Cross Stitch Floss & Thread

Nothing makes us happier than the rainbow colors of cross stitch thread and cross stitch floss! Our cross stitch floss for sale includes DMC cross stitch thread - famous for embroidery, cross stitch, and many other types of needlework threads. Browse our extensive cross stitch threads below, or check out our cross stitch fabric, cross stitch patterns, cross stitch needles, and more!

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  1. Spooky & Sweet Thread Pack | Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive
    Spooky & Sweet Thread Pack
    Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive
    Includes 10 Classic Colorworks 6-strand embroidery floss and 1 DMC 6-strand embr ...
    Price: $26.48 Sale: $26.48 each
    $26.48 each
  2. Lori Holt The Quilted Scarecrow DMC Thread Pack & Pumpkin Floss Drops | Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
    Lori Holt The Quilted Scarecrow DMC Thread Pack & Pumpkin Floss Drops
    Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
    Includes a set of 21 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each) and one pack ...
    Price: $29.48 Sale: $29.48 each
    $29.48 each
  3. Moonbeams Classic Colorworks Thread Pack & Floss Box | Classic Colorworks
    Moonbeams Classic Colorworks Thread Pack & Floss Box
    Classic Colorworks
    Includes 6 Classic Colorworks 6-strand embroidery floss (5 yards each)
    Price: $24.48 Sale: $24.48 each
    $24.48 each
  4. DMC B5200 Snow White 6 Strand Embroidery Floss| DMC #117UA-B5200
    DMC B5200 Snow White 6 Strand Embroidery Floss
    DMC #117UA-B5200
    8.7 yards of DMC 6-strand 100% Egyptian cotton cross stitch and embroidery floss
    Price: $0.89 Sale: $0.89 each
    $0.89 each
  5. Dragonfruit The Gentle Art Simply Shaker Threads 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss | Gentle Art #0895
    Dragonfruit The Gentle Art Simply Shaker Threads 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Gentle Art #0895
    5 yards of The Gentle Art Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton embroidery floss
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  6. Weeks Dye Works Nashville Needlework 2024 Release Thread Pack | Weeks Dye Works
    Weeks Dye Works Nashville Needlework 2024 Release Thread Pack
    Weeks Dye Works
    Includes 5 Weeks Dye Works 6-strand hand-dyed embroidery floss (5 yards each)
    Price: $12.90 Sale: $12.90 each
    $12.90 each
  7. Lori Holt Home Town Neighborhood Beehive House DMC Thread Pack | DMC
    Lori Holt Home Town Neighborhood Beehive House DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 18 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $15.98 Sale: $15.98 each
    $15.98 each
  8. 60 Colors DMC Eco Vita Naturally Dyed Single Strand 100% Organic Crewel Wool Embroidery Thread Set | DMC #360EV-SET
    60 Colors DMC Eco Vita Naturally Dyed Single Strand 100% Organic Crewel Wool Embroidery Floss Set
    DMC #360EV-SET
    DMC Eco Vita Naturally Dyed Single Strand 100% Organic Crewel Wool Embroidery Th ...
    Price: $94.98 Sale: $94.98 each
    $94.98 each
  9. DMC 310 Black 6 Strand Embroidery Floss Cone | DMC #5628-310
    DMC 310 Black 6 Strand Embroidery Floss Cone
    DMC #5628-310
    2,279 yards of DMC 6-strand 100% Egyptian cotton cross stitch and embroidery flo ...
    Price: $77.48 Sale: $77.48 each
    $77.48 each
  10. Hickory Sticks Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss by Classic Colorworks #CCT-166
    Hickory Sticks Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-166
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  11. Cardinal Weeks Dye Works 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss | Weeks Dye Works #WDW-2240a
    Cardinal Weeks Dye Works 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Weeks Dye Works #WDW-2240a
    5 yards of Weeks Dye Works Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton embroidery floss
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  12. Winter Wheat Weeks Dye Works 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss | Weeks Dye Works #WDW-1122
    Winter Wheat Weeks Dye Works 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Weeks Dye Works #WDW-1122
    5 yards of Weeks Dye Works Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton embroidery floss
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  13. Ribbon Red Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss by Classic Colorworks #CCT-197
    Ribbon Red Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-197
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  14. DMC 310 Black 6 Strand Embroidery Floss | DMC #117UA-310
    DMC 310 Black 6 Strand Embroidery Floss
    DMC #117UA-310
    8.7 yards of DMC 6-strand 100% Egyptian cotton cross stitch and embroidery floss
    Price: $0.89 Sale: $0.89 each
    $0.89 each
  15. Black Coffee Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss by Classic Colorworks #CCT-004
    Black Coffee Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-004
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  16. Grassland Weeks Dye Works 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss | Weeks Dye Works #WDW-2195
    Grassland Weeks Dye Works 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Weeks Dye Works #WDW-2195
    5 yards of Weeks Dye Works Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton embroidery floss
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  17. Seasonal Sampler - Spring Cross Stitch Pattern With Thread | Little House Needleworks
    Seasonal Sampler - Spring Cross Stitch Pattern With Thread
    Little House Needleworks
    Seasonal Sampler - Spring Cross Stitch Pattern by Little House Needleworks inclu ...
    Price: $15.98 Sale: $15.98 per pattern
    $15.98 per pattern
  18. Lori Holt Bee in My Bonnet Stitch Cards Set T DMC Thread Pack & Floss Flower Thread Bobbins | Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet
    Lori Holt Bee in My Bonnet Stitch Cards Set T DMC Thread Pack & Floss Flower Thread Bobbins
    Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet
    Includes a set of 10 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each) and one pack ...
    Price: $17.48 Sale: $17.48 each
    $17.48 each
  19. Father's Day Weeks Dye Works 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss | Weeks Dye Works #WDW-4117
    Father's Day Weeks Dye Works 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Weeks Dye Works #WDW-4117
    5 yards of Weeks Dye Works Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton embroidery floss
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  20. Bamboo Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss by Classic Colorworks #CCT-003
    Bamboo Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-003
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  21. 10 Yard Chalk The Gentle Art Simply Shaker Threads 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss | Gentle Art #7054-10yd
    10 Yard Chalk The Gentle Art Simply Shaker Threads 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Gentle Art #7054-10yd
    10 yards of The Gentle Art Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton embroidery floss
    Price: $3.74 Sale: $3.74 each
    $3.74 each
  22. DMC 745 Light Pale Yellow 6 Strand Embroidery Floss | DMC #117UA-745
    DMC 745 Light Pale Yellow 6 Strand Embroidery Floss
    DMC #117UA-745
    8.7 yards of DMC 6-strand 100% Egyptian cotton cross stitch and embroidery floss
    Price: $0.89 Sale: $0.89 each
    $0.89 each
  23. Four Leaf Clover Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss by Classic Colorworks #CCT-195
    Four Leaf Clover Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-195
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  24. Dirt Road Weeks Dye Works 39 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss| Weeks Dye Works #WDW-1240
    Dirt Road Weeks Dye Works 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Weeks Dye Works #WDW-1240
    5 yards of Weeks Dye Works Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton embroidery floss
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  25. Cosmo Pearl White Embroidery Floss | Lecien #2512-500
    Cosmo Pearl White Cross Stitch and Embroidery Floss
    Lecien #2512-500
    8 yards of Cosmo 6-strand 100% extra-long staple Egyptian cotton cross stitch an ...
    Price: $1.24 Sale: $1.24 each
    $1.24 each
  26. London Fog Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss | Classic Colorworks #CCT-273
    London Fog Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-273
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  27. Queen Bee Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss by Classic Colorworks #CCT-188
    Queen Bee Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-188
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  28. Cocoa Weeks Dye Works 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss| Weeks Dye Works #WDW-1233
    Cocoa Weeks Dye Works 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Weeks Dye Works #WDW-1233
    5 yards of Weeks Dye Works Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton embroidery floss
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  29. DMC WHT White 6 Strand Embroidery Floss | DMC #117UA-WHT
    DMC White Blanc 6 Strand Embroidery Floss
    DMC #117UA-WHT
    8.7 yards of DMC 6-strand 100% Egyptian cotton cross stitch and embroidery floss
    Price: $0.89 Sale: $0.89 each
    $0.89 each
  30. Blue Corn Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss by Classic Colorworks #CCT-218
    Blue Corn Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-218
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
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The Best Cross Stitch Thread for Your Project

