how much backstitching is involved in this design? alot? or minimal. ( i hate backstitching but really am interested in this design)
Posted by: cindy001 on 07/13/17
I looked on Heaven and Earth Designs website and from what I can tell there is only full cross stitches used on this pattern.

This is a beautiful pattern, I hope you enjoy stitching it!
by: tspitz on 07/13/17
There is no backstitching and only full cross stitches - it is a full coverage piece (and they are having 25% off sale right now as well

by: t0adp00p on 07/13/17
SOLD!!!! thanks for the replies!!!!
by: cindy001 on 07/13/17
Cindy, I'm not crazy about backstitching although I don't hate it. I do like the way it makes a design look.....makes some of the items in a pattern pop out. However when there is a lot of backstitching in a pattern I do it as I go along, a section at a time, instead of doing it all at the end. I find it to be so much easier to do it that way. Only a suggestion but maybe you won't mind it as much by doing it as you go.
by: micolochick on 07/14/17
Maybe using the double running stitch would be more agreeable--I like it... :)
by: VCESS on 07/14/17
Never heard of the double running stitch. I just GOOGLED it. I like it!

Have a stitching day
by: NANCYE G on 07/16/17
I agree with micolochick. I'm not crazy about back stitching either, but if I do it as I finish up an area, instead of waiting to do it all at the end, then it's not so bad. And yes, if a design calls for back stitching, I would do it. I agree that it makes things pop, as the expression goes.
by: arottenbucher on 07/16/17
I learned something new! I had never heard of the double running stitch either. I am working on a house with lots of backstitching for the eaves that go almost across the length of the picture - it will come in handy! Thank you!
by: saintsgal on 07/17/17
Double Running stitch? I will have to look that one up too! Never heard of it! Sounds interesting,
by: ladyj117 on 07/17/17
Wow, how neat! May have to try that double running stitch sometime. I have never seen it in any instructions on any patterns I have done so far. I is usually in the instructions or something one just does on their own? Just curious!
by: ladyj117 on 07/17/17