How to stop the pricking pattern moving

This tip comes from the Tools and Tips page in the tutorials section at the Stitching Cards website.

Secure the pricking pattern - back

To stop the pricking pattern from moving whilst pricking it out, secure it with two pieces of adhesive tape. These are stuck on the back of the card so the front is not marked. Put the card face down and add strips of tape to the top and bottom edges with half of the tape overhanging. Turn the card face up so the stickey side of the overhanging tape is exposed. Trim the pricking pattern leaving a margin at the top and bottom. Position the pricking pattern and press down to secure with the strips of tape.


Sympathy patterns added at Stitching Cards

Some sympathy patterns have been added to the Stitching Cards collection.

Sympathy patterns at Stitching Cards

They feature Paw Prints Angel, Dandelion Sorrow, Rose Sympathy, Flowers Sympathy, Leaves Memories, Butterfly Thoughts.

The patterns are available individually and in a pack. The pattern size is 152 mm x 104 mm (6 x 4½ inches).

Pack No. 71: Sympathy patterns:

Sympathy individual patterns:

A set of 3-line greetings birthday patterns have also been added. These can be used with the above sympathy patterns to create birthday cards.

3-line greetings birthday patterns at Stitching Cards

3-line greetings birthday patterns:

Cute Christmas patterns added at Stitching Cards

Some cute animal and bird Christmas patterns have been added to the Stitching Cards collection.

Stitching Cards Pack No. 70: Christmas patterns

Cardinal birdThey feature a cat, dog, rabbit, reindeer, penguin, robbin and a cardinal bird. The designs include snowflakes and the greeting “Merry Christmas” plus an alternative greeting “Happy Christmas”.

The patterns are available individually and in a pack. The pattern size is 152 mm x 104 mm (6 x 4½ inches).

Pack No. 70: Christmas patterns:

Christmas individual patterns:

Free police call box prick and stitch pattern

Stitching Cards customer Judith, asked us if we could design a Tardis pattern. She wanted to make a stitching card for her neice is a Whovian or in other words a huge Dr Who fan.

Police call box at Prick and Stitch is my Craft

This kind of police call box features in the Dr Who BBC TV series as a Tardis. If you would like to try the police call box pattern for yourself you can download it below.

Download free police call box pattern

The pattern is in a PDF file and you will need Adobe Reader to view and print it. Adobe Reader software can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website.

If you are new to prick and stitch card making there are illustrated instructions on the Stitching Cards website.

Please let us know how you get on with this pattern by using the comment link below. If you would like to display a picture of the card that you make from it please email it to us at .

Edit: 21 October 2015.

Prick and Stitch reader Millie Driver has sent us a picture of a card she made for her grandson – a big Dr Who fan. It is stitched on dark blue card with glow in the dark thread. This was cut out and mounted on a background picture found on Google.

Tardis card

Christmas stitching patterns added at Form-A-Lines

Six Christmas patterns have been added to the Form-A-Lines stitching card collection.

Form-A-Lines Christmas Set No. 24

Christmas Set No. 24 – the subjects are Musical Merry Christmas, Three Bells Merry Christmas and Star Tree Merry Christmas.

Form-A-Lines Christmas Set No. 25

Christmas Set No. 25 – the subjects are Three Candles Merry Christmas, Angel Peace & Joy and New Year Clock Star Burst.

The pattern size is 152 mm x 104 mm (6 x 4½ inches).

The patterns are available from the Form-A-Lines download store:

Christmas Set No. 24:

Christmas Set No. 25:

If you prefer printed booklets these are available from Form-A-Lines stockists.