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FAQs

Are Bucilla Baby items easy to stitch?
Yes, most of the Bucilla Baby ensembles have the design stamped on them. This makes stitching easier than traditional counted cross-stitch.
What stitches do I need to know in order to complete my Bucilla Baby project?
Cross-stitch and simple embroidery stitches are used in Bucilla Baby kits. Each kit includes easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams to complete the project.
How do you stitch a half cross stitch?
The half cross stitch is simply the first part of a cross stitch without cross back over to form the “X”.
Come up at A, go down at B. Pull flat. Come up at C and down at D, etc. Work each stitch in the direction shown on Design Chart.
How do I stitch a straight stitch in cross 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 stitch the running stitch in cross stitch?
The running stitch is often used to created backgrounds and texture in cross stitch designs.
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.
Do I need a hoop in order to stitch Bucilla Baby project?
No, a hoop is not required to stitch Bucilla Baby projects, although using a hoop for stamped designs will help to keep the fabric taunt and the stitches uniform.
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.
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 do you stitch the back stitch?
The back stitch is the same process in regular embroidery and in cross stitch. Back stitches are completed after cross-stitches and are used to outline the design area or embellish areas of a design. In cross stitch, the back stitch is made the same length as the cross stitch.
Process: 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 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.
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