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Thread: Cross Stitched Pictures in a Quilt

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    Have you ever put a cross-stitched picture in your quilt.

    I've got a bunch of cross stitched pictures I made and collected over the years.

    Trying to decide what to do with them...options include, putting them in a quilt, framing them for a child's room, or getting rid of them.

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    I would love to do this. I cross stich and have alot of them done but not made into anything.
    Judy

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    Definitely do NOT get rid of them. How many, how large?
    Certainly may use as quilt blocks.

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    I have lots ranging in size from really small to really large. I use to cross-stitch before I quilted.

    But now that I no longer cross-stitch, I didn't know what to do with them....I thought the bigger ones might make great quilt blocks. Just wasn't sure if anyone had a quilt with a cross-stitched block and was wondering how it held up?

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    I bet they'd be beautiful as quilt blocks.

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    Do they launder well? I was thinking wall hangings if not in bed quilts :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Do they launder well? I was thinking wall hangings if not in bed quilts :D:D:D
    Yeah, that's what I was worried about....if in a quilt, and washed a few times, would it unravel .

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    I have several embroidered squares that I am going to use in a quilt. I think that cross stiched would add personality and charm to a quilt, why not? I recently traced some pics from a coloring book of one of the popular little girl figures and colored them w/ special fabic crayons, and used them in a quilt for my Grandaughter (8yrs.old). She loved it! I did the squares on point, and used a black background print material with very bright pink, teal blue and yellow stars on it and did the triangle frames around four sides of the sq. it turned out very lovely. Go ahead be creative! ^_^ As for the cross stitch sq.s why not use a light weight iron on interfacing on the backs of them to keep their shape and prevent fraying?

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    Oh do not get rid of them, they are a part of what makes you , you! Try my suggestion on this page. I think it would work great!

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    I do a lot of cross stitch and haven't used any in a big quilt. But I have selected a few that I've sewn borders on and made into small wall hangings. I think they've turned out cute and with the expense of getting the cross stitch pieces custom-framed, it's less expensive to combine them with quilting! :-)

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