I finally got some of the things I needed to get working on more projects, so here is the first of many projects to come. Inspired by my daughter's rag quilt, I decided to make some wall hangings to match! I love stitching and especially designing my own patterns.
For those who are beginner stitchers, there's a lot of ways to stitch patterns. I like to do it the easy way. Hopefully I won't sound too confusing, but if I do please feel free to ask any questions you have! Ok, here we go:
Muslin (you can also use cream/white cotton sheets or light cotton fabric)
Warm & White batting
Scissors (you can use any kind, but I like the small sewing scissors when stitching. Everything can just fit on your lap!)
Water erasable marking pen (you can also use the disappearing ink pen, but I didn't have much luck with it)
Cut the muslin and batting to fit your frame. I just traced the back of the frame with my pen and cut it out. Doesn't have to be perfect, just has to fit inside the frame.
I apologize, I tried to take photos of how to do the stitches, but my pictures didn't turn out very well. So I will do the best I can at explaining it. The main stitch I use is the back stitch. Tie a knot at the end of your thread. One or two knots will do.
Start from the back and poke the needle up through on the line. Put the needle down through the fabric about 1/8 inch or so away from where you started, following your traced line. Then bring the needle up about 1/8 inch (or similar distance) away from where you went down. Pull the thread through. Keep doing that until your stitchery is done, changing floss colors and starting new strands as needed. To end on an area when you run out of thread or are done, just tie it off in the back by looping your thread through a nearby stitch and cut it by the knot you just made.
Then frame, hang up or display your finished product and enjoy!!