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Chevron Style


The fabric you use for any design should always be at least 2" longer on all sides beyond the design area. This helps hold the fabric in the hoop or q-snap when you are stitching, and also allows you to stretch the piece for finishing.
Chevron
110 x 159 stitches 4 colors
Hedgehog
106 x 64 stitches 5 colors
Rino
95 x 50 stitches 4 colors
Moose
77 x 61 stitches 3 colors
Girl
63 x 118 stitches 4 colors
Bear
134 x 94 stitches 5 colors
Giraffes
115 x 168 stitches 18 colors
Wolf
61 x 114 stitches 4 colors
Swallow
84 x 68 stitches 4 colors
Giraffe
82 x 120 stitches 4 colors
Fish
85 x 56 stitches 7 colors
Bird
95 x 88 stitches 4 colors
Chevron Pattern
61 x 56 stitches 12 colors
Rabbit
138 x 142 stitches 6 colors
Cat
116 x 101 stitches 5 colors
Deer
122 x 151 stitches 5 colors
Fox
234 x 84 stitches 6 colors
Owl
130 x 138 stitches 10 colors
Bear
165 x 120 stitches 5 colors
Boy
46 x 133 stitches 4 colors
Blue Zigzag
33 x 28 stitches 4 colors
Bunny
83 x 97 stitches 5 colors
Chick
84 x 85 stitches 5 colors
Flower
70 x 150 stitches 7 colors
Elephant
109 x 89 stitches 8 colors
Cat
85 x 105 stitches 5 colors



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Embroidery hoops and frames help to the fabric in right position and to keeping stitching tension even. If it is possible, choose a hoop that will be bigger than your design, this way you will be able to complete the x-stitch project without repositioning the frame over stitched work.
Don't forget to remove your embroidery hoop in between stitching sessions so that your aida fabric does not stretch.

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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.
We would argue that crossing stitches in different directions isn't a complete sin, but if you like things looking flawless and professional, make sure you go in the same direction. The top leg can go anywhere, but the corresponding stitches all need to follow suit for a perfect finish.
Use a sharp pair of small scissors to avoid frayed ends on your floss. There are many embroidery scissors or thread clippers to choose from. The most useful size of embroidery scissor for cross stitch is probably 3/12 inch or 4 inch. It is a convenient size for snipping ends of floss while you stitch. Clip the floss with a small tail or with no tail at all. It’s a matter of choice. Beware of ends showing through the fabric. We have many fancy designer scissors and several more plain scissors to choose from. Some of my favorites are by Gingher and they are truly collectors items. They come in a variety of colorful handles and there are new ones every season. Right now the newest one is called Tessa. Store your scissors in the sheath that they come with or in a scissor block if you collect scissors. A scissor block is similar to a knife block.

Don't leave the project in the hoop overnight. When you're done cross-stitching for the day don't forget to take it out of the hoop. Your embroidery project needs rest to!
And another important thing. No matter which direction your top leg of stitch is going, but please be sure that they are all going in the same direction.