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    I do both and was thinking about coming one in with a quilt. I have seen those make the quilts by bordering the blocks with sashing.....but are there other ways to incorporate cross stitching in to quilts? Any pattern recommendations?
    I saw one somewhere, and they put a cross stitched block and it was the center and regular quilting was done around it.
    I am doing cross stitch with quilting themes and want to put them in a quilt. Thanks for any suggestions.

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    Great idea :D
    I always suggest that you choose your batting first, and then your cross stitch designs to match the size of the quilting requirements.(Ex: quilting every 4" then your design blocks should be 4" or smaller :wink:) You don't want to have to quilt through your beautiful stitching. :D:D:D

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    You can also combine your cross stitched blocks with complimentary pieced blocks. :D:D:D

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    I have a wedding quilt I'm finishing, where I cross stitch the names and date and added it as one square in the corner.

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    I have made many. Here are some pics.

    The Victorian house in the center is cross stitched and the green bushes have red beads for flowers.
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    The quilting is done over the cross stitch too. Not noticeable and keeps the cross stitched area flat.
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    The cross stitched square was frayed and sewn over the square piece of fabric after quilting it. It can be removed easily if desired.
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    When I was in college (forever ago) I bought a quilt kit that was cross stitch blocks. Don't remember how many blocks there were - are. It's still a WIP in hiding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    I have made many. Here are some pics.
    Those are beautiful, Maria.

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    Maride - That is exactly what I needed to see. Wow. I love everything you did. And I think quilting over the entire cross stitch is ok too. Thank you. I am doing one with the 12 months quilt blocks and then will add blocks to match. ALso love the center piece ones. Make great gifts for family since they all have quilts from me alreayd. Wall hangings.....Thank you everyone....

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Great idea :D
    I always suggest that you choose your batting first, and then your cross stitch designs to match the size of the quilting requirements.(Ex: quilting every 4" then your design blocks should be 4" or smaller :wink:) You don't want to have to quilt through your beautiful stitching. :D:D:D
    Thank you also. I would not have thought sizing. I think I will take each of my cross stitch and measure and square up the size I want since I always make them on larger areas so I have extra to cut off. *H*U*G*S*

    The blocks I am wanting to do are like this only each one is different scenery I will have twelve of these when I am done.
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    Is that a Paula Vaughn? Absolutely beautiful!

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    It is Paula Vaughn. NP3 was gracious enough to end me one of her books with the patterns. That is January month. I love her quilt themes. Now I have found a lot more of her patterns and books and I am goign to be busy. Can't wait until I have enough to do a quilt top. Thank you.

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    I have put cross stitched squares in quilts. Anything goes in my quilts. I've even used suede. It makes them unique to me!

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    Thanks for sharing. I think it will turn out nicely as soon as I finsih the blocks. Here's another one. And one in the making..the wishing well Tree of Life"

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    GREAT IDEA :)
    i HAVE SOME i'M SAVING BECAUSE i THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE BEAUTIFUL incorporated into quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    You can also combine your cross stitched blocks with complimentary pieced blocks. :D:D:D
    oh...I like this idea !!
    thanks amma

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    The cross stitch designs are beautiful. I haven't ever seen them. I particularly love the sewing machine one. I have seen cross stitch in quilts and always liked them. I taught my children ( about thirty years ago) how to cross stitch. Your stitching is so beautiful, I'm sure your quits will be the same!!

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    I have two of Paula Vaughn cross stitch patterns. The Upstairs Sewing Room and Quilting Lessons. They are on my "to do" list!

    Debbie, I love the two you have made thus far!

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    awsome :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    where can I find her books

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    I love sross stitching and any patterns with quilts in them. I would love to see others on here in the picture section. I guess you could google and find them or do ISO in teh classifieds. Other members hwo no longer cross stitch for one reason or another. Thank you for the comments, I love anything quilty.

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    You have received some great help. And some beautiful cross stitch pictures to look at. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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    I have a quilt that I am cross stitching the entire top. I plan to add pieced squares around the sides. I am clueless too how to quilt it but I understand that I do not want my quilting to take away from the cross stitch. When I get it closer to done, I will post it for suggestions and recommendations. That may be another six months. It is a sloooow process.

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    Hope2quilt - I can't wait for you to share it. I have someone who said she sent it to a long arm quilter it did not affect the cross stitch. I think it would be wonderful. I am on a mission to finish the other 7 months. It is slow but so relaxing too. Time away and a break from quilting.

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    Debbie - yes it is relaxing. I am not a TV fan. So when my husband wants to just sit and watch TV or when my mother comes to visit, I sit and cross stitch.

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    Hi Debbie,
    My suggestion is to stabilize the pieces before you set them as blocks by an light-weight iron on interfacing onto the back. That keeps them from bunching up and fraying when the quilt is washed.

    Another suggestion is to look at the embroidered quilts at say bunnyhill. She uses quilt blocks with her designs and might give you an idea how to piece them in.

    Hugs,
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