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Cross Stitch Tools - Helpful Cross Stitch Tools, Gadgets, and Organizers

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I use many of these tools each time I stitch. And, the ones I don't have yet are high on my wish list.

All-Purpose Magnifier

Photo © Connie G. Barwick
Photo © Connie G. Barwick
I use mine to help see my fabric and my patterns. It is especially handy when I am stitching a project with a large number of quarter stitches.

Bead Nabber Replacement Pads

If your bead-nabber loses grip, don't discard the tool - purchase some replacement pads for it!


Photo © Connie G. Barwick
Photo © Connie G. Barwick
Pick up those pesky little seed beads quickly and easily with this little gadget.

Carson Magnifier MagniCraft Bar with Magnets 2.5X

The magnification on this bar will be helpful to many stitchers. The bar is about 8" long, so it will work with any of the magnet boards.

Magnetic Needle Minder

I have the worst habit of sticking my needle in my shirt when I am between stitches. I have forgotten and lost needles many times. My family is not happy with me when that happens. Tapestry needles may be blunt, but they are still not fun to step on! I am trying my best to remember to stick my needle on my magnets instead. Maybe if I get some handy ones like this I would be more inclined to do so.

Craft Storage Boxes

Photo © Connie G. Barwick
Photo © Connie G. Barwick
I have about thirty craft storage boxes in my stitching room. Half of them are filled with my DMC floss stash. The rest are filled with various other floss brands, beads, trims, blending filament, and miscellaneous embellishments. My larger stitching projects each have a storage box dedicated to the floss for that project. When I am stitching from a small kit, I put each color of floss in a compartment of a small storage box for a quick way to stay organized.

Easy Count Guideline

Photo © Connie G. Barwick
Photo © Connie G. Barwick
Easy Count Guideline is a nylon thread that assists the stitcher in locating the exact point to stitch on the fabric. When used to grid cross stitch fabric, the product forms squares that match the Cross Stitch pattern.

FC Craft Magnet (1/2 inch)

These magnets aren't decorative but they will still help catch needles and keep them safe and accessible.

Floss Bobbin Winder

Photo © Connie G. Barwick
Photo © Connie G. Barwick
I have worn out one floss bobbin-winder and started on my second. If you use a bobbin-based floss storage system, this tool is a lifesaver.

Floss Color Card

I have two DMC floss color cards. The older one is my sentimental favorite because I used it when I designed my first patterns. The other one includes all the latest colors and types of DMC floss, so it is the one I actually use.

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