Melitastitches4fun's Blog


Ort Box Borders Stitched
April 23, 2012, 10:01 pm
Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Ort Box

Yeah – I got the borders all stitched! Except for turning corners, it turned out fine. I must have restitched a few of them 6 times trying to get the reverse to work. If I got one right it was by accident. I finally gave up & moved on. The only thing that I can think was wrong was if I was stitching the rows left to right & I should have been going right to left. I’ll know & most you will know but the average person won’t. And, it’ll still open & close just fine.

Can you tell which is the right side & which is the wrong side? You can’t tell from the blackwork!

When you fold the edge you will leave a row of holes empty. That’s the best way I can describe it. And, this is the best picture I can get.

Maybe someone at our meeting will be able to show me what I was doing wrong. I expect I’ll do another Ort Box with 18 count at some point. I have some canvases left. About 12 of us ended up working on it. I missed last month’s meeting but I heard that at least one has applied the lining. And, she was helping another to understand the instructions. I’m anxious to see one of us finish a box! I bought the lining at a Jo-Ann’s Fabric Store. I got a red.

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Beautiful! There’s nothing wrong with your stitching. The exposed row of 2 threads and 1 hole will be covered up when you do the binding stitch to attach the squares to each other.

Comment by Nancy

Thanks Nancy. I just wasn’t thrilled with how I turned the corners. One of my chapter members wanted pictures of the next step of folding back the edge. I hadn’t read ahead about binding-so, that is good to know.

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