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Join us for the Sew by Row Stitch Along with Lori Holt!

Lori Holt’s hit Sew by Row sampler quilt has crossed over as a cross stitch! There is no way you can resist the itch to stitch up this darling cross stitch with these adorable motifs by Bee in my Bonnet Co. such as scissors, sewing machines, irons and fat quarter bundles. Sew don’t resist… Join us next month for the Sew by Row Stitch Along with Lori Holt!

Kimberly will be stitching a section each week for 7 weeks from January 6 to February 24, 2021. She’s stitching with thread voted on by our FlossTube viewers! Thanks for helping her decide. She’ll be stitching with the called-for DMC colors on Shadow 14 Count Aida by Lori Holt. Sew by Row is also available as Block of the Month if you’ve got to have both in your home. We wouldn’t blame you!

The Sew by Row Cross Stitch pattern comes with full-color instructions, diagrams and a supply list including suggested DMC and AuriFloss colors. It is printed on durable 11” x 17” cardstock so you will we able to store this sturdy pattern easily.

The cross stitch is designed to work on 25 count cloth and finishes at 10.5” x 13.5”. Lori finished hers in the 11” x 14” Lucy Frame in Shabby Popped Corn painted with Lori Holt’s Sugar Bowl Farm Girl Chalky Chicks Paint.

Cross Stitch Supplies

Here is what you will need to make the Sew by Row Cross Stitch:

Sew by Row SAL Schedule

If you’d like to keep up with Kimberly, we’ve outlined her schedule below starting with Row 1 for Week 1. Kimberly plans to finish Row 1 by January 13!

Every Wednesday at 9 AM CST, Kimberly will be showing her progress on her Sew by Row stitches and showing her tips on making this pattern on our FlossTube channel. You’ll want to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any updates! You can watch our FlossTube episodes live or catch them afterward. Here is the full schedule:

Sew by Row Cross Stitch Along Schedule

Week Section FlossTube Date
1 Scissors January 13
2 Tomato Pincushions January 20
3 Sewing Machines January 27
4 Quilt Blocks February 3
5 Irons February 10
6 Spools February 17
7 Bundles and Backstitch Rows February 24



Who’s Stitching Along?

We invited some stitchy friends to stitch along with us and they’re sharing their progress along the way! You can follow their vlogs and social media for inspiration and tips along the way!

Valerie, Stitching in the Barn
Priscilla and Chelsea, The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch
Colleen and Cheryl, Stitching with the Sisterlies
Rika, The House of Stitch & Stash
Melanie Call, A Bit of Scrap Stuff
Liz and Deb, Country Stitchers
Julie, Kansas City Girl in a Colorado World
Denise, DotDotGooseDesign

Share yours with #SewbyRowSAL

You’ll also want to keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram at @fqsxstitch and with Lori at @beelori1. You can share your stitching progress with #SewbyRowSAL. If you share your progress with the hashtag, we’ll be able to see and share it. Note: accounts set to private will not be visible to us, even with the hashtag.

Get updates from Lori Holt on her blog, Bee in My Bonnet, her YouTube Channel and her Instagram.

Happy Stitching!

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    1. So beautiful. Will the pattern be available to purchase as pdf on time for the Stitch Along? I would love to join in but living in Northern Ireland a pdf would be better than having a paper copy pattern. Fingers crossed.

      1. I’m sorry but we don’t offer this pattern as a PDF at this time. I know – that overseas shipping can really take a while!

  1. I am using 14 Aida cloth, per the pattern it should be approx 9.25 x 12 inches. I am getting over 11 inches wide. I have checked the cloth, it is 14 count. I have cross stitch for years and haven’t run into this before. Any ideas?

    1. I wonder if you are stitching on a size 10 or 11 cloth to make it come out that size? Is there any possibility you’re stitching on 25 count over 2? It would be a good idea to measure one inch of the fabric and see how many stitches fit in there to be sure what size cloth you’re using.