For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 173

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 173

buttonhole stitched band

Band description:

This is another variation on basic buttonhole stitch. As you can see if you  turn these motifs upside down they are hearts!

buttobhole stitch band

Fabric and Thread:

The sample is worked on Aida fabric using a hand dyed cotton thread which is about the same weight and thickness as perle 8


The sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and all sections are stitched together in one long band sampler.

The sampler is currently 44 ft 5 inches or 533 inches (1353.83 centimetres) or 14.8 yards  (13.53 metres) long and still being added to.


This section of the sampler was finished in December 2005.

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  1. Hi Judy and Ruth I am pleased you like these buttonhole variations I have since discovered that if you angle the spines inwards they make an even better heart shape

    Sharon B

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