• While shopping for patterns, you may come across cross stitch kits described as counted versus stamped cross stitch for mainly kits. So what is really the difference between those two and which should you choose? Disclaimer: This blog post may contain affiliate links. For more information, check out our Affiliate Disclosure.   What’s the difference? All […]

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  • There are times when I wish I could cross-stitch faster, especially when I have several great project ideas and I’m really impatient to finish what I’m working on to start with the next one. In order to overcome that problem, I had to think of things I could do to get some speed into my […]

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  • Cross-stitching magazines are still of value in the life of a cross-stitcher. They offer patterns, tutorials, advice and plenty of tips and tricks and finishing ideas! Even though you can still buy them at your local craft stores or bookstore, a lot of these magazines have made the jump to the online format in addition to […]

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  • Are you a pattern designer? A cross-stitcher? Are you also knowledgeable in online crafts, design, etc… basically anything handmade or vintage? You can start making money and profiting off of your skill! Etsy is a marketplace focusing on unique handmade and vintage items. You can buy items or simply sell your creations. In this article, […]

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  • How many times did you spend hours online looking for your next cross-stitching project’s pattern and never finding one that was good enough? How many times did you wish you could stitch the exact image you have in mind? As someone who could barely draw and zero color coordination skills, I really envied designers on […]

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  • Cross-stitching, like any other type of hobby, has its own evolution and progress throughout history. When you think of the history of cross-stitching, the image of young girls in the middle age being yelled at by their nannies about how their stitches are uneven may pop up in your head. Here are 7 fun facts about the history […]

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  • When I first launched this website, my main goal was to help others learn about cross-stitching and how to do it. To a lot of people, cross-stitching is part of an old forgotten childhood memory. However, since cross-stitching is becoming popular once again, it seemed like the perfect time to share not only tutorials and information but […]

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  • Congratulations! You just finished your project! Now before rushing to frame it or turn it into a pillow or whichever finishing idea you have in mind, you will have to begin by washing your cross-stitch.   Why wash your cross-stitch? No matter how hard you were careful or cared for your fabric while working, your […]

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  • Did you come across a three-quarter stitch in your pattern? If you know how to do a half-stitch and a quarter stitch, then you will easily be able to do a three-quarter stitch.   What is a three-quarter stitch used for? Usually, the three-quarter stitch is used for the extra details and shadowing in your […]

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