Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Cross Stitch Incorporated Into A Quilt... Questions

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    205

    Cross Stitch Incorporated Into A Quilt... Questions

    Hi, My aunt is considering putting some of her cross stitch into a quilt and asked if I knew anything about how to go about it.

    I don't! And so I thought the best place would be to ask here.

    Are there any do's and dont's that would help, and any advice that I can pass on would be great.

    I'm not sure which pictures she's wanting to use, but she sews on all sorts of colours of backgrounds using 14 Aida.

    One thing I did think of is, does the cross stitch have to be backed with iron on interfacing?

    Thank you for any help or suggestions.

    Joanne, on behalf of Carol
    Live Long And Prosper!

  2. #2
    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Central Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Posts
    5,750
    Personally I'd back it because it would prevent migrating of the batting through the looser weave of the Aida cloth it is likely worked on. Have seen them done both ways; I suppose it depends on how much active use one expects the quilt to receive.

    Jan in VA
    Jan in VA
    Living in the foothills
    peacefully colors my world.

  3. #3
    Senior Member MoanaWahine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Upstate SC
    Posts
    350
    I talked to my Aunt, who cross stitches and quilts, and said she mainly has done this for wall hangings. With that said, all she did was zig zag the edges of the Aida cloth to keep it from fraying and then just quilted the fabric that was added to it.

    Now, if it were me, I would do the zig zag also, but I would also use some kind of interfacing so that batting would not come through just like "Jan in VA" stated.

    I wish you both the best and can not wait to see a finished picture if your Aunt would be so kind to share.

    Julie
    Julie

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    205
    Jan and Julie, thank you so much for your advice and suggestions.
    I'll be seeing her again later this week and will pass on what you've both said. I never thought about the batting coming through the holes, I was just thinking about the threads may come loose with use.

    It definitely looks as though I'm in on the organising bit of her quilt with her, so I'll let you know what she decides to do and get some photos during the process.
    Joanne in UK
    Live Long And Prosper!

  5. #5
    Super Member ontheriver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Selma Alabama
    Posts
    2,761
    My mom does cross stitch and I put a lot of her things in quilts and wall hangings for her. I always put lightweight interfacing on them to help stabilize them, keeps them square, I trim after interfacing, and it helps secure the threads so the cross stitch does not come out.
    Jeanann

    PROQUILTINATING : Working on quilting when you should be cleaning, doing laundry, or cooking.

  6. #6
    LMB
    LMB is offline
    Junior Member LMB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    205
    I am working on a christmas quilt for my Daughter. It's all snomen and snoflakes. All the little snomen are cross stitched. I backed them with muslin (the real fine kind). I did wash them first (didnt want them to bleed when she washed the quilt). I wash them in dish soap, rinse well, towel dry... then lay them out on the kitchen counter to dry. I give them a little tugg and pat as I go by. Once they were dry, I turned them over and pressed them into a thick towel with a warm iron. It makes the stitches stand out a little. I havent finished sewing the quilt together yet, but will post pics when it's done.
    I never met a quilt I didnt love.

  7. #7
    Super Member Ruby the Quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Far Far West Texas
    Posts
    1,348
    Blog Entries
    1
    I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures. Years ago I did a lot o counted cross stitches wall hangings for Mother - and wondered about putting them in a quilt.
    Quilting in the Desert

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.