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FAQs

Should I wash the fabric on my Bucilla Baby project before starting to stitch?
No. The design on your Bucilla Baby project has been stamped on the fabric with a wash-out ink.
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 stitches should lie in the same direction.
How do I stitch a cross stitch on Aida fabric?
Cross-stitches are completed in a row or if necessary, can be done one at a time in an area.
Stitching is done by coming up through a hole between woven threads 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 stitches should lie in the same direction.
How do I cross stitch on evenweave fabric?
Cross-stitches on evenweave are worked over two fabric threads, so the finished “x” covers a four-thread square.
Stitching is done by coming up through a hole between woven threads 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 stitches should lie in the same direction.
How do you create a french knot in cross stitch?
These are decorative knots completed after all other stitching is finished.
Come up at A; loosely wrap floss once around needle. Place needle at B, next to A. Pull floss taut as you push needle down through fabric. Carry floss across back of work between knots.
How do you create a lazy daisy stitch for embroidery or cross stitch?
These fun stitches are decorative loops held in place with a tack stitch at the end of the loop.
Bring needle up at A. Make a loose loop with the thread and insert needle back in A and bring point of needle up at B (just inside loop). Pull needle out at B and insert back in at B, over the loop.
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.
Do Bucilla Baby kits come with everything I need to complete the project?
Yes, Bucilla Baby kits include cotton embroidery floss, needle and simple to follow instructions and diagrams.
How do I wash the ink out of my Bucilla Baby project once I finish stitching?
Hand or machine wash your Bucilla Baby project on a gentle cycle with mild soap and cold water, DO NOT use bleach. Dry flat or machine dry using a low heat setting. Do not wash until your project has been completely stitched or stamped.
How do you stitch a 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.
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