Cross-Stitch Peaceful Trees Wall Hanging

Materials

  • Wichelt Imports 28-count Forget Me Not Blue Jobelan, 10”x10”
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss
  • Kreinik Vatican Gold #4 Braid
  • Just Another Button Company buttons: tiny cardinals, two; new moon
  • Coordinating print fabric (backing), 12”x12”
  • Batting, 12”x12”
  • Binding fabric, 2-1/4”-wide
  • Wooden dowel, 3/8”-wide, 10” length

Tools

  • Sewing machine and thread

Stitch Type

  • Cross-stitch: >2 strands or 1 strand
  • Star Stitch: >2 strands
  • Straight Stitch: >1 strand

Directions

STEP 1

  • Cross-stitch design centered on fabric over two threads.

STEP 2

  • Cross-stitch wording and straight stitch wording using combination of one strand each DMC 799 Delft Blue-MD and DMC 800 Delft Blue-Pale.

STEP 3

  • Complete star stitches in sky using two strands Kreinik #4 Braid Vatican Gold as shown on chart.

STEP 4

  • To finish design, sandwich stitched fabric with batting and backing. Baste near edge through all three layers.

STEP 5

  • Cut 2-3/4”-wide strips from coordinating fabric. Draw pencil lines 1-1/2” outside stitched area on front of stitched piece. Position strip on drawn line on one side of stitching. Sew using 1/3” seam allowance with right sides together. Sew between horizontal lines; cut off excess. Repeat process for top and bottom for other side.

STEP 6

  • Trim batting and backing even with finished top on all sides. Sew line of stitching next to border on linen around entire design.

STEP 7

  • Prepare hanging sleeve by cutting 2-1/4” strips of binding fabric; fold in half and bind, inserting hanging sleeve on top edge.

STEP 8

  • Attach buttons with two strands coordinating color floss. Knot ends.
by Jackie Hendricks

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/2437/83d009e1-2fc3-4ef7-9d4a-d53e74d02180.pdf



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Cross-Stitch Peaceful Trees Wall Hanging
Cross-Stitch Peaceful Trees Wall Hanging