Cross Stitch Floss & Thread

Nothing makes us happy like 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 collection of cross stitch threads below!

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  1. Cross Stitch University Starter Bundle | Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive
    Cross Stitch University Starter Bundle
    Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive
    Get stitching fast with the Cross Stitch University Starter Bundle that has all ...
    Price: $27.48 Sale: $27.48 each
    $27.48 each
  2. Bats & Boos Weeks Dye Works Thread Pack | Weeks Dye Works #BatsBoos-WDW
    Bats & Boos Weeks Dye Works Thread Pack
    Weeks Dye Works
    Includes 6 Weeks Dye Works 6-strand hand-dyed embroidery floss (5 yards each)
    Price: $15.98 Sale: $15.98 each
    $15.98 each
  3. Bats & Boos DMC Thread Pack | DMC
    Bats & Boos DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 4 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $3.74 Sale: $1.87 each
    $1.87 each
  4. Cosmo Cross Stitch and Embroidery Thread Color Card 2020 | Lecien #1501-9
    Cosmo Cross Stitch and Embroidery Thread Color Card 2020
    Lecien #1501-9
    Includes 500 thread samples with corresponding color numbers. Size: 8.25" x 11.7 ...
    Price: $79.98 Sale: $79.98 each
    $79.98 each
  5. DMC Cross Stitch and Embroidery Thread Color Card | DMC #W100B
    DMC Cross Stitch and Embroidery Thread Color Card
    DMC #W100B
    Includes all original colors plus the new 35 colors with color numbers on sturdy ...
    Price: $32.48 Sale: $32.48 each
    $32.48 each
  6. All the Trimmings DMC Thread Pack | DMC
    All the Trimmings DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 7 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $6.48 Sale: $6.48 each
    $6.48 each
  7. All the Trimmings Weeks Dye Works Thread Pack | Weeks Dye Works
    All the Trimmings Weeks Dye Works Thread Pack
    Weeks Dye Works
    A set of 7 Weeks Dye Works six-strand hand-dyed embroidery floss (5 yards each)
    Price: $17.98 Sale: $17.98 each
    $17.98 each
  8. Autumn Beauties DMC Thread Pack | DMC
    Autumn Beauties DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 13 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $11.98 Sale: $11.98 each
    $11.98 each
  9. Boo Crew Classic Colorworks Thread Pack | Classic Colorworks
    Boo Crew Classic Colorworks Thread Pack
    Classic Colorworks
    Includes 10 Classic Colorworks 6-strand hand-dyed embroidery floss (5 yards each ...
    Price: $25.98 Sale: $25.98 each
    $25.98 each
  10. Boo Crew DMC Thread Pack | DMC
    Boo Crew DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 7 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $6.48 Sale: $6.48 each
    $6.48 each
  11. Barn Sweet Barn 2023 DMC Thread Pack | DMC
    Barn Sweet Barn 2023 DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 32 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $28.48 Sale: $28.48 each
    $28.48 each
  12. Bloom Where You're Planted Classic Colorworks Thread Pack | Classic Colorworks
    Bloom Where You're Planted Classic Colorworks Thread Pack
    Classic Colorworks
    Includes 12 Classic Colorworks 6-strand hand-dyed embroidery floss (5 yards each ...
    Price: $30.98 Sale: $30.98 each
    $30.98 each
  13. Bloom Where You're Planted DMC Thread Pack | DMC
    Bloom Where You're Planted DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 8 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $7.24 Sale: $3.62 each
    $3.62 each
  14. Bloom-Topia DMC Thread Pack | DMC #Bloom-Topia-DMC
    Bloom-Topia DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 9 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $7.98 Sale: $4.79 each
    $4.79 each
  15. Bloom-Topia AuriFloss Thread Pack | AuriFloss #BloomTopia-AuriFloss
    Bloom-Topia AuriFloss Thread Pack
    Aurifil
    Includes 9 AuriFloss 6-strand embroidery floss spools (18 yards each)
    Price: $48.48 Sale: $48.48 each
    $48.48 each
  16. Serendipity DMC Thread Pack | DMC #Serendipity-DMC
    Serendipity DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 7 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $6.48 Sale: $6.48 each
    $6.48 each
  17. Serendipity Weeks Dye Works Thread Pack | Weeks Dye Works #Serendipity-WDW
    Serendipity Weeks Dye Works Thread Pack
    Weeks Dye Works
    Includes 7 Weeks Dye Works 6-strand embroidery floss (5 yards each)
    Price: $17.98 Sale: $17.98 each
    $17.98 each
