post Go to top
Too Much!
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 2:47 PM
Posted by Tam
1 Reply
Hello! I have been stitching for over 30 yrs. & am wondering if anyone else notices the same things I am noticing on many designers selling their goods. It is so exciting to see new things coming out all the time but everything is getting so extremely expensive!! By the... Read Post Go to top
Needle Magic Conversion
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 12:15 PM
Posted by Amie
2 Replies
I have a couple Needle Magic, Inc. patterns from kits I made and now would like to make again. These kits used the indivisible thread unlike some that do use it. I actually have left over samples of each color but they are taped down so I'm having a hard... Read Post Go to top
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 8:08 AM
Posted by Gail Harden
4 Replies
I am doing a picture of a person, and I will be using a lot of white thread for the hat and background. I had planned on using a beige-colored material, but I am worried that the white stitches won't look right. Does anyone know a good color material to... Read Post Go to top
Outer fabric on large cross stitch piece.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 5:38 PM
Posted by S. Armentor
4 Replies
Hello, I am just starting a 12x16 project. Sometimes I need to use a loop. While using the loop there is an excessive amount of fabric around the edges. Does anyone have suggestions on how to manage this? Much appreciated! Shannon... Read Post Go to top
Photo to stiitch
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 5:34 PM
Posted by Dawn
4 Replies
Hi all! I'm finally coming back around to cross-stitch. I want to do my wedding sampler (19 years into the marriage). I would like to take one of my photos and have it made into a chart - suggesting color chart as well! Help please???... Read Post Go to top
New Numbers for J P Coats floss
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 5:29 PM
Posted by luvmysomacube67
11 Replies
I bought some J P Coats floss at WalMart and they have put all new numbers on the skeins. If anyone can help me with the conversion to DMC I would really appreciate it. It was the 100 skein pkg. with 20 variegated, and 80 solid. Thanks... Read Post Go to top
Thread Kit for You're a Hoot 60 X 104 tablecloth
Thu, May 28, 2015 12:23 AM
Posted by Patti
2 Replies
I purchased this tablecloth to cross stitch but the thread kit has been discontinued. Does anyone know how many skeins of thread to purchase?... Read Post Go to top
Lost color key
Mon, May 25, 2015 7:44 AM
Posted by Linda Kramm
1 Reply
I've been searching for years for a color/stitch key to an Apr 2002 pattern from The Cross Stitcher magazine called "Irises in Bloom". Would anyone know where I can get this? ... Read Post Go to top
How to make cross stitch pattern more "full"
Sun, May 24, 2015 9:28 AM
Posted by Suzanne
5 Replies
Hey Guys New to cross stitching and I've got a question. I see all these wonderful completed cross stitch pictures online and they all look "full" as in you can't see any of the aida or fabric beneath the stitch. My question is how?? How do you do this? I... Read Post Go to top
Alice Okon tote bag
Sat, May 23, 2015 6:40 PM
Posted by Maureen
0 Replies
I just received my 2016 keepsakes calendar. I absolutely love the August chart by Alice Okon. The chart doesn't say where the tote bag may be purchased. Any ideas?... Read Post Go to top
Varagated floss
Fri, May 22, 2015 12:42 PM
Posted by Candy
1 Reply
I am going to start a baby blanket soon. I'm going to do a simple rocking horse. The horse has a mane saddle and a tail, and all the normal things a horse has. My question is I want to do it in varagaded colors. So should I do the... Read Post Go to top
Materials for traditional monogram alphabet
Thu, May 14, 2015 11:40 AM
Posted by Ginny carrel
0 Replies
I am looking at Lovely letters cross stitch book Annie's Crossstitch. I want to make the monogram project on page 103 but there are no materials directions. I need to know the thread count and type of Aida. It looks like linen but I really lost on count and color.... Read Post Go to top
lost thread/symbol card
Wed, May 13, 2015 5:47 AM
Posted by Susan
0 Replies
I have nearly completed the School of Dolphins counted cross stitch CSBK-140-1 and have lost a card with threads on. Does anyone know the thread that corresponds with the following 2 symbols- The first symbol is like a capital E with a line through it and the second symbol is... Read Post Go to top
Help! How to match color of thread with what pattern shows
Mon, May 11, 2015 1:49 PM
Posted by Shirley
2 Replies
I just ordered a mary Engelbreit Baby Quilt cross stitch kit. Got all the colors of thread separated and there was no labels on them. How do I decide which is tan and which is pale tan. Lots of shades per color on this one. What did I miss on... Read Post Go to top
Krienik Blending Filament
Mon, May 11, 2015 9:38 AM
Posted by Donna
2 Replies
I need suggestions on how to keep Krienik Blending Filament from slipping out of the needle when cross stitching. I read somewhere about coating the strand with a waxy material and also I read where you should knot the filament after threading it through the eye hole but neither of... Read Post Go to top
Hit me in the head
Fri, May 8, 2015 10:39 AM
Posted by Barbara
11 Replies
Just had to vent here. Will someone please hit me in the head if I ever ever order a cross stitch kit that is 18 count? What a mess. I have been working on the pattern for 4 days now 8 to 10 hours a day and barely have a... Read Post Go to top
Kit Fabric and Framing
Thu, May 7, 2015 12:44 PM
Posted by Lynn
10 Replies
Hi Everyone: I was curious about what other stitchers are doing with the size of fabric included in kits. All kits that I have ever purchased over many years only include a 2 inch border of fabric. As we all know, the rule of thumb for framing and finishing is... Read Post Go to top
How many skeins for project?
