Saturday, October 27, 2012

Free Christmas Cross Stitch Leaflet

DMC is giving away Christmas cross stitch leaflets for free, now I want my dear readers from all over the world (about a hundred countries by now) to be able to get free copies too. But of course postage is not free. So here is how you are going to get these cute leaflets, I'm selling an envelope of size 24 tapestry needles. They're of Pony brand and of very high quality. You usually get them for around USD 3 to 4 USD per pack of 6 so that's around 50 cents per needle. Each envelope contains 25 needles, so that's USD 12.50 per envelope? Of course not. I'm selling it for just USD 2.99 per envelope, free shipping worldwide. That's savings of USD 9.51 plus you also get a free leaflet. If you want a tracking number, it's USD 3.99.

So what would you need 25 needles for? I'm sure every stitcher out there have experienced at least once in their life where they're so eager to stitch only to find out that they cannot find their needle. You probably have spent sometime on all fours looking for that needle somewhere. And it could be very frustrating not being able to find that needle. So 25 needles guarantees you to avoid that hassle. Also, some stitchers use the parking method when stitching complex pieces with lots of confetti stitches. This means that's you will need 1 needle for every color. I'm sure, one envelope wouldn't be enough for some projects.

Anyway, you can choose any of the following leaflets for free.

Free patterns are:
#1 Little Shoes - Not really Christmas related but you can stitch the blue shoes for baby Jesus.
#2 Christmas Decors - 9 small patterns for Christmas decors
#3 Merry Christmas - Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus greeting you a Merry Christmas
#4 Christmas Globe - An "unbreakable" alternative to the real thing.

So pick your first choice leaflet and pick an alternative leaflet just in case we run out of your first choice. We might also try to give you two free leaflets if shipping permits.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Featured Cross Stitch Design - New York

Here's an amazing design from DMC. The Brooklyn bridge with the amazing skyline of New York City as a backdrop. You can see the Empire State Building, The Chrysler Building and the World Trade Center Twin Towers before September 11. I think it's a great way to commemorate the beauty of one of the greatest cities in the world. This design is available as a kit from Cross Stitch Central.

Stitch Count: 521w x 200h

Design Size: 37.25"w x 14.30"h on 14 ct. Fabric
29"w X 11.11"h on 18 ct. Fabric

Get this kit today.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Free Cross Stitch Chart - Yellow Butterfly

Here's a new free cross stitch pattern - Yellow Butterfly. 

Pattern Code: 010-AL
Stitch Count: 103 w X 86h
Fabric: 14 ct. Off White Aida
Colors: 7 mapped to DMC and Anchor
Level: Easy
Cross Stitch, Quarter Stitch, Backstitch

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Free Alphabet Cross Stitch Chart

My dear readers, here's a new chart for you. It's an Alphabet charted from a vintage booklet. I hope you find this chart very useful.

Alphabet by Sajou
Pattern Code: 029-ABC
Single Color

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

015-FN Solo Beauty - Free Pattern

Here's a partner to the previous free pattern, Sunflower. This is entitled Solo beauty. Another chart you can use for a bookmark.

015-FL Solo Beauty
Stitch Count: 44w x 125h
15 Colors
3.125"w X 8.875"h on 14 ct. white Aida

Sunday, October 14, 2012

DMC vs Anchor Round One Results

Before anything else, I would like to thank my readers for making first DMC vs Anchor post a success. Well, an overwhelming majority of our readers have decided brand x is better. And brand x is actually Anchor Embroidery Thread. Personally, I also prefer the Anchor model as it has more vivid red and blue hues.The shades of blue on the feathers are amazing. So it's now 1-0 in favor of Anchor.

I actually chose this pattern particularly because of the presence of so many vibrant colors. On the next DMC vs Anchor, I'm going to choose a design with more earth and flesh tones. And as promised, I'm going to give away the chart for free. Right click and save on the link after the photo.

Brand X is Anchor

To Linda and Marz! - Free Bargello

Hello Linda and Marz, as promised (though it took quite some time), here are the instructions for making the violet flower bargello design.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Sunflower

We have a new free cross stitch pattern. This time, you can download it instantly. It's simply called Sunflower. As you can see in the picture, it a very simple design and can be made particularly into a bookmark. We hope you enjoy this design.

Pattern Code:
Stitch Count:
      41w X 109h    
Colors used:
     16 Colors Used
Recommended Fabric:
    14 Count White Aida

Download Free Cross Stitch Pattern Here

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Featured Pattern

I'm featuring a new pattern called Elegant Swan. It's based on Swan On Lake by Vera Kratochvil. This is a premium pattern and is being sold for just $4.99. But I'm giving a 50% discount to my blog readers. The discount code is golden. The discount code is valid until October. I hope you enjoy this design.

