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Thread: Quilting with Cross Stitched Panels

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    Quilting with Cross Stitched Panels

    Good morning everyone!
    I have a new project and need your help...
    a friend has asked me to make a quilt out of several cross-stitched panels she made.
    I've quilted for about fifteen years, but this is the first time I've incorporated Aida (cross-stitch fabric) into a quilt.
    Do any of you have ideas/suggestions/info about this?
    Should each panel be reinforced?
    Or will the actual quilting be sufficient?
    Thanks so much for your help!

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    my thinking is that the actual quilting should be sufficient. You may want to make a larger seam allowance for your state of mind. Also, you may want to zigzag stitch the edges (aka seam allowance) on the Aida. Further assurance for you.
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    You also might want to stay stitch the edges of the Aide panels--zigzag or straight--before piecing/joining.
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    I would also use a smaller stitch than normal when sewing the Aida.

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    Thanks I have some I would like to make into a quilt. I thought of putting a very lightweight fabric behind the cross stitch squares, to keep the poly batting from coming through. Don't know when I will make it.
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    Thanks to everyone for your advice! I'll try to post pictures when it's done.

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