Free heart circle curve stitching pattern

An eye-catching curve stitching design that creates a heart within a circle has been added here. The illustration shows the design stitched in confetti pink thread. The pattern size is 120 mm x 120 mm (4¾ x 4¾ inches). Please note that this is a challenging pattern designed for advanced stitchers. If you would like … Read more

Prick and stitch Christmas tree in black and red

PinBroidery customer Ivy Crowhurst has sent us a picture of her interpretation of the PinBroidery Christmas tree design. The tree is beautifully stitched in black thread with deep red beads for the decorations and red and silver beads for the candles. It makes a striking card that has a gothic feel to it.

How to combine the PinBroidery number patterns

Ten new number patterns have been added to the PinBroidery pattern collection. They feature the numbers 0 to 9 entwined with decorative flowers and leaves. Numbers can be combined to make any number. The individual numbers are centralised on the pattern. When two patterns are combined they will look more attractive if each number is … Read more

How to resize a pricking pattern

The easiest way to resize a pricking pattern is to use the percentage print setting provided by the Foxit PDF reader. This is available as a free download from www.foxitsoftware.com .

If you are unable to use the Foxit PDF reader to scale your printout you could take a snapshot of your computer screen with the “PrtScrn” (print screen) key and then paste the result into an image editing program. This procedure will enable you to change the size of a pricking pattern. This demonstration uses Microsoft Windows XP together with the Microsoft Paint image editing program.

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PinBroidery pattern smaller size test

Flower corners pricking patternI have been conducting a pattern size survey on my Prick and Stitch is my Craft blog. This has produced a good response with about half of those voting saying they would like the PinBroidery square patterns to be smaller than 144 x 144 mm (5¾ x 5¾ inches). To take the survey to the next stage I have produced a reduced size version of the flower corners pattern available free from this web site. You can download the smaller pricking pattern from the link below…

Where to buy square double-fold cards

double fold cardDouble fold cards have three panels and two fold lines. The design is stitched on the centre panel. When the stitching is finished the right-hand panel is folded inside and fixed with card adhesive or double-sided self-adhesive tape. This hides the back of the stitching.

Designs on our sister website Form-A-Lines, fit a card size of 104 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inches). This is a standard card size that is readily available in the UK.

I have been asked by Joyce, a Form-A-Lines customer, where she can obtain square double fold cards suitable for the PinBroidery patterns in the United Kingdom. The good news is that Craft Creations manufacture 144 x 144 mm double fold cards in a wide range of colours and finishes. They are available directly from Craft Creations by mail order. They should also be available from retailers who stock Craft Creations cards.

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