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Cross stitch vs Hardanger
Sun, Oct 18, 2020 1:42 PM
Posted by Kathy
1 Reply
I have a pattern (Sharon Pope) where you can do the windows are the cottage in either hardinger or cross-stitch. The windows are shown in their own pattern separate from the cottage pattern. It says "Skip 2 stitches on the petit point chart whenever stitching abuts the window frame". I'm... Read Post Go to top
Cross Stitch & Country Crafts Magazine 1995
Wed, Oct 14, 2020 1:34 PM
Posted by Angela Hoffmann
2 Replies
I am about to start the Lily Sampler (page 5 of March/April 1995 Cross Stitch & Country Crafts Magazine). There does not seem to be any indication as to how many threads are used for the actual cross stitching. The back stitching shows (2X), except for the Coffee Brown. Is... Read Post Go to top
Help with True Colors Pre-Blended Threads please
Sat, Oct 10, 2020 4:16 AM
Posted by Hope Malin
3 Replies
I hope someone can help me. I'm about to start a major project (a baby afghan) after 30+ years of being retired from cross-stitching. I just realized that since the patterns (Stoneycreek teddies of the year) I chose are from a long time ago, some of the threads may no... Read Post Go to top
quilted material
Tue, Sep 29, 2020 9:55 AM
Posted by Ginny
3 Replies
I have some kits (baby blanket and bibs) that I would like to do. But I would like to hide the stitches. Regular cross stitching the pattern and hiding them will not be a problem but a challenge. Starting I will use the hidden stitch. Any suggestions on ending so... Read Post Go to top
centering name on birth record and covering threads on back of baby bib
Mon, Sep 28, 2020 2:25 PM
Posted by Mary Tierney
1 Reply
I am new at cross stitching. I ordered a pattern online. It came with 3 different fonts for baby's name and dates. How do I center the name and birth date on the pattern. Also does anyone know how to finish the back side of a baby bib to cover... Read Post Go to top
J & P Coats Conversion
Mon, Sep 14, 2020 4:46 AM
Posted by Brenda B
1 Reply
Please help in regards to J & P Coats BF017 silver filament to DMC filament/floss. Thanks ... Read Post Go to top
DMC Floss Orders
Mon, Sep 7, 2020 10:49 AM
Posted by Jon P Young
6 Replies
Has anybody order floss and aida cloth from the DMC Company during the lockdown. Good, Bad service? ... Read Post Go to top
The pattern calls for DMC 01 and 03.
Mon, Sep 7, 2020 10:44 AM
Posted by Lois Petersen
4 Replies
The pattern calls for DMC 01 - white tin and 03 - tin,med. Cannot find these colors. What would be compatible colors to use for these?... Read Post Go to top
Bucilla blending filiment # 750001
Tue, Sep 1, 2020 1:18 PM
Posted by Lisa C
1 Reply
Hi, I am working on a discontinued Bucilla stocking kit, "Fairies and Snowflakes" #84828. This kit has "clear blending filiment # 750001. I have run out and cannot seem to match it up. I have called Bucilla and they are sending me the "current" version, but cannot be sure if... Read Post Go to top
Wed, Aug 26, 2020 11:49 AM
Posted by Sandy Frick
1 Reply
A pattern I'm working on calls for K BF OO2 Gold. Does anyone know what that is equivalent to in DMC floss. I can't find K BF 002 Gold. Thank you in advance.... Read Post Go to top
Vervaco thread symbols to DMC floss numbers
Mon, Aug 17, 2020 2:17 PM
Posted by BGarl
1 Reply
I have purchased the Vervaco Jesus kit. The colors provided come only with symbols for each floss color. Does anyone know of a DMC floss chart that matches these Vervaco floss symbols to the correct DMC floss number? Thanks in advance!... Read Post Go to top
Peri Lusta conversion chart to DMC or Bucilla
Sun, Aug 16, 2020 10:36 AM
Posted by Terri
2 Replies
I have just acquired a ton of vintage threads and can't find conversion charts. Does anyone know where to find them? Thank you in advance. ... Read Post Go to top
Looking for Peri -Lustra Floss 207B
Sat, Aug 8, 2020 11:48 PM
