Mod Sampler – Part 3

needlepoint quilt sampler in mod colors two blocks

Originally posted 2009-05-06 08:28:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter With these two blocks you have all the patterns you need to stitch the blocks for the mod Sampler. I didn’t have time today to stitch more than three blocks, but, as you can see, this completes two rows of the quilt. I’ll update you with […]

Scrap Bag Needlepoint

Free stash-buster needlepoint pattern from

Have odds and ends of threads sitting around? Looking for some great free projects to use them up? Look no further than Cheryl Fall’s great stash-busting projects on The delightful thing about these projects is that buy using little bits of many colors, they are a great way to use up your odds and […]

Ornament or Stand-up?

Originally posted 2006-12-06 07:28:14. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRight now sitting on my desk are lots of Christmas ornaments. One of them, Petei’s Alice in Wonderland, could be a stand-up except for one thing – I can’t hide the hanger. But finisher Susan Thompson has developed a unique solution for this problem. Her small stand-ups […]

Pimp my Needlepoint – Stitcher’s Magnets

covered button magnets from Craft Leftovers

You may have heard of “Pimp your Ride” but “Pimp your Needlepoint????” No thank you. But the idea of taking something utilitarian and everyday and fixing it up into something that’s unique and yours. I can stand behind that. With this post I’m starting an occasional series of projects designed to do just that, create […]

Arrowhead -Great Scotch Stitch Variation for Needlepoint

arrowhead stitch samples from Rittenhouse needlepoint

Last week’s stitch of the week from Rittenhouse Needlepoint is one of my favorites, Arrowhead. It’s a variation of Scotch Stitch where half the stitch is made up of Tent Stitches. Big Deal you say? But there is more to this stitch than that. The middle stitch in the longest row of Tent Stitches is […]