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Old 08-30-2007, 11:20 AM   #1
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Morning! Do any of you know if there is a Cross Stitch Forum similar to our knitting forum? My DD asked for a sweatshirt with butterflies cross stitched on it.. one for each of the 2 babies. It has been years since I have done anything like this and would love some guidance.

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Old 08-30-2007, 12:09 PM   #2
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There is a sewing forum(including xst) on the garden web forum. I would suggest you use 14ct waste canvas for your work. There are free patterns if you search under xst
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well it isn't like this one i don't think but my mom lurks around on the forum on 123-stitch. I think the website is www.123stitch.com but that is blocked at work so i can't go there to verify it. the website might have the hyphen in it.

I think mostly they just post pictures of their FOs... at least that's all she shows me when i am at her house. Might be helpful though?
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Ellie,
Does the waste canvas come in different counts? I found a beautiful butterfly for the back of the shirt, but would like to have it be a bit larger than the pattern shows.

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that's a good question. I used 14ct but you could work over two sets of threads and that would give you 7ct sts. I've only tried one item using this method and can tell you that it holds up very well to washing; good luck. Ellie
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Originally Posted by Ellieblue View Post
that's a good question. I used 14ct but you could work over two sets of threads and that would give you 7ct sts. I've only tried one item using this method and can tell you that it holds up very well to washing; good luck. Ellie
Thank you! I can't wait to get started. Just waiting to find out what color sweat shirt she wants... that will influence the color of the butterflies.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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you too Anne. we will probably be going to our regional fair . Love to look at all the quilts.Ellie
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Quilts! DH usually knows where to find me lol.. We are going to the Common Ground Fair.. they usually have lots of fiber crafters there. Hope you had a great time!
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I am a recovering counted cross stitchers and if memory serves me waste canvas comes in 8, 10, 14 count.

From personal experience I would suggest you hot wash and dry the clothing you are going to stitch to prior to starting - that was if the color is going to bleed or shrink it does so without ruining all your hard work. I also found it was easiest to work with a ring holding the work to keep the shirt under constant tension.
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Vaknitter,

Thanks! I will do those things. I cross stitched tigger on a t-shirt years ago. Will take a bit to get back into cross stitch mode. Kind of excited though

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