  18. Cookie Cutter Ornaments Classic Colorworks Thread Pack | Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive
    Cookie Cutter Ornaments Classic Colorworks Thread Pack
    Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive
    Includes 12 Classic Colorworks 6-strand hand-dyed embroidery floss (5 yards each ...
    Price: $30.98 Sale: $30.98 each
    $30.98 each
  19. Cross Stitch University DMC Thread Pack | DMC #CSU-DMC
    Cross Stitch University DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 5 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $4.48 Sale: $4.48 each
    $4.48 each
  20. Christmastime DMC Thread Pack | DMC
    Christmastime DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 7 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $6.48 Sale: $6.48 each
    $6.48 each
  21. Feels Like Home Classic Colorworks Thread Pack | Classic Colorworks #FeelsLikeHome-CCW
    Feels Like Home Classic Colorworks Thread Pack
    Classic Colorworks
    Includes 13 Classic Colorworks 6-strand hand-dyed embroidery floss (5 yards each ...
    Price: $33.48 Sale: $33.48 each
    $33.48 each
  22. Feels Like Home DMC Thread Pack | DMC #FeelsLikeHome-DMC
    Feels Like Home DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 13 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $11.98 Sale: $11.98 each
    $11.98 each
  23. Farm Life DMC Thread Pack | DMC
    Farm Life DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 8 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $7.24 Sale: $4.34 each
    $4.34 each
  24. Farm Life Colour & Cotton Thread Pack | Colour & Cotton
    Farm Life Colour & Cotton Thread Pack
    Colour & Cotton
    Includes 8 Colour & Cotton 6-strand hand-dyed embroidery floss (8 yards each)
    Price: $24.98 Sale: $24.98 each
    $24.98 each
  25. Fright Night DMC Thread Pack | DMC #FrightNight-DMC
    Fright Night DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 8 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $7.24 Sale: $3.62 each
    $3.62 each
  26. Fright Night Weeks Dye Works Thread Pack | Weeks Dye Works #FrightNight-WDW
    Fright Night Weeks Dye Works Thread Pack
    Weeks Dye Works
    Includes 11 Weeks Dye Works 6-strand hand-dyed embroidery floss (5 yards each)
    Price: $28.98 Sale: $28.98 each
    $28.98 each
  27. Candy Heart DMC Thread Pack | DMC #CandyHeart-DMC
    Candy Heart DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 10 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $8.98 Sale: $8.98 each
    $8.98 each
  28. Granita Blue NPI Thread Pack | Needlepoint Inc #GranitaBlue-NPI
    Granita Blue NPI Thread Pack
    Needlepoint Inc
    Includes 6 NPI 8-strand silk embroidery floss (5 meters each)
    Price: $29.48 Sale: $29.48 each
    $29.48 each
  29. Halloween Town DMC Thread Pack & Floss Box | DMC
    Halloween Town DMC Thread Pack & Floss Box
    DMC
    Includes 12 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $20.48 Sale: $20.48 each
    $20.48 each
  30. Halloween Town AuriFloss Thread Pack & Floss Box | Aurifil Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive
    Halloween Town AuriFloss Thread Pack & Floss Box
    Aurifil Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive
    Includes 11 AuriFloss 6-strand embroidery floss spools (18 yards each)
    Price: $67.48 Sale: $67.48 each
    $67.48 each
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The Best Cross Stitch Thread for Your Project

Whether you're looking for needlework thread for cross stitching or any other hand 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) is comprised 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 strands of floss thread and pair them up before you thread your needle.

If you're using a pattern or cross stitch kits, 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 stitching 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
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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 method).

Frequently Asked Questions About Cross Stitch Thread


Whatever your current level of expertise, you likely have a question or two about cross stitch floss. 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 in the world. 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 thread. We have every imaginable color in the rainbow to ensure your cross stitch project looks amazing and true to color when it's completed. Be sure you have the cross stitch supplies you need for finishing your project, too!