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Preparing Fabric...How do YOU do it?


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Kelly
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9:21 am Dec 08, 2010

Thanks...I'll look into it. Wink
Patricia
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2:54 pm Dec 08, 2010

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Originally posted by BarBaraPrz
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Originally posted by Kelly
Ok, here is the week two update of Kissing the Face of God

http://www.flickr.com/photos/organize/?start_tab=one_set72157625383249047

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Kelly


When I click on the above link, I get pics of a dog and kitten, and my own photos, but not yours...

..and I coudn't get there from here either.. try again I would like to see it.
Kelly
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4:50 am Dec 09, 2010

Patricia
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7:44 am Dec 09, 2010

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Originally posted by Kelly
Let's try this way...
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=49933&id=100000166321294&l=e8d0902732

yes, that worked. thanks. I see The Footprints.I did that one a long time ago, and still enjoy having it.
checkd
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5:51 pm Dec 10, 2010

Don't we all love to use up scraps? I take leftover bias-binding I made for quilt projects in the past, and apply it to my cross-stitch linen at the edges. It looks nice, is very sturdy, and provides a nice "hand" and feel for the many months and manipulations of working the cross-stitch piece.
Kelly
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2:20 pm Dec 11, 2010

I was so excited to start Kissing the Face of God that I really did not prepare it so well. But then again, that is just the way I am. I have purchased something to do for my sister and I think I will take more time in the preparation when I start hers. Of course, I think it helps that I already have something to keep my hands busy. I can still see a project really progress while also doing some prep work. I taped my current project but the more I think about it, the more I think I will try something like the fabric all around the edge. Of course, I am not a quilter (yet) so I'll have to see what scaps I have lurking around to use from my sewing days.
sverzino
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4:47 pm Dec 13, 2010

What a great idea. This will be a wonderful memory all their lives. What did you do for the other kids?[/quote]

For my oldest son I've done a Holy Family pic:
http://www.xs-collectibles.com/detail.aspx?ID=711

For my daughter I've done a Madonna & child:
http://www.holyneedle.com/Madonna-of-the-Streets-Revisited.html
Patricia
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7:28 pm Dec 13, 2010

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What a great idea. This will be a wonderful memory all their lives. What did you do for the other kids?


For my oldest son I've done a Holy Family pic:
http://www.xs-collectibles.com/detail.aspx?ID=711

For my daughter I've done a Madonna & child:
http://www.holyneedle.com/Madonna-of-the-Streets-Revisited.html[/quote]

That is a great thing to do. and as they watch you, they know the time and love that went into it..thanks for sharing.
laraine
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4:31 pm Feb 03, 2011

You can zig zag around the edges with a sewing machine. If you are in a hurry, You can use 1" masking tape. It will peel off without much trouble.
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Hi! I am new to SQ but have LOVED cross stitch for years. I was in the Army for a while so all my cross stitch stuff was in boxes for years, recently out seeing the light of day again..and in perfect time. At the beginning of November they found a very large blood clot in my leg and I am now home from work---probably until the first of the year. At any rate, I ordered and have started Kissing the Face of God. This is my first major project like this so I am looking for how others do things.

I am not a patient person so I usually jump in and then later realize I could have prepared better. I like to stitch with a hoop (what have I read about tight enough to bounce a child off...). In the past, the projects I have done I have not bothered to do anything with the edges of the fabric as I was not going to be working on that fabric for too long. I did have edges that frayed still but nothing I worried about. However, I know I will be working on this one a long time and already have lost thread from the edge. I am wondering, what do you all do to prepare the edges of the fabric to keep it from fraying?

Today is the 7th day I have been working on this one and I am hoping to post a picture tomorrow of all the work done through today. I really am glad I found this forum because there is a treasure trove of information here. Yesterday I read something about seeing the page lines in a finished piece and was glad I stumbled across that because I had originally planned on doing one page at a time. I have now changed that tactic to hopefully prevent the page lines.

Thanks!!
Kelly Stitching
laraine
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6:59 pm Jul 01, 2011

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Originally posted by Kelly
Ok, here is the week two update of Kissing the Face of God

http://www.flickr.com/photos/organize/?start_tab=one_set72157625383249047

Stitching
Kelly


I just finished The Promise. I planned to start Kissing the Face of God next. But, my loved ones are all wanting The Promise. Sooooo, I am making another Promise. It will take me 1 1/2 to 2 years. I am 71 now if I am able I will then do the Kissing the Face of God. If you go to the gallery you will see the Promise. I really like Morgan Weistling. What fabric are you using? How are you starting and stopping? I am going to use a 26 needle and 18 ct. My husband is making me a scroll frame out of 1" dowels. I used Q snaps on The Promise. Laraine
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