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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
Posted by SHAWN FISCHER
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
don't have enough Aida to finish
Wed, Jun 27, 2018 12:29 PM
Posted by Rain
6 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
Bread covers
Sat, Jun 23, 2018 2:04 PM
Posted by Gerry Janssen
0 Replies
Hi I stitch bread covers with monograms on them and I am having a hard time finding the bread covers that Charles Craft here in the USA used to make. Does anyone in UK know of any place that still makes/sells them Thanks... Read Post Go to top
Floss unlabeled not on card
Fri, Jun 15, 2018 6:49 AM
Posted by Mary
0 Replies
I just bought a Teresa Wentzler kit. It came with 3 cards of pre sorted, label floss. But also came with a large supply of not on card, unlabeled green (different shades) floss. No where in instructions does it mention it. I’m not sure if it has something to do... Read Post Go to top
Identifying old thread multi-pack for conversion to DMC
Tue, May 29, 2018 7:54 PM
Posted by Mariah
0 Replies
I'm destashing and found a box full of threads I got at Hobby Lobby seven to ten years ago. I remember it was a large multipack. The numbers are labeled 'COL. 04052', for example. I'm trying to find what the brand is (it's not labeled on the thread wrappers) so... Read Post Go to top
Finding pattern when you have a completed cross stitch
Sun, May 27, 2018 4:03 PM
Posted by Lari
0 Replies
A dear friend cross-stitched a beautiful "Sweet Dreams" with two cherubs in 1976. She has passed away, and I would like to give the one she made for me to one of her daughters and have two more made for her other daughters. Is there a way to post a... 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
Manufactured by Bucilla
Sat, Mar 17, 2018 12:05 PM
Posted by Sharlean Saxton
0 Replies
I have just opened a cross stitch kit I bought years ago. It does not have a pattern in it. It is . Counted cross stitch "A Pinch Of Cheer" number 84107.... Read Post Go to top
6 Count Monk Cloth
Mon, Mar 12, 2018 9:30 PM
Posted by Debi
0 Replies
Previously unfamiliar with 6 count Monk cloth. Have just read that it should be washed and dried prior to stitching. Oops...I have already started stitching on a tree skirt. Does anyone know if it would be ok to wash and dry it at this point? Have never used 6 cnt... 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
Programs
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
J & P Coats
Sat, Feb 10, 2018 12:26 PM
Posted by Peggy
1 Reply
I need a conversion sheet for J&P coats... 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
Dinky Dyes thread conversion to dmc
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 6:53 PM
Posted by Beth Gluchowski
0 Replies
Hi..I need to convert dinky dyes to dmc thread. I can only find the ones as high as 169 but I need #201,207 and 229. Can anyone help? ... Read Post Go to top
Cosmo floss conversion to DMC
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 9:44 AM
Posted by mrs.strutt
0 Replies
I have been searching for a Cosmo floss to DMC conversion chart without success. What I'm finding is DMC to Cosmo. I haven't been able to ctrl+F to find the specific numbers or have been unsuccessful in finding the numbers. Any suggestions? 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
Peri-Lusta embroidery floss
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 11:19 AM
Posted by Barbara Sternitzke
0 Replies
Does anyone happen to have a Peri-Lusta to DMC conversion chart or know where to find one? I have several older projects with Peri-Lusta thread requirements and am going crazy trying to figure out DMC alternatives. Thank you. ... Read Post Go to top
Combining DMC and Anchor Floss
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 11:01 AM
Posted by Paul
1 Reply
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
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
Cross stitching gypsy spirit woman 70218/79222
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 1:40 PM
Posted by Ruth Salinas
1 Reply
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
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
1 Reply
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
1 Reply
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
New Numbers for J P Coats floss
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 1:16 PM
Posted by luvmysomacube67
16 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
Autumn Harvest Symbol Question
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 9:42 PM
Posted by Rosalind Heid
0 Replies
I got the pattern from a NOV/2010 issue of cross-stitch & needlework. Just found the bread cover I knew I had tucked away, so I started working on it. I'm stuck. One of the symbols is "N", but there is no "N" in the color list. I imagine I could... Read Post Go to top
Unidentified number
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 9:25 AM
Posted by Christie Chandler
1 Reply
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
11 Replies
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
3 Replies
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
Colour Suggestion
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 4:09 PM
Posted by aunt2two
0 Replies
Hello, I have just completed a project on white 18ct aida cloth using DMC 816 and 824 colours. Could you please suggest a complimentary colour so I can add the recipients name and a date for the commemorative gift? Thank you.... Read Post Go to top
dmc thread
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 1:09 PM
Posted by alondra
4 Replies
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
Earth Dancer
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 4:07 PM
Posted by cleone Pappas
0 Replies
Has anyone stitched the the Indian girl, Earth Dancer? I've completed it except for the strips of white leather for the fringe on her dress. I just can't figure out how to attach the strips. ... Read Post Go to top
Cross-stitch kits
Mon, Aug 7, 2017 6:41 AM
Posted by Molly
9 Replies
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
Conversion charts
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 2:09 PM
Posted by Paul
0 Replies
Where can I find a conversion chart for dmc to craftways floss? Thank you for any help you can give.... Read Post Go to top
Finding center of downloaded chart
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 9:13 PM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
2 Replies
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.
