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FAQs

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.
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.
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.
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.
What is crewel?
Crewel is usually worked on linen that is stamped with the outline of the design. You follow the chart to fill in the areas. The design is worked up with wool yarn on a satin stitch.
Lost pattern for a Bucilla kit that has been discontinued for more than a year.
We have received your request for instructions for your needlecraft project.
The kit you are inquiring about has been discontinued for more than one year. We are only able to service kits that are active or have been discontinued for less than a year, and therefore we are unable to provide you with these instructions.
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.
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.
What is the difference between a whipstitch and a slipstitch?
Nothing- they are the same stitch, but people sometimes call them by different names.
Do you have any tips on the best way to thread a needle?
Separate the strands of floss
Take one strand and double it (most cross stitches require 2 strands, while back stitches require just one.)
Thread the looped end of the strand through the eye of the needle
Pull the loop to the bottom
NEVER make knots in your floss, so as to ensure a smooth finished back.
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