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Beginner Friendly Cross Stitch: Quilter’s Cottage Stitch Along

Are you thinking about starting cross-stitch but are intimidated by it? Or are you a seasoned cross-stitcher looking for a new project? We have all of you covered! Starting this Wednesday, January 30, Kimberly will be starting a beginner friendly cross-stitch stitch along, the Quilter’s Cottage Stitch Along. Every Wednesday (we will be skipping one for Spring Break and the February 7 Flosstube will be a Thursday) from January 30 to April 10, Kimberly will be stitching along with Lori Holt of A Bee in my Bonnet’s newest pattern, the Quilter’s Cottage Cross Stitch Pattern. She will be giving her tips and tricks to making this beginner friendly cross-stitch pattern during her weekly Flosstube. We will also be giving away prizes each week so be sure to read to the bottom to see how to enter!

Materials you will need

Here is what you will need to make the Quilter’s Cottage Cross Stitch:

Cross Stitch Along Schedule

Every Wednesday (with the exception of March 20), Kimberly will be stitching one piece of the Quilter’s Cottage Cross Stitch Pattern and showing her tips and tricks on making this pattern. The Quilter’s Cottage Stitch Along will be a part of the Flosstube videos on our Youtube channel. Here is the full schedule:

Week Section Letter Section Flosstube Date
1 A Fence January 30
2 B Alphabet February 7 (Thursday)
3 C Fence post + Quilt Block February 13
4 D Quilt Block 2 February 20
5 E Quilt Block 3 February 27
6 F Flowers + Cobblestone March 6
7 G Grass + Trees March 13
8 H Outer part of House March 27
9 I Inner part of House April 3
10 J Framing Finished Pattern April 10

Weekly Giveaways

Along with the live Flosstubes every Wednesday, we will be having weekly giveaways open to everyone participating. Here’s what you need to do to enter:

On Instagram

On FaceBook

  • Follow fatquartershop on Facebook
  • Make the section of the pattern for that week and share it to Facebook by the next date (ex. for the first section, Section A – Fence, stitch the fence and share it to Facebook by February 6 at 11:59 PM CST).
  • Use the hashtag #quilterscottagestitchalong and make sure your Facebook post is public so we can find your work.

And that’s it! We will be giving away a $50 FQS gift card to one lucky winner each week (*Winners will be chosen at random. Winners will be contacted by FQS to get prize delivery details).

Be sure to grab your materials and tune into our Youtube channel on Wednesday, January 30, for the very first Quilter’s Cottage Stitch Along session!

Happy Stitching!


  1. I don’t think I’d like to stitch this. The quilts on the bottom are too intense. I like the house and everything else. I guess if I stitched the pattern, I would leave the quilts out/off.
    I’m not a quilter, I’m a cross stitcher. That is what I’m comfortabke with.
    Thank you however, you will make a lot of people happy with this idea.

  2. I love crossstitching and think the pattern is really nice. Might try it. Need to get on list for pattern.

  3. I placed my order on Monday. I’m hoping to receive it in the mail today. This will be my first sew along and I’m very excited about being a part of it. I haven’t cross stitched in many years, but I love this pattern so much that I decided to pick it up again. Kimberly, I love your live-streams and I love ordering from Fat Quarter Shop!

  4. I wish there were a PDF version available! By the time the pattern would arrive, I’d be perpetually behind. Did I miss an earlier announcement? (Not impossible, given my In Box…)

  5. So naturally I am behind and will probably remain that way but- I love everything Lori Holt makes so needless to say I will have to make this to! Total beginner and a perfectionist absolutely can not wait!!!!!

  6. Please could a PDF pattern be made available – as a stitcher from NZ, that’d be easier to access.