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Reverse Stitch
Fri, Jan 1, 2016 10:59 PM
Posted by Gayle B.
I just purchased a Dimensions kit. When I opened it for directions, they say to stitch reverse stitch. I have never seen this. Basically all it is is the top thread is going bottom left to top right whereas in my normal cross-stitch, that would be my bottom thread. Is there a reason to stitch this way? If I stitched it as I normally do, would it matter? I just know I'd forget to reverse stitch at some point and then have to tear a bunch of work out! I am a seasoned stitcher, not at all new to this craft, but I have never heard of doing reverse stitch. Any suggestions or experience with this? Thanks!
  • Reply from Bonnie
    Saturday, April 02, 2016 10:41 AM
    I am right handed and I work from left to right. I run my stitches from top left to bottom right, If the stitch changes direction to a lower row I go from bottom left to upper right. Going back I go under the bottom left to upper right, this way all the stitches are the same. This is the way I learned but the patterns say to do the opposite. I do what is easy for me. They always turn out looking beautiful. I do stamped quilts and tablecloths. The counted cloth is to small for me. Go to top