Cross-Stitching

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.
Bucilla color chart vs. Bucilla cross stitch kit color names
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 8:28 AM
Posted by M.E. Callahan
I started a Mother Goose crib quilt kit. Lots of colors, some of which are VERY close, a bare shade difference. Can't match the thread colors to the numbers listed on their chart. Looking at the conversion chart, the shades shown for the corresponding numbers are VERY different, as are the names for those colors. What do I do now? None of the craft stores carry a large enough selection of floss to compare my numbers to the actual floss.
  • Hide Replies
    Reply from Pauline
    Wednesday, August 03, 2016 8:44 PM
    When I have worked on kits that give just the threads (not in skeins), I take all the thread and lay it on the table. Then I try to put them in corresponding color shades.
    Sometimes, the instructions gave the number of threads for each color. If that was the case, I would then try to match the shade with the number of threads given.
    Does that make sense to you? Go to top
    • Hide Replies
      Reply from Mary Ellen
      Thursday, August 04, 2016 8:33 AM
      I tried that, but several of the close shades had the same number of threads and some of them that I could figure out didn't have the same number of threads as listed. The couldn't-care-less "customer service" person I spoke to just told me that SHE had no problem sorting and I should send it back. That helped me not at all. Thank you for replying. Go to top
      • Reply from Pauline
        Thursday, August 04, 2016 3:34 PM
        Do you have anyone else there who can perhaps look at the colors and help sort? Sometimes two heads are better than one. If you really like the piece, don't give up! Go to top
  • Reply from Lola
    Friday, August 12, 2016 6:08 AM
    Hi ME, If you send me the color list, I can have a look and try to find out how to help you. My email becla1@gmail.com Tnx, Lola Go to top