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Join the Barn Sweet Barn Stitch Along

Barn Sweet Barn is back in 2023 with a new star! Stitch the Lone Star design in different colors each month for a total of 12 stars, one for each month of the year. This year-long stitch along is perfect for a beginner cross stitcher.

You can finish this design in a frame like Kimberly or with a hoop like we did in the tutorial below!

Please join Kimberly in 2023 as she starts stitching along for the Barn Sweet Barn Stitch Along. It’s a cross stitch project that everyone can join, and the chart also includes 2 bonus colorways! The stitch count of Barn Sweet Barn 2023 is 71w x 71h, and each month will use 2 thread colors plus DMC White!


The White 25 Count Lugana 36″ x 55″ Cross Stitch Cloth is what we recommend because you will be able to get 12 months from this fabric cut. If you choose Cloud 25 Count Lugana 19″ x 27″, you will need six packages to have enough for all 12 designs. You’ll want to make sure to leave a 2 to 3-inch border around your stitches when you cut your cross stitch cloth for Barn Sweet Barn 2023.

You can also find all of the supplies you’ll need on the Barn Sweet Barn Stitch Along Page.


One aspect of this stitch along that we’re most excited about is the DIY cross stitch finishing! We have a video tutorial below with all the details on the hoop finish.

You’ll only need a handful of supplies to complete the cross stitch finishing:

You can find all of the finishing supplies you’ll need on the Barn Sweet Barn Stitch Along Page.

Now you can display pretty cross stitch decor for your home all year! If you’re looking for more cross stitch finishing inspiration, check out the Fat Quarter Shop FlossTube for some fun video tutorials!

Share with Fat Quarter Shop!

You’ll also want to keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram. You can share your stitching progress with the hashtag #BarnSweetBarnSAL, and be sure to tag us so we can see and share your work!

Happy Stitching!

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  1. Great idea and I will be stitching along for certain! I like the tutorial on using a hoop for a frame. Thank you!

  2. This would be beautiful with all the months stitched and then made into a quilted wall hanging. I just might do it! Thanks FQS!