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mary-sue
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Joined: 23 Apr 2011
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Location: canada
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11:22 pm May 22, 2011

Hi,
Thanks for the input I received about stitching from the center. The pattern was marked for the center stitches so that made everything much easier.
I debated about starting from the top left since so many people seem to prefer stitching that way, but it seemed like I would have to do a colour change every few stitches. That seemed very complicated so I started the pattern in the center.\
I pick a symbol that has quite a few stitches and build the pattern around the first 30-40 stitches. It does mean quite a bit of counting and re-counting at first but once the basic stitches are correct and in the proper place it is easy. I have been working on this for a week now and have approx. a 1/2 page done.
The pattern is absolutely amazing, the floss labels are amazing too. I am planning on ordering a couple more patterns this month. Very Happy
Patricia
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Joined: 08 Jan 2009
Posts: 186
Location: Florida and Ontario
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6:03 am May 23, 2011

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Originally posted by mary-sue
Hi,
Thanks for the input I received about stitching from the center. The pattern was marked for the center stitches so that made everything much easier.
I debated about starting from the top left since so many people seem to prefer stitching that way, but it seemed like I would have to do a colour change every few stitches. That seemed very complicated so I started the pattern in the center.\
I pick a symbol that has quite a few stitches and build the pattern around the first 30-40 stitches. It does mean quite a bit of counting and re-counting at first but once the basic stitches are correct and in the proper place it is easy. I have been working on this for a week now and have approx. a 1/2 page done.
The pattern is absolutely amazing, the floss labels are amazing too. I am planning on ordering a couple more patterns this month. Very Happy


Don't forget to do a "show and tell" for us when you get enough done. Very Happy
ohstitcher
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Joined: 29 Oct 2010
Posts: 5
Location: Medina, Ohio
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7:04 pm May 27, 2011

I am so glad that you have found what works for you. I have many starts from another site that recomends starting from the upper right corner, but I just can't do it that way I have always started from the center and worked out. And yes please show us your progress.
mary-sue
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Joined: 23 Apr 2011
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Location: canada
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9:50 pm May 27, 2011

Smile My cross stitch is progressing beautifully. I will try to post some pictures by the end of the week. Stitching for the center out is working out very well for me. I only have 1 needle threaded at a time. Because I don't stitch in a linear manner, I have found I can use the whole 21 inches of floss at a time. I don't bother with parking either, since by the time I have used 21 inches of floss, I am ready to use a different colour. I have already gone into the next two pages and up a page so I shouldn't have any problem with a blocky look. Someone wrote into the forum saying that she had stitiched in 10 by 10 blocks and the outline of the blocks was visible in the end product.
I am so thrilled with Scarlet Quince patterns I am going to order 2 more this month.. The sleeping gypsy, and the reverand skating..
Tanya2
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Joined: 28 May 2011
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Location: Oswego, NY
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8:00 pm May 30, 2011

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Originally posted by mary-sue
Smile My cross stitch is progressing beautifully. I will try to post some pictures by the end of the week. Stitching for the center out is working out very well for me. I only have 1 needle threaded at a time. Because I don't stitch in a linear manner, I have found I can use the whole 21 inches of floss at a time. I don't bother with parking either, since by the time I have used 21 inches of floss, I am ready to use a different colour. I have already gone into the next two pages and up a page so I shouldn't have any problem with a blocky look. Someone wrote into the forum saying that she had stitiched in 10 by 10 blocks and the outline of the blocks was visible in the end product.
I am so thrilled with Scarlet Quince patterns I am going to order 2 more this month.. The sleeping gypsy, and the reverand skating..


Hi Mary Sue - I have been lurking on this forum for over a year but haven't contributed yet because I have yet to start an SQ...although I own three already Smile However, I decided to log in to pass on my two cents - I was always petrified to start in a corner and never did it, until I purchased my floor frame (a K's Creation; I love it). Once I realized how nice it was to use the scroll frames and move from top to bottom of my work, I summoned up the courage and started Teresa Wentzler's Footprints in the upper left corner, and although it is still a WIP, I think it is going to be fine. Another reason I felt I had to start this piece in a corner was because of the cut work in the middle - didn't want to do that first and then be yanking it out of shape. So in summary - if I am using my scroll bars, I start at the top left corner; if using my Q-Snaps or a hoop (yup, still do sometimes) I start in the center. Which just goes to show you can do whatever you want, as long as it works for you Smile Happy stitching!
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