Posted by Karen Herting
2 Replies
Could some one please help me find 1 or 2 skeins of this floss. I started a dresser scarf cross stitch. I used some floss I had gotten at a thrift store and I don't have enough to finish this project. I don't know if DMC has a similar dark... Read Post Go to top
DMC to Loops & Threads Conversion Chart
Sat, Jun 6, 2020 10:33 AM
Posted by Laurie
4 Replies
I have not been able to find any conversion charts for DMC to Loops & Threads (Michael's Brand) embroidery thread for cross stitch. I decided to sit down and create one with my husband. Would this be an appropriate place to post it to maybe help others? Thank you... Read Post Go to top
Bread Cloths and Covers
Thu, Jun 4, 2020 4:26 PM
Posted by NaloMeli
2 Replies
Hi, I've just finished a bread cloth and don't know what to do with the backside. Do I cover it with something? Use fuse-able interfacing? Thanks for helping me out :) Peace, Nalo... Read Post Go to top
Cross Stitch Crazy
Sat, May 23, 2020 10:13 AM
Posted by Victoria Duncan
1 Reply
I am looking for a particular copy of Cross stitch Crazy...issue 231. It has a free Emma Congdon booklet that I would be really keen to get. Can anyone help me? ... Read Post Go to top
i need a special colour
Sun, Apr 26, 2020 4:36 AM
Posted by Olof Jonsdottir
1 Reply
i am sawing a picture which name is "Japanese garden", and i need a color for it which is the number 16270. On your site it is called Black Avocado Green, but in the picture i am sawing, its called DK.Olive Green. can someone tell me where i could buy... Read Post Go to top
New Numbers for J P Coats floss
Mon, Apr 20, 2020 11:21 AM
Posted by luvmysomacube67
18 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
lily brand floss
Wed, Apr 8, 2020 1:46 PM
Posted by susan erickson
1 Reply
ok so i was at a local thrift store and purchased some boxes of floss i thought was all DMC but it turns out that more than half is a brand i have never even heard off Lily any advice as to a conversion chart thank susan... Read Post Go to top
Number of Strands.
Wed, Apr 8, 2020 1:43 PM
Posted by Francesca
1 Reply
Good morning I'm starting a new cross point work kit 41196, tells me to use 3 strands, apart from that in the needle present in the kit do not enter, in the intersection of the points nn remain thick ? I'm afraid that using 3 won't be enough for me.... Read Post Go to top
don't have enough Aida to finish
Sun, Mar 29, 2020 2:37 PM
Posted by Rain
8 Replies
Please help!! I know I should've made sure I had enough material for the pattern, and I was sure I was ok, but turns out I won't have enough : ( I'm halfway through this intricate, detailed pattern which has taken much time to do. Is there any way I... Read Post Go to top
Fri, Mar 27, 2020 5:12 PM
Posted by Kate Jones
2 Replies
Hi, Wonder if you could help? I bought a cross stitch set which was made in china by Joy Sunday. I am running out of certain colours on the pack it says ecology cotton floss. I bought DMC thread from my local craft shop and it is not the same... Read Post Go to top
Peri Lusta conversion chart to DMC or Bucilla
Wed, Mar 4, 2020 2:41 AM
Posted by Terri
1 Reply
I have just acquired a ton of vintage threads and can't find conversion charts. Does anyone know where to find them? Thank you in advance. ... Read Post Go to top
Floss checklist
Tue, Mar 3, 2020 7:47 AM
Posted by Ann
2 Replies
Could you update the DMC color list with the new colors that have been incorporated and that begin with “0”? (Floss checklist) Thank you... Read Post Go to top
question on colors from the patter
Fri, Feb 14, 2020 2:04 PM
Posted by Cheraye Miller
1 Reply
I am working the Scallop Pattern SRK60055, there was just names under the colors not numbers or the thread was not labeled. I think I used the wrong color to start the pattern and now I would like to know if there is an equivalent DMC color to match to... Read Post Go to top
Thank you for the conversion chart
