Read more about the article Are free cross stitch pattern makers better than paid?
Stitchfiddle Screenshot with example Pikachu pattern

Are free cross stitch pattern makers better than paid?

As a cross stitch pattern designer, I strongly sing the praises of any and all free and paid cross stitch pattern generators but there is something quite obvious when looking at these generators; they aren't made equal.   As a result, it often scares people away from purchasing a pattern or downloading software to make…

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Oreo Cookie Needle Minder by FandomCrossStitchery (Source: Etsy)

How To Find A Perfect Needle Minder

It's fair to say at this point that I'm a big fan of needle minders. So much so that I included them in my cross stitcher Christmas gift list this year, as well as devote a whole post to some weird and wonderful needle minders. But whilst stitching my Star Trek Voyager cross stitch I…

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Hummingbird Needle Threader (Source: emmalinebags.com)

Are There Any Needle Threaders That Don’t Break?

We've been focusing on cross stitch tools a lot lately, however, there's one in particular that I personally don't use; the needle threader. The reason I don't use them? They break. A lot. This is actually an accepted reason to shun needle threaders, even though they're helpful, and the first thing that came to your…

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