Author: napaneedle | Date: June 1, 2010 | Please Comment!

PLAID HAPPENS! As we learned in the article about tartans, a plaid is just stripe made in two directions. We use this aspect of plaids to stitch them as well. As long as you know the colors, the stripes’ widths, and the sequence, you can stitch any plaid. They are all stitched exactly the same [...]

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Birthday plaids are made so that the vertical and horizontal stripes reflect the name and birthdate of a person. They make unique gifts, especially for a baby. I especially like them as baby presents because they must be finished after the baby is born. Numbers are stitched with stripes the width of each digit. Letters [...]

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Looking for a plaid for a special person or occasion? Why not create a unique stitched plaid, based on any name, word or date. Just specify what you want for the horizontal and vertical directions, the colors you want and whether you want needlepoint or cross stitch. Your custom plaid will be charted and ready [...]

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I offer classes in stitched plaids in three formats. Birthday Plaid Cyberclass – $20. This class will be offered as an email class in February 2011. The three lesson class covers both needlepoint and cross stitch. It creates a birthday plaid square that can be used for a tote bag or box insert. The class [...]

Author: napaneedle | Date: May 28, 2010 | Please Comment!

Every time I stitch or design a birthday plaid, I am excited all over again. This gift is about as unique as you can get. You can make them for anyone of any age and for any occasion. The template for the mini-sock is included in the project, but I have also made boxtops, wallets, [...]