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Blue Jay|4381

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When doing the cross stiches on garments the waste canvas is used.

Baste the waste canvas onto the right side of the regular fabric. Work the cross stitches through both layers of fabric. When all the stitching is done, the waste canvas is cut away around the design. Soak the design in water. This will disolve the starch that holds the threads of the waste canvas together. What is left of the waste canvas can then be pulled out from under the stitches, one thread at a time, with a pair of tweezers.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 45 x 37 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 3.2 x 2.6 inches or 82 x 67 mm
Suggested Material Size: 9.1 x 8.5 inches or 232 x 217 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

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45 x 37 stitches 7 colors

If you want to iron your cross-stitch project, set your iron to its lowest "Warm" setting. While ironing place your cross-stitch project on top of two or three smooth towels right side down.
You can use another flat towel to put over the back of the fabric ,to safely iron your cross-stitch design.