2 Replies
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
DMC 0000 thread
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 1:33 PM
Posted by Jan
0 Replies
Does anyone know where I can find this thread? It's for highlighting in the eyes of a little girl I am working on.... Read Post Go to top
Loran folding stand
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 5:30 PM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
1 Reply
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
Magnetic board
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 6:25 PM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
1 Reply
I recently posted a message about finding a magnetic board that is bigger than the 8 x 10 Loran one. I did find one that was 12 x 18 but it wasn't what I expected. The size was 12 inches high by 18 inches long and it was kind of... Read Post Go to top
Problems with chart colors
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 6:28 PM
Posted by Juliann Barnhard
1 Reply
I am working on a Bucilla chart titled 'My Mother, My Friend' and I'm having problems figuring out which colors are which. I tried looking through the conversion charts but the numbers don't come up with what's on my chart. I have color #746 as Pale Yellow, but I can't... Read Post Go to top
How to attach fabric to scroll frame
Mon, Jul 3, 2017 7:52 AM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
1 Reply
I have a scroll frame with the webbing and was wondering what is the easiest way to attach the fabric to the frame?... Read Post Go to top
chart colour
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 12:34 PM
Posted by heather yorke
0 Replies
in the conversion chart 15488 comes up as 842 but this is beige and in the chart it is a khaki. can you please let me know the correct dmc colour. thank you... Read Post Go to top
Tie-dyed Floss
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 11:36 AM
Posted by Cheryl B Hintzer
0 Replies
Looking for ways to use tie-dyed floss. Thought about stitching bookmarks with names, where I could use different fonts. Has anyone out there worked with it before? All suggestions welcome! ... Read Post Go to top
Washing Artiste Cross Stitch
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 7:48 AM
Posted by Kristie
1 Reply
Hey guys! I am currently working on a cross stitch from hobby lobby artiste brand. I was wondering if anyone has washed one from them before and whether or not the colors run. Its a gift so I am scared to ruin it. I have only washed one other piece... Read Post Go to top
What frame size should I use?
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 11:49 AM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
0 Replies
I starting a new counted cross stitch project and was wondering just what size of a frame I would need? The finished size is 11.21 wide by 14.00 high. It's stitched on 14 ct. Aida cloth. It may or may not have a mat board on it. I know that... Read Post Go to top
change size of pattern
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 3:41 PM
Posted by Janet Stout
0 Replies
I want to use #11 aida for some ornaments i'm making . I want to put the pattern on ornaments that will be 6, 7 and 8 inches. Is there a way to change the pattern size without changing the fabric?... Read Post Go to top
Rainbow Gallery Threads
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 2:40 PM
Posted by Denise
0 Replies
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
Best equivalent
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 9:38 AM
Posted by Julia
0 Replies
Best replacement or equivalent of Dimensions OGOLG Gold Metallic thread, the Conversion chart I found on this site has been life saving?? But doesn't list the metallic thread. TIA... Read Post Go to top
Looking for Homespun Elegance, Ltd Buttons
Wed, May 24, 2017 3:11 PM
Posted by Helen Holland
0 Replies
Purchased Country Spirits "Delivering Plenty", Homespun Elegance, Ltd, CS-29, 2006. Want to find Homespun Elegance, Ltd, Olde Brass Acorn Button and Brownstone Buttons (6/Pkg). Homespun Elegance, Ltd said that the Olde Brass Acorn Button and Brownstone Buttons have been discontinued. I would appreciate help in finding these to purchase. Thank... Read Post Go to top
floss conversion chart
Tue, May 2, 2017 5:27 PM
Posted by Susan S.
