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Old 01-18-2009, 05:31 PM
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someone gave me printed yardage. the fabric is white. it has blue lines forming boxes to represent blocks. within the 'blocks' are cross-stitch and line combination drawings, also printed in blue. the drawings are flowers, and the cross-stitch parts are larger than i would normally like. that is, the x's are large.
in addition, the fabric itself is not the greatest. it is a loose weave, content unknown. i think part poly. i believe it was made to be embroidered and put together to make a quilt. there are not enough and i don't know if it would hold up. i would have to back each block with white and hope all the blue got covered by embroidery because it doesn't wash out. i would also have to alternate with solid colors to coordinate with these too-few blocks to stretch it out. i think it came from a catalog named herschner's or herchner's.

you know, as i talk about it, i wonder if it's even worth it. any opinions out there? i know you have them.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:51 PM
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From your description....I wouldn't touch it for a quilt. Now to make something else...maybe. A quilt would end up being too expensive to risk using that fabric with it. Just MHO... :wink:
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:56 PM
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Sounds to me like typical preprinted embroidery blocks. Here are some of my mother's blocks that I made into quilts.

http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/30/10678.page
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I don't think I'd even try to cross stitch that baby -- I'd go crazier trying to cover up all that blue....
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:20 PM
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I have to agree...
I wouldn't touch it, but since I don't cross stitch...
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:45 PM
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[quote=mary quite contrary]Sounds to me like typical preprinted embroidery blocks. Here are some of my mother's blocks that I made into quilts.

http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/30/10678.page[/

your looks like much better quality than mine. and the embroidery is great!
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:47 PM
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sounds like.....okay - out it goes!
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I'm a cross-stitcher, so I'd probably go forward with it and use the finished product as a wall hanging. I'd do the embroidery, put the feather weight iron on stabilizer on the back and call it a day.

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Old 01-18-2009, 07:01 PM
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fine. do you want them? just cover the shipping, whatever that is, and they're yours.
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:34 PM
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If no one else wants them I will gladly pay shipping. They make wonderful quilts. Let me know email me.

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