by blessed 13 Jan 2012

can someone tell how and what to put cross stitch designs on? thanks

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by blessed 17 Jan 2012

thanks to all. I do'nt know what I was thinking I thought you had to put them on the adia cloth. thanks again

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by starlizard 14 Jan 2012

I'm glad you asked because I've wondered the same thing. I've been sort leery about the cross stitch designs because they seem to be extremely stitch heavy. My Futura machine doesn't do as well as I want it to with heavy stitch designs.

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by louisecockeran 14 Jan 2012

It looks wonderful on towels like Sally said. Hugs Louise

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by spendlove Moderator 14 Jan 2012

Do them on anything - but particularly effective on fabrics where you can see the weave so they look hand stitched! I've used linen and scrim (a sort of lighter weight hessian) to great effect.

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by airyfairy 14 Jan 2012

I use anything. The cross stitch patterns are usually more dense. As you can see from Sally (beatie58), they look wonderful on towels. Good luck. Sarah.

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by beatie58 14 Jan 2012

I have used them on towels and they look great!

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airyfairy by airyfairy 14 Jan 2012

Sally, I just love this design.

starlizard by starlizard 14 Jan 2012

Oh those are gorgeous!

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 14 Jan 2012

oh yes indeed they sew nice. Thanks for the idea !

beatie58 by beatie58 14 Jan 2012

this design is from Vermillion stitchery an this is the september bear...they were free a while ago - http://www.vsccs.com/

blessed by blessed 17 Jan 2012

I love your towels. Now I can get to work, you inspired me thanks

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by mysew1325 14 Jan 2012

I have made beautiful pot holders with these designs..

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by eteaff 14 Jan 2012

On absolutley everything. Doesn't have to be on aida cloth. At one time I had some cotton fabric that had little tiny squares when I stitched out my designs it look just like I hand cross stitched it. Liz

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by lulu07 14 Jan 2012

I've put it on pillowcase dresses and it looked very nice...am hoping to do a baby blanket for my GD soon.

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by lidiad 14 Jan 2012

I have embroidered cross stitch designs on coasters and on a garment bag and I loved them. This type of embroidery takes longer to stitch but they are worth it. Just stabilize well and have a bit of patience. I have stitched them on felt and on polyester faux suede, with good results. Hugs, Lidia

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by clawton 13 Jan 2012

You can use just about anything. If using sheer fabric you would want to stablized very well. Use cross stitch of felt and love they way it looks. I've done bookmarks and a panel picture of deer. It may have come from here (if not from Emb Library).

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