Just CrossStitch October 2021

Fun projects in all shapes, sizes & skill levels!

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Annie’s Publishing
Frequency:
Bimonthly
US$6.99
US$19.99
7 Issues

in this issue

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one stitch ahead

Ocelots and moose and bears, oh my! Take your stitching into the wild without ever leaving home when you stitch and display these impressive beasts by designers Marie Barber, Barbie Laux and Natalia Luneva. Then complete your rustic decor when you finish the Bear Paw Cabin design by Shannan Grierson as a cozy pillow. Your stitching adventure continues in the October issue with the eye-catching Autumn Leaf design by Rhona Norrie, the whimsical Simply Gourdgeous piece by Linda Jeanne Jenkins, and the intricate Pumpkins & Leaves Needle Set from Kim Beamish. Don’t rest your needle just yet because Halloween celebrations are right around the corner and we have a collection of eerie fun-to-stitch ornaments that are ideal for the occasion. These quick and easy stitches will make ideal gifts for your favorite…

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1 min
bear paw cabin

Design by Shannan Grierson of Bobbin and Fred Skill Level: Intermediate Stitch Count: 121H x 121W Design Size: 8⅝″ x 8⅝″ Materials • 15″ x 15″ piece 28-count platinum Cashel linen from Zweigart® • One skein each DMC® or Sullivans® USA six-strand embroidery floss • Size 24 tapestry needle Instructions Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss. Where small symbols appear, work ¼ cross stitch using two strands of floss. Work backstitch over two threads using two strands of floss. Work French knot using one strand of floss and wrapping around needle twice. Finishing Instructions Model was finished using steps 1 through 3 of Quilt-Top Pillow Finishing Instructions. Press ¼″ of fabric to the back along all edges; hand-stitch assembled panel to bag front. Put your quilting skills to work when you make this companion project, available in the Quilter’s World magazine…

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1 min
northern lights

Design by Barbie Laux of Twisted Willow Designs Skill Level: Easy Stitch Count: 125H x 98W Design Size: 8⅞″ x 7″ Materials •15″ x 13″ piece 14-count slime hand-dyed Aida from We Will Dye For You • One skein each Presencia® or DMC® six-strand embroidery floss • Size 24 tapestry needle Instructions Cross stitch over one square using two strands of floss. Where small symbols appear, work ¼ cross stitch using two strands of floss, carefully piercing center of threads. Backstitch over one square using one strand of floss. Work straight stitch using one strand of floss. Northern LightsShaded portion indicates chart overlap.…

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1 min
where flowers bloom part 5

Design by Christy Schmitz Skill Level: Intermediate Stitch Count: 101H x 77W Design Size: 7¼″ x 5½″ Materials • 14″ x 12″ piece 28-count Picture This Plus Vellum Cashel linen provided by Rogue Stitching • One skein each Sullivans® USA six-strand embroidery floss • One ball Sullivans® USA pearl cotton #8 • One ball Sullivans® USA pearl cotton #12 • Size 24 tapestry needle Instructions Note: Fabric and materials listed are for the entire six-part project. Band 12—Work horizontal and vertical satin stitch over two threads using two strands 45167. Backstitch over two threads using two strands 45132. Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss. Band 13—Work Bargello stitch over four threads using two strands 45406 for dark pink lines, two strands 45256 for green lines, and two strands 45062 for yellow lines. Where Flowers Bloom: Part 5 Shaded portion indicates chart…

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1 min
autumn leaf

Design by Rhona Norrie of Tangled Threads and Things Skill Level: Intermediate Stitch Count: 98H x 99W Design Size: 7″ x 7″ Materials •28-count fall meadows hand-dyed linen from We Will DYE For You •Two skeins Sullivans® USA or DMC® six-strand embroidery floss •Size 24 tapestry needle Instructions Backstitch over two threads using one strand of floss. Finishing Materials & Instructions Materials • Coordinating fabric for backing • Lightweight interfacing (optional) • Polyester fiberfill or pillow form • Coordinating sewing thread • Sewing machine (optional) Press stitched piece from reverse side, straightening as much as possible. If desired, apply interfacing to wrong side of stitched piece following manufacturer’s instructions. Trim to desired size leaving at least 1¼″ from stitching all around, cutting on grain line if possible. Cut backing fabric to the same size as stitched piece. Pin backing fabric to stitched piece with right sides together. Sew…

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1 min
country kitty sampler

Design by Barbie Laux of Twisted Willow Designs Skill Level: Easy Stitch Count: 80H x 98W Design Size: 5¾″ x 7″ Materials • 12″ x 13″ piece 28-count light sand Cashel linen from Zweigart® • One skein each DMC® or Sullivans® USA six-strand embroidery floss • Size 24 tapestry needle Instructions Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss. Where small symbols appear, work ¼ cross stitch using two strands of floss. Backstitch over two threads using two strands of floss, except where indicated otherwise in color code. Work straight stitch using one strand of floss. Work French knot using one strand of floss and wrapping around needle twice. Country Kitty Sampler…

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