Bookmark Size Question

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Bookmark Size Question

by Ruby » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:32 pm

Hello everyone!

I relativly new to crossstitching. I already finished a few smaller pieces on linen. Today my Aida 16 count finally arrived, and I planned to stitch a bookmark for my sister as a christmas present.
I searched for a while, but couldn't find the correct size for a bookmark (only for 14 count and 18 count). I could of course just cut it so it looks right, but I wanted some advice before I start destroying the fabric by just starting without any info.

What sizes do you cut your fabric or do you depend on a pattern?

Thanks for the help!

P.S.: I hope this is the right section of the board for a question :oops:
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Re: Bookmark Size Question

by karen4bells » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:15 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum. It's great to have you join us!! As for your question, I normally cut my fabric depending on the project size. So if you are going to work on a bookmark, using 16 count and IF it has a stitch count of 32 by 80, that would be design size of 2 inches by 5 inches, then I would add at least a 2 inch border on all sides so it would need fabric cut to 6 inches by 9 inches. I hope that helps!!! Again Welcome to the forum!!
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Re: Bookmark Size Question

by rcperryls » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:50 pm

:wave: Hi Ruby and welcome to the forum from South Carolina! and welcome to the wonderful world of cross stitching! I'm not one of those who can easily calculate what size fabric I need for different projects so I use this Cross Stitch Calculator. I hope that you will post pictures of your progress on the bookmark, as well as any other projects you work on. Looking forward to getting to know you!

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