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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
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
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
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
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
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
Looking for a good deal on DMC floss.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 9:23 AM
Posted by Michele
4 Replies
Hello, I am starting a project for the birth of my first grandchild and it has been quite a few years since I have stitched anything. I see at Walmart I can get DMC floss for 30 cents a skein, but they do not carry all of the colors I... Read Post Go to top
Looking for someone to stitch a saying for me
Tue, Apr 1, 2014 9:57 AM
Posted by Mary Mattice
2 Replies
I am looking for someone else to do some cross stitching for me. I am willing to pay for time and materials, you can donate money or just keep it, your call. When i was a child i loved LaSueur's baby peas in the boil-on-the-stove pouch. So, my mother (when... Read Post Go to top
DMC color chart
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 7:42 AM
Posted by Cindy
4 Replies
Hey all! I've been looking for a new color chart for DMC floss. The one I keep seeing is the "new" 12 page fold out chart. But I've seen a couple mixed reviews about its accuracy. Has anyone worked w/this chart? Any comments would be appreciated. I'm working on an... Read Post Go to top
Vervaco kit floss help
Fri, Feb 14, 2014 2:13 AM
Posted by Gina
6 Replies
I purchased the kit Loving Hands from 123 Stitch. I don't like using kit floss and I am planning on stitching this pattern 7 times and donating them to 7 different Crisis Pregnanty Centers in my area. The floss list just has names listed as the DMC floss. I looked... Read Post Go to top
Stitch a Card
Sun, Feb 2, 2014 3:40 PM
Posted by Beverly Shenk
2 Replies
Hello, I am looking for the Christmas stitch a card kits. Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts used to carry them but don't anymore. The only place I can find them now is on e-bay, getting one at a time. I want to be able to order as many as I want... Read Post Go to top
Cross Country Stitch Magazine Subscription
Sat, Feb 1, 2014 11:09 PM
Posted by Kitsi Bass
4 Replies
Hello! I used to subscribe to CROSS COUNTRY STITCH MAGAZINE on and off for a few years and when I went to their website to re-subscribe, it says it is not available. Does anyone know if they are no longer in business? The reason why I am asking is because... Read Post Go to top
Magnet strips from magnet boards
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 1:54 PM
Posted by Lynn
7 Replies
Has anyone had a problem with black smudges from the black magnet strips that come with the magnet boards on their fabric. The project affected is on ivory aida so the smudges are visible. I do not recall having this problem in the past but may not have noticed it... Read Post Go to top
Cross-stitch jar lids
Mon, Jan 6, 2014 4:03 PM
Posted by Lesa
1 Reply
Would like to know where to buy kits for padded jar lids for cross-stitch projects or how to make them. Thanks for your help.... Read Post Go to top
Gold Needles
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 6:41 PM
Posted by Annette
8 Replies
Hi everyone. I've been to Shepard's Bush here in Ogden a lot lately. I've over-heard bits of conversations about gold needles. What's the deal with gold or gold plated needles? I did a search here and found someone said the eyes break often. Thanks for the info! Annette... Read Post Go to top
Creating Graphs
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 6:45 PM
Posted by Allison Jae
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I have some original artwork I would like to convert into a graph for cross stitching. Do anyone have any advice?... Read Post Go to top
Starting Point
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 6:16 AM
Posted by Gillian
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Hi all, as I said in a previous post, I'm a newbie. I have one question that I've been trying to find the answer to for a while. In a lot of my patterns and kits it says I should start my project from the center and work outwards, but... Read Post Go to top
Floss Conversion Gentle Arts Threads to DMC
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 5:39 PM
Posted by Pamn Ravenscroft
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Hi Judy, Pamn here (again). Please excuse the brain cramp. The website I found which seems to be the best was: Just in case you need more conversions. Live long and prosper, Pamn.... Read Post Go to top
Dying fabric
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 3:26 PM
Posted by Anita
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You mentioned that you tea dyed some aida fabric. Was this difficult to do? I think the picture looks very nice! Cant't wait to see it framed.... Read Post Go to top
Floss Conversion Gentle Arts Threads to DMC
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 6:52 PM
Posted by Judy
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Does anyone know where I can find the conversion for Gentle Arts Threads to DMC? In particular these three colors: Gentle Arts Blue Spruce Gentle Arts Oatmeal Gentle Arts Picnic Basket Thanks in advance and happy stitching...Judy :)... Read Post Go to top
R&S Easy Count Gridline
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 1:34 AM
Posted by NANCYE G
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Has anyone tried using a product called EASY COUNT GRIDELINE by R & S Designs? It is supposed to be used to make tracking your stitches much easier.I've tried just making my own grid using left over floss but it gets tangled and I still manage to lose track of... Read Post Go to top
Creating Patterns on a Mac
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 12:31 PM
Posted by Beth B
1 Reply
Most of you are familiar with PC Stitch. I moved on to a Mac, and now I want to create patterns with it. Does anyone out there know of a cross-stitch program similar to PC Stitch that exists for Macs? If not, is there a conversion program that I can... Read Post Go to top
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 11:46 AM
Posted by Lisa
1 Reply
I have several alphabet pattern books for cross stitching. I would like to cross stitch my first initial using some of the patterns. I'm trying to decide if I should use plastic canvas. I would like them to be detachable so you could switch them around with what you are... Read Post Go to top
Gold Thread Brand Conversions
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 3:46 PM
Posted by Kasey E
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In the past, I have always done cross stitch kits that came with the pattern and floss. I am now about to start a project that did not come with floss, just pattern only. I have this box full of floss that somebody gave me long ago. I went through... Read Post Go to top
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 12:10 AM
Posted by darla
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I've been thinking about making some bookmarks for St. Jude's. Which is better, perforated paper or Aida? Will the paper last long or just fall apart when used a lot (by children)? I've never worked with perforated paper, so I don't know. I have used vinyl weave a lot for... Read Post Go to top
Colour Error in Cross Stitch & Needlework Nov. 2013
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 10:09 AM
Posted by Maria S.
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I'm stitching the design on page 47 of Nov. 2013 "Primitive Welcome by Nan Lewis". They call for 7060 Picnic Basket. The colour in the magazine shows green and my Picnic Basket is brown. Wrote to them and they replied there's a printing error. It should be 7097 Peacon Pie.... Read Post Go to top
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