By Kathleen J.

Fischer

T ULIP

ACCESSORIES

From Simply Cross Stitch Magazine, No. 33, Page 16, Copyright © 1997 Simply Cross Stitch Magazine

MATERIALS: Four 6" x 6" pieces, one 4" x 8" piece and one 12" x 14" piece of white 18-count Aida Two 4" x 6" pieces of clear 14-count perforated plastic 1 ⁄2 yd. fabric Craft batting Polyester fiberfill Stitch Witchery INSTRUCTIONS: 1: Center and stitch “Quilt” design onto 12" x 14" piece; one “Pillow,” one “Place Mat” and one “Napkin” design onto one 6" x 6" piece each; and “Table Runner” design onto 4" x 8" piece of Aida, using one strand floss for Cross-Stitch, Running Stitch (see stitch illustration) and Blanket Stitch (see stitch illustration). Center and stitch one “ Rug ” or “ Half-Rug ” design onto each piece of perforated plastic, using four strands floss for CrossStitch and Continental Stitch (see stitch illustration). NOTES: Use 1⁄2" seams unless otherwise stated. From fabric, cut one 8" x 11" piece for back, two 2" x 8" and two 2" x 11" pieces for front trim. From batting, cut one 7" x 10" piece. 2: For Quilt, trim stitched Aida to 8" x 11". Baste batting to wrong side of stitched Aida. With right sides facing, sew one 2" x 8" fabric piece to each short edge of stitched Aida. Repeat with 2" x 11" fabric pieces on each long

edge; press trim outward, forming front. With right sides facing, sew front to back, leaving one side open. Turn right sides out; slip stitch opening closed and press. Using two strands deep blueberry floss, tie front and back together at center of blue X motif (see Tying Illustration). 3: For Pillow, trim stitched Aida nine squares from design for front. For back, trim remaining 6" x 6" piece of Aida same as front. Place front right side up on top of back. Using one strand floss, stitch together with Running Stitch four squares from design leaving one side open. Stuff lightly with polyester fiberfill. Stitch opening closed with Running Stitch. Stay stitch two squares from Running Stitch; fray edges to stay stitching. 4: For Place Mat and Napkin, trim each piece of stitched Aida four squares from design; fray edges to Blanket Stitches. 5: For Table Runner, trim stitched Aida four squares from design on short edges and nine squares from design on long edges; fray short edges to Blanket Stitches. Cut Stitch Witchery to size of design area. Place Stitch Witchery over design area on wrong side of Aida; fold long edges of Aida back and press following manufacturer’s instructions. 6: For Rug and Half-Rug, carefully cut perforated plastic around design according to graph and Cutting Illustration. Using four strands floss white floss, Overcast outside edges (see stitch illustration).❖

Continental Stitch Blanket Stitch
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Running Stitch

Overcast

From Simply Cross Stitch Magazine, No. 33, Page 20, Copyright © 1997 Simply Cross Stitch Magazine

X Con Run Bla DMC ANCHOR J.&P. COATS COLORS
#208 #334 #743 #797 #909 #970 #3328 White #110 #977 #302 #132 #923 #316 #1024 #2 #4301 #7977 #2294 #7143 #6228 #2327 #3071 #1001 Lavender Dk. Delft Blue Dk. Tangerine Lt. Deep Blueberry Green Dk. Pumpkin Bright Salmon Dk. White

Napkin

Napkin Stitch Count: 34 wide x 34 high Approximate Design Size: 11-count 31⁄8" x 31⁄8" 14-count 21⁄2" x 21⁄2" 16-count 21⁄8" x 21⁄8" 18-count 2" x 2" 22-count 15⁄8" x 15⁄8"


Pillow Stitch Count: 40 wide x 40 high Approximate Design Size: 11-count 35⁄8" x 35⁄8" 14-count 27⁄8" x 27⁄8" 16-count 21⁄2" x 21⁄2" 18-count 21⁄4" x 21⁄4" 22-count 17⁄8" x 17⁄8" Quilt Stitch Count: 93 wide x 147 high Approximate Design Size: 11-count 87⁄8" x 133⁄5" 14-count 7" x 107⁄8" 16-count 61⁄8" x 91⁄2" 18-count 53⁄8" x 83⁄8" 22-count 41⁄2" x 67⁄8"

Pillow

From Simply Cross Stitch Magazine, No. 33, Page 24, Copyright © 1997 Simply Cross Stitch Magazine

Continue Running Stitch to 1/2" beyond design area

Quilt

Place Mat
Place Mat Stitch Count: 47 wide x 29 high Approximate Design Size: 11-count 43⁄8" x 25⁄8" 14-count 33⁄8" x 21⁄8" 16-count 3" x 17⁄8" 18-count 25⁄8" x 15⁄8" 22-count 21⁄8" x 13⁄8"

Continue Running Stitch to 1/2" beyond design area
From Simply Cross Stitch Magazine, No. 33, Page 25, Copyright © 1997 Simply Cross Stitch Magazine

Continue Running Stitch to 1/2" beyond design area

Continue Running Stitch to 1/2" beyond design area

X Con Run Bla DMC ANCHOR J.&P. COATS COLORS Table Runner Stitch Count: 95 wide x 18 high Approximate Design Size: 11-count 85⁄8" x 15⁄8" 14-count 67⁄8" x 13⁄8" 16-count 6" x 11⁄8" 18-count 53⁄8" x 1" 22-count 43⁄8" x 7⁄8"
#208 #334 #743 #797 #909 #970 #3328 White #110 #977 #302 #132 #923 #316 #1024 #2 #4301 #7977 #2294 #7143 #6228 #2327 #3071 #1001 Lavender Dk. Delft Blue Dk. Tangerine Lt. Deep Blueberry Green Dk. Pumpkin Bright Salmon Dk. White

Table Runner

Rug

Half-Rug

Rug Stitch Count: 43 wide x 73 high Approximate Design Size: 11-count 4" x 65⁄8" 14-count 31⁄8" x 51⁄4" 16-count 23⁄4" x 45⁄8" 18-count 23⁄8" x 41⁄8" 22-count 2" x 33⁄8"


Half-Rug Stitch Count: 28 wide x 73 high Approximate Design Size: 11-count 25⁄8" x 65⁄8" 14-count 2" x 51⁄4" 16-count 13⁄4" x 45⁄8" 18-count 15⁄8" x 41⁄8" 22-count 13⁄8" x 33⁄8"

Cutting Line

From Simply Cross Stitch Magazine, No. 33, Page 30, Copyright © 1997 Simply Cross Stitch Magazine

Cutting Line

Perforated Plastic Cutting Illustration

When cutting perforated plastic, cut on outside edge of bar preceeding first stitch. Do not count holes.

Tying Illustration

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Push needle through all layers from back and out through the front, then reenter from the front, going through the layers and coming up 1/8" from the point of entry. Allow 2" of thread at either end of the stitch; cut. Tie into knot and trim ends.
From Simply Cross Stitch Magazine, No. 33, Page 31, Copyright © 1997 Simply Cross Stitch Magazine

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