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2022 Heartfelt Stitch Along – Release 1

We’re ready for our Charity Stitch Along! Are you ready to get started? Today we’re sharing the first part of the cross stitch pattern for our Heartfelt design, a pattern inspired by our 2022 Heartfelt Charity Quilt.


The first pattern release is the dainty chain that creates the Heartfelt border! To make your cross stitch just like this one, download our complete Heartfelt Cross Stitch Supply List for all the details. The colors you choose are up to you, but we’ve collected some pretty supplies to get your stitching off to a good start.

Our Heartfelt Quilt and Cross Stitch Chart benefit Make-a-Wish Central & South Texas.

We are amazed by the generosity of this sewing community and inspired by the stories of the children who have been granted life-changing Wishes. Kids like Anais and Keysean have been granted Wishes that buoy their spirits and create lasting memories. The way the fundraiser works is that we offer the Heartfelt patterns as FREE downloads during the event for a suggested donation of $20 for the whole cross stitch pattern to our Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign. No amount is too small and every bit counts. From February to August, we will publish a new pattern on the Heartfelt Announcement blog on the first Friday of each month.

Fundraising gauge for Heartfelt

Heartfelt Cross Stitch Spotlight

We have a great lineup of stitchers stitching along with us (like you if you’re reading this)! We asked this stitcher some in-depth questions, and she gave us answers straight from the heart!

Christine Slaughter

Christine of Stitch ALL the Things is a crafty gal, dipping her toes in cross stitching, quilting, and some bag-making too! She has a wonderful FlossTube Channel where she shares stitching tips, tutorials, stitch and sew alongs, and some helpful quilting tips. Christine is stitching up the Heartfelt Cross Stitch pattern with the Heartfelt AuriFloss Thread Box on Pale Gray Gingham 14 Count Aida by Fabric Flair.

We asked Christine Since this design is centered on the theme of love, what’s your most cherished way of spending time with the people you love?

Christine said “Since my family is spread out all over the country, I rarely am able to see them in person. When I do, we love to gather around a delicious meal and spend our time chatting and catching up. Lots of precious hugs and laughter are shared! Thank goodness for today’s technology, as video-chatting helps make the distance between us all seem a little less than it really is.”

Christine Slaughter - Stitch ALL The Things Heartfelt WIP Part 1
This is Christine’s Heartfelt WIP with the Release 1 Heartfelt Pattern!

Our second question for Christine was What cross stitch piece of yours has been the most “heartfelt”, the project that is closest to your heart? Why?

Christine answered “When my son, Joshua, joined the U.S. Navy, I was (and still am!) so very proud of him. The long weeks he spent at the RTC (bootcamp) without hearing from him were very difficult.”

“I chose to stitch a patriotic piece, Hello Summer by Plum Street Samplers, to help me through the time he was gone. I customized the piece by adding his name, where the RTC was located, his Ship and Division while there, and his Parade-In-Review date (the day he graduated).”

“To finish the piece, I created a shadow box with our tickets to the ceremony, the ribbon I wore with his name on it, and his graduation picture. I also saved all of his letters to us from Bootcamp, wrapped them in a ribbon, and set them in the shadow box. This is a cherished piece in our home, as we are so grateful for his service and so proud of his commitment to serve our Country!”

Click on the photos below to see them in more detail.

Be sure to Christine’s FlossTube Channel where she’ll be sharing more details!

Join Us

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates, or join Kimberly’s Stitch Squad Facebook Group, a supportive group of quilters and stitchers. Get inspired and share with #HeartfeltSAL on Instagram.

You’ll want to bookmark the 2022 Heartfelt Stitch Along Page to refer to throughout the stitch along. We’ll link all the pattern releases there, and the next one will be released on Friday, March 4.

Until then, Happy Stitching!


  1. I love the idea behind this and I can’t wait to get started! Also, so glad to see the amazing Christine Slaughter featured. She’s so talented and her Flosstube vids are amazing!

  2. Is there a video showing Kimberly stitching the border? I thought to do very top row across and stitching the single stitch, then back to top, repeating across,then back, then attack bottom row of border. Does this sound about right? Wanted to avoid too much thread showing.