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All About Love Cross Stitch Kits

All About Love Cross Stitch Kits

We all celebrate love everyday of our lives.  Loving and being loved is truly one of the greatest gifts anyone can experience.  Sharing love with someone is magnificent and should [...] Read More
Learn How to Cross Stitch

Learn How to Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch is one of the easiest ways to make beautiful artwork. It requires very little practice to create heirloom quality pictures that can be framed, made into pillows, bookmarks [...] Read More
Embroidery Cross Stitch Hoops or Frames

Embroidery Cross Stitch Hoops or Frames

A Cross Stitch Hoop will hold your aida cloth or fabric taut and straight to help insure even cross stitching.  It will help you avoid puckering or loose threads in [...] Read More

Tutorials

Finishing Techniques:  How to Make a Cross Stitch Tote Bag

Finishing Techniques: How to Make a Cross Stitch Tote Bag

Display Your Cross Stitch Designs on Tote Bags! Have you ever finished cross stitching a beautiful piece and wondered, “what now?”  If you’re like me, you love cross stitching, but you run out of places to display your work.  Well, here is one suggestion for you.  Don’t just display it, make a tote bag and […]

Learn How to Cross Stitch

Learn How to Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch is one of the easiest ways to make beautiful artwork. It requires very little practice to create heirloom quality pictures that can be framed, made into pillows, bookmarks or any number of other sewing projects. There are kits to cross stitch hand towels, pillow cases, Christmas tree ornaments, Christmas stockings, baby bibs, baby […]

How to Make Cross Stitch Gift Bags

How to Make Cross Stitch Gift Bags

Cross stitch gift bags are a beautiful way to “wrap” a gift and give a keepsake at the same time. Most of the cross stitch gift bag kits include Aida cloth, but you are required to actually make the bag itself after you have completed the needlework. That comes as a real surprise to many […]

How to Make a Cross Stitch Stocking

How to Make a Cross Stitch Stocking

Personally, I prefer making s cross stitch stocking by using a purchased kit.  It is a great place to start!  Most kits include the pattern, floss, the aida cloth, personalization instructions, a needle, trims and sometimes the backing cloth. However, there are a few things you will need in addition to the kit, and a […]

How to Add Beads to Cross Stitch Projects

How to Add Beads to Cross Stitch Projects

Any cross stitch project can be enhanced and detailed with beads. It is extremely easy to add seed beads, whether a pattern shows them or not. You can even add beads to a finished cross stitch project and give it new life. If you add beads while making your cross stitch item originally, simply add […]

How to Add Beads to Cross Stitch Projects

How to Add Beads to Cross Stitch Projects

Any cross stitch project can be enhanced and detailed with beads. It is extremely easy to add seed beads, whether a pattern shows them or not. [...] Read More

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Books & Patterns

Just CrossStitch Halloween Magazines ~ Special Collectors Editions

Just CrossStitch Halloween Magazines ~ Special Collectors Editions

Just CrossStitch is one of the few magazines I still personally subscribe to. With so much available online these days, magazines have almost become a thing of the past. However, Just CrossStitch is simply too fabulous to drop. I love flipping thought this magazine full of great patterns, and I am especially fond of the […]

Cross Stitch Christmas Books by Better Homes and Gardens

Cross Stitch Christmas Books by Better Homes and Gardens

My Favorite Cross Stitch Books My all time favorite cross stitch pattern books are the Cross Stitch Christmas collection from Better Homes and Gardens. There are so many fabulous patterns in these books, that it is often really hard to decide which one to make first. Each book offers a wide variety of designs with […]

Fabulous Cross Stitch Christmas Pattern Books

Fabulous Cross Stitch Christmas Pattern Books

The Better Homes and Garden Cross Stitch Christmas collection is my favorite set of cross stitch books for several reasons. For starters, they publish a new book each year, so my library continues to grow and to be filled with fabulous cross stitch patterns just waiting for me to make. But the biggest reason I […]

Animals Beaded Cross Stitch Kits & Bead Instructions

Animals Beaded Cross Stitch Kits & Bead Instructions

Add Detail to Your Cross Stitch Kits and Projects This Animals Beaded Cross Stitch Kits tutorial includes my favorite mammals, birds, insects [...] Read More
Waste Canvas for Cross Stitch

Waste Canvas for Cross Stitch

What is Waste Canvas and How to Use It You can turn any fabric into a medium, or platform, for cross stitch with Waste Canvas.  Once you understand how to [...] Read More
How to Make Cross Stitch Gift Bags

How to Make Cross Stitch Gift Bags

Cross stitch gift bags are a beautiful way to “wrap” a gift and give a keepsake at the same time. Most of the cross stitch gift bag kits include Aida [...] Read More

Kits

Spring Cross Stitch Kits & Patterns

Spring Cross Stitch Kits & Patterns

Spring is such a beautiful time of the year so, of course, we love cross stitching gorgeous spring pictures.  Since we cannot stay outside constantly, cross stitched pictures are a lovely way to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside.  Plus, they make pretty home decor year round. Beautiful trees, flowers, lakes and rivers are […]

Big Cats in Cross Stitch Kits

Big Cats in Cross Stitch Kits

Many of us lovingly admire the big cats from a distance and enjoy recreating their image in cross stitch pictures.  Schools will often choose a tiger, a leopard, a jaguar, a panther, or one of the big cats as their mascots.  I suspect that has to do with how fierce or fast the actual animal […]

Patriotic American Cross Stitch Kits

Patriotic American Cross Stitch Kits

Many of us enjoy decorating our homes with beautiful patriotic American cross stitch pictures.  As the weather starts to warm up, our hearts warm to the memories of family and friends who have served in the US military.  We also remember the many who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Each spring and summer […]

Bunny Rabbit Cross Stitch Kits & Patterns

Bunny Rabbit Cross Stitch Kits & Patterns

Bunny rabbits are always popular. Whether they are the focus of a lovely picture, or simply added for interest, they are always adored. Cross Stitch is also popular because it is the easiest needlework stitch. It is easy to create a lovely picture in cross stitch stitches. Because both bunnies and cross stitch are popular, […]

All About Love Cross Stitch Kits

All About Love Cross Stitch Kits

We all celebrate love everyday of our lives.  Loving and being loved is truly one of the greatest gifts anyone can experience.  Sharing love with someone is magnificent and should be celebrated.  Whether you are getting married, attending a wedding, celebrating Valentine’s Day or an anniversary, these cross stitch kits would be a perfect gift […]

Halloween Cross Stitch Picture Kits

Halloween Cross Stitch Picture Kits

Why not bring a little Halloween into your cross stitch world?  Black cats, owls, pumpkins and bats are fabulous year round, but they take on an especially awesome appeal for Halloween.  In addition, we can add witches, skulls and haunted houses to our cross stitch designs for Halloween. A Halloween cross stitch picture would be […]

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