• 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 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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  • There’s nothing worse than ruining your cross-stitch fabric halfway through your project. A lot of incidents can happen, from the unfortunate coffee spill to the blood drops from the accidental needle prick. I once had burned my hand and ended up having burn cream all over my fabric without noticing! Here are a few tips about […]

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  • Not all stitches are created equal. Well, what I wanted to say is that in cross-stitching, there are different types of stitches. Each stitch serves a purpose and adds to the beauty of the finished piece.   The Cross Stitch This is the most common type of stitch you will find. It is in the […]

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  • I love Christmas gifts. I love giving them and I love receiving them. What better way to show how much you know a person than creating a handmade gift just for them? Since I cross-stitch (and I’m usually almost broke by the time the season comes), I always go through gift ideas I can make to […]

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