Cross-stitch embroidery


Has anyone done any cross-stitch on their embroidery machine? I wasn't
aware any designs even existed, except single ones of birds, and flowers,
until very recently. I knew my machine manual 'talked' about it, but I
wasn't interested in single small designs.
Now I bought some large ones, and I'm anxious to know what experiences
other sewists/embroiderers have had, before I get started. Any suggestions?
Emily
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Emily Bengston
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Hi Emily,
I have several cross-stitch designs I bought at emblibrary.com. The only one I stitched out was of a cat for DGD when she was much younger. It worked out very well. It is fun to watch.
NAYY
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BEI Design
There were some really lovely quilts at the Pensacola quilt show that were machine embroidery cross-stitched. Just took my breath away. Gorgeous. Polly
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Polly Esther
Emily
I haven't done any cross-stitch on my machine but I have embroidered designs onto Aida and they always came out very well.
Margaret
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crafting
On Sun, 11 Apr 2010 16:08:42 -0500, Emily Bengston wrote:
I got very involved doing machine cross stitch a few years ago. I learned that resizing designs wasn't adivisble if you want to stitch on Aida, but if you get everything lined up perfectly it's nearly impossible to tell the difference between machine and hand cross stitch. Be prepared to do a lot of thread changing--there are fewer jump stitches. Check out Vermilion Designs, Moose Be Stitchin', and The Purple Hat for cross-stitch. I know there are other designers, too.
Barbee
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Barbee Doll
I've done hand cross-stitch on Aida cloth, Margaret, but it never looks as good as I'd like. Do you mean you use Aida cloth on the machine? I have a couple yards a DD gave me to practice with. It's 14, I think.
Beverly, you are making me want a digitizer program more & more; I may just have to give in and buy one this year.
Thanks you both. I hope to start embroidering the designs I have today. Emily
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Emily Bengston
I have a Turbo Cross program I bought years ago. The people who made it were really nice and supportive, but I never did get around to doing anything with it.
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Pogonip
Emily I've done a lot of designs on my machine using Aida. At the beginning I was experimenting with the Aida -- I had a small piece and I thought I would give it a try to see how it went . I made a lot of greetings cards using Aida as well as framed pictures. It doesn't have to be cross-stitch designs. All you need is a small piece to fit the hoop. Although I didn't hoop it -- I hooped a piece of stabiliser and sprayed a temporary adhesive to the stabiliser then pressed the Aida on to it. You really don't need a stabiliser as the Aida is firm enough but I used it so I could attach the Aida without hooping -- otherwise you would waste a lot of Aida. Let me know how it goes. Margaret
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crafting
I have used the stabilizer and temporary adhesive on other fabrics, so I'll use the AIDA cloth the next design I sew. Thanks for the help.
Emily
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Emily Bengston

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