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Cushion Cover|3275

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Tension in your stitching is by far the easiest thing to correct, especially if you’re using a hoop – pull tight but not so tight that you stretch the hole at all. If you stitch in hand you have to be more careful.

I find that pulling the thread mostly through and then using my little finger in the hand holding the needle to “flick” the tail the final bit gives perfect tension and is reproducible for each stitch. Pay attention to the tension you’re applying as, if you stitch in different directions or do “patches” of stitching over the piece, you’ll pull it in weird directions.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 241 x 241 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 17.2 x 17.2 inches or 437 x 437 mm
Suggested Material Size: 23.1 x 23.1 inches or 587 x 587 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Cushion Cover
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241 x 241 stitches 20 colors

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Consistent tension is crucial for creating proper stitches. They should be flat against the fabric, not too tight, not too loose. Experiment on scrap fabric until you learn how tightly you need to pull the floss to create a perfect stitch.