Cross Stitch Tricks: Sewing a Graph
Sewing a Graph to Follow Cross Stitch Patterns by Shirley Hamilton, Healy, KS
I graph my material I'm using for a project just like the pattern is graphed. I use plain sewing thread and graph 10x10 squares. You then need to work underneath the thread with each cross stitch or you might not be able to pull it out when the project is done. This saves so much time and I find I don't make near as many mistakes. It's easier to count large squares than hundreds of tiny squares.
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