Fri, Jan 17, 2020 4:00 PM
Posted by Linda H
1 Reply
Anita: Thank you for your hard work in creating the conversion chart. I bought a kit at the thrift store without floss, and I used your site to convert a Dimensions kit floss to DMC. Looking forward to checking the rest of your site. Linda H. Lakewood, WA... Read Post Go to top
Bucilla floss #2740 converting to dmc 3041
Mon, Jan 6, 2020 10:33 PM
Posted by Ann Dyer
2 Replies
I finished Bucilla "I Didn't Do It" kit # 45518. Bucilla tells me floss # 2740 converts to DMC #3041. This color stands out too much in the finished work. It should be a lighter color.The picture on the kit cover shows a lighter color. Any ideas what DMC color... Read Post Go to top
Help needed
Mon, Jan 6, 2020 5:06 PM
Posted by Jac
1 Reply
I have a picture that measures 12.25” and I would like to stitch it on 28 count evenweave so that it measures 16”. I would appreciate help in understanding what calculations I need to make. Thanks!... Read Post Go to top
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 4:06 PM
Posted by Connie P
7 Replies
Hello, I’am a widow on a fixed income and was wondering where is the best place to purchase fabric on a budget. I don’t have a local LNS so it would have to be online , Thank you Connie ... Read Post Go to top
Help with thread
Sat, Jan 4, 2020 2:29 PM
Posted by Jac
2 Replies
Hi - I’m trying to find a DMC colour that is between 415 and 762. The colours go from pearl grey to very light pearl grey. I think light pearl grey would be ideal but it doesn’t exist. Any ideas? Thanks!... Read Post Go to top
Help with Complicated pattern
Mon, Dec 30, 2019 1:51 PM
Posted by Vicky
6 Replies
Hi guys! I'm sewing an ambitious project, but i could do with some hints and tips - I always sew from left to right but there are a lot of different colours in each line. What is the best way sew without continuously having to do one stitch and knot... Read Post Go to top
Thread color conversion
Sun, Nov 17, 2019 11:20 AM
Posted by Patricia Callahan
1 Reply
Is there such a thing as a conversion chart from Clark's O.N.T. to either DMC or Coates embroidery floss? Thanks.... Read Post Go to top
Missing color chart
Sat, Nov 16, 2019 1:17 PM
Posted by Veronica
1 Reply
I found a counted cross stitch and my local thrift store. But it is missing the colors and the color chart. Is there any where to go to find this? It is Riolis 1261 cross stich pattern. Please help!... Read Post Go to top
Vervaco kit floss help
Sat, Nov 9, 2019 3:32 PM
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
Rainbow Gallery Threads
Tue, Sep 3, 2019 12:41 PM
Posted by Denise
1 Reply
I am wondering if anyone has any discontinued Rainbow Gallery Threads. I am looking for: Bravo (4-ply) A102-irises Hi-lights H602-gold Treasure braid petite. PB03-gold I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks Denise... Read Post Go to top
Thread Brand
Thu, Aug 29, 2019 3:08 PM
Posted by Doris
1 Reply
Hello, could someone help me to know what brand of thread are the following numbers, since the pattern is in Italian and does not bring the brand. Azzurrino 7800 Brown 7918 Senape 7484 Thank you.... Read Post Go to top
Gamma Threads
Wed, Aug 28, 2019 11:20 AM
Posted by Laurie
2 Replies
I recently purchased a counted cross stitch kit from Europe. It uses Gamma threads. However, I am unable to locate the thread number so as to be able to run a conversion with dmc. The kit lists the color names but no numbers. And, after exchanging notes with a stitcher... Read Post Go to top
Need help with floss
Sun, Aug 25, 2019 11:27 AM
Posted by Paula Kiesow
1 Reply
Yes, I bought a butterfly quilt pattern cross stitch by Bucilla but it didn't come with floss I bought the ones Walmart had in bag for 10 bucks need help comparing it to the pattern colors from bucillato do right colors .... Read Post Go to top
Number of floss strands to use with Artiste Stamped Cross stitch kit?
