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From: NeedleWorker
Date: 08-09-2006, 12:27 PM (1 of 3)
Hello to all,
I was recently looking in one of those home decorating magazines and saw a room with a huge picture of an old world map of half the world. It took up half the wall.
I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find an embroidery pattern for something like that. Small ones are fine to start out with. It has so much detail to pay attention too, I know it would be a challenge and I want it.
Thanks A Bunch, Yvette Naef
User: NeedleWorker
Member since: 04-05-2006
Total posts: 13
From: sweetpea1
Date: 08-09-2006, 12:34 PM (2 of 3)
I haven't seen the old world map embroidery you are talking about, but I would love to be able to embroidery something like that on a quilt for my son. He just asked me a week or so ago to make one for him, and I've been trying to think of pattern ideas for it. Some ladies on the quilting forum suggested a star or long cabin pattern. I think I'm going with the star pattern, but I want to add in something nautical as well because his room is decorated that way. The wall paper in his room has old wold maps on it and I think if I could put that on the quilt I'm making, that would tie the whole room together. Please share a link or something if you find anything.
User: sweetpea1
Member since: 10-10-2005
Total posts: 56
From: moon
Date: 08-11-2006, 01:51 PM (3 of 3)
I have not seen an embroidery pattern like that but why couldn't you get a picture of a map,enlarge on a copy machine and then trace onto your fabric?
Seems like that would work and you would have a unique design.
User: moon
Member since: 07-10-2006
Total posts: 16
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