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I am struggling with figuring out how to add a printed picture into this cross stitch. I don't really want to cut the fabric because I am worried I will do it wrong or that the stitches will fall out. Any advice would be great, as I have been putting this off for about 7 months haha.
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Hmm...iron the piece out so it's as flat as you can make it, then you could attach the picture into the space with something like those glue dots or maybe mini command strips. I don't think you want to use a liquid glue or anything.
Alternatively you could make some very small holes in the picture and do a small running stitch around the edge of the paper? Not sure how feasible that is, though.
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Double sided tape might work well to hold the picture in place. At least that's what I always use for attaching aida to card blanks, so in theory it should work for attaching photo paper to fabric. If it doesn't work you should also be able to peel it off without damage. Like BMH said, I'd stay away from glue.

One other option might be to print the photo on iron on fabric transfer paper and then iron it onto the fabric. I've never tried them with aida so you'd definitely want a trial run first to see how it looks with the holes, but it may work.
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Thanks. I think I am going to try taping the picture to the fabric first and see how it goes from there.

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Are you planning on framing it with glass? If you are, you might just need a couple stitches in the corners to tack it down or seconding the double sided tape (if you don't mind the chance of yellowing under the photo) after you wash/iron the piece.
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