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Thread: Could a Cross-stitch Chart Convert to Quilt Pattern?

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    Could a Cross-stitch Chart Convert to Quilt Pattern?

    I saw this cute, free chart for a St. Patrick's Day cat and thought since the squares are so prominent a person may be able to cut them from cloth and make a quilt.

    What do you think?

    http://www.happinessiscrossstitching...h-pattern.html
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    I know I have seen a couple of quilts made from a cross stitch pattern. I had thought of doing one but most patterns are so intricate and have some many shadings that it seemed too overwhelming to attempt. The pattern you posted seems reasonable - I say go for it!
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    ​I think you could piece it out of squares of fabric. It will be really cute!

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    There was a post not too long ago that one of the board members had taken a cross stitch pattern and pieced it into a wall hanging. Eleanor Burns has a book out http://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponlin...play.asp?i=980 and here is a video showing how she does it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmwf-...XkCSRA&index=7
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    I don't see why not!
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    The viewer's choice winner at a National quilt show was a Bride picture done from a cross stitch design. It was awesome and very complex. Cross stitch are only squares, half squares and quarter squares. So go for it.

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    There is a new free class called Pictures to Pixel quilts which is basically a cross stitch quilt. http://www.craftsy.com/class/picture...xel-quilts/160 Would give you information on how much yardage, etc. Check it out.

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    to make it easy they have the material with a grid on it.It is in with the infacings and stuff at the store.A square of fabric for each square in the crosstitch grid. after it is layed out you iron it down and then sew the seams row by row the turn the other way and sew. just fold over row by row.

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    what a wonderful site...lots of nice free patterns.....I can see them all made into quilts!!!!

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    Never thought of using cross stitch patterns.....thanks for the idea and the link.
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    If you crochet you can also use patterns for filet crochet...works the same.

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    Yes, You can...

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    I use cross stitch patterns all the time for twister quilt blocks! You could probably use plastic canvas patterns as well. I think I'd use different prints of the same color family for any blocks that are next to each other so it doesn't read just plain fabric; it would give it some interest. Good luck. If you decide to try it let us know how it works. Inquiring minds want to know!

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    Thanks for all the great ideas and links!

    I crochet but don't know what a filet stitch is, I'll look it up.

    Mimmie I was thinking different cat prints next to each other might be cute. My sister is a "cat lady" and I haven't made a quilt for her yet.
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    A friend in my guild has made many quilts using cross stitch patterns. She uses 1" squares - 1/2" finished squares for each square in the cross stitch pattern. I know she breaks up the pattern into many sections, then sews the sections together to get the whole top. In some instances she's even divided a square in half on the diagonal to get some more detail.

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    That is too too funny! I saw the very same picture and thought the very same thing! I haven't gotten beyond the thinking about it stage, but I sure think it will work and be cute!

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    I did one, a long time ago. I used 1 inch squares. I used solid fabrics. Picked my fabric colors by mayching the color of embroidery floss it said to use. It was very labor intensive. But they are beautiful.

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    I think it would be easy. I think I would do a few modifications to make the lines a bit smoother

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    Of course you can. I use to make patterns with pc stitch and they were used for quilting, xs and crochet

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