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Try These Must-Have Cross Stitch Tools

You’re going to pop a stitch over these new must-have cross stitch tools by It’s Sew Emma! The key to success with your next project is in the bag with the Cross Stitch Key and the Cross Stitch Line Keeper. Both tools will have you stitching your projects quickly and accurately. Kimberly is going to show you how these tools work with two easy video tutorials.

The Cross Stitch Key by It’s Sew Emma

The key comes in high contrast gray and white for easy reading.

The ultimate reference tool for cross stitch! The Cross Stitch Key by It’s Sew Emma features four functions. The key displays a reference guide for floss count and needle size, a cloth counter to help you measure cloth size, a ruler for general measurements, and a corner guide to help you position your designs.

Watch the Cross Stitch Key Video Tutorial

Kimberly demonstrates how to use all four functions clearly in this video. You’ll be sure to get the itch to stitch after watching this one!

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Pro Tip: Use a Frixion Erasable Marker to mark your cloth. Applied heat will erase the ink later.

One of our favorite features on the Cross Stitch Key is the corner guide. The guide helps you determine where to start your piece by measuring the amount of border space you need. The guide measures from the corner of your cloth at 1.5″, 2″, and 2.5″. There is also a 3″ ruler next to the key, to help you measure the cloth piece you chose, while still keeping the Cross Stitch Key compact and easy to throw in a project bag.

The cloth counter and reference guide are must-have tools for all cross stitchers. These features help you do the math on needle size and cloth size so you can spend less time counting and more time stitching.

The Cross Stitch Line Keeper by It’s Sew Emma

Each set comes with four Line Keepers to keep you organized while working on multiple projects.

Thanks to the Cross Stitch Line Keeper by It’s Sew Emma, you’ll never lose track of your stitches again! These magnetic line keepers attach to your chart, so you can easily see exactly where you are at all times. The set includes four folding line keepers, two 1″ x 6″ and two 1″ x 7.5″.

Watch the Line Keeper Video Tutorial

Kimberly shows you all the ways she uses this new tool in her video tutorial.

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There are a few different ways to use your Cross Stitch Line Keeper. You can keep your line keeper above or below the line you are stitching to mark the line you are working on. You can also use two line keepers to mark off multiple sections.

The keepers are easy to throw in a project bag with the rest of your tools.

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We hope these tools are helpful to you and, as always, we’d love to see what you are working on. Please tag us in your work on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to tag @fqsxstitch  and #fqscrossstitch so we can see and share your work!

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  1. These are handy tools but don’t really seem to go with the Fat Quarter Shop aesthetic. Any chance these will be released in cute colors in the near future?

  2. Can I ask why you guys keep recommending Frixion products for use on fabric when the manufacturer has said over and over again that they were never meant to be used like that? The marks can and do come back and when they do, they don’t always go away again. I ruined a quilt with them. It makes me sad that they keep being recommended here.