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Thread: Chicken Scratch Quilts...

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    I recently discovered Chicken Scratch...& fell in love~!~ BUT, I would like some patterns, ideas on how to use it for a quilt or really any other 'project'. Very few out there in internet land that I found!! so I need help from all on the quilting board!

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    Try a search here, this has been discussed in the past :D:D:D

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    You can use counted cross stitch designs for chicken scratch, they work up nice and will be bigger when done on gingham. My mother did so many aprons with chicken scratch and I did a few, the designs look like cross stitch but in one color.

    Carol J.

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    Did a search and here is one for an eight pointed star.http://www.wvu.edu/~exten/infores/pubs/fypubs/WLG_31%20Chicken%20Scratch%20Embroidery%20Leader.p df
    hope the link works

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    You can find patterns and books for Chicken Scratch on Ebay, I would just make them up as blocks and then use the blocks to construct a quilt. You can also just do a border design on strips and use those as sashing or borders.

    Here's some sites for free patterns:

    http://crossstitch.about.com/od/chic...tch-Square.htm

    http://kindawonderful.typepad.com/pi...tch-guide.html

    http://www.needlepointers.com/ShowAr...aspx?NavID=677

    http://www.needlenthread.com/2007/06...n-gingham.html

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    I do remember those, but didn' know the CC patterns could be used............daa............calla

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    I do remember those, but didn' know the CC patterns could be used............daa............calla

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    You get best results if you use fabric that has exact squares. I used gingham once and the pattern came out elongated. I made framed wallhangings many years ago. Such an impressive technique.

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    Beautiful, but can not understand the meaning unless it is something to incoporate into a quilt.

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    i've never heard of this! But I have two and half yards of red check to make a tablecloth for my sister. Hmmm....

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