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TheWildOne1 message #1
New Stitch Member!
June 21, 2015 at 3:32:33 AM
 
This site makes me so excited! I used Google to find a site that creates cross stitch designs and this popped up. I tested it with a picture I wanted a design for and was really impressed with the results. I am a big geek and am looking for a way to create designs for my variety of interests, such as characters from my video games and zombies. I'm 30 years old and from Minnesota in case any of my fellow stitchers are in my state.

1. Any recommendations of programs to create a cross stitch design from scratch?

2. After the cross stitch design is created, how can you tell how big the design will be in order to cut the correct size of cloth out?


Becky


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: New Stitch Member!
June 22, 2015 at 12:51:07 AM  (in response to TheWildOne1 message #1)
 
Becky,

Welcome!  Smile  So glad you found us!

To answer your questions:
1) If you're looking for a sort of "paint" program to design cross stitch patterns, I know there are several available, but I would be remiss in recommending one over another as I have no experience with them, I'm sorry to say.

2) In your finished pattern, under "Size(s)," it will show the sizes of the finished item in 14, 16 and 18 count.  In order to determine how large your cloth should be cut, you should add about 3 inches on each side to that measurement, or 6 inches for the horizontal and 6 inches for the vertical measurement.  That will give you enough extra fabric for framing.  Smile


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beloved message #3
Re: New Stitch Member!
January 20, 2016 at 10:07:07 PM  (in response to TheWildOne1 message #1)
 
Hello everyone..i am new to this site and i wanted to know and learn more about cross stitching..i need new patterns ideas if u guys could help or share on me.thanks



 
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Re: New Stitch Member!
January 21, 2016 at 3:40:59 AM  (in response to beloved message #3)
 
Beloved (what a great name!),

Welcome!  Smile

Are you looking for ready-made patterns, or are you looking to make your own?  Smile

If you're looking for free patterns, my suggestion is to Google something that's of interest to you, along with the words "cross stitch" and "free."  There's no one great source of free patterns...the one I used to use is no longer updated, hasn't been for years, and the majority of the links don't bring up anything close to patterns.  Cry

That said, I've searched for free patterns recently, and there are still plenty available.  Smile  It may take a little bit to find certain things, but they can be found!

A source that isn't free, though is usually pretty nice, is if you can look at some cross stitch magazines.  Since I first started cross stitching, the cross stitch magazine field has exploded!  There are all kinds of magazines with terrific patterns.  There are many long-term projects, or you can use them for quick projects, too.  Not having a lot of time, I used to love the smaller projects!  It's not instant gratification (LOL, what part of cross stitch ever is?), but it's pretty close.  Smile


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