How To Calculate What Size Canvas You Need For Your Diamond Painting

Posted by Nicole Heather on

One of the most frequently asked questions that I get is "what size canvas do I need for my diamond painting?" If you are wanting to convert a cross stitch pattern such as a Heaven and Earth Design (HAED) into a diamond painting, it is very easy to do. 

What numbers do you need to know?

First, you need to know the size of your cross stitch pattern. How many stitches wide is it? How many stitches high? Usually this information is printed on the pattern, but if not you can count how many squares across and down there are to get these numbers.

Diamond painting canvasNext, you need to know the size of the tiles or rhinestones. Each tile is 2.5mm x 2.5mm (0.25 x 0.25 cm) which in cross stitch terms is pretty much equivalent to 10 count fabric. The count just refers to the number of threads per inch in the fabric.

Now, all you have to do is multiply the stitches by the tiles size. For example, lets say your pattern is 200 W x 280 H stitches. You would multiple 200 x 0.25 which equals 50 cm for the width and 280 x 0.25 which equals 70 cm. So, the final grid size on the canvas that you would need is 50 x 70 cm.

Usually there will be a 2-3 cm border to allow for framing around the printed grid but if you would like more you will need to add it onto your calculation.

Still having trouble?

Not a problem - we can help you. Simply email through to sales@stitchestostones.com the stitch count and we can help you choose the correct canvas size. We can even provide you with a quote to kit up your diamond painting if you send us through the stitch count for each colour as well.

Join in on the fun and turn your HAED or any other full coverage cross stitch pattern into a diamond painting today!


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