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Finished Project: Calc You Later

Tax season is upon us, which means that I have been spending more time at my desk and less time at home. I wanted something to brighten up my cubicle and what’s better than an absolutely atrocious pun?

cross stitch in an embroidery hoop on a gray background. The hoop has a cross stitched image of a red calculator, to the right are the words "calc you later"

I am glad I went to the extra effort of painting the hoop with two coats of red acrylic paint. It really makes it pop. I think this is my first finish of 2018, too, since I finished the York mittens on New Year’s Eve.

Buy the pattern on Etsy and visit the pattern page on Textillia



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Tip: An easy project size calculator

Today I have a quick helpful thing to share with you, dear readers. It’s just a Google Doc that I created that easily calculates the size of your cross stitch projects for different evenweave fabric sizes.

cross stitch calculator screenshot

The first page calculates size in inches and centimeters when you enter in the dimensions in stitches

cross stitch calculator screenshot

The second page calculates the dimensions in stitches when you enter in the finished size in inches or in centimeters

Open the spreadsheet here. Update: This is now available as a Google Doc template, making it even easier to save a copy to your Google Drive and use it all the time!

It handles both inch and centimeter measurements and 5 different sizes of evenweave cloth (11, 14, 16, 18, and 22; the calculator assumes you’re stitching over one, like on Aida cloth).

I hope this makes your cross stitching just a bit easier! Share & enjoy!

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