Small Cross Stitch Finishes

You all might remember that I finished this big cross stitch piece.

When I bought linen to make this, I bought a fat quarter of linen.  Once I was done stitching the big piece, I trimmed the linen and ended with a small narrow strip.  Being my frugal self, I looked for charts that might use up that narrow piece of leftover linen.

I ended up finding this chart…
It’s called Kind Words by Notforgotten Farm.

Kind Words  PDF/Download cross stitch pattern  from image 0
I also found this chart…This is Project Quarantine by With Thy Needle and Thread.

Project Quarantine: Stay Home & Stitch – With Thy Needle & Thread, Brenda  Gervais | :: Welcome Sassy Jacks Stitchery ::
I loved them both.  They were perfect projects that fit me and fit my desire to use up that small piece of leftover linen.

You can see in the photo below that I stitched both of them…

After they were stitched I turned them into little pillows.  For the Kind Words pillow, I trimmed the piece so it was 3/4 of an inch larger than the stitched area on all sides.  Then, I added some fabric to each end of the piece.


I cut a backing piece and sewed the two pieces right side together leaving an opening at the bottom.

I stuffed it with poly-fil.  Then I ripped a piece of homespun and tied a knot.

I used a gourd pin (find them HERE on Amazon), put some button on it, and then pinned it with the homespun fabric onto the pillow.  I LOVE it and am so happy with the finish.

Here it is in the dough bowl.


I made a pillow from the other piece I stitched too.  For this one, I only added fabric to one end of it.  I tied a bow with some cotton thread I soaked in tea dye.


Being the pillow has a sewing theme with pincushions, I made a little strawberry and attached that to the pillow.

I’m so pleased to be adding these to the dough bowl…The little pillows are really dressing it up.  I got such a big dough bowl that I actually need to stitch a few more pieces.  It’s a good problem to have.  I’ll be stitching a couple more once I finish a big cross stitch piece and have leftover linen again.  I did find a couple of charts that are ready to stitch once I have the linen.  I love using up all of the linen.

12 thoughts on “Small Cross Stitch Finishes

  1. Elle

    How did I miss that you actually purchased a dough bowl? I remember you watching for one but they were spendy.

    YEA YOU!!!! I love your cross stitch pillows filling it

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  2. Nancy Anderson

    Your posts aren’t showing up in my Bloglovin feed anymore. You are still listed at Bloglovin and I’ve tried unsubscribing and then resubscribing there but it made no difference. Is anyone else having this problem?

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  3. Carla

    Those are super pretty and I’m grateful for the inspiration. I never know quite how to finish my little projects. Blessings!

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  4. Kate

    I like your little cross stitch projects. You really know how to add finishing touches to make them extra adorable. Your dough bowl looks real good!

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