Quilt Block Coasters with Stitch Guides

beginning needlepoint quilt block coaster, designed by Janet Perry

Originally posted 2010-03-09 07:15:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Making the transition from stitching your first needlepoint sampler to doing canvases can be a hard one. The projects should be good-looking, appealing enough that even an experienced stitcher will want to stitch them. They should be small, so that the stitcher has a sense of […]

Needlepoint Stitch Sampler – Free Pattern Alert

Finger Step Designs free stitch sampler (copyright Finger Step Designs)

This Needlepoint Stitch Sampler from Fingerstep Designs showcases 48 stitches from Their Quick Stitch Variation book in a lovely rainbow color palette. See the sampler and get the layout here. Doing this kind of sampler is a wonderful way to learn new stitches. Use the threads in your stash to make it a thrifty project […]

Stitch Sampler eBook – The Sapphires


Originally posted 2010-01-27 07:01:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Did you know that sapphires are just about the only gem that comes in every color of the rainbow? From pink, to violet-blues, my upcoming ebook celebrates my favorite gem. The book uses my poplar patchwork heart and gives you over 60 stitches you can mix […]

Nutty Rectangle – Free Bargello Needlepoint Pattern

Nutty Rectangles Free Bargello Needlepoint Pattern, designed by needlepoint expert Janet M. Perry

This free Bargello Needlepoint pattern uses rectangles as its basis. Squares are far more usual in Bargello, but I love the odd shape of these rectangles, which are crazily turned on their sides. When you do this you get “not-quite diamonds.” The pattern is made even more nutty these shapes don’t meet evenly. The rectangles […]

Follow this DMC Stitch-Along

Stitch this free design from DMC (copyright DMC)

Although it’s designed to go on 18-count evenweave fabric, you could easily adapt this design to colord 18-mesh canvas. It features four shades of DMC’s Color Variations thread. Get the entire piece on-line: Central medallion Borders Just these two parts and you’re done!