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msnona
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Joined: 20 Apr 2004
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Location: Madison, Wisconsin
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12:18 pm Apr 30, 2004

If you are working on a poster sized piece, how do you handle all the extra fabric. I use a large hoop, so have lots of fabric hanging off the sides. Tried the large ones where the fabric is rolled around bars, but found it to awkward, especially when I have to keep turning to the back to start or fasten threads. I do use a hand quilting needle instead of a xstitch needle (not a real small one, but one of the larger sized needles). It is easy to thread, sharper and sturdier than a xstitch needle.
MJ
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Joined: 23 Mar 2004
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Location: Austin, TX
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2:14 pm May 07, 2004

I use a large scroll frame and it is awkward wrestling it around if you try to hold it. But I now have a floor stand for it and it makes stitching SO much easier and faster. It's easy to flip the frame back and forth. I love my scroll frame and stand.

But just a thought, if I were using a hoop, I would roll up the extra fabric and fasten it with the smallest size binder clips (like you get at an office-supply store). They are strong, easy to clip and unclip, should hold a lot of fabric, and are small enough that they shouldn't get in the way.
BarBaraPrz
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Joined: 16 Apr 2004
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Location: Hamilton, Ontario
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11:08 am May 26, 2004

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Originally posted by MJ
...just a thought, if I were using a hoop, I would roll up the extra fabric and fasten it with the smallest size binder clips...


I use safety pins...

(I, too, have a scroll frame and find it gets a bit heavy after awhile... plus, I find it isn't as easy to take with as a hoop.)
msnona
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Location: Madison, Wisconsin
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1:42 pm May 28, 2004

That binder clip idea gave me an idea. I bought large hair clips - the kind that have the teeth and you press the tops to open like binder clips. They work really well. I also use some quilting safety pins to hold the bottom now that I'm down to the last few pages of the pattern.

I use safety pins...

(I, too, have a scroll frame and find it gets a bit heavy after awhile... plus, I find it isn't as easy to take with as a hoop.)[/quote]
Alanna
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Joined: 27 Aug 2006
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
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3:47 am Oct 06, 2006

quote:
Originally posted by MJ
I use a large scroll frame and it is awkward wrestling it around if you try to hold it. But I now have a floor stand for it and it makes stitching SO much easier and faster. It's easy to flip the frame back and forth. I love my scroll frame and stand.


Just wanted to ask you MJ (I know this is an old topic but I think there's life in the old girl yet Wink )... Just how big is your scroll frame that your wrestling with and which floor stand have you now got it on? I ask you these things because I just can't for the life of me find a scroll frame big enough for my SQ piece or a stand that will hold such a large frame. That is... apart from the monster rug frames out there which would dominate any humble living room!
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