# Question: How much cross stitch thread do I need?

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## How much thread do I need for cross stitch?

To check the count of a fabric, lay a ruler on the fabric and count the numbers of blocks or threads in 1in (2.5cm) – use a needle to help you follow the threads. If there are 14 blocks to 1in (2.5cm) then the fabric is 14-count. 28-count linen will have 28 threads to 1in (2.5cm).

## How do I know how much thread I need?

By dividing the amount of thread by the seam length, we get the ratio of thread consumed. If we multiply this factor times the total length of seam, we can determine the total thread consumed for that seam. *Generally, 10% to 15% wastage of thread is added to the consumption derived.

## Do you double the thread in cross stitch?

Use a single or double strand of thread, see pattern key for instructions. Bring the needle up through the fabric at the point of the first stitch (I), leaving 2 cm at the back, and bring the needle back through the fabric at the point where the stitch will end (J), this creates one backstitch.

## How much DMC floss do I need?

Multiply the total number of inches of embroidery floss–from an earlier step–by the number of square inches in the design. This is the total number of inches of floss you need to have available.

## How many threads do you use for 18 count Aida?

In the case of 18 count Aida I would suggest either 1 or 2 depending on how “heavy” or “solid” you want the finished piece to look. A single strand will result in a delicate piece of work, but you may prefer the more solid coverage from using 2 strands.

Cut a length of thread 4 times the length of your project plus a few inches for good measure. You might end up wasting a few inches here and there, but that is a much better scenario then running out of thread before you can finish you stitching.

## How many yards are on a spool of thread?

A typical spool of thread has anywhere between 600-1,420 yds of thread, and a cone has anywhere between 2500-3,280 yds.

## How do you calculate thread consumption?

Example:

1. Length of seam = 220 cm.
2. Stitch class 301 = Single thread lock stitch.
3. Thread ratio obtained from the table (thread length per cm of seam) = 2.5 cm.
4. Total sewing thread consumption = 220 × 2.5 = 550 cm.
5. Consumption of needle thread = 1210 × 0.25 = 275 cm.
6. Consumption of looper thread = 1210 × 0.75 = 275 cm.

## How do you calculate embroidery thread?

= Number of Garments qty X Number of stitch X 4 / 1000 / meter per cone.

## Are you supposed to separate embroidery floss?

Six stranded cotton embroidery floss needs to be separated before use. It is rare to use all 6 strands together in the needle at once. So let’s start with a simple technique for taking one strand out of the skein without getting in a tangle.

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