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Old (but still loved) Cross-Stitch As Quilt?

Old 08-20-2016, 12:01 PM
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Thanks for all the wonderful ideas, ladies. You always come through. And thanks for including pictures and links.
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Old 08-20-2016, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Fastpedal View Post
I made a cross-stitch alphabet quilt for my grandson when he was born. It is beautiful. It was never used as an everyday quilt but a wall hanging. If I can find a picture I will post it. [ATTACH=CONFIG]556097[/ATTACH]

oh my goodness! that is incredible! i have this pattern book, and have made a few of the characters to adorn my cross stitched quilt labels. they are really lovely, but i have nothing but admiration for your perseverance in making this. what an intense amount of work and love.

wonderful! thank you for sharing that!

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Old 08-20-2016, 12:20 PM
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also, i saw an enthusiastic yes to collecting you stitching and making it into a quilt. i see so much embroidery, needlepoint and cross stitch at goodwill and it always breaks my heart. cross stitch is one of my least favourite thread works, but i love how it turns out and i appreciate the hours and the labour. turning yours into a quilt is a great idea, i think!

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Old 08-20-2016, 11:36 PM
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I have a Christmas cross stitch quilt that I made from cross stitch interwoven rings that were made by a 93 year old woman, and I smile every X-mas when I take it out, I just love it.
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Old 08-21-2016, 06:19 PM
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I started embroidering in 1962 when I was 8 years old, I embroidered everything from towels to squares for quilts, pictures to be framed and Christmas stockings. Once in a while the red would bleed - but it would rinse out. All of the items were always hand washed and blocked. And I have embroidered more than my share of pillow cases that were washed in the washing machine without any problem. I have even made baby blankets with embroidered blocks that were washed on a fairly regular basis. So I doubt you will have any problems unless they are very old and the fabric is weak.
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