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Thread: Cross Stitched Pictures in a Quilt

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    Beautiful cross stitch pics, Thanks for letting others see it! So many talented ppl.

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    Many thanks to all the above people, if you have the skills why not? A very good idea.

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    Hi frugalfabrics, I machine embroidery and have used embroidered quilting pieces in a quilt. Oh course there is a big difference in hand cross-stitching and machine cross-stitching. Embroidery in quilting is not as popular as straight quilting but it is catching on. The fabric was prewashed and have withstood many washings since. I am assuming the pictured cross stitch was on Aida cloth. Can you take a small embroidery and do a quilt square and wash it to see if it will stand washing before using a larger one? I also did hand embroidery and washed a wall hanging Aida cloth cross-stitch in the machine on cold water and laid it o flat to dry and it came out fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    I really like that tulip wall hanging, DJ! Beautiful!!!
    ditto-really gorgeous.

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    As usual all your comments just gave me a great idea - I have been making hexangonal table toppers using Baltimore Album Beauties as the center becasue I wanted some hand work to do in front of TV with DH at night - however, I am getting a little tired of applique so I think I will do the next one with a cross stitched Baltimore pattern - how cool is THAT? Now I just have to draft the pattern!

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    YES I have. A small Christmas Quilt with what was supposed to be Cross Stitched ornaments. It came out great, but is now packed away, so do not feel like taking out for a picture.

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    Both Herschnerr's and Jack Dempsey companies make quilt blocks that you can embroider or crossstitch. I've done several and they incorporate into a quilt beautifully. They look especially pretty with reproduction 30's fabric.

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    yes I've put aida cross stitch on quilts. Right now I'm working on a redwork wall hanging which has 4 cross stitch blocks. Something different and it really looks pretty..

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    I did one with embroidered cats. Each block represented chores one does around the house. It was soooo cute and it was donated to a lady confined to a wheelchair. She loves cats and will take good care of this work of art. I quilt with a quilt ministry, thus donating completed projects. And, I forgot to take a picture.

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    The most georgeous jacket I ever saw was made from embroidered linens pieced together, then made into a lined Chanel style jacket. One of a kind masterpiece!

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    I think that's a great idea. I have several pieces that I cross-stitched myself several years ago. They're a series of animals that I had intended to frame in groups of 3 (12 altogether). Now I'm thinking...maybe I could get them out of the closet and put them into a wall-quilt.

    Nice idea...thanks!! :D

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    JNCT14, be sure to show your table topper when you finish it! I have a feeling it will be gorgeous.

    Wendy

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    DJ beautiful ideas and work.

    I would worry about washing them, so wallhangins would be the way to go, maybe put a fusible backing on those squares to bond the threads from the stitches.

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    I have just started a cross-stitched quilt. I am not using previously cross stitched blocks. I am using waste cloth to stitch my patterns on cotton, then will incorporate my blocks into a quilt.

    You completed those "blocks" as a labor of love. I wouldn't want to see them "gotten rid of." If framed, and you don't want them, perhaps they could be donated to a nursing home to brighten the room of a resident.... or if more appropriate... to a shelter for children/families.

    Will be looking forward to answers as to how this quilt might hold up. :-)

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    When my youngest son was in seminary, I xstitched 12 blocks. Since he was single, I used a variety of greens for the rest of the blocks. I paid someone to do the quilting for me. It turned out gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Grandmother
    I recently finished a wall hanging using cross stitched pictures. They are beaded and are approximately 6 1/2 inches square. Because of the beading they are heavier than most cross stitched pictures. I wish that I had used fusible batting instead of regular batting. I agree with the suggestion of using fusible interfacing. I have included pictures of the wall hanging.
    What beautiful cross stitch. It made a great quilt. Love it.

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    I have made a quilt with Cross Stitch. Here is a picture.
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    I have never used anything but aida clth to do cross stitich. Do you have to use a printed pattern to do it on a regular cotton quilting material? Do you have to buy patterns or can you draft your own and if so, how?

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    The quilt I posted the cross stitch is done on aida. You just put the quilt together just like any other quilt.


    Quote Originally Posted by JNCT14
    I have never used anything but aida clth to do cross stitich. Do you have to use a printed pattern to do it on a regular cotton quilting material? Do you have to buy patterns or can you draft your own and if so, how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    Have you ever put a cross-stitched picture in your quilt.

    I've got a bunch of cross stitched pictures I made and collected over the years.

    Trying to decide what to do with them...options include, putting them in a quilt, framing them for a child's room, or getting rid of them.
    The center of this quilt was cross-stitched onto a cotton fabric with the tear-away cloth for counted cross-stitch. It washed up very nicely.
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