Sun, Aug 25, 2019 10:40 AM
Posted by Dianne B.
2 Replies
I received an Artiste Stamped Cross Stitch kit as a gift. I've always used 2 or 3 strands of floss when embroidering pillowcases and dish towels. The instructions to me are confusing. It states" Separate skeins into single strands and then thread the needle with the number of strands required... Read Post Go to top
size of needle
Sat, Aug 24, 2019 3:10 PM
Posted by elaine cripe
1 Reply
just noticed your question sorry but,i usually use a #24 with blunt end... Read Post Go to top
Stitching with metallic thread
Wed, Aug 14, 2019 4:14 AM
Posted by Raeharley
1 Reply
Is there an easy way of stitching with metallic thread without it unraveling? It's hard to stitch it evenly especially on a baby bib that is uneven itself. I'm only doing an full stitch outline in it. Thanks.... Read Post Go to top
DMC 150-169
Wed, Aug 14, 2019 4:10 AM
Posted by Cheryl
1 Reply
Hello, I recently received skeins of DMC thread 150-169. Is there a pattern that used most or some of these colors? Thanks... Read Post Go to top
Converting Anchor colors to DMC
Sun, Jun 30, 2019 1:17 PM
Posted by Raeharley
1 Reply
Hi. I've been working on a baby bib for a friend's cousin. They gave the color number but in anchor. So I did a conversion chart and two of the colors do not look good together. The rest of it does. As I was doing more research I have found... Read Post Go to top
Threads from kit.
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 2:06 PM
Posted by kerry
5 Replies
hi I've recently done the vervaco magestic cat cross stitch and I want to do it again for a friend how do I find out what the thread numbers are so I can buy them again. ... Read Post Go to top
Needle sizes
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 7:22 AM
Posted by diane
4 Replies
Can someone tell me what is the best # needle size to use for doing counted cross-stitch on 14 count white Aida cloth? Some needles I have, the tip is too round which makes it hard to poke through the hole when other stitches are there, and the eye is... Read Post Go to top
His Great Grandmother's Last Gift
Wed, Jun 19, 2019 1:55 AM
Posted by Brendan
1 Reply
My wife recently gave birth to our first child, a wonderful son named Avett. My grandmother, his great grandmother, had been working on what she called the "Fish Picture" ever since I can remember and had planned to gift it to her first great grandchild. For reference, if you google... Read Post Go to top
Conversion size
Mon, Jun 10, 2019 7:54 AM
Posted by diane scott
2 Replies
I have a counted cross stitch pattern that calls for 32 ct. natural linen to be stitched 2 over 2. Design size is 12.5 x 15 inches. If I instead used 14 count Aida cloth, what would the design size be? ... Read Post Go to top
Tatty Teddy Wedding Floss Question
Wed, May 15, 2019 12:27 PM
Posted by Cath gray
1 Reply
Hi all, I have a tatty teddy wedding stitch tt214, which I bought about 5 years ago, I was asked if I can make it again, I got to use silver as a back stitch and I haven't got any left but the silver looks translucent, has anyone done this... Read Post Go to top
Recommend a color Songbird garden series.
