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    hand-embroidered quilts

    I like to embroider as much as I like to quilt. I've often thought of incorporating some of my hand-embroidery into a quilt, but since I've never seen it done here I'm wondering if anyone else does it, or if it is just too tricky.
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    Not tricky at all, I have made Winter Wonderland and Snowladies which have piecing and hand embroidery. I am currently working on another one.

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    Do you have any photos to share?
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    ​There are some lovely embroidered quilts on QB. Use the search box for the Winter Wonderland and Snowladies and several should come up.

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    Thanks. I will.
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    I have lots of quilts on QB using embroidery and some cross stitch.
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    My cousin uses embroidery in her quilts a lot. I don't have any pictures but here are some others. https://www.bing.com/shop?q=quilts+w...39E600F1D6D552
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    Embroidered blocks in quilts were very popular in the 1940's, too. Unfinished tops and blocks are still available (for sale) from that time frame. They're just not what's popular now.

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    I`ve made several....my mom does the embroidery and I turn them into quilts...a lot of fun

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    Here's one I did, called Aunt Bea's Parlor. Hand embroidery, 1930's repro prints, and big stitch quilting with floss.
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    It works great to use embroidery and quilting. I have made several. When I have made them I always go for 30's fabrics. I set the embroidery blocks into the quilt like a standard quilt block, then freemotion stitch around the embroidery to match the background fabric. It really works great and helps the embroidery stand out.

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    Sewbizgirl, your quilt is beautiful. I could never do the hand embroidery, but I am going to keep that layout in mind when I see some machine embroidery I like.

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    Sewbizgirl-love your quilt and repo's 30's fabric is my favorite fabrics. Your quilt is beautiful.
    Jazz-what about looking for old pillow cases or some other articles that have embroidery on them. I have been collecting items that have embroidery on them and cut out the thread work and I am going to make a crazy quilt with the embroidery in the center. I think your hand work would be beautiful in a quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt.... hand embroidery and piecing so gorgeous together.

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    About 5 years ago I made a somewhat "crazy" quilt with sew and flip using embroidery from pillowcases, etc. It was fun to do.
    Embroidered quilts are a category at our fair, so they are not rare.
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    Sewbizgirl, I have that pattern and seeing it got me started thinking about it! Moving it to top of my list!!!
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    I have made embroidered quilts from kits, and also made a couple of silk crazy quilts with embroidery. The crazy quilts were fun, I did 12" blocks and did not repeat an embroidery stitch more than once in each block.
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    I haven't done it, but I would think you could make the embroidery squares and treat them like panels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan View Post
    Sewbizgirl-love your quilt and repo's 30's fabric is my favorite fabrics. Your quilt is beautiful.
    Jazz-what about looking for old pillow cases or some other articles that have embroidery on them. I have been collecting items that have embroidery on them and cut out the thread work and I am going to make a crazy quilt with the embroidery in the center. I think your hand work would be beautiful in a quilt.
    A good source for vintage hand embroidered blocks is eBay. I have done 1/2 dozen quilts using vintage embroidered blocks. If only I knew how to post pictures of them, I would.

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    Sewbizgirl, your quilt is gorgeous!

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    I incorporate embroidery a lot in my quilting. Just incorporate embroidery blocks with traditional quilt blocks in a quilt. A good way to start.

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    I love to embroider on quilts. Here is my primitive Christmas quilt and a close up, :
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    Crab-Apple Hill has a whole series of quilts on which embroidery plays a large part.
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    Crabapple Hill and Bird Brain Designs both have embroidery patterns for quilts.
    Annie's has a lot of quilt blocks to embroider for quilts also.

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    Little Brown Bird quilt incorporates hand embroidery in the vining.
    I'm the worlds worst at embroidery, so the quilts I've done that called for it, I've done pen work.

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