• 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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  • When I first started cross-stitching a little over a decade ago, I ended up throwing my first project away. I had no idea what I was doing and didn’t have proper internet to find helpful resources online as a newbie. While at a toy store, I spotted a kit with two cute kittens on the […]

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  • We all love free cross-stitch patterns don’t we? I remember spending hours sometimes online looking for that perfect pattern to download and create. I’m assuming so do you since you are reading this right now. To make your life easier, I compiled a list of websites that offer beautiful free patterns you can download and […]

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  • Like we saw earlier, there are different types of stitches. In this article, we’ll be looking at one in particular that may appear to be difficult to do: the famous quarter stitch.   What is a quarter stitch and when are they used? Unlike the half stitch which goes all the way to the corner […]

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  • Do you have a family member or friend who loves cross-stitching? As a result, are you wondering what to get them this Christmas? Don’t worry, because you’ve just come to the right place! As a cross-stitcher myself, I am humbly in one of the best positions to offer you advice about the best Christmas gift […]

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  • It is easy to get carried away when cross-stitching. Just like reading a book and telling yourself one more page while you’re falling asleep, you might look at the clock and realize you’ve been stitching continuously for several hours. When you’re “in the zone”, it may become difficult to cross-stitch without injury. The problem with […]

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  • It is no secret that I love using an embroidery hoop when cross-stitching. Even though some people prefer not using it or using other tools, I think it’s still one of the most practical solutions to keep your fabric in place.   What does an embroidery hoop consist of? Hoops come in different sizes and […]

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  • You have your pattern at hand and all the right threads are ready. All you have to do now is start stitching. Wrong! You have to start by preparing the fabric! There are a few things to do before stitching in order to make sure you won’t find a problem at your hands half way though. […]

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