Thu, May 7, 2015 1:36 AM
Posted by Evelyn Wicks
2 Replies
Hi, I've got the chart Fine and Fancy - Peacock by Sue Page. The problem is I'm trying to contact her because i need to know how many skeins of each colour I need to do the chart. I'm not sure how to work out how many I need. The... Read Post Go to top
looking for whereabouts of meridel abrams a cross stitch designer
Tue, May 5, 2015 12:32 PM
Posted by
0 Replies
Hello everyone, Wow I never knew this site existed. I have been looking for a way to contact Meridel Abrams a designer who had two wonderful alphabet designs with ladybugs and birdhouses. They are from about 10 years ago or more. I have been unable to find a way to... Read Post Go to top
Have no numbers for my thread
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 6:46 AM
Posted by Camilla
3 Replies
So I got a lot of thread from my grandmother, when I started to organize them all, I didn't get to write the numbers of the thread down. So now I have a lot of thread without numbers. I want to know if there is a way for me to... Read Post Go to top
running out of thread
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 1:32 PM
Posted by Kelly
3 Replies
Hello happy stitchers, I purchased Thomas Kinkade's Sweetheart Gazebo many many years ago, I actually do not even know where this kit came from it could have been a gift from someone. My problem is I was teaching myself the parking method before trying it out on a really big... Read Post Go to top
Country Keepers
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 1:12 PM
Posted by Joyce Hodges
1 Reply
I am looking for a round country keeper jar. i had cross stitched different designs to fit in the top and somehow my country keeper disappeared. Any help where I can purchase them would be greatly appreciated. ... Read Post Go to top
converting Presencia to DMC
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 12:33 PM
Posted by darlene
2 Replies
someone asked about converting Presencia to DMC; I simply googled "DMC conversion to Presencia" and found a color chart.. hope this helps..... Read Post Go to top
color/stitch key
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 4:15 PM
Posted by Linda Kramm
1 Reply
I have a cross stitich pattern but lost the thread color/stitch key. Isises in Bloom from the April 2002 The Cross Stitcher magazine. Can anyone provide me the key?... Read Post Go to top
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 3:37 PM
Posted by Jean
5 Replies
I have a x stitch pattern which came as a kit, and I would like to stitch it again. Unfortunately there are no DMC, Anchor, Coates or any other thread numbers on the pattern. It is pattern by JCA Inc. Anyone have any ideas please?... Read Post Go to top
Readjusting a pattern
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 3:24 PM
Posted by Robyn Baldwin
2 Replies
I have two patterns that I would like to put on one aida cloth, but one image is larger than the other and I would like them to be close to the same size. Is there anything that can be done?... Read Post Go to top
Changing colors
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 3:13 PM
Posted by Elaine
3 Replies
I am working on the ballerina reflected in a mirror project. I want to make the skin tone colors much lighter than those called for in the pattern. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.... Read Post Go to top
What are your favorite Needles ?
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 2:28 PM
Posted by needle_happyme
0 Replies
Hi there Just wondered what brand of needles you prefer to work with ? Thanks... Read Post Go to top
Floss Conversion
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 8:42 AM
Posted by Tricia
1 Reply
Does anyone know the conversion of JP Coats # 00292 and 00173 to DMC. Unable to find on conversion charts....they may be older flosses?... Read Post Go to top
floss conversion
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 11:11 PM
Posted by sharon b.
