Free Cross Stitch Wedding Sampler Patterns
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.
Where to Get Your Free Patterns Online
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.
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.
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.
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.
The pattern on this site, Today we Dedicate, will touch the heart of even the most sentimential bride and groom.
Steps to Frame Your Cross Stitch
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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