Mon, May 6, 2019 9:06 AM
Posted by Connie
1 Reply
I was wondering if someone could recommend a color of 32 count or 28 count evenweave to stitch this series on, I don’t stitch on line and I don’t have a LNS so it’s hard to judge the color of fabric on line. Thank you, Connie... Read Post Go to top
Interbird tread
Sat, Apr 27, 2019 10:43 AM
Posted by Louise Botma
1 Reply
Good day all, I received interbird tread each colour with a number. But i cant seam to find a conversion chart to dmc? Have any ever purchased interbird tread? Please help... Regards Louise... Read Post Go to top
Question regarding pale grey with Janlynn pattern.
Wed, Mar 27, 2019 1:22 PM
Posted by Lyn Nalett
2 Replies
I have this chart 80-10 Lord's Prayer. I am out of the color pale grey. The chart just gives me the name of the color, but not a number of any kind. I called Janlynn and asked them what the color numbers were. The person helping me had no idea.... Read Post Go to top
Combining DMC and Anchor Floss
Mon, Mar 11, 2019 11:35 PM
Posted by Paul
2 Replies
There are several colors of floss that do not cross over between DMC and Anchor. Is there a master list that combines both floss sets to create a color palate that is larger than what is available from each company? I hope this question makes sense.... Read Post Go to top
Janlyn pattern 80-10 Lord's Prayer
Thu, Feb 7, 2019 1:37 PM
Posted by Lyn Nalett
1 Reply
I am stitching this project and I cannot find the color the kit lists as bright Medium Gold. Does anyone know what the DMC number for this color is?... Read Post Go to top
cross stitching foam boards with tabs
Sat, Dec 22, 2018 9:34 AM
Posted by lucy
1 Reply
I recently acquired a lot of cross stitching supplies at an estate sale. I would appreciate if one of the experienced cross stitch experts can help me..I acquired foam squares with tabs on the sides, what are they called and also its use.Thank you.... Read Post Go to top
discolored finished cross stich project
Sun, Dec 9, 2018 5:40 PM
Posted by Theresa Rerin
1 Reply
I have a counted cross stitch project that I finished some time ago & has turned yellow (originally used white Aida cloth). Noticed a stain I couldn't get out with hand washing, so I used a q-tip dipped in bleach. Now I have a small white spot on it. Can... Read Post Go to top
Bucilla floss color names?
Wed, Nov 7, 2018 8:33 AM
Posted by Eric Crane
2 Replies
Recently, I bought a "kit" made by Bucilla. The chart included with the kit has no floss numbers. None of the 3 cross stitch programs include any opportunity to use colors made by Bucilla. Does anyone have a chart showing the bucilla numbers and the bucilla floss color names? I... Read Post Go to top
Framing Christmas Ornamenta
Sat, Nov 3, 2018 3:23 PM
Posted by Emily Northington
4 Replies
Hello, all! I’m making cross stitch ornaments for our family for Christmas this year, and I’m looking for ideas on the hanging frame. I could do them cushioned or with a plastic cover, I just want them to look nicer than a wood hoop or wood frame. I’m wondering what... Read Post Go to top
Personalizing CCS
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 10:10 AM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
1 Reply
I would like to make a CCS picture and personalize it with lettering above the picture and a name under it so, how may squares do you go up from top of picture and how many do you go down from bottom?... Read Post Go to top
Gold Dust Aida Cloth
Fri, Oct 26, 2018 10:10 AM
Posted by diane scott
4 Replies
Does anyone know where I can order Charles Craft 14 ct. Stardust Gold aida cloth that is LARGER than 15x18"? I have checked many places, in stores and on-line, and cannot finda piece sold that is cut LARGER than 15x18. Pls only respond with a source that you know for... Read Post Go to top
Adding beads to aida cross stitch cloth
Mon, Oct 1, 2018 12:18 PM
Posted by Jeanne
1 Reply
I want to add small beads to 14 count Aida cross stitch cloth and need tips. How do I keep the bead in the square without knotting the thread on the back?... Read Post Go to top
Lining 25ct evenweave?