1 Reply
Can anyone help me with converting gentle art sampler threads to dmc colors? The gentle art colors are chalk, tropical ocean, tea rose, avocado and Ohio lemon pie. I am starting a project call year in chalk. Each month is a new pattern. I have January through April right now.... Read Post Go to top
Thread Help Please :)
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 4:58 PM
Posted by dl120077
0 Replies
HI Stitchers :) I have cross stitched for years but have never used anything but dmc floss, pearl cotton etc. My mother used a machine to embroidery. I have acquired all of her thread. She literally has every color sulky and arc make. Cones of the stuff mostly unused. This... Read Post Go to top
Fabric size
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 1:36 AM
Posted by Cyndie
1 Reply
If I have a pattern with finished size as 11 1/2x17 on 28 count and I want to use 18 count instead, what would the finished product size be ?... Read Post Go to top
Kreinik conversion chart
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 7:53 PM
Posted by carrie
2 Replies
I have several patterns that call for the metallic Kreinik filaments. I have been having problems finding these in stores anymore. I have however been finding the Artiste brand (Hobby Lobby) and the DMC metallics. Is there a conversion chart for these anywhere? I realy want to stitch some of... Read Post Go to top
Tea Towels
Sun, Feb 22, 2015 11:37 PM
Posted by Joanne Ryder
3 Replies
I have stitched tea towels and finger tip towels as gifts for years. I'm considering stitching a few for a craft fair. I have never done anything with the 'back side' of the towel. Do any of you use a backing to prevent the stitches from showing and/or fraying? ... Read Post Go to top
Fri, Feb 20, 2015 12:38 AM
Posted by Pam Fancil
13 Replies
I am trying to find this afghan material to x-stitch with the Town Square Afghan blocks offered in the early '90's in the magazine, Country Stitch. I just had time to go through my collection of saved-to-do-one-day projects, found the missing magazines on line, and am ready to download the... Read Post Go to top
vintage thread conversions
Sun, Feb 15, 2015 2:33 PM
Posted by Penelope
2 Replies
I recently inherited a very large bag of thread from my grandmother. It was recently found by another family member who sent them to me. My grandmother passed away several years ago, and no one remembers when she bought the thread, only that she intended to cross stitch 4 blankets... Read Post Go to top
What name to put??
Sun, Feb 8, 2015 11:19 AM
Posted by Gladys
15 Replies
Hi Everyone.... I've asked this question to several different stitchers and have gotten two different answers so am trying to get more opinions... I'm stitching Williamsburg ... Duke of Gloucester Street Sampler by Elsa Williams. It has the Alphabet to stitch in capitals and then in small. After that is... Read Post Go to top
Birth announcement to afghan
Sat, Feb 7, 2015 4:54 PM
Posted by Melissa
0 Replies
Suggestions for chart conversions if I want to take a birth announcement to an afghan?... Read Post Go to top
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 12:57 AM
Posted by LISA B.
1 Reply
GREETING FROM California, I need gold thread for a counted cross stitch (metallic) I cant find it on the chart. Is there something out there I dont know about? I know nothing. ... Read Post Go to top
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 4:14 PM
Posted by NANCYE G
0 Replies
Has anyone used DMC perle for cross stitching on 14 ct aida. If so, what did you like or dislike about it?... Read Post Go to top
Hanging a cross-stitch afghan
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:54 AM
Posted by Jenn G
2 Replies
I just finished a cross stitched afghan for my nephew and my sister wants to hang it on the wall but we are having a hard time figuring out how. It doesn't have any sort of pocket you could put a rod through on the back like quilts use for... Read Post Go to top
Stitch count
Tue, Jan 20, 2015 4:58 PM
Posted by Cathy
1 Reply
I am not an experienced but have done some cross stitching. It has been a long time since I have done anything. I want to do it again and have either forgotten or never knew what the Stitch Count means. Example...pattern I am looking at; STITCH COUNT: 40 x 46... Read Post Go to top
I am searching for a Ghost cross stitcher
Thu, Jan 1, 2015 8:56 PM
Posted by Marion
7 Replies
In desperate need of a ghost stitcher to make a cross stitch wedding sampler. I have the full kit for it but my hands are too arthritic to do it now. Project needed until May 2015. Can anyone help. Does anyone know if Ghoststitchers in Canadaigua N.Y has closed business?... Read Post Go to top
Rose and Canival threads?
