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Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about your favorite Plaid products? Search our frequently asked question library for answers on how to use our craft paints, decoupage products, stitchery kits, and more.

How do you embroider a cross stitch?

Cross-stitches are done in a row or if necessary, can be done one at a time in an area. Stitching is done by coming up at A, then go down at B, the hole diagonally across from A. Come back up at C and down at D, etc. Complete the top stitches to create an “X.” All top stitch...

How do you embroider with the couching stitch?

Lay Straight Stitch base. Come up at A; go down at B. Couch: Come up at C, go down at D. Continue to secure base at even intervals.

How do you embroider with the chain stitch?

The chain stitch is great for flower stems or outlining. Come up at A; hold loop on surface of fabric. Go down in same hole at A. Come up at B, inside loop. Pull loop even around B. Repeat A-B, going down inside completed loop. Go down at C over last loop to secure.

How do you embroider with the backstitch?

Back stitches are completed after cross-stitches and each stitch is made the same length as one cross-stitch. Pull the needle through at the point marked A. Then go down at the point marked B. Come back up at C and down at D.

How do you embroider with the straight stitch?

Straight stitches are stitched the same as the length of the line segment on the Design Chart. Come up at A; go down at B. Pull flat. Repeat A – B for each stitch. Straight stitches can be worked in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal direction.

How do you embroider with the running stitch?

The running stitch is good for outlining. Come up at A; go down at B. Come up at C, go down at D. Refer to Design Chart for length of stitches and amount of space between stitches.

How do you embroider with the satin stitch?

Satin stitches should be close enough to cover fabric without overlapping. Refer to the Design Chart for size of area to be worked in satin stitches. Begin at one side of satin stitched area. Come up at A; go down at B. Fill in area.

How do you embroider with the long short stitch?

This stitch is also known as the Interlocked Satin Stitch? Place first row of stitches. Come up at A. Go down at B. Come up at C, between previous row of stitches, as shown. Work alternating rows of long and short stitches. Repeat A-B-C sequence for each row to fill in area.

How do you embroider with the Long Split stitch?

This stitch is similar to the straight stitch. Come up at A. Go down at B. Pull flat. Split the end of the stitch with the needle and come up at C. Go down at D. Repeat C-D.

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 ...
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