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« on: March 10, 2011 03:10:43 AM »

I know that you can get iron on embroidery patterns so you can do the embroidery on any fabric. Does anyone know of anything like this that's just a blank grid, so I could do a cros stitch pattern on any fabric? I just got a book of zombie cross stitch patterns and I want to do them on purses, blankets, hats, etc, and I just really don't like the look or feel of cross stitch fabric. Does anyone know a way to do a cross stitch pattern on a normal fabric that doesn't have a grid built into the weave?

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011 10:47:21 AM »

I thonl you can buy cross stitch fabric that can be removed from the regular fabric when you are finished cross stiching.  Check a craft store, I know my sister has done it before.

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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011 11:49:35 AM »

I thonl you can buy cross stitch fabric that can be removed from the regular fabric when you are finished cross stiching.  Check a craft store, I know my sister has done it before.
Yes, it's called waste canvas and sounds like exactly what the OP needs.

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011 12:48:51 AM »

OMG! That's exactly what I need! Thank you both soooooooo much. I tryed asking the people in the craft store about it and I swear they looked at me like I was crazy. But then again a lot of people look at me like I'm crazy :p Yay! Now I can spend the weekend cross stitching a zombie purse.
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2011 02:20:01 PM »

Waste Canvas works well on other fabrics.  You stitch using the grid and then you use water to help dissolve and remove the canvas.  You can usually get it at the major craft retailers.  I have used it to cross stitch on T-Shirts before.
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2011 01:27:54 AM »

I went and got some waste canvas today. I was planning on starting my project today but got busy and it never got further than getting all my stuff out and leaving it on the table :p but I'm really excited to try out the waste canvas. I
 never thought about cross stitching on a t-shirt before. How did it turn out? Did you have any problems with the shirt fitting funky, cuz the shirt stretches but the stitching doesn't? I make a lot of t-shirts so cross stitching would be a nice additional design option.

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