How do I read my Color & Symbol Guide for my Bucilla project?
The 1st column is for the type of stitch. The 2nd column is the symbol for the individual colors. The 3rd column is the number of strands to be used in stitching the design. The 4th column is the color name. (Please be advised that the color name is specific to your kit. You may use the same color in another kit and it will be named something different.) The 5th column shows the Bucilla Floss Color Number. The 6th column shows the number of yards your kit should contain of each color. (Please be advised that your kit may be sent 2-yard strands of floss. So if your kit calls for 4 yards of a certain color, you may have 2 long strings that equal that 4 yards.) The 7th column shows the color name in French and Spanish for our International Consumers.
Are Bucilla Baby items easy to stitch?
Yes, most of the Bucilla Baby ensembles have the design stamped on them. This makes stitching easier than traditional counted cross-stitch.
Do Bucilla Baby kits come with everything I need to complete the project?
Yes, Bucilla Baby kits include cotton embroidery floss, needle and simple to follow instructions and diagrams.
Do I need a hoop in order to stitch Bucilla Baby project?
No, a hoop is not required to stitch Bucilla Baby projects, although using a hoop for stamped designs will help to keep the fabric taunt and the stitches uniform.
What stitches do I need to know in order to complete my Bucilla Baby project?
Cross-stitch and simple embroidery stitches are used in Bucilla Baby kits. Each kit includes easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams to complete the project.
Should I wash the fabric on my Bucilla Baby project before starting to stitch?
No. The design on your Bucilla Baby project has been stamped on the fabric with a wash-out ink.
How do I wash the ink out of my Bucilla Baby project once I finish stitching?
Hand or machine wash your Bucilla Baby project on a gentle cycle with mild soap and cold water, DO NOT use bleach. Dry flat or machine dry using a low heat setting. Do not wash until your project has been completely stitched or stamped.