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Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along



To learn more about this free "Never Ending Sampler" Stitch-Along, CLICK HERE.

I have set up a Facebook Group called Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along.You can find it here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/549782361886900/

This is a Closed Group.  To join, you'll just have to click the "JOIN" button and wait for me to okay it.  I did it this way because I don't want any spammers jumping in.  This is for both crazy quilters and cross stitchers.  It's a place for everyone to share photos of their work and talk about the project, the designs, the borders and so on.
The patterns will be posted below.

 Click on the image to enlarge and save to your hard drive then print using any graphic software.

Panel 2


Band 1 -  I'm very eager to see how everyone interprets this band.  I worked it all in black so that you can decide for yourself what you want to do with it.  My only suggestion is to think in terms of an antique sampler.  There are flowers, birds, leaves and a little vase or urn.  This band is worked entirely in cross stitch so just think "antique sampler" and I'm sure ya'll will come up with some beautiful color combinations!



Be sure to post your stitching photos over on our Never Ending Sampler Facebook Group!

Band 2



This band consists of multiple stitches including the Feather Stitch, Cross Stitches, Straight Stitches and French Knots.

If you need help with the Feather stitch, please visit Sharon B's Stitch Dictionary.

When working the Feather Stitch on this band, you will want to start from the outside and work your way towards the center of the design.  You'll have to do this on both sides of the band.

If you've never worked the the Feather stitch, it may look intimidating but it really is an easy stitch once you get the idea of it.  It's one of those stitches where you have to "catch" your thread as you go along.

Feel free to add your own special touch to this border.  Use beads instead of french knots if you want to.  Use multiple colors or work in just one color.  This is YOUR sampler so give it a try and enjoy!!!

Band 3 - Work this border with cross stitches and straight stitches.



Band 4 - Work with cross stitches and straight stitches.  The leaves should like like they're satin stitched.

Here's a closeup of the leaves:

Band 5 -
And here it is with the Band 4 overlap for placement purposes:

Worked with cross stitches and the Sheaf Stitch.  A wonderful tutorial for the Sheaf Stitch can be found on Sharon B's Stitch Dictionary page.

Here's a closeup of the stitch: 


Band 6 -
This band is worked with cross stitches, straight stitches and either french knots or beads.

Here it is with the Band #5 overlap for placement purposes:


Band 7 -

And here it is with the Band #6 overlap for placement purposes:

Work this band with Eyelet Stitches, straight stitches and either French Knots or beads.

Band 8 -
Work this band entirely in cross stitch.  Please feel free to use multiple thread colors.  You can also ad beads if you like!

Here it is with the Band 7 overlap:



Band 9 -
And here it is with the Band #8 overlap:


Work Band 9 entirely in back-stitching.  This is a Blackwork band.  You can use 1 color or multiple colors.  Have fun with it!

Band 10 -

And here it is with the overlap:

You'll be working this border with the Herringbone Stitch and then a row of the Fan Stitch.  The dots are French Knots or Colonial Knots or Beads.  Your choice.  If you need help with the stitches, visit Sharon B.'s Pintangle Blog and click on her Stitch Dictionary.

Here's a closeup of the Fan Stitch:



Band 11 -
And here it is with the Band 10 overlap for placement purposes:

This border is worked with backstitching, cross stitches and satin stitch.  Here's a closeup of the Shamrock:


Band 12 -
And here it is with the Band 11 overlap for placement purposes:

Work Home Sweet Home with backstitching.  Work the trees with Smyrna Cross.  Think about adding some little red beads for apples or berries.

Band 13 -
This band is worked with Detached Chain Stitches also known as Lazy Daisy.  If you need help with directions, please visit Sharon B's Stitch Dictionary for detailed instructions.

Have fun with this little stitch!  We'll be using it again in the future.

Here's Band 13 with the Band 12 overlap for placement purposes:



Band #14 -

This band is worked with cross stitches, back stitching, and a large fan stitch.  Use beads or french knots at the bottom of the fan.

Here's a closeup of the fan:

And here is the overlap pattern with Band #13 for placement purposes:




Band #15 -
Band 15 is worked simply with cross stitches and back stitches.

Here it is with the Band 14 overlap for placement purposes:





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Panel 1



Click on the image to enlarge and save to your hard drive then print using any graphic software.

Band 1 - Fans are worked with straight stitches.



Band 2 - use straight stitches with french knots at the bottom.



Band 3 - the stars are double cross stitches sometimes called Smyrna stitch.



Band 4 - Work the flowers with straight stitches using 3 strands of thread.  They should look like Satin Stitches.  Experiment with the backstitching.  If 1 strand shows up, great.  If not, try 2 strands instead.



Band 5 - This band features the Herringbone stitch.  Instructions on how to work the Herringbone can found over on Sharon B's Pintangle blog - Sharon's Stitch Dictionary 



Band 6 - The flowers are straight stitches using 3 strands of floss.  When finished, they should look like satin stitches.



Below is a closeup of the flower.

Band 7 - The little fans should be straight stitches.  Use your imagination for the rest of this border.

Band 8 - Work the star stitches as Eyelet stitches.  If you need instructions, hop over to Sharon B.'s Pintangle blog and take a look at her Stitch Dictionary.


Band 9 - Work the diamonds with straight stitches.  Work the leaves with straight stitches using 3 strands of floss so it looks like satin stitching:


Here's a closeup of the little leaf:

For those of you who are working this as a sampler, here is a "overlap" so you know where to start Band 9 in reference to Band 8:



Band 10 -  Work the large fans with straight stitches:

Here's a closeup of the fans:

And here is the overlap so you know where to start the border in reference to Band #9:


Band 11 - Work the fans with straight stitches.  The stars are double cross stitch aka Smyrna cross.

This is the overlap with Band #10:

If you need help with any of the special stitches, please visit Sharon B's Stitch Dictionary.

Band 12 - Work the large stars as the Algerian Eyelet stitch:


This is the overlap with Band #11:

If you need help with any of the special stitches, please visit Sharon B's Stitch Dictionary.

Band 13 - Simple cross stitches, straight stitches and either french knots or seed beads.


And here it is with the Band #12 overlap:

Band 14 - Cross stitches and backstitches:

Over lap with Band #13:

Band 15 - Cretan Stitch with beads or French Knots:

Overlap with Band #14:

If you need help working the Cretan Stitch, please visit Sharon B's Stitch Dictionary.  Click on "Open Cretan Stitch".

Band 16 - Straight Stitches for the trees and Eyelet Stitches for the Stars:

Overlap with Band #15:



Band 17 - Cross Stitches, backstitches and Eyelet Stitches for the flower centers:


Overlap with Band #16:



Band #18 - Backstitch this alphabet


Overlap with Band #17



Band #19- Cross Stitches, Straight Stitches and French Knots


Overlap with Band #18

Closeup of the little flower:



Band #20 -Cross Stitches, Straight Stitches and The Blanket Stitch.  If you're not familiar with working the Blanket Stitch, please visit Sharon B's Stitch Dictionary for instructions.



Here is the overlap chart with Band #19 for placement purposes:

 This is the final band for Panel 1.  Panel 2 will begin soon.  When it does, it can be found at the top of this page.


3 comments:

Clare said...

I am not on Facebook but may give this a go. Happy Stitching.

Jackie said...

Thank you!

desertskyquilts said...

Thanks for listing them all together like this. I got distracted at band 14, saving, not stitching yet, and just got back to save them today.

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