Questions tagged [cross-stitch]

Cross-stitch is a form of sewing and counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to form a picture. Use this tag if your question is about techniques, materials, or patterns involved with cross stitching, or starting or finishing a cross-stitch project.

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How to start/end a cluster of 5 cross-stitches in 2/3 colors, that's not adjacent to any other part of the pattern?

I've recently been gifted a small cross-stitch project kit, and learning how to do it has mostly been easy, just following the instructions that came with the kit: Tuck in ends (you can do that for ...
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How to cross-stitch finely on a T-shirt

I would like to cross stitch a 100x50 point design onto a T-shirt, but I'd like it to be small (4x2 inches approximately). This leaves me with a 25 count per inch design. Ideally, I'd like to use ...
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Glue for sides of cross stitch work

I would like, in order to prevent frays, to glue the sides and the thread stops of a finished work. The work should then be washable, since it is for a baby toy. The sides of the work will be tucked ...
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How much thread do I need when cross-stitching a pattern?

I would like to know how to calculate how much thread I need for a pattern when I know how many points I have for each colour. I know that it is highly dependent on how the points are spread on the ...
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Is a parking method a good strategy to cross stitch a pattern with many single points?

What strategy shall I use to cross stitch a pattern which has a lot of single points/cross like the one below: I have seen a lots of video about the parking method, but it seems to be always ...
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Is it standard to fill in every cross stitch square or is it acceptable/preferable to leave some blank?

I'm planning to start a cross stitch project soon using one of the online cross stitch pattern creators so that I can use an image of my choice instead of finding an existing pattern that I like. The ...
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How to frame a cross-stitch?

I recently finished a cross-stitch for a gift, and would like to frame it in a way that will preserve it reasonably well. I was under time constraints to present it to the recipient and there was only ...
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How can I seal cross-stitched keychains?

I have small, square, plastic keychains that I've mounted tiny, cross-stitched pieces to. I want to seal them with something that will both keep the stitching from falling off and also keep it free ...