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Stitching Tips

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Use colored pencils to mark my black & white
cross-stitch charts. By coloring the chart to match
the suggested embroidery floss color, the chart is
much easier to follow.

Try using a sofa or throw pillow as a laptray when
stitching. Your small project pieces will cling to the
pillow's fabric top, and the corners work as handy
pin cushions! The pillow also brings the work closer
to your eyes, causing less eyestrain.

If you give your needle a quick twist
counterclockwise before taking the next needleful
of stitches, the thread won't knot and snarl.

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