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what to do with all?
Fri, Feb 12, 2010 8:16 PM
Posted by nannanna
I like to do small projects and give them to friends, but, framing costs are sometimes a little much and besides not all want to have them displayed in their homes? So, my question is what does everyone do with their handy work once done, I have some toys I've cross stitched, but, don't know how to finish them off into something useful?
When making into cards do you glue the finished piece to the card, how do you keep from causing wrinkles in the piece?
Thanks for any and all help.
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    Reply from  Anita
    Saturday, February 13, 2010 5:15 AM
    Before I stitch something, I always have in mind how I want to finish it off. For example, coaster, ornament, card, etc. As for cards, you can view how to finish it here:

    http://www.cyberstitchers.com/Resources/FinishingTechniques/GreetingCard.asp

    For more finishing ideas, click this link:

    http://www.cyberstitchers.com/Resources/FinishingTechniques/index.asp

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    • Reply from mkm
      Saturday, February 13, 2010 9:15 AM
      In addition to having some idea as to how you are going to finish a project, you should have thoughts as to why you are stitching it in the first place. Will you give it to the friend that loves that animal (or flower, or monochromatic design) ? Will you donate it to some charity cause, or do you have the perfect place to hang that design in your own home? I design/stitch designs that have meaning to me - either for myself or for others.

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  • Reply from durhamlass
    Sunday, February 14, 2010 1:42 PM
    I also like to stitch small projects that I then make into cards. You don't glue your stitching to the card, you attach it using double-sided sticky tape. There are magazines/books available which not only have patterns, but also instructions on how to make up your cards. Books are available on Amazon or RU craft. n I hope this helps. Go to top
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    Reply from robin
    Sunday, February 14, 2010 6:33 PM
    One thing you could do is stitch your project to small squares of calico or any fabric you wish. I have limited space so I have done this with many of my small project and stich across the top- to save cost you can run yarn thru the seam and hang them from door handles etc. I agree it can be very expensive for framing. I have also gotten small photo albumns from the dollar tree/walmart etc. and used my stitched item as the cover for the photo book. Almost everyone likes photo albums and your work is always appreciated and looked at that way. Anyhow these are just a few ways I use my smaller weekender projects. Hope it helps you out. :) Robin Go to top
    • Reply from anna
      Saturday, February 20, 2010 10:23 AM
      Thank you, Robin for your kind hints as to what to do with various projects. I especially, liked the photo albumns one, which, I'm going to look into. Sometimes, I see a picture I like and I just stitch it, for no one in particular Go to top