Mon, Oct 1, 2018 12:10 PM
Posted by Jackie Oshell
1 Reply
Hi All, I'm new to using 25ct evenweave, and have never done a 1x1 pattern... But I have one, and I can't wait to start it! (Pattern is full coverage, DMC floss, HAED design) However, I keep reading about "disappearing stitches" when you stitch all the //////s and then you... Read Post Go to top
Cross stitching gypsy spirit woman ?????
Fri, Sep 28, 2018 1:37 PM
Posted by Ruth Salinas
2 Replies
I have been cross stitching a Bucilla cross stitch called Spirit Woman #70218 and the face chart does not match the design chart. It had to many counts. Did anyone have a problem with it and how did you fix it.... Read Post Go to top
Floss Colors
Fri, Sep 28, 2018 10:15 AM
Posted by Joyce
1 Reply
I'm looking for the DMC floss list for: Southwest Still Life by Ann Craig.... Read Post Go to top
White thread
Tue, Sep 11, 2018 9:46 AM
Posted by Theresa
1 Reply
Hi a little bit new to cross-stitch. But my pattern says to use the adia fabric for white parts of sky shouldn’t this be filled in with white floss not sure what to do ? Thank you ... Read Post Go to top
Pattern directions I don’t understand
Tue, Aug 21, 2018 2:13 PM
Posted by Karen
0 Replies
I am making a Christmas stocking & several places on my pattern I have these directions: \ to indicate I’m going to outline stitch a diagonal stitch across the square-but underneath they have a color — say x=dark green. So it has x\. So it appears they want me to... Read Post Go to top
Floss brand for an Artiste project
Thu, Jul 5, 2018 9:00 AM
Posted by Shannon Hunt
1 Reply
I'm doing an Artiste American Sampler cross stitch. It came with some thread however I need more but the project doesn't specify what brand of floss they included. If anyone has a clue I'd appreciate any help?... Read Post Go to top
Personalizing a project
Wed, Jul 4, 2018 8:31 AM
3 Replies
I have a baby announcement/ birth record that is counted cross stitch. Is there a special way to figure out how to center the name, weight and date on the project? The project comes with the graph for alphabet and numbers however it just says to make sure it is... Read Post Go to top
Help with a baby quilt
Sat, Jun 30, 2018 6:23 PM
Posted by Monica
2 Replies
I have a pre-stamped and pre-quilted baby quilt. I could use some tips. I don't want the stitches to show on the back. So I guess you can't knot the thread to begin. But how do you hide the tail of the thread?... Read Post Go to top
Not enough fabric
Sat, May 26, 2018 2:38 PM
Posted by Rachel
1 Reply
Hi, I'm just after realising my piece of fabric isn't big enough for my design, I'm probably half way through! Is there anything I can do? Like add more fabric?? Can someone please help me out.. I'm gutted because I really like the design! Any help would be great! Thanks!!... Read Post Go to top
Help with conversation of a number!!!
Fri, May 11, 2018 8:35 AM
Posted by Leanna Williams
2 Replies
I am trying to figure out the DMC # from a pattern that has anchor floss #'s but one of the numbers is not in conversion Chart Can Anyone tell Me What #597 Of Anchor floss would be in DMC floss so I Can Do Pattern PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!! ASAP... Read Post Go to top
Backing for bookmarks
Thu, Apr 26, 2018 7:52 PM
Posted by Paul
1 Reply
What's the best method to put a backing on a stitched bookmark?... Read Post Go to top
Conversion Issues
Mon, Mar 26, 2018 7:05 AM
Posted by Sara Smith
2 Replies
Hello. I am working on Dimensions Peaceful Silhouette, and have run out of #6096 - Gold. However, the conversion chart here says that Dimensions #6096 is Tan, and I noticed that there isn't a "Gold" on the Dimensions conversion chart. Please advise!! Thanks, Sara... Read Post Go to top
Stocking center
Thu, Mar 1, 2018 9:36 PM
Posted by Holly
1 Reply
I’m starting a cross stitch Christmas stocking. Do I center it from the toe part or from the sock part ? ... Read Post Go to top
Sat, Feb 24, 2018 11:10 AM
Posted by Elizabeth
2 Replies
I need a really top of the line software for converting photos to patterns. I've had no luck finding one. I'm running Windows 10 and hand stitch, not machine.... Read Post Go to top
Question about x stitch chart
Tue, Feb 20, 2018 5:57 PM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
2 Replies
I'm starting a cross stitch pattern that I want to personalize on the top and the bottom. When I count the squares to find the center of the chart, do I count the personalizing too? Also, many squares down do I go on the bottom and how many squares do... Read Post Go to top
Evenweave fabric from cross stitching.