1 Reply
Just a great big thank you for posting on line the conversion charts for all the various threads and their counter parts. I can now stitch a lovely old graph which did not use DMC originally. You have made my day. ... Read Post Go to top
six strand sweets thread
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 11:21 AM
Posted by Lynn
0 Replies
I found several strands of the Sweets threads. Are there patterns out there? Or can I substitute in patterns? Don't want these to go to waste.... Read Post Go to top
Thread length chart
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 11:08 AM
Posted by Kay
1 Reply
I know this is a stupid question, but I have a pattern that calls for 2 strands throughout. On the length requirements for the thread, if it says I need 12 meters of a particular color, does that mean total 2 stranded or total 6 strand skeins. Assuming that one... Read Post Go to top
Wrong color matching
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 4:41 AM
Posted by Kelly Capraro
1 Reply
I've been very pleased up to this point with the way this site matches the colors until tonight. I needed #16256 which is supposed to be #906. No it's not. It's actually #470 that matches. May not be absolutely perfect but as close as I can find. Just thought I'd... Read Post Go to top
Fibres Showing Through Other Colours
Wed, Mar 29, 2017 4:09 PM
Posted by Krystal
0 Replies
This is my third project ever and I'm having a problem with switching colours. Right now, I'm using a teal colour and black. I'm noticing that sometimes I can see some black fibres in with the teal and...well, it doesn't look good. I'm wondering if maybe I'm not switching between... Read Post Go to top
Where can I find 14 ct adia cloth in khaki color?
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 12:07 AM
Posted by ann chisholm
3 Replies
Keeping track of outlining
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 12:04 AM
Posted by Linette Waters
1 Reply
I usually keep track of what I have stitched in counted cross stitching by crossing out the completed boxes on the graph. When it comes to the outlining, this is a bit more difficult. I have been using a white pen to "cross out" the outlining I have completed. Does... Read Post Go to top
cross stitch chart designed from my photo
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 7:05 PM
Posted by Jeanette Pedersen
4 Replies
My grand daughter will graduate this fall with a doctorate of chiropractic. I want to stitch a chiropractic symbol for her. Is there anyone who can convert the symbol into a counted cross stitch chart?... Read Post Go to top
Using 14 Count Perforated Paper for Large Projects
Sun, Mar 19, 2017 5:53 AM
Posted by Carole
0 Replies
Any hints for working with perforated paper for large projects? It is hard to hold without bending paper. I thought I had just read about attaching to a scroll bar, but I can not find the article now.... Read Post Go to top
What color is that??
Fri, Feb 17, 2017 12:27 PM
Posted by Missy
2 Replies
I don't typically purchase "kits" but came across one at our favorite second chance shoppe that I fell in love with. It was unopened and complete. The floss is cut super long and the list of colors are extremely difficult to identify. I would do it by the count but... Read Post Go to top
Cross-stitch pattern
Wed, Feb 1, 2017 7:36 AM
Posted by Jessica
2 Replies
I bought a pattern called La Rosa/The Rose by Dimensions at Hobby Lobby. I am about half-way done and I lost the patter/guide to it =( If anyone knows how I may be able to obtain another one without having to buy the entire kit all over again that would... Read Post Go to top
Six Strand Sweets FLoss
Fri, Jan 27, 2017 9:50 AM
Posted by Daisygirl89
0 Replies
I know they don't make this Floss anymore... But Hoping someone might have some in there Stash... That they won't mind parting with... just 1 skein of Cormac's Crazy Concoction ... Read Post Go to top
Type of Stitches
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 10:47 PM
Posted by Dolores Connolly
0 Replies
HI I am starting a cross stitch kit It says to do a Tapestry stitch and also to do a strand stitch I have looked on the Internet to find these stitches and how to do them Can anyone help I would be really grateful Thank you Dolores... Read Post Go to top
Meaning of instructions
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 9:06 AM
Posted by Dolores Connolly
0 Replies
HI I recently bought Riolis 1470 Little boy fishing. One of the items listed is NO. OF THREADS ON BILLED. what does this mean. Can anyone help. Thank you. Want to start soon. Dolores... Read Post Go to top
crosstitch from a photo
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 6:46 AM
Posted by Winnie Seymour
2 Replies
Several years ago I sent photos of my children into DMC which they then converted to a crosstitch pattern It was the best project I ever did. My problem now is I can't find any company that does this conversion. Any ideas? Thanks... Read Post Go to top
photo cross stitch stocking pattern
Tue, Jan 17, 2017 10:04 AM
Posted by charron
0 Replies
I am trying to create a cross stitched pattern from a photo to fit into a stocking template. While transferring a photo to cross stitch format can be done, I am having a hard time finding a Christmas stocking template to transfer the converted photo/cross stitch image onto. I know... Read Post Go to top
Fabric Color
Mon, Jan 16, 2017 11:10 PM
Posted by Leslie
3 Replies
I am stitching Walter Crane's England and France Knights for my son. http://tinyurl.com/jbr685r I would like to do do these on a darker fabric and do more white vs cream on the horse coverings. Any color ideas for fabric? I am not really wanting a blue, but something that will... Read Post Go to top
Picture print with a 4 x4 square in the middle of it in crosstitch???
