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Old 03-03-2020, 11:53 AM
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I do embroidered and pieced quilts. Love the vintage cross stitch and have a lot of them with directions I will share.
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Old 03-03-2020, 01:13 PM
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Hello, Kathia! Welcome to the Board. I look forward seeing your quilts and cross stitch projects. It’s always fun to see what others are doing.
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Old 03-03-2020, 02:09 PM
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Welcome from Southern Indiana! I love embroidered quilts, although to date, I haven't done one! Can't wait to see pics of your quilts!
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Old 03-03-2020, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Blueridgebeverly View Post
Hello, Kathia! Welcome to the Board. I look forward seeing your quilts and cross stitch projects. Itís always fun to see what others are doing.
Thank you. I'm hoping to find others with an interest in embroidered quilts. As for pictures I guess this means I'll have to learn how to post them !! I still use a "flip phone" so I'll have to find a 10 year old to show me.
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Old 03-03-2020, 06:54 PM
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Hi Kathia and welcome to the board from NE Ohio.
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Old 03-04-2020, 06:26 AM
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I've been researching the "quilt kits" of the '60's thru now. The embroidered quilts do require more care than the pieced ones. The threads break or wear off and there goes your pattern. When I give one I want to also give information about the unique gift they now have. I made one that took 200+ hours of embroidery. Then the quilting. Yep, anyone who gets one of my vintage quilt tops better cherish it! So, if anyone is at an estate sale, etc., and you find a stamped quilt top just know you have something special.
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Old 03-04-2020, 07:24 AM
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Welcome from the left coast of Seattle!

I don't do handwork myself, no patience and bad vision combine to thwart me. One of the ladies I used to know did a lot of redwork and I learned quite a bit from her.

I have a 1970s set of cross-stitched blocks that I picked up at the thrift store for next to nothing waiting to be turned into a quilt. They are a blocky large design of what I would call a tulip star, blocks finish maybe 16". Mostly variegated earth tones. I have some fabric from the 70s I'll be using as sashing along with some modern red.

I'm rather concerned about the quality of the stamped fabric and was going to to most of the quilting down before I attach the blocks to the batting, basically a quilt as you go method to help reinforce and stabilize the rather flimsy fabric -- do you have any suggestions for me?
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Old 03-05-2020, 05:19 AM
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Welcome Kathia from another Mountaineer! I'm in Clarksburg.
This is a great place with lots of quilty inspiration and friendly advice.

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