Counted Thread Flag SAL Part 4

We’ve ready to complete the project! This week, in the Counted Thread Flag SAL Part 4 we’re stitching the border around the completed flag. If you’ve missed any of the other 3 parts of the SAL, you can find them here. Also, to make it easy for you to print and save the project for later use, I’ll be posting a single-page PDF of the charts.

As for the previous steps in the project, we’re using 2 strands of the blue 6-strand floss in the needle. If you have made a thread substitution in the project, continue using the same weight of thread.

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Stitch of the Week – Tent Stitch

The Tent Stitch is a type of tent stitch, and is the most basic of all needlepoint stitches, forming a single, diagonal stitch over an intersection of canvas. There are three main types of Tent Stitch, each has a different degree of cover, pros and cons, and uses.

Here are the nitty gritty basics You can learn more about working the stitches, see what they look like from both the back and front sides of your work, and access diagrams for each stitch on the main Tent Stitch page. Continue Reading “Stitch of the Week – Tent Stitch”

Christmas Memories Quilt SAL – Part 2

NK_ChristmasMemoriesDetailWelcome to Part 2 of the Christmas Memories Quilt SAL. Today we’re cutting the sashing and border strips (we’ll set them aside for later use), and cutting and assembling the Holly Blocks.

Download the pattern for Part 2 – Be sure to follow the instructions for Printing Patterns Full-Size Knowledge Nugget as precise piecing is necessary – a test PDF has been provided, and I highly recommend you test your printer settings before printing the actual patterns and cutting your fabrics.

All seam allowances are 1/4 inch and are included in the given measurements. Press seams as you work, and always press towards the darker fabrics whenever possible. Smaller pieces can be Finger Pressed as you stitch to save time and trips to the ironing board. Continue Reading “Christmas Memories Quilt SAL – Part 2”

Stitch of the Week – Long Armed Cross Stitch

This week I thought I’d post Long Armed Cross Stitch as our Stitch of the Week since we’ll be using it in Part 3 of the Counted Thread Flag SAL.

Long armed cross stitch is worked in bands or rows, and is worked similar to a basic herringbone stitch with a few exceptions. These exceptions are that one leg of the stitch is longer than the other, and the stitches all touch each other at the corners. Continue Reading “Stitch of the Week – Long Armed Cross Stitch”