Mon, Jan 9, 2017 1:12 PM
Posted by Dana
0 Replies
Has anyone seen something like this and if so where? Christmas print with a 4 x4 square in the middle of it in cross stitch. The center is just a continuation of the print. My sister in law bought a completed set at a resale store and they are so... Read Post Go to top
1/2 cross stitch on 18 count aida
Tue, Jan 3, 2017 8:31 PM
Posted by Joycej
0 Replies
I am doing a project on 18 count Aida cloth. I plan on using two strands. As anyone ever stitched a project on 18 count by using half stitches for the entire project?... Read Post Go to top
calendar help
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 7:39 PM
Posted by Big Momma
1 Reply
I am thinking ahead to Christmas 2017. My thought is to do a 2018 Calendar. I think I would like to stitch a different 5x7 for each month (Jan - Happy New Year, Feb Happy Valentines day, etc) then slide them into a "frame" at the top of the calendar... Read Post Go to top
Waste canvas
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:37 PM
Posted by Kari
1 Reply
I want to cross stitch some gunny sack kitchen towels. Do I have to use waste canvas or can I use regular Aida cloth?... Read Post Go to top
Mariens and Navy book marks using aida fabric
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 11:06 PM
Posted by John W. Lane
4 Replies
What do you use to keep edges of Aida Fabric on book marks not to fray... Read Post Go to top
Free cross-stitching program from blanc
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 5:13 PM
Posted by Eline
0 Replies
Is there a free cross-stitching program that starts from a blanc canvas, where the user can easily draw and edit its own pattern (rotate parts, copy parts, ...)? (most programs start from a picture that can't be changed)... Read Post Go to top
Is two strands correct for this cloth and pattern?
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 4:31 PM
Posted by
1 Reply
I'm cross stitching the "Sisters and Brothers" pattern, dated 1979 by Harriette Tew. I'm using 14 count cloth and using two strands of thread. Is two strands correct for this cloth and pattern? ... Read Post Go to top
Re: How to get started...
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 10:26 PM
Posted by JacquiP
6 Replies
Good Afternoon I hope it is ok to come to this forum and ask such basic questions as I am about to. I have not undertaken a cross stitch project in years and purchased four kits at the weekend and would be most appreciative of some advice on how best... Read Post Go to top
Linen or Aida
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 9:06 PM
Posted by Jenise
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Hi- I really am just asking for your opinion. I plan to make Christmas stockings for my family...probably for next Christmas. The pattern calls for red Aida 14...I was considering using a 28 count linen...it is a scandinavian looking pattern...In your opinion, would changing the fabric make a difference? Any... Read Post Go to top
Mailing completed projects
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 6:06 PM
Posted by Elya
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Hello, I have just finished a beautiful cross stitch piece for a customer and I'm going to mail it. I would appreciate any advice on shipping larger pieces to keep them from creasing/wrinkling. The piece is about 18" x 12". ... Read Post Go to top
Type of threads for Gold Collection - Dimension kits?
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 5:55 AM
Posted by Joanna
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What type (brand) of threads are used in the Gold Collection and Dimensions? Where can I find this # of thread, charts? Thank You in advance. ... Read Post Go to top
cross stitch magazine
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 4:15 PM
Posted by kim olson
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I have been looking forever for the March/April 2001 issue of Just Cross Stitch Magazine, if there is anyone who has the complete issue with no patterns missing I would love to purchase it. Please let me know and I will Be very happy to take it off your hands.... Read Post Go to top
Error counted cross stitch
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 5:48 PM
Posted by Alondra DiDomenico
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I've just begun to cross stitch recently and bought the flower owl bucilla counted cross stitch kit. Not only does it not tell me the stitch count it also has several errors. I started in the middle which is by the start of the body and wing. Near the wing... Read Post Go to top
Bucilla color chart vs. Bucilla cross stitch kit color names
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 6:08 AM
Posted by M.E. Callahan
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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... Read Post Go to top
cross stitching foam boards with tabs
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 2:10 PM
Posted by lucy
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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
Missing symbol key and thread numbers
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 6:25 AM
Posted by Robert Pew
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I am missing the symbol key and DMC thread numbers for a Vervaco birth chart reference number 70.732. What is the contact number for the company? Anybody can help it would be much appreciated.... Read Post Go to top
How do I calculate fabric needed when converting from 28 count to 25 or 22 count?
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 8:51 PM
Posted by Glenna
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My eyesite is not sufficient to complete a project started for my granddaughter. The project is 10 1/2 by 14 1/2 finished on 28 count fabric would like to use a 25 or 22 count fabric how do I calculate the size of fabric required? Thanks ... Read Post Go to top
Canner's Kitchen error
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 9:13 PM
Posted by JC
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I am currently working on Canner's Kitchen cross stitch and have found an error. The pattern calls for DMC 772 leaf green in the peaches. Does anyone know what color is correct? I'm sure this is not the intended color choice. ... Read Post Go to top
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