Free Cross Stitch Wedding Sampler Patterns

This is an example of a wedding sampler mad from a free pattern.
This is an example of a wedding sampler mad from a free pattern. | Source

Someone very dear to you is about to get married. What can you get for them that will show them how happy you are for them? What about a Wedding Sampler made by you? Nothing quite says love like a handmade gift. People just love to receive gifts that you have spent the time and thought to make especially for them.

I am supplying you with places to go to obtain free patterns to help you make this once in a life-time (we hope) day special. Not only that you have instructions on how to fame this wonderful gift yourself. The only things you have to buy are the supplies, gift wrap and a card.

So, get busy. Make your best friend, daughter, mother, sister, or whoever the greatest most thoughtful gift you can give them.

This cross stitch is double matted.
This cross stitch is double matted. | Source

Where to Get Your Free Patterns Online

http://www.cross-stitch-centre.co.uk/

This site has a beautiful little cross stitch wedding sampler called Wedding Bells. The finished size is 8" x 6". It can either be beautifully mounted in an 8" x 10" frame using the appropriate size mat.

http://free-crossstitch-patterns.blogspot.com/search/label/wedding

This site has two lovely wedding sampler patterns. The first sampler Love is a gift is a stitched heart of flowers that any newlywed would be thrilled to receive. The second sampler, Wedded Bliss is equally sentimential.

http://crossstitch.about.com/od/freepatternsbytopic/tp/WeddingCrossStitchPatterns.htm

On this site you will find several beautiful wedding sampler patterns. The first is an adorable bride and groom. What is good about this pattern is that you can change the colors to match the wedding. The second pattern has duel purposes. It can either be framed or used on a Ring Bearer Pillow. The name of this sampler, With This Ring, I Thee Wed, says it all. The next pattern, Now Join Hands, is a pretty little piece with a sentimental saying. All in all, there are ten different patterns that any bride and groom will love.

http://www.craftdrawer.com/2011/05/free-wedding-cross-stitch-patterns.html

This site has twenty-nine awesome wedding sampler patterns. There is something for everyone. You will love the designs. They range from Wedding Cake to Wedding Rings to Brides to Wedding Sunset.

http://www.freepatterns.com/detail.html?code=FX00130&cat_id=356

The pattern on this site, Today we Dedicate, will touch the heart of even the most sentimential bride and groom.

Here is an example of three different mounting boards.  The top one is unpadded, the middle slightly padded, the bottom is padded.
Here is an example of three different mounting boards. The top one is unpadded, the middle slightly padded, the bottom is padded. | Source

Steps to Frame Your Cross Stitch

  1. The first thing you need to do is to gently wash your cross stitch piece. Use a gentle soap, hand wash in cool water, and let dry flat. Never, ever wring the water out of it. Let it slowly drip dry.
  2. Now you need to choose a frame. If your piece is modern, choose a modern frame. If it is Victorian, choose a frame that will compliment the cross stitch. Now only do you need to take a look at style but also look at color. There's nothing worse than a frame that clashes with the picture, or in this case, the cross stitch sampler.
  3. Now, decide if you are going to fame with or without matting. When framing without a mat, you should frame without glass. You don't want the stitching to touch glass, it will adhere to it. If framing with matting you will want to use two or three mats. Decide what colors you will be using and how wide you want each mat.
  4. Now that you have decided on the frame and matting you need an accurate measurement so you can have the frame and mats cut to size.
  5. This is the time you will mount your cross stitch piece on a mounting board. You can choose either a flat mounting board or a foam based mounting board. I find a foam matting board adds more depth to the piece. Cut you mounting board to a size that will fit comfortable inside the frame leaving about 1/8" space around all edges.
  6. Center your work on the mounting board and secure it with stainless steel pins. Turn work over onto a clean white towel, carefully stretch Aida cloth over edge securing it with double sided acid free tape.
  7. Now it's time to put it all together. On a clean white towel place fame face down, glass( if you are using it), mats(if using them), mounted cross stitch piece and cardboard cut to fit secure into back of frame. Cut a piece of brown paper, the type used to bag groceries, to fit the back of frame right to the edges. Lay double sided acid free tape , along the outside back of frame, and lay brown paper over it, pressing edges to secure.


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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Cross stich project make so nice gifts! I love to cross stich those little towels as gift and they are always appreciated. The funny thing is people are afraid to use them because they found them too beautiful.

Great article, great tips!


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hawaiianodysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

Hi, KoffeeKlatch Gals!

Every now and then, I challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone and try something new. A couple of friends showed me, for example, their fly tying creations years ago. I thought at the time, wow, I could never do that! But, sonofagun, within a decade, I was tying and selling thousands of fishing flies all over the world.

Similar thoughts came to mind just now as I read your lovely hub. Who knows? Stranger things have happened! LOL!

Thank you for sharing, KKG! Have a beautiful day, and know that you are very much appreciated!

Joe


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

kidscrafts, I've found out the same thing you have. People don't like to use them because they are afraid they will sully them. I once cross stitched a sirt for a friends daughter. She never got to wear it. He mom thought she would get it dirty.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

hawaiiodysseus, who know, you might become the next great cross stitcher. Stranger things have happened. Afterall, it's my understanding that Rosie Greer would needlepoint to relax.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

What a nice gift idea, The video explained the cross stitch well. Thank you for sharing


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

I have shared this excellent hub, KKGals with my cross-stitching friend who loves to cross stitch. In fact you have to move around constantly when you visit her or she will turn you into a cross stitched item. Really!


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Great idea, it is a very unique gift. Creative and handmade that adds a special touch to the gift.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

always exploring, it's such a sweet, thoughtful gift.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

drbj, she's a true cross stitcher. It's really a great hobby. It's so relaxing.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Vellur, I like making gifts for those that I care about. Especially when you can personalize them.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

sginteractive4, thanks. They do make beautiful gifts.

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