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Welcome to Cross Stitch University!

Cross Stitch University is open and ready to take on its first class of students! We are sew excited to announce a beginner cross stitch lesson plan designed just for new stitchers! If you have zero cross stitching experience, this is the free cross stitch […]

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Needles: The Need to Know!

Tomorrow is National Thread the Needle Day! It’s a day to celebrate the trusty sewing needle by appreciating its history and indispensable place in our crafty endeavors. The oldest needle discovered is one made of bird bone, estimated to be more than 50,000 years old! […]

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Announcing the Kaleidoscope Sew Along!

Join us for the most colorful quilt and stitch along of the year inspired by Lori Holt’s newest book, Kaleidoscope!  The Kaleidoscope Sew Along encourages you to go outside your color comfort box and discover new palettes to play with. With this Bed Runner, exclusively designed […]

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Jolly July – 2021

My favorite month of the summer has rolled back around… Jolly July! This year I’m once again partnering with two of my favorites stitchers, Priscilla and Chelsea of The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch! Priscilla and Chelsea have designed a gorgeous holiday pattern, And to […]

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2021 Serendipity Stitch Along – Release 7

We’ve been stitching away for our Charity Stitch Along! Today we’re sharing the seventh part of the cross stitch pattern, the Jackpot Row, for our Serendipity design, a pattern inspired by our 2021 Serendipity Charity Quilt. DOWNLOAD CROSS STITCH RELEASE 7 – JACKPOT To make […]

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Patchwork Seasons – Freedom

Join us for some stitched patchwork fun with our newest Patchwork Seasons cross stitch pattern! This quarterly cross stitch adventure includes seasonal-themed patterns with a new cross stitch pattern each quarter! This pattern is low-priced and is only available as a downloadable PDF so you […]

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Patriotic Cross Stitch Patterns

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, so to celebrate in style, we’re bringing you some star-spangled cross stitch designs to adorn your home. When it comes to cross stitch, there are so many fun patriotic designs to choose from, and most of […]

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2021 Serendipity Stitch Along – Release 5

We’ve been stitching away for our Charity Stitch Along! Today we’re sharing the fifth part of the cross stitch pattern, the Fateful Row, for our Serendipity design, a pattern inspired by our 2021 Serendipity Charity Quilt. DOWNLOAD CROSS STITCH RELEASE 5 – FATEFUL To make […]

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Sail Away With 2021 FQS Stitch May-Nia 2021!

This year has sailed by sew quickly, and with May just down the riverbend…it’s time to set sail for our annual FQS Stitch May-nia! In 2015, Stitch Maynia was started as a Facebook Group by Garrett Kilgore (aka Coffeestitcher on Flosstube) and Katy Agruso (aka […]

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2021 Serendipity Stitch Along – Release 3

We’ve been stitching away for our Charity Stitch Along! Today we’re sharing the third part of the cross stitch pattern, the Windfall Row, for our Serendipity design, a pattern inspired by our 2021 Serendipity Charity Quilt. DOWNLOAD CROSS STITCH RELEASE 3 – WINDFALL To make […]

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Cross Stitch Recap – The Spring Edition

It’s the beginning of another year of cross stitch finishes! 2020 flew by, and this year I am just as dedicated to documenting and showing you all my finished cross stitch projects. I like to keep track them in my Cross Stitch Journal, but listing […]

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Announcing the Flea Market Flowers Stitch Along

Earlier this year Lori Holt released a beautiful fabric collection called Flea Market, which was inspired by her love of thrifting, antique shops, and flea markets! Grabbing a beautiful bouquet of flowers from your local farmer’s market or flea market really sets the mood for […]

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