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Cross-Stitch Tools, Utilities & Calculators

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Find the closest DMC thread

Ever run out of a thread color with a few stitches of it still to go? Maybe you’re stitching a sampler and don’t need the exact color specified, just something close?

Even if you have a DMC color card, matching up the closest thread can be a challenge and time-consuming so we’ve taken some of the technology we developed for our pattern making app and made it available as a convenient nearest thread color matching tool.

Closest Thread Color Matching Tool

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WiFi Sharing QRCode Pattern Generator

Want to share your WiFi access with friends, family or others visitors? Maybe you provide it to your AirB&B guests? Add a touch of style by framing a stitched QR Code!

Use this tool to enter your network details and generate an easy-to-follow pattern to stitch it.

WiFi Sharing QRCode Pattern Generator

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Check Your Chart

Have you seen an accurate mockup of the pattern you are about to start? If not, STOP! Don’t commit time, energy and materials to what could be a long-term project without checking first that the pattern is of a high enough quality.

Calculate the Fabric Size Required

Want to make sure you buy the correct size fabric or need to convert a pattern from one fabric stitch count to another?

Use this easy-to-use calculator to make sure you buy the right piece!

Fabric Size Calculator

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Calculate Number of Skeins Required

Want to make sure you buy the correct number of skeins for your pattern? Use this handy calculator to work out how many to buy - especially useful if you’re stitching on a different fabric size to the one your pattern might show skein counts for.

Skein Count Calculator

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Estimate Completion Time for Projects

Want to make sure you don’t over-commit to a tempting but large pattern? Use this handy calculator to estimate how long it will take based on how fast you stitch based off the time it took to complete a previous piece.

Take a reality check and don’t over-commit - that 999 x 725 pattern should look impressive but there’s rarely a need to go that large to get a very detailed and impressive piece and the materials for it could be expensive, especially if you end up getting discouraged and abandoning it.

Project Time Estimator

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We plan on adding to these tools over time so be sure to like and follow us on our Thread-Bare Stitching Facebook Page or Thread-Bare Stitching Pinterest Channel for news and announcements.