Whether you're looking for cross stitch thread for standard needlework or an embroidery project, Fat Quarter Shop has all the colors of floss you can dream of.

Most cross stitch floss (also known as embroidery floss thread) consists of six strands. Cross stitch projects are typically stitched on a 14-count or 16-count Aida fabric and call for two strands of thread to be used – so you'll need to pull apart the floss thread and pair the strands up before you thread your needle.

Using a cross stitch pattern or a cross stitch kit, you'll get a chart showing the floss names and/or numbers. Each number corresponds to a particular color and matches up to the design in your pattern. By organizing your embroidery floss carefully before you embark on your project, you'll be able to easily identify your cross stitch thread colors without tearing your hair out. We have cross stitch storage and organization solutions designed just for this purpose.

Other Forms of Stitching That Use Needlework Thread

Some types of embroidery call for as many as six strands of cross stitch floss. Embroidery uses various stitches, each designed to create a different effect. Aside from cross stitching, other applications that use floss thread include:

  • Quilting
  • Needlepoint
  • Smocking
  • Crewel
  • Punch Embroidery
  • Appliqué
Weeks Dye Works Cross Stitch ThreadWeeks Dye Works Cross Stitch Thread

How to Thread a Needle for Cross Stitching

Start to cross stitch in this Cross Stitch University video! Thread your needle and take that first cross stitch. Kimberly shows you how to cut your floss, how to pull a skein apart, 2 ways to thread your needle, 2 ways to start cross stitching (like the loop method), and 2 ways to cross stitch (Danish and English methods).

Frequently Asked Questions About Cross Stitch Thread


Whatever your current level of expertise, you likely have a question or two about cross stitch floss thread. We've tackled a few of them here, but if you need more information on needlework thread or any of the sewing products we sell, please let us know.


What's the Difference Between Embroidery Floss and Cross Stitch Floss?

There's no difference between the two, except in the number of threads you use for each form of needlework. Generally, you'll use two cross stitch threads, but for other embroidery projects, you will use up to six threads. Although it may be referred to as "embroidery silk," floss thread is usually made of cotton.


How Do You Separate Floss Thread to Cross Stitch?

Hold the cross stitch floss in one hand and separate the individual threads at the top with your other hand. Pull one thread out while gently holding on to the rest. Repeat this procedure so that you have two threads. Line up the two threads evenly, and you're ready to thread your needle and start sewing.


What Is DMC Cross Stitch Thread?

DMC Mouline Stranded Thread is the finest quality thread and the most widely used worldwide. Made of 100% Egyptian cotton, DMC cross stitch floss is mercerized to give it a lovely sheen. DMC thread comes in over 450 colors.


Get Ready for Your Next Project With Cross Stitch Thread From Fat Quarter Shop

Look for all your favorite cross stitch floss brands at Fat Quarter Shop – including DMC cross stitch floss. We have every imaginable color in the rainbow to ensure your cross stitch project looks amazing and true to color when completed. Ensure you have the cross stitch supplies you need to finish your project!