Tue, Feb 20, 2018 5:49 AM
Posted by rellijac
1 Reply
I am looking for white evenweave fabric that is not Aida. Simple even weave gleaming white. Does anyone have a idea where to buy this?... Read Post Go to top
Where to buy colors of Aida Fabric by the yard?
Fri, Feb 16, 2018 7:12 AM
Posted by Geri L
2 Replies
I have been searching for a 1/2 to 1 yard of 14 ct Aida cloth in Pistachio Very Light (DMC 369). And other colors too! I found Pistachio V Lt once, but when I tried to buy it an error message flashed up on my screen saying "Danger. Not a... Read Post Go to top
Where can I find blending filament number yc750001
Thu, Feb 15, 2018 3:39 PM
Posted by Carol
1 Reply
Help please . I bought a bucilla kit for princess birth record and need that blending filament number yc750001 thank you... Read Post Go to top
Stitches removed from background of aida.
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 4:21 AM
Posted by Maggie
1 Reply
I decided to fill in the background of my cross stitch. Not needed but thought it would be a real challenge. Wrong move !!!! Am now in the process of removing the said stitches. Problem is it stands out from the unsewn aida. Is there anything you can suggest to... Read Post Go to top
Thread breakage in kits
Sat, Jan 6, 2018 11:10 PM
Posted by V Jacobsen
3 Replies
I have bought 2 kits from the same store and they are from the same manufacturer. I have had several different colors of the thread in the kits break mid stitching. I have searched for a color conversion chart for this brand and there isn't one that I can find.... Read Post Go to top
Cross Country Stitch Magazine Subscription
Sat, Jan 6, 2018 11:20 AM
Posted by Kitsi Bass
5 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
attaching small buttons
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 3:15 PM
Posted by Connie Provencher
1 Reply
I am stitching a project that has very tiny buttons with extremely small holes that are supposed to be attached. Can anyone give me and idea for threading them onto the floss? Thank you! ... Read Post Go to top
bread covers
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 11:37 AM
Posted by jmills
1 Reply
I am looking for red bread cloths to cross stitch. I can find white, oatmeal and ivory but I would like red. The pattern i have shows the finished product on a red 18 x 18 bread cloth. ... Read Post Go to top
Changing fabric count
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 9:39 AM
Posted by raciszmar
2 Replies
Changing fabric count, will it take more thread if I want to use 14 count instead 16 or 32 evenweave?... Read Post Go to top
Thread colors are darker then came with kit Janlynn oneb
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 6:19 PM
Posted by Laurie
1 Reply
I bought this kit from Walmart from Janlynn. called God sent special things. it two kitten in a basket I been working on it and all the colors are darker then what shows in pic. a lot different this the 2nd time I have a problem the other kit it... Read Post Go to top
Finishing stitches
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 6:15 PM
Posted by Geraldine
1 Reply
Hullo All, I have finished stitching Lady with a Hat, Romance cross stitch collection by Lanarte and am up to stitching the "outline" stitches on the netting of the veil that falls across the lady's forehead. It's such an intergral part of the pattern, I don't want to spoil the... Read Post Go to top
Magnifier for cross stitching
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 8:28 AM
Posted by Janine
4 Replies
I used to be obsessed with cross stitching. I haven't done it in a long time because I can't see the patterns very well. Has anyone found a magnifier that works really well for this?... Read Post Go to top
adding aida cloth to make the material bigger to fit the cross stitch I am doing
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 4:36 AM
Posted by Sarah Ross
1 Reply
I have started a cross stitch that I am almost done but the aida fabric isn't enough to finish the project. Can I add to pieces of aida cloth together to add length to the material? Could you please tell me the steps on how to do it. Thank-you... Read Post Go to top
Do you use a light/magnifying glass
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 7:44 AM
Posted by Teresa
4 Replies
Hello, I'm looking for some recommendations for a light/magnifying glass. I find stitching very difficult at night and can't believe that I'm the only one. Would love to know what everyone else does or uses. Thanks in advance for suggestions. ... Read Post Go to top
