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In Mediterranean embroidery, borders are used in many ways: sometimes worked in a square for cushion covers or table mats, as a rectangle for table runners, or in parallel rows to create a vertical effect. This pattern includes a trio of borders—a traditional border of little churches and cypress trees along with a geometric border and a sweet floral border—all worked in a complimentary color scheme. They can be used as shown to make a modern cushion cover or table square with a boho vibe, or each border can be used individually for the project of your choice—on the ends of a simple table runner, as a delightful pillow cover, or on the hem of a child’s garment.


Please note: The supply quantities provided on the pattern are for working the full triple border square cushion cover or mat as shown.


173x173 sts/12648 sts (when worked as triple border cushion/mat)

Actual size of embroidery 13.5 x 13.5” (suitable for 15x15 inch cushion or table square)


My high quality kits come with everything you need to make the embroidery in the photos--26 count 100% cotton Traditional Groundcloth (imported from Greece), DMC floss, full color SOC (symbol-on-chart) pattern with both close-up chart for ease of working and full size chart so you know how many repeats to stitch, along with a John James size 24 tapestry needle. The raw edges of the fabric are serged for your convenience, so you can start stitching as soon as you open the kit!


Also available as a pattern download

Little Churches cross stitch kit or pattern