Estimate Completion Time for Projects

Be careful you don't overcommit to a project or plan the size to work on to hit a target date by estimating the completion time based on the size and your stitching speed from previous projects.

Just enter the size of a piece that you’ve already complete (in stitches or inches + fabric count) and roughly how long it took you to complete in days, weeks, months or years (be honest, no one will see it but you!). Based on that the calculator will show the average number of stitches you complete per day.

Next enter the size of the pattern you’re considering (again, in stitches or in inches together with the fabric count) and the calculator will tell you how long that might take you based on the previous piece.

A previous piece wide by tall on

took me around to complete (an average of 232 stitches per day).

So a piece that's wide by tall on

at the same pace will take approximately 12 months to complete.

Don’t over-commit - that 999 x 725 pattern should look impressive but there’s rarely a need to go that large to get a very detailed and impressive piece and the materials for it could be expensive, especially if you end up getting discouraged and abandoning it.

Let us know what you think and look-out for more cross-stitch tools, calculators and utilities coming soon!

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