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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    I always do the outline last.
    Same here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    I always do the outline last.
    Ditto.

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    I always outline when I've finished the whole article

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    Outline last or the crosses cover it up.

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    I always do the outline last - I would imagine if you do the outline first it would get covered over by the x-stitches. And all directions I have seen its always doing the outline last.

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    Outline last and use only one thread.

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    I always do the cross stitch first and then the outline. When you get to the outline you are almost done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflies5518
    cross stitch first then outline - I dread outlining - my most least favorite step! This is cute, can we see when finished?
    Haha - outlining is my most favorite step!

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    I love to outline also.

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    Another good reason to outline last is that it is not uncommon for patterns to have you do outline stitches that cross more than one block at a time over the cross stitching or blank squares. I like getting to the outline stage as it goes so fast and means I'm nearing done!!!

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    Outline last.

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    I love to do cross stitch but I never heard it called "outlining". All my patterns call it "back stitching". I don't like to do the back stitching but I know it makes the cross stitch work really pop out so I usually do it as I finish an area and then go on to the next one. That way when I get finished I have most of it already finished.

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