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« on: June 11, 2010 04:26:24 AM »

I'm fairly new to needlework. I've done some embroidery, but I'm mostly a quilter.
My question is about cross stitch. I'd like to make some onesies with old school Mario characters and I've found some cross stitch patterns for them. Can you cross stitch directly on a onesie? or is the fabric too stretchy? or do you really need the little holes for cross stitch?
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2010 06:04:11 PM »

You can use waste canvas to cross stitch on the onsie. It's wonderful stuff. You basically stitch onto the canvas and the fabric, once you are done get the canvas wet and it pulls right out but the stitches stay.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2010 06:06:59 PM »

that sounds cool, do you use just regular canvas? or is it something special? (like I said, I'm new to this, sorry for the silly questions)
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2010 06:12:32 PM »

Yep, you use it just like regular canvas.
Here's some more info on it and here's a sweater I did with it.
http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/general_creativity/28329
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=335766.0
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2010 06:30:18 PM »

Thanks for the great advice! I'm gonna try to get my hands on some of that stuff and try it out. I looked up a picture of waste canvas and found this site that is also helpful in case anyone else is wondering more about how to stitch on knits. http://crossstitch.about.com/od/wastecanva1/p/wastecanvas.htm

by the way, love the cameo on the sweater, awesome work.
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2010 03:20:40 PM »

I got some waste canvas, now I'm just waiting for my onesies to arrive. can't wait to get started! thanks for the advice.
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