Stitching your… afghan
TAKE a look at your half panel of Cotton-Anne cloth. It will have 28 small panels – seven high and four wide, and just less than a half panel on all four edges. Before you begin stitching, oversew the edges with a loose machine zig-zag stitch, or bind with masking tape to prevent fraying. Use four strands of stranded cotton for the cross stitch, working each stitch over two threads of fabric, and two strands for the backstitch.
CHOOSE where to place your motifs. In this issue we have given you eight motifs. These can be stitched in any of the smaller panels, but you should leave the corners unstitched as a special corner motif will be supplied in the final part. The layout plan opposite shows where we have stitched each motif in this issue, and the motifs that are planned in future issues.