I want to take a finished counted cross stitch picture and make a table runner out of it. I need advice on how to attach the crochet thread to the cross stitch cloth and recommendations on a pattern to use for making the table runner. Thanks for all ideas!
If you neaten the edges with a fairly long stitch on the sewing machine, you can crochet through the stitches. My sister has done a similar thing on patchwork squares to make them into throws.
Thank you so much. I no longer have a sewing machine, but I may be able to find someone who does.
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There is atool from Joann's I think, made especially for cutting holes evenly in fabric to add a crocheted edging. I have friends who crochet borders around fleece to make blankets. This tool makes it much easier to add the edging, as they found it very difficult to punch holes in the fleece in an even way that didn't make a ragged hole.
I have the blade you are talking about yes it works really well fits on rotator cutter.
I would be careful with cutting holes in a fabrics that has been cross stitched. Theses fabrics are usually woven using firm threads to be able to separate to stitch embroidery threads into for pattern. If the base fabric is cut it could come apart at cuts. I would stabilize the edge either hemming or two rows stitched. A trim can be made separately and tacked onto the edge. A table runner may need a good washing and need to have a stable edge. Good luck, that's a good idea to use your embroidery piece.
I've never tried a crochet edge but perhaps you could use an embroidery needle to stitch a foundation row first, then crochet the edging pattern into that.
I would embroider a row of chain stitch to start the border, then crochet into the outside edge.
Alternately, if you are using Aida cloth for the counted cross stitch, you can use the holes already in the cloth to crochet into b
Since it is cross stitch, it already has definite holes woven into the fabric for the cross-stitching if it is counted cross stitch. Make sure your edges are finished with Fray-Check so they won't ravel. Depending on the size of the fabric, 14-count, 18-count, etc., you should be able to crochet directly into the holes of the fabric with crochet cotton and a small metal crochet hook.