Bread covers
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 4:20 PM
Posted by Cecily
1 Reply
I would like to use some of the Christmas patterns I have to make bread covers but, I don't know how to adjust the patterns to the diagonal. Can anyone help me with that? ... Read Post Go to top
Reversing patterns
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 7:07 PM
Posted by Linda Newman
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I have a "million" Xmas stocking cross stitch patterns the face "right". How do I "flip" the pattern so that it faces left w/o getting confused?... Read Post Go to top
Converting cross-stitch fabric
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 7:02 PM
Posted by diane scott
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Would someone verify my thinking, please? I have a kit that includes 28 count evenweave (which I have never used), and it specifies to stitch over two threads, but I want to change out the fabric and stitch on 14 count aida cloth. Will the resulting size of the project... Read Post Go to top
Unidentified number
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 9:25 AM
Posted by Christie Chandler
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Hi Everyone, I am new to the cross stitch world, but I recently brought a bulk lot of threads from Ebay. I was able able to identify each number with the help of the DMC/Ancor Chart, but 1. It's number is 3857, the colour is a Rusty Brown. Anyone got... Read Post Go to top
DMC thread confusion
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 4:48 PM
Posted by alondra
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I've bought a giraffe design off of etsy and the chart is calling for the color is dmc #434 "cigar brown." I went to Micheals,walmart and JoAnns to try and find the color but could only find other colors, I even had the design with me and the closest color... Read Post Go to top
weeks dye works to dmc conversion
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 8:36 AM
Posted by Christy
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Hi, I am looking for the DMC equivalent of Weeks Dye Works color #2210 - Citronella. I have spent the last 2 days looking all over the net and can't find a thing! Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thx, Christy... Read Post Go to top
dmc thread
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 1:09 PM
Posted by alondra
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So I'm fairly new to cross stitching and was wondering if anyone had any tips on where to buy thread in packs and such. I've only done kits at this point other then one simple one I tried on my own which I only needed two basic colors for and... Read Post Go to top
Cross-stitch kits
Mon, Aug 7, 2017 6:41 AM
Posted by Molly
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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! ... Read Post Go to top
Finding center of downloaded chart
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 9:13 PM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
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I'm starting a project of a chart that I bought on Etsy and downloaded of the Detroit Tigers Logo (its a big blue "D" with a tiger in the middle). The chart is around 6 pages. Does anyone know how I can find the center of this chart? As far... Read Post Go to top
DMC Variegated Floss-Old
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 7:47 PM
Posted by Joy B.
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I was hugely into cross stitching before my son was born in 2004 and got away from it for several years. I recently went through my supply of wound on cards DMC floss and compared it to the shopping list at the DMC website to see what I might be... Read Post Go to top
Loran folding stand
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 5:30 PM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
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I was wondering about the 5 x 9 inch Loran folding stand for cross stitch charts. Will a large, 12 x 18 inch magnetic board work on this stand or is this the only size that it comes in? I can't seem to find any larger folding stands.... Read Post Go to top
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