DMC magic guide

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DMC magic guide

by Jewell Stitcher » Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:17 pm

Hello everyone. I'm just starting to think about sorting out my next project which is a BAP!! My first this big (25 pages). I think I will be using 25 count and was wondering about using magic guide. I have a silly question. :roll: Does the magic guide assume you are going over 1 or over 2 ie are the squares 10 x 10 holes or 20 x 20? Hope this makes sense! :oops: :doh:
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Re: DMC magic guide

by Serinde » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:05 pm

Good for you! I think the magic guide 25ct is marked 20 by 20 stitches over 1. (Of course you could stitch on the fabric any way you liked!)
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Re: DMC magic guide

by Allyn » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:36 pm

I looked at DMC magic guide 25-count and it looks like it is assuming over-two. (At least the one I looked at did. I don't know if there are different ones.). Of course, you can still stitch it over one. I would suggest you take a highlighter and trace the block outlines in 20x20 blocks on the pattern so the pattern 'blocks' match the fabric blocks . . . . and remember that you're following the highlighted "blocks' on the pattern and not the usual 10x10 blocks.
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Re: DMC magic guide

by Jewell Stitcher » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:20 am

Thank you so much for all your replies. I think I have decided not to get the magic guide and just get plain 25 count and then try gridding if I feel I need to (thanks to some great advice elsewhere on the forum :D).

Just in case you are interested here is the project I am sorting out:

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It is Big Cats by Tilton Crafts. Can't wait to start it :whoop:
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Re: DMC magic guide

by richardandtracy » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:14 am

I can see why you can't wait.

Keep us up to speed on your progress. It's such a lovely picture we'd love to see it as you get on.

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Re: DMC magic guide

by jocellogirl » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:30 am

Lovely pussy cats!!!

Yes, 25 count is gridded every 20 holes. I'm using it for my HAED Rhyme and Reason which I'm stitching over 1. I add grid lines between the pink lines, so there's only half the gridding to do :ratherbe:
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Re: DMC magic guide

by rcperryls » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:57 pm

I can't wait to see this one being stitched. I agree with Jo. Those are magnificent pussy cats!!

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Re: DMC magic guide

by fccs » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:17 pm

Beautiful kitties! I'm looking forward to seeing this one progress!
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