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Why shouldn’t I wash my Bucilla tablecloth fabrics before stitching?
Bucilla tablecloth designs are stamped with water-soluble ink. If you wash the tablecloth before you stitch it, you will lose the pattern. When you are finished stitching your design, you will want to wash the piece so the ink markings do not interfere with your beautiful stitch work.
What is the difference between a whipstitch and a slipstitch?
Nothing- they are the same stitch, but people sometimes call them by different names.
How can I keep my blending filaments from fraying when I embroider a satin stitch?
Drag the filament through beeswax before stitching, and then launder as instructed to remove the wax from the piece.
How do I measure the count or weave of the fabric in my Bucilla kit?
Lay a ruler down straight against the edge of your fabric. Carefully count how many squares fall within an inch.
How do I determine how many strands of each color I will need for each stitch in my Bucilla needlecraft project?
Refer to the color symbol guide in the instructions. Look in the third column (the column with the hands separating the floss). The number in that column tells you how many strands you’ll need for each color in each stitch.
How do you stitch quarter and three quarter cross stitches?
These kinds of stitches are simply portions of a cross stitch.
A quarter cross-stitch is one of the extensions from the center of a cross-stitch. These stitches can be worked from any corner in toward the center as shown in examples 1 - 5. A three quarter cross-stitch is a combination of a quarter stitch and half cross-stitch.
How many strands of floss should I use to sew the sequins on my Bucilla project?
Use one strand of floss to attach sequins to your Bucilla projects.
Why are there three languages in the instructions for my Bucilla project?
Instructions are provided in three languages for our international customers.
What is counted cross-stitch?
Counted cross-stitch is a needlecraft usually done on an evenweave fabric like Aida cloth or linen. To create the design, you follow a chart by creating a cross-stitch (x) of floss that corresponds to the appropriate color symbol on the design chart. Most cross-stitch is 14 (stitches) to the inch, worked up with two strands of embroidery floss. Embroidery floss is 6 strands and you separate them to get 3 lots of 2 strands from one length of embroidery floss.
What is needlepoint?
Needlepoint is usually worked on canvas that is printed with the design. You fill in the design areas with yarn. Needlepoint is “full coverage” which means that no canvas is exposed when the design is complete. The design is usually worked up with wool yarn in a continental stitch.
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