|Sultry Outback, unstitched and showing all that "broken" background|
|Closeup of Temporary Stitches Across Stem|
Lots of folks use quilting thread for this in a, shall we say, LOUD color so that it's easy to stitch with and easy to rip out later. I'm using a ply of floss because I had that on my stitching table. I was using it to attach beads earlier and had this left over. You would think that I'd be able to figure out the stitch sequence over such a short distance properly but I pulled out the stitches three times before I used my yellow floss to get things right. (See "pretty tired" and "not the world's greatest counting machine" above.)
|More Temporary Rows|
You may be a better counter than me but anyone can use this trick to line up background stitch patterns. So the next time you see a skein of hot pink or neon orange floss in the sale bin, take it home. You can use it to establish a pattern in your background even if you wouldn't be caught dead stitching with these colors normally.
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