This motto saying is the most traditional HSH (Home Sweet Home) style and saying from the American mottoes of the 1870's - 1880's. There are others, but this is the one that is the most popular. Now you too can stitch a motto to make your home sweet! The design is charted to be stitched on perforated paper, as the original piece was, or on fabric. Antique White or Vintage Country Cream from Zweigart are the best fabric colors for this design.
All of our mottoes are charted for stitching on perforated paper with traditional textured stitches, just as the Victorians stitched them, and for completing the design using Cross stitch only which can be worked on fabric and also paper.
The mottoes shown on our website were all stitched on our large custom cut sheets of 14 count perforated paper with traditional textured stitches. You can also stitch any of the motto designs using only Cross stitch on perforated paper or fabric.
The larger size sheets of paper that we sell were specially cut for Dutch Treat. The larger size sheets are now only available in 12" x 22" white paper.
white 14 ct perforated paper 12"x18" (12"x22" recommended) OR Vintage Country Cream 12"x21" 14 ct Aida or 28 ct Cashel Linen from Zweigart
DMC size 8 pearl cotton:
Weeks size 5 pearl cotton:
DMC embroidery floss:
311, 320 (fabric alternate for Wildflowers)
676 (or 729) (fabric alternate for Weeks embroidery floss)
Weeks embroidery floss:
160 Night Sky (2) (paper)
160 Night Sky (2) (fabric)
169 Moss (fabric)
Please note that pattern instructions that come with a kit will include instructions, threads, fabric, etc, ONLY for that specific kit item, and the instructions may not contain all of the options that are included if you separately buy just the chart of this title.
Please note that most colors of polyacrylic Anne Cloth, used in our Tabletopper designs, are no longer being made. Make sure you have the fabric you need to stitch this chart BEFORE you buy the chart!
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