Elegant Swan
Pattern Code: 023-AL
Stitch Count: 252w X 168h
33 Colors Used mapped to Anchor and DMC
*Model was charted using Anchor Threads
Recommended Fabric: 14 ct. White Aida
Estimated Design Size: 18"w x 12"h
Level: Easy
Full Cross Stitches Only

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Scarlet Macaw

Hello guys! Sorry for the late update. Anyway, here is a brand new free cross stitch chart called Scarlet Macaw. It's based on Scarlet Macaw by Petr Kratochvil. Thank you!

The pattern is not very easy as it has lots of colors, 59 to be exact and uses dithering. Dithering results to what people call confetti stitches. I actually edit out as much confetti stitches as I can without compromising the design. This will be a nice project for those who have graduated from cartoon-like cross stitch designs. Also, I know there are those who don't like backstitches and this has none so it will be perfect for them.

Here are the pattern details:
Pattern Code: 023-AL
Stitch Count: 140w x 246h
Estimated Design Size: 14"w x 24.5"h on 14 ct. Aida
Recommended Fabric: 14 ct. Antique White or similar colors. The higher the fabric count, the better the outcome. I did try other fabric colors like black, white and blue but all came out a little off.
Level: Intermediate

But before I post the download link to the pattern, I would like to ask you a question. In fact, I actually want your answers to a question that has been asked by many cross-stitches around the world. Which is better, DMC or Anchor? I have posted two pictures of the pattern side-by-side. One of them uses DMC and the other uses Anchor, I won't tell you which one. Now I want you to tell me which one is better and why.

This is the first of a series of posts. Welcome to Round One of DMC versus Anchor.

Update: The results are in, check it out here. Chart download is also there.

Brand X
Brand Y
Which chart is better? Que el diseƱo mejor?

Friday, October 5, 2012

3D Boxes Bargello

Hello guys, this is a new bargello design. It's a 3D box design that changes orientation every 45 degrees. Tell me what you think and I'll post the instructions later. The instructions are a bit complicated for me to do but I'll do it once someone asks for it. Enjoy!




Red Orange

DMC Thread Auction

Hello Dear Readers!

I've just posted a new auction for a complete set of DMC threads. It has all the 447 colors of DMC and the starting bid is an unbelievably low 125.00 USD, that's less than 28 cents each. Yes 28 cents each. Can you believe that? I know for some no, but to see is to believe click here.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

021-MS Forever Together

This is a new free cross stitch pattern. It's a pair of sneakers with the laces forming a heart shape. It's very simple and has just a few colors on black fabric. The use of glow-in-the-dark thread and white metallic thread is suggested. I think this would be a great wedding present, especially if you don't have too much time to stitch. You could just stitch the names of the couple on top of the heart using white thread and then the date below the heart. You could even embellish it with faux wedding rings and put it inside the heart. You could also stitch the names on the front of each shoe instead using black thread. But whatever you choose, I really really suggest the glow-in-the-dark thread.

Now for my Spanish readers:

Hola! Como estan ustedes? Estoy estupendo. Ohala que ustedes estan estupendo tambien. (Is the grammar correct?) Este es una diseno de punto de cruz para una pareja. Pueden hacerlo para regalo a una boda. Este es muy facil y tiene 10 colores solo. Por favor, pueden comentar debajo? Muchas Gracias!

Stitch Count: 174w x 100h
10 colors mapped to DMC and Anchor
Black Fabric
Level: Easy
Based on: Forever Together by Jiri Hodan

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

012-MS Quilted Heart

This cross stitch design has been the most requested one at my previous website. Now to get this free cross stitch pattern, tell us on the comments why click the link below. Now, you may be wondering why I ask. It's because I don't want to waste time and effort on designs people don't like. LOL, simple.

Monday, October 1, 2012

020-QR Code

Hello guys!

Here is my new free pattern. A QR code. Do you want to know what the message is inside the QR code? Then whip out your smartphones with bar code scannner or QR code scanner applications and I'm sure you would LOVE the message.

This pattern would be great to stitch on shirts using waste canvas or DMC's water soluble canvas. You can show everyone that you have a bit of a techie side too! To download the pattern, just right click and save. You can stitch the black areas on a white fabric using black threads or you could stitch the white areas on a black fabric. You could also stitch both black and white areas on colored fabric.

If you have suggestions on other possible messages, then put it on the comments.