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 .

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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Heureux Anniversaire PinBroidery flower corners pattern

In my previous post I offered a French version of my free PinBroidery flower corners pattern with the words “Heureux Anniversaire” (Happy Birthday). This was produced at the request of Jackie, an English lady living in France.

Jackie has now sent me a picture of a finished card so I thought I would share it with you…

Variations on the free prick and stitch flower corners pattern

flower corners with clipartHere are a couple of suggestions on how you can personalise the free PinBroidery prick and stitch flower corners pattern.

The first one has been stitched without the words Happy Birthday. It is mounted on a gold greetings card. Rose clip art has been added to the centre.

The bouquet of pink roses with a light purple bow clip art is available from and is used here with kind permission.

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How did PinBroidery get its name?

We were looking for an exclusive word that sums up the prick and stitch method of making greetings cards. An Internet search turned up an online Random Word Generator that was great fun to use. You enter 10 or more words on your chosen subject and it comes up with a list of words that are similar, but probably never before seen.