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Thread: What I did before I found Quilting

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    I was wondering the same thing I have a lot of cross-stitches that I have made and some of them would make it a pretty quilt or pillow, is it posible to do so?

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    I agree with Gerbie, they use regular embroidery in quilts so why not cross stitch, as both use the same thread.

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    I also do cross stitch and have for years. I like the 16 count aida cloth the best. I love the way the shade of one color blend so nicely. Am working on a baby announcement at this time and also have another one half finished. I am thinking of maybe using quilting as a frame for the second one I am doing.

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    Wow .That cross stitching is beautiful. I did that to before machine embroidery and quilting.

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    wow, big projects. I cross stitch too, but have never tackled those projects. Good job.

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    Beautiful work...I have always wanted to do that but I cannot see them little spaces. great job

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    Beautiful work! I love your framing. I love to cross stitch also. My largest piece was a clown laying on his side - he ended up being 36 inches long. I made it as a gift for my aunt and she loved it. Please show some more of your wonderful work.

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    Absolutely gorgeous. I did cross stitch years ago, but never anything anything as complicated as these.

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    Gorgeous !! I used to be an avid x-stitcher too but then developed carpal tunnel... but I still crank out little ones from time to time. Those look like Lavender& Lace patterns ... are they. Love L&L .....

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    WOW...
    I'd be 100 year old before I'd ever be 1/2 way throught the first one.
    Awesome patience.
    Love them all !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramquilter2
    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau
    This was my hobby too - I have the Santa of the Forest one and really like the Lavender and Lace designs. Ever thought of incorporating them into a quilt panel?
    Can you use the counted cross stitch fabric on a quilt?
    I have quite a few Santa's that I cross stitched and was
    thinking of using them for a quilt. The LQS told me the fabric would not work. Has anyone ever tried it?
    I made 2 huge quilts with my Dad's assortment of x-stitch. He used 14 or 16 count canvas so I ironed interfacing on the back to prevent the batting from popping thru. But that was the only addition thing I did. Just put it all together with sashing, stitched in the ditch then did scroll on the sashing. Came out nice, altho heavier than usual

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    Wow!! Beautiful work.

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    Beautiful! I love counted cross stitch and I used to do it a lot when my son was a little guy. I would bring a project along when we would be out and about and he would play. Now I do thread crochet and of coure quilts and crafts.

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    Before I found quilting, I made afghans using the swedish weaving method. I made one for each grown female in my family and my Mom got two. I'm now working on a second one for one daughter-in-law. She mentions the first one fondly so I will enjoy surprising her with this one in her favorite color of purple. Later I will make a second one for my other daughtrer-in-law.

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    I to have done x stitch but nothing as grand as yours . they are BEAUTIFUL WOwwwwwwwwww

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    Those are beatiful and I used to do so I know how many hours they take......Thanks for shareing with all of us

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    Just awesome work, I too cross stitch,, but have stopped since I found quilting!!

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    Those are STUNNING. Thanks for sharing them with us all.

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    I am speechless. What beautiful work. I did cross stitch and can very will appreciate this fine work. They are master pieces.

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    wow they are so very beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandybeach
    This is what kept my hands busy before I found quilting.
    Beautiful! I hope you are not giving it up.

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    Lovely works of art! You are a master. I used to do cross stitch before I found quilting, but as the x's got smaller and smaller, the quilt pieces seemed so much easier to see-- :wink:

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    Just breathetaking!

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    I found the patterns last night. Here they are:

    Santa with wreath - Lavendar & Lace (L&L) "Gift of Peace"
    Santa with animals - L&L "Santa of the Forest
    Santa with Angels - L&L "Song of Christmas"
    Angel with purple gown - The Gold Collection "Innocent Guardian"

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    I have been wearing glasses since the 4th or 5th grade so I am pretty blind at a distance. However, I have excellent near sight. In fact that is why I refuse to have laser eye surgery because I have heard you lose your near sight. I am still doing some. I have a Christmas stocking in the works right now. (Well I worked on it a few times a few years ago, so I guess you could call that in the works.)

    BTW, I do all of my cross stitch on linen. I use the 28 or higher count and go over two. I make sure the weave is fairly even. But the linen is very hard to find any more.

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