Term of the Week: FFO

Term of the Week FFO

This week’s Term of the Week is actually a request from a reader!

Let’s get right down to it: what does FFO mean, exactly? Unless you’re familiar with another popular cross stitch term, UFO, the acronym won’t mean much to you. But if you know what UFO means, then FFO makes a lot of sense!

FFO stands for Finally Finished Object. It is the term and acronym for when you finish a UFO, or really any piece that feels like it’s taken forever to finish. It’s a term that means success and achievement, because you finally got over that roadblock to finish something that’s been on the list for a long time.


“Term of the Week” is a weekly blog post highlighting a new word or phrase commonly used among cross-stitchers but not found in an ordinary dictionary. These posts are to help explain the words’ meanings in context and provide a resource for anyone wondering what a term like “frogging” means. Check back every Thursday!


  • Kaye Ellis

    Wondering if there is a term for a finished project that is stored away waiting to be framed or made into something. If not someone needs to come up with one.

    • A few readers have said that they use FO – Finished Object – for pieces they have finished stitching but have not been properly finished, as in not washed, ironed, framed in whatever manner, etc. It’s a little broad considering it could stand for any point between finishing the stitching and framing the piece, but it works! I will probably do a TotW on it as well. 🙂