How do you secure a back of cross stitch?
Adding the backing
- Carefully pull the fabric taut so that it’s centred and wrinkle free. Tighten the hoop. …
- Cut a long piece of strong thread and knot the end. Sew around the edge, through both layers, using a basting stitch. …
- Use an overcasting stitch to stitch the felt backing on. Finish with a knot.
How do you finish the back of a cross stitch bookmark?
Finish your bookmark by covering the raw fabric edge. Cut a piece of ribbon to the same length as the bookmark, excluding the fringe. Dot the bookmark seam with glue and press the ribbon on top of the glue.
What is a 1/4 stitch in cross stitch?
The quarter stitch resembles a half stitch, but it is stitched into the center of an Aida fabric square. Quarter stitches are used to create the petite cross stitch. While this may seem like an easy stitch, it is a little difficult to get it spot on. It can be difficult to get it exactly even.
What is Aida band?
Aida Band is a narrow strip of aida fabric with a fancy stitched edge in a matching or contrasting colour. Ideal for bookmarks, cake bands & towel edging. There are many other uses for this versatile cross stitch fabric band.