Saturday, August 31, 2019

Floss Tube Stitch Roadies No. 4

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  1. Noooooo, won't be big enough.....

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  2. https://youtu.be/q7SiBb7HgBI
    Take a look at this you tube video.I love your videos. I admire all you do

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  3. I believe you get the count by counting the number of stitches in a inch

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  4. Usually for larger charts the printed pattern is not the size of a finished piece. I’d be tempted to work on a corner of the fabric and do a test bit of pattern and measure how big it is to make sure your piece is large enough. Basically you should have forty background threads to an inch.

    You are too cute!

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  5. Anna, Anna, Anna....You are so funny. Love how you're jumping right in. But as the others have said, count how many squares are in an inch. 18 count = 18 squares per inch, 32 count = 32 squares per inch and so on. The higher the number the smaller your stitches will be. When a pattern calls for a certain count, you MUST use that count of fabric or the design will not fit.

    Love your finished projects. I am amazed at all that you accomplish. And congrats on the upcoming wedding. Such a special time. And the filming of The Quilt Show. Just WOW. Enjoy.

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    1. OMG!!! I just realized after reading your comment...you have to count all the squares in one inch...I thought everyone was saying count a row across one inch...oh brother!

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  6. DMC.COM,they have lots of fabric, also there are cross stitch rulers for the different counts. I cannot work on anything but 11,14,or 18 count, my eyes just can't do it. Loving the Flosstube, along with the roadies. You have been such a motivation!

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    1. thank you for the tips and am so happy you are hanging out!

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  7. Anna, you are a delight and you make my day! To determine the thread count of your embroidery fabric, use a thread counter. It is a small device containing a magnifier and ruler which you lay over your fabric to count the number of threads in a square inch (use straight pins to mark the beginning and end) That is your thread count. You can get one through Amazon or other online sources.

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    1. going to check it out and I am going to take a class...big hole in my knowledge base!

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  8. Love to watch your video's makes me smile.

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  9. I was taught to divide your fabric in four with a different colour thread so that you had four squares. (make a plus sign through fabric) Then you would divide your pattern through the two middles as well. You then start stitching from the middle out so it will fit on your fabric evenly

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    1. yeah...I really have a hard time starting in the center...must be something in my brain...

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  10. The pattern should give you the finished size. I love watching you. I am also working on projects I've had for awhile and it is so satisfying.

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  11. Anna there is a ruler that is a stitch guide to determine what your stitch count is on your fabric.....made by Yarn Tree. I got mine at the Fatquartershop.com It is inexpensive and easy to use, they also have some really fun cross stitch pattrns!

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  12. Watching you almost makes me want to go back and try some more cross stitching. I said ALMOST... Just have to finish off a few gifts. After Christmas will be my "new start" time. I also have been learning with you the many things I didn't know as well. Thanks, Anna

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  13. Your enthusiasm and videos have rekindled my enthusiasm for cross stitch!!!
    I'm not an unknown but don't know how to get un-unknown!

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  14. You are too funny, yeah, my husband freaks out when I say I am experimenting in the kitchen too...

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  15. Anna, cross stitch math is a mystery to me also. Self-taught is not always adequate. I really need to be educated by someone who really knows what they are doing.

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  16. Interested in knowing which shop your friend Sandy in Canada uses. I am Canadian and looking for a needle and thread shop. Love your new channel!!

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  17. I've been a subscriber to Quilt Roadies which I enjoy a lot and a quilter for many, many years. Did a lot of cross stitch 30 years ago and your Stitch Roadies videos FORCED me to dig out old xstitch projects! I can't get everything finished as it is!!! See what you did?

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  18. If you check out Missouri Star Quilt Co. she did a tutorial a while back on making cute little, zippered I think, bags with candy wrappers and iron on clear vinyl. I think you could do the same thing with that cute bag that has the arrows on it!

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  19. I think it was like M&M bag that Jenny used in her tutorial, and if you get the clear vinyl like on your project bags you could make a window for one side of your bag, and use that darling arrows fabric for the outside back? An idea, let's do our morning stretches now, out of our comfort zone! LOL!

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  20. IF that piece of fabric SOES turn out big enough for the pattern, sew some, say, 4-pathces around them to frame it into a little quilt...?

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