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 1:22 PM
Posted by WannaCrossStitch
4 Replies
I recently purchased a bobbin box full of cross-stitch thread from a garage sale. The lady had carefully wound the threads on bobbins and then labelled them by brand and colour. She had a few threads that were labelled "Rose" and "Carnival" with the number right next to the name... Read Post Go to top
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 3:53 PM
Posted by Jessi
0 Replies
Good afternoon I'm trying to make a square of cross stitch an Arab girl, so I have no problems there . My problem is when I go to the table of conversion of DMC to anchor I introduce the numbers in the legend of the patron gives me , because... Read Post Go to top
Vervaco Baby Feet color conversion
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 12:41 AM
Posted by Kathy
3 Replies
Looking for the color conversion to Vervaco Baby Feet.... Read Post Go to top
Snow Cover Cardinal Simplicity floss help
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 11:18 AM
Posted by Lois Harvey
5 Replies
Snow Cover Cardinal SIMPLICITY Cross-stitch kit (Maynard Reece 1986) I used to stitch all the time many years ago, and even purchased kits to do in my retirement. I'm there now, and have pulled out a kit I started on but never got very far. In looking at the threads... Read Post Go to top
Trouble Reading Pattern
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 12:54 AM
Posted by NANCYE G
1 Reply
WARNING - i have several challenges so you may get tired of hearing from me in the next couple of weeks. Today's challenge regards distinguishing symbols on a large pattern. It is 140 x 140 stitches and eleven colors, 8 of them are shades of blue. The pattern has colored... Read Post Go to top
Machine Embroidery Floss
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 7:58 AM
Posted by NANCYE G
1 Reply
Can you use machine embroidery thread on cross stitch projects? Also, are larger skeins of regular floss available?... Read Post Go to top
old floss
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 8:38 PM
Posted by Ginnie A
6 Replies
I have some floss that I have numbers and letters. Does anyone know what company they come from?... Read Post Go to top
Varigated Floss
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 7:10 AM
Posted by NANCYE G
4 Replies
I have acquired several skeins of varigated DMC floss. Not sure exactly what I will stitch but would appreciated a little guidance. Should I do one "X" at a time or do the whole row and then stitch backwards as usual? Thanks ... Read Post Go to top
Using a stitch frame
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 2:41 PM
Posted by Kathy
6 Replies
Using a stitch master floor stand on a project where there are multiple thread changes. Tying off the threads are very difficult ; I wonder if I am missing something to make it easier... Read Post Go to top
What to do with my finished cross stitch
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 7:42 AM
Posted by Kim Saunders
5 Replies
hi all I am working on a cross stitch for my mum violet profusion by DMC and can't think of what to do with it when it is finished as I don't want to just put it in a frame. I wanted to turn it into something to go in... Read Post Go to top
Protecting your pattern or instructions
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 7:38 AM
Posted by carol
4 Replies
What do you do to protect your pattern when there are folds. I find that they start wearing in that area and then are hard to read.... Read Post Go to top
Where should I start on this project?
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 7:35 AM
Posted by Julia
3 Replies
So I know most times you start at the very center of the image but my problem is i am doing a baby tiger so wouldn't it be better to do the outline of the tiger first instead of starting direct center? ... Read Post Go to top
Stitching a Tablecloth
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 11:00 PM
Posted by NANCYE G
6 Replies
Before I make myself crazy looking for something that isn't available please give me some input. Is there such a thing as a tablecloth with a strip of aida around the edging that I could stitch? I know that I could do something much simpler like a runner or napkins.... Read Post Go to top
Preparing Fabric
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 3:59 AM
Posted by NANCYE G
3 Replies
I have several large pieces of cross stitch fabric that I have picked up at yard sales. At this point I don't have a particular project in mind. However, I was thinking about cutting up a couple of 36 x 36 pieces into 9" inch squares that I could take... Read Post Go to top
DMC floss question
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 12:05 AM
Posted by Betsy
1 Reply
I was poking around in my local crafts store, and found a type of floss from DMC that has a distinctive sheen. I'd never noticed it before. The numbers have 5 digits (e.g. 50502), and the last three digits correspond to a similar color in the DMC palette. 50502 was... Read Post Go to top
Beginners on linen
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 9:57 AM
Posted by Bernice
3 Replies
Have been only an Aida stitcher but would like to try linen, what count would be the best to begin, and any particular brand?... Read Post Go to top
Ideas for Charity -- Totes or Bookmarks?
