use it up, wear it out sampler

use it up, wear it out sampler


"Use it up, wear it out. Make it do or do without." is a stitchable sampler design printed on a cotton panel. It was my Scottish grandmother's favorite saying.

Just place the panel in a hoop, choose your own colors and stitches to fill in the design as you wish. The idea is to enjoy the little decisions along the way and have a good time playing with your thread stash.

Design is printed in white on beige cotton measuring 8.5 x 10.5" and the 100% cotton panel measures roughly 13 x 11". (The main image shows my design stitched as a model. This listing is for an unstitched print on cotton. You will need your own tools, floss and a few basic stitches like the back stitch. All my samplers are offered as unguided experiments in color and stitch preference. It does not include thread or stitch instructions.)

It would be pretty finished in a frame or pillow

**** You can use any embroidery floss. For this design, I used 3 strands of Cosmo Embroidery Floss. The colors in the words gradually decrease in color strength and I decided to leave the last word only outlined to give meaning to the motto.

**** I stitch through 2 layers- the panel is placed over another plain muslin as I put it in the hoop. My stitch choices were the satin stitch for words, flowers, leaves and then the back stitch for most else. French knots were fun to use for the blue dots, but the satin stitch would be fine for those too.

Design is copyrighted and offered for personal use only.

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