PinBroidery pattern smaller size test

Flower corners pricking patternI have been conducting a pattern size survey on my Prick and Stitch is my Craft blog. This has produced a good response with about half of those voting saying they would like the PinBroidery square patterns to be smaller than 144 x 144 mm (5¾ x 5¾ inches). To take the survey to the next stage I have produced a reduced size version of the flower corners pattern available free from this web site. You can download the smaller pricking pattern from the link below.

Click here to download the smaller pricking pattern

I have reduced the pattern to 120 x 120 mm (4¾ x 4¾ inches). There are a number of manufacturers who produce single fold greetings card blanks that a stitched panel of this size could be mounted on.

You will have to download the original full size flower corners pattern to get the stitching instructions.

I do like the larger size as it gives me more scope to develop the pattern. What I have in mind for future PinBroidery patterns is that I could supply the pricking pattern in two sizes: 144 mm square and a reduced size to be decided. Your feedback will help me come to a decision on this.

Please let me have your feedback on the smaller pattern as a comment to this article or on the Prick and Stitch is my Craft blog.

Where to buy square double-fold cards

double fold cardDouble fold cards have three panels and two fold lines. The design is stitched on the centre panel. When the stitching is finished the right-hand panel is folded inside and fixed with card adhesive or double-sided self-adhesive tape. This hides the back of the stitching.

Designs on our sister website Form-A-Lines, fit a card size of 104 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inches). This is a standard card size that is readily available in the UK.

I have been asked by Joyce, a Form-A-Lines customer, where she can obtain square double fold cards suitable for the PinBroidery patterns in the United Kingdom. The good news is that Craft Creations manufacture 144 x 144 mm double fold cards in a wide range of colours and finishes. They are available directly from Craft Creations by mail order. They should also be available from retailers who stock Craft Creations cards.
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The PinBroidery online shop is now open

Our new online shop has arrived and the first six patterns are available for purchase. More patterns will be added in due course.

PinBroidery is part of the Form-A-Lines Stitching Cards group and offers the same reliable and secure service.

This flower designs on the new patterns were inspired by the work of William Morris. He was a nineteenth century English architect, furniture and textile designer, artist and writer associated with the English Arts and Crafts Movement. It would make a beautiful card for birthdays, congratulations and other special occasions.

These PinBroidery patterns have more detail than a typical Form-A-lines pattern. I estimate that they will take about twice as long to stitch. I would be interested in any feedback on the time they take. Give us your thoughts in a comment to this post.

Heureux Anniversaire PinBroidery flower corners pattern

French flower cornersIn my previous post I offered a French version of my free PinBroidery flower corners pattern with the words “Heureux Anniversaire” (Happy Birthday). This was produced at the request of Jackie, an English lady living in France.

Jackie has now sent me a picture of a finished card so I thought I would share it with you.

Jackie says: “This is stitched in Sulky holoshimmer gold and fuchsia thread plus an Indian thread for the green leaves”.

If you would like the French pricking pattern for the flower corners embroidery on paper design you can download it from the article below.

French version of the free PinBroidery flower corners pattern

flower corners French pricking patternWe have been asked by Jackie for a version of the PinBroidery flower corners pattern with “Heureux Anniversaire” in the middle. Jackie is an English lady living in France and she tells us that “I want to show some of my French friends how to do this sort of stitching”.

If you would like the French pricking pattern for the flower corners embroidery on paper design you can download it from the link below. It is just the pricking pattern; you will also need the instructions from our free PinBroidery patterns section.

The patterns are delivered by download to your computer in PDF format.

Click here to download French pricking pattern

To save the pattern for later, put your mouse pointer over the download link, click the right mouse button and select “Save Target/Link As…” from the menu that appears.

Variations on the free prick and stitch flower corners pattern

flower corners with clipartHere are a couple of suggestions on how you can personalise the free PinBroidery prick and stitch flower corners pattern.

The first one has been stitched without the words Happy Birthday. It is mounted on a gold greetings card. Rose clip art has been added to the centre.

The bouquet of pink roses with a light purple bow clip art is available from and is used here with kind permission.
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How did PinBroidery get its name?

We were looking for an exclusive word that sums up the prick and stitch method of making greetings cards. A pin is used to prick out the pattern and embroidery techniques are used to stitch the design. A natural progression from this led us to PinBroidery.

Unfortunately it is a word that is easy to misspell as Pinbroidary, Pinbrodery, Pinbrodary or Pinbroderie. To make sure people will find us we have registered the .com versions of each of these spellings.

How do you like our choice of name? Let us know in a comment to this message.