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Thread: Chicken Scratch Embroidery on gingham

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    Thank you all for your quick responses and helpful information. I will keep you in touch with my progress. At the moment I am making a quilt with a class locally. This is my first proper instruction in patchwork and quilting and I am finding it very interesting. In the past I have generaly made small items with the exception of Grandmothers Garden throws which I have really enjoyed making. I am basically a hand sewing person and to work with a machine is enlightning as well as faster. All of you take care and keep sewing.

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    Many years ago I did chicken scratch also. I don't believe I have ever seen this pattern. I would love a copy if you would be interested in passing it on. I just recently bought gingham with the intentions of making a quilt with different patterns. After seeing this I would love to make a quilt with just this one pattern.

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    you could just use paper with grid marks and figure it out.there are sites that have free grid paper you can print out. it is the stitches that would cause me to need a pattern..try the library to see what they have!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    Judyjo,
    Thank you so much. I think I'm all set though. I went back to the pegasus web site and they referred me to an online store in Washington and I just ordered three books this morning. :P

    I actually found my very old (at least 20 years) pattern book yesterday and one completed block. Of course now my sewing room is topsy-turvey from all the hunting! Funny how I get a bee in my bonnet and it just starts buzzing around and makes me nuts!

    I visited JoAnn's this morning and have my gingham all purchased and ready to go. Just waiting for the postman!

    Here's the block I made about 20 years ago. Good as the day I made it. :lol:
    That is soooooooooo nice! I absolutely love handwork! :thumbup: I hope whoever you're doing this for will appreciate all this work!!!!

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    Wow. I didn't know what this was called. A long time ago I made a tablecloth with using this type of embroidery. I don't know whatever happened to it. I did it when I was in my teens, and who knows, it may have been given away. Anyway, this is something that I would like to do again.

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    Okay. I have been looking through the chicken scratch sites, and I would like to make a quilt for my grandbaby due in June, and maybe even one for my niece's little boy. Anyone know where to get cute baby animal patterns for doing this, or how to make your own. I am very frugal, so if I can get them for free that would be wonderful.

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    I also did this a long time ago. I have a couple patterns I could copy and send of a set of aprons that were the seasons from an old magazine.

    I did find this on the web. some people did swedish weaving at the time the chicken scratch was popular.

    http://averyhill.com/Patterns/pattern.html

    Here is some of the chicken scratch designs ..

    http://crossstitch.about.com/od/chic...atch-Patterns/

    It was interesting that some people said you could use any cross stitch design too make it.

    Wow I hit the jackpot here is the link ...

    http://crossstitch.about.com/lr/free...erns/313845/2/

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    Hey Yvonne, I have found a book in my local library, the name of it is The Great Craft-Quilts Book by the American School of Needlework. It has patterns for several quilt tops, but my favorite is the chicken scratch. It has the Basket, Martha Washington Star, Grape Basket, Dutch Rose, Stamp Basket, Pinwheel, Sunflower, Blazing Star, Snow Crystals Lemoyne Star, Shimmering Star, and Basket of Tulips.
    I looked on E-bay and Amazon.com, and both have several of these books for sale. It's worth buying one.
    Lisa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamaquilter
    Hey Yvonne, I have found a book in my local library, the name of it is The Great Craft-Quilts Book by the American School of Needlework. It has patterns for several quilt tops, but my favorite is the chicken scratch. It has the Basket, Martha Washington Star, Grape Basket, Dutch Rose, Stamp Basket, Pinwheel, Sunflower, Blazing Star, Snow Crystals Lemoyne Star, Shimmering Star, and Basket of Tulips.
    I looked on E-bay and Amazon.com, and both have several of these books for sale. It's worth buying one.
    Lisa
    Thanks Lisa. I'll check our library for the book. It sounds great.

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