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« on: April 17, 2014 04:49:09 PM »


I participated in a plastic canvas blog hop and I made baby blocks. I had never used plastic canvas before but I really enjoyed it. I stitched on them with cotton yarn and stuffed them with polyfil and put bells inside.

I have a PDF of all the patterns for the different designs on my blog. http://hugsarefun.com/plastic-canvas-blog-hop-baby-blocks/
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014 09:13:12 AM »

I saw these on your blog and love them! I really need to try plastic canvas. Any recommendations or advice?
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2014 02:44:47 PM »

I started a different project first and originally wasn't a plastic canvas fan. I was using a needle that was too big and I started with a huge project with large areas of a single color.
I switched to the blocks and played around with different stitches. Plastic canvas is nice because you can stitch it go quick. For large areas you can stitch over multiple holes instead of a normal stitch of doing just one. I found that cotton yarn was the perfect weight.

But I think the needle made the biggest difference. I was using a big one that worked, but it was a pain to pull through. I went and bought one specifically for 7ct plastic canvas and it was so much easier!
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2014 05:26:11 PM »

Cool! Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2014 07:37:16 PM »

Plastic canvas has so many possibilities. These blocks are very smart. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014 07:43:29 AM »

Lovely and colorful designs!  Thanks for the tips!
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2014 10:21:58 AM »

those look great
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