Quilty stitches

A Quilty Stitches Finish

Quilty Stitches Sampler Copy

I’m able to check off another item on my WIP list.  I put the last stitches into my Quilty Stitches cross stitch sampler just a couple weeks ago.  You’ll remember that I debated about how I was going to finish this project, whether I was going to frame it, or possibly turn it into a pillow.

Now you guys have seen photos I’ve posted of the overflowing pillows on my couch and hubby’s apparent dislike for not being able to sit on the couches because of the pillows, so I decided a pillow might not be in my best interest.

Quilty Stitches Copy

I, then, decided to nix the framing idea as well–it felt a little bit more traditional and expected and was not quite what I was going for.  Instead, I decided to mount the finished stitchery to canvas.  It is such an easy way to finish this project and super easy to do.  All you need is a canvas approximately the size of your project or a tad larger, and a staple gun.

Quilty Stitches Sampler Picture Copy

Trim, your stitchery so it’s approximately 1 1/2″-2″ larger than the canvas on each side.  Center the design, pull the edges to the back, and using the staple gun, staple into place.  Pay attention to the corners as you want them to be neat and tidy.  And that’s it, it’s ready to hang!–so easy, and perhaps a little bit unexpected.

I hope you have all enjoyed stitching along with me.  I find that I really enjoy these hand projects and sharing them on my blog motivates me to finish them.  The links to all of the Quilty Stitches designs can be found at the top of my blog under the Quilty Stitches tab.  I have really enjoyed seeing all of the different Quilty Stitches designs being made up–so many great ones over on Instagram using #quiltystitches.

I’ll be back tomorrow with the winner of my Playful Petals Giveaway–still a little bit of time to enter if you haven’t already!

Comments (14)

  • Very nice! I fell behind on mine and have a bunch of blocks to stitch still. My problem is I’m not finding it in my cross stitch box. So, I’ll need to find it first!

  • I love your idea of stretching your sampler on canvas. I finished my stitching a few weeks ago but am still trying to locate some of that perfect ditsy floral from Joann’s that you showed us so that I can make my first attempt at creating a small quilted wall hanging. I am going to have to go farther afield than my local Dayton Joann’s in my search!

  • I’m far from finished, but I have enjoyed the whole process. Your finished stitching looks stunning!

  • Great finish for this project!

  • Love the idea of putting this on a canvas! I want to do each one and turn into the center of a hexagon, for Christmas ornaments. But, having just moved and living in box world, maybe next year!

  • Your quilty stitches look great on the canvas. I was lucky enough to have a square frame, that had been waiting 11 years to be used, that my stitching fitted in perfectly. Thanks again for this fun stitch-a-long.

  • That is so wonderful … it’s like you’ve picked out all my favorite blocks! 🙂 glad you went with the canvas

  • Your sampler is lovely and I love your framing idea. Looks great!

  • Oh dear, progress on my has ground to a halt in favour of hand quilting and sock knitting. Your is gorgeous tour, and I might just steal your idea if/when I finish mine! Thanks for organising quilts stitches. It’s a great idea

  • Oh, I love it on the canvas! I think it makes it look modern and cool. I have all the stuff to get sewing…this post is the push to start me sewing (if I only had a babysitter… 😉 )

  • Great idea to mount it on canvas. So cute!

  • OMG, I just found this quiltystiches today! I want to make it too, look so much fun! LOVE!

  • just saw a post about this on FB this morning – this has now become my next project. Love it!

  • Hi. Someone just introduced me to this and I’m in love!!

    But I’m curious if you have all the patterns in one file with colors for each block to make it easier for us late-comers. If not, thats ok.


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