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Outer fabric on large cross stitch piece.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 9:42 PM
Posted by S. Armentor

I am just starting a 12x16 project. Sometimes I need to use a loop. While using the loop there is an excessive amount of fabric around the edges. Does anyone have suggestions on how to manage this?

Much appreciated!

  • Reply from Judy
    Thursday, April 16, 2015 1:24 AM
    Shannon, when I need to corral extra fabric I'll roll it up and then take clothespins or even go to the dollar store and buy hair clips. You know the kind you squeeze to open the set of teeth on either side? Then I roll up the fabric and clip the hair clips or clothespins to the hoop. Hope that helps. Enjoy your day and happy stitching...Judy :) Go to top
  • Reply from dfc
    Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:44 PM
    I used to use a hoop but now I use scroll frames. I can roll the finished sections of my piece and don't have to worry about the stitched pieces in the edges of the hoop
    getting damaged. The scroll frame took a little getting used to and I am still not a fan but I don't want my hard work getting damaged. Go to top
  • Reply from Linda Kramm
    Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:42 PM
    Get rid of the hoop frames. Best to use a lap or floor stand and roll the fabric on the scroll bars (not the ones with Velcro). As you do your piece, roll the fabric inward and you can also keep it cleaner. Scroll bars comes in various sizes. I keep 8", 12", 18", and 24" bars. Go to top
  • Reply from SallyC
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 5:38 PM
    I put masking tape over the edges of a new piece. That stops it from unraveling. You may want to get a extra large loop for this pattern. Don't forget the wooden ones tend to leave marks. Go to top