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« on: June 10, 2007 12:09:31 AM »

I got this one from the Subversive Cross Stitch book. Some of them are pretty funny, but the curses were a bit much for me, so I picked the one I found most amusing and most tame. I love how you can insert whatever phrase you want  Smiley I fiddled with the border a bit and did my own thing, I'm pleased with the way it turned out.


Question: What's the best setting to iron it on? Would a low heat, cotton setting, be alright? I used regular Aida cloth and regular cotton embroidery floss, but I'm afraid I'll burn it (I haven't done much ironing) o.o
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2007 01:09:52 AM »

You could try what I do to block knitting - sandwich it between 2 towels (or fold a towel in half, since it's smaller than a sweater) and press with low heat.

I'd run over it, then check to see if it's a) running, b) ironed, c)somehow scorching/melting/bursting into flames. Reapply towl and iron as needed.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2007 05:09:27 AM »

Yay looks good!

Assuming you used normal embroidery thread, it's all cotton, so no worries about ironing.  But in saying that, I'm always uber-paranoid that I'll burn something I took ages making (and this is the only time I ever iron as well...) so I always iron my finished pieces in a towel.  It takes a bit longer.  And you need to use a bit of steam to get it flat.  Or you can just iron straight on to it, but make sure it's face down.  Depends on how well you know your iron.

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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2007 09:27:02 AM »

Thanks! I'll probably try the towel sandwich method first, because to be honest, I didn't even know we owned an iron (and it's old as heck) >.>
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