This week for our Freebie Friday we have something special for our American Friends. A Fourth of July cross stitch card.
Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4th, 1776.
Celebrate 4th July in style with this bold card in traditional red, blue and white. Tiny stars punched from paper decorate the base card.
Stitch count 64h x 27w
Design size 11.6 x 5cm (4. x 2in)
You will need:
- 18 x 12cm (7 x 4.in) 14-count white Aida
- Size 26 tapestry needle
- DMC threads: 666, 796, 3809, 3811, 3849, blanc, 310
For the stitching, use two strands for full and three-quarter cross-stitch and one strand for backstitch. To finish, trim the fabric with pinking shears. Cut a mount from red card and layer over the top. Cover the single-fold base card with gingham-patterned paper and add a border of punched stars to a striped border. Stick the fabric on top using double-sided tape.
This chart has been excerpted from 100 Cross Stitch Card Designs by Joanne Sanderson. The book is a gorgeous collection of 100 cross stitch card designs to celebrate every occasion. Each chapter showcases eight beautifully stitched themed cards to mark every milestone, from Christenings and Christmas to Mother’s Day and moving home.
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