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 12:17 AM
Posted by Jen
5 Replies
Hello. My church is starting a ministry for shut-ins and hospice. I cross-stitched many years ago and thought I could put these talents to good use. Does anyone have ideas for what to make? I was thinking of bookmarks or totes. I am a novice. Any advice would be appreciated!... Read Post Go to top
I'm looking for someone to do a cross-stitch sampler for me.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 5:43 PM
Posted by Pat Demetrio
3 Replies
I have a little Bible verse that I like to have in cross-stitch to give as gifts. The lady who has done it for me is no longer available. Is there anyone out there who does this kind of - simple pattern - work? Many thanks!... Read Post Go to top
Washing Cross Stitch Projects
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 9:12 AM
Posted by Sharon
2 Replies
I recently came across a lot of cross stitch projects I did a few years ago. They weren't packed properly when put away and now some are stained. Could I bulk wash them in the washing machine on a cool hand wash cycle? They're all on the same aida material... Read Post Go to top
J&P Coats floss color numbers
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 1:43 PM
Posted by Melissa
6 Replies
I bought some J&P Coats floss recently and am trying in vain (so it seems) to match up the numbers I have to their DMC counterparts. Problem is, the J&P numbers I have don't even match the ones on their own--or any others'--color list. For example, I have a bright... Read Post Go to top
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 12:05 AM
Posted by Erika Alcorn
1 Reply
Hello Y'all, I recently bought the "Footprints" pattern. It had everything in the package, however, it does not have a list that tells me what each of the codes on the pattern mean. My eye sight is not that great, so it's difficult for me to tell based on the... Read Post Go to top
Christmas Stocking Finishing
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 12:53 AM
Posted by Amy
1 Reply
I am looking for someone to finish a Shepherd's Bush cross-stitch Christmas stocking in the Des Moines, IA area. Any referrals would be helpful. I am not opposed to driving a bit out of Des Moines for quality work. Thanks!... Read Post Go to top
Non-color-fast thread
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 6:55 AM
Posted by Bonnee
4 Replies
How can I get the wrinkles out of evenweave when one of the colors is not color-fast(crescent colours). There are 3 large motifs to the piece, each one a separate color. I can't wash the piece, obviously. Can I use a steam iron? A damp towel over the peice when... Read Post Go to top
Make a pattern/Stitch To Floss Conversion
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 4:24 PM
Posted by Amy
5 Replies
I made a pattern at (awesome website!) that uses 50 DMC colors and 6 panels of cloth (I believe Aida?). It's been awhile since I made the pattern, and I have recently found it in my email, and wanted to take a chance and go for my first "solo"... Read Post Go to top
waste canvas
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 3:16 AM
Posted by darla
5 Replies
I am trying to cross stitch a bib for my granddaughter using waste canvas. Does anyone have any great hints or ideas about how to attach the canvas to the bib so the stitching will be perfectly straight? Yes, I am a perfectionist when it comes to the things I... Read Post Go to top
Large projects/ alternatives to cotton aida
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 12:37 AM
Posted by Christine
1 Reply
I have two issues that I need some help with. First, I will be starting a large project ( 37 inches by 26 inches). Does anyone have a helpful hint on how to manage a piece this large? Also, Aida in the size I need is expensive. I can buy... Read Post Go to top
dimension floss compared to dmc floss
Fri, May 30, 2014 10:54 PM
Posted by Hilda
6 Replies
What do I do if dmc floss does not match up with Dimension floss... Read Post Go to top
converting cross stitch to needlepoint
Mon, May 26, 2014 2:44 PM
Posted by Betsy
2 Replies
Has anyone here ever used a cross stitch pattern for needlepoint? I have chart for a William Morris pattern, and I'd like to do it in needlepoint to make a decorative pillow for my bed. I tried using 6 or 9 plies of floss on needlepoint canvas so that I... Read Post Go to top
Can I add aida to a project that I'm short a few rows to finish project?
Sun, May 11, 2014 10:50 AM
Posted by Kim Erin
2 Replies
I started a cross stitch stocking and thought I had it all counted out right. Am almost half way done. I'm am going to be a few rows short on the bottom. Can I add aida to make this longer. Just work through both pieces? It will all be covered... Read Post Go to top
  of 6 Next