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Cross-stitch kits
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 2:37 PM
Posted by Molly
Hi there! I am just wondering where fellow cross-stitchers find their patterns. Do you purchase kits that contain patterns plus everything you need to stitch a design? Or do you prefer to find free patterns online? Or do you create your own designs?

Thanks for the help!

  • Reply from Pauline
    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 11:34 AM
    I have subscribed to several magazines. Right now, I am subscribed to Stoney Creek. I also look in second hand stores for interesting magazines. On another cross stitch site, I recently purchased 15 editions of the U.K. cross stitch magazines ( in the U.S. these sell for over $10. each). And I do look for free charts on various sites. It also helps to join a cross stitch group or site. On the sit I belong to, we challenge each other with stitch a longs, exchanges of not only ATC's but also charts. Usually, I do not purchase full kits unless I am completely enamored with the design. And yes, I have designed my own charts too. I bought those duo tang folders and keep my charts in them, categorized. The file cabinet is full! If you wish the name of the sites I frequent, please email me and I will be happy to share. Go to top