# Frequent question: How much floss do I need cross stitch?

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## How many threads of embroidery floss should I use?

The Type Of Embroidery You’re Doing

If you’re threading painting, only using 1-2 strands of embroidery thread will make it easier to blend colors together. From personal experience, using 3-6 strands for this style of embroidery makes the embroidery less smooth looking and the blending of colors is more obvious.

## How many stitches can you get out of a skein of floss?

How many stitches can you get out of a 8m skein?

Count Inefficient Stitches Average Stitches
12 1450 1500
14 1650 1750
16 1950 1950
18 2200 2250

## What does DMC stand for in cross stitch?

Products. Textiles. Website. www.dmc.com. Dollfus-Mieg et Compagnie (abbreviated as DMC), is an Alsatian textile company created in Mulhouse, France in 1746 by Jean-Henri Dollfus.

## How do you measure cross stitch fabric?

Look at your chart and count the number of stitches in each direction. Divide this number by the number of stitches to 2.5cm (1in) on the fabric of your choice and this will determine the completed design size. For example, 140 stitches divided by 14-count aida equals a design size of 10in (25.5cm).

## How many yards are in a skein of DMC floss?

You will then know the how many stitches per length of thread you can make. Each skein of DMC Mouline Stranded thread has 8m (8.7 yards) and a skein of Pearl Cotton 5 contains 25m (27 yards). By counting the stitches on your chart and using a calculator you should be able to determine the amount you’ll need.

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## How many yards is a spool of thread?

A typical spool of thread has anywhere between 600-1,420 yds of thread, and a cone has anywhere between 2500-3,280 yds.

## How do you calculate thread consumption for a garment?

Example:

1. Length of seam = 220 cm.
2. Stitch class 301 = Single thread lock stitch.
3. Thread ratio obtained from the table (thread length per cm of seam) = 2.5 cm.
4. Total sewing thread consumption = 220 × 2.5 = 550 cm.
5. Consumption of needle thread = 1210 × 0.25 = 275 cm.
6. Consumption of looper thread = 1210 × 0.75 = 275 cm.