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tdobbs
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Joined: 21 Jan 2008
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Location: Kings Mountain,NC
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4:03 am Feb 19, 2008

Julie ...I understood that perfectly...LOL..but you are much better then me...I would be sooo confused, do I work from left to right or the other way around...ooh...so confusing for me...
Tami
fenny
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5:52 am Feb 19, 2008

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Do I work from left to right or the other way around

Hi Tami, you stitch the easiest way for you.
Everyone here does it her ( or his ) own way. Like Julie said, she starts in the middle, others work from left to right, I start at the top on the right side and work my way to the left. You have to see what works best for you and as you have been stitching, you'll find your way.
Happy Stitching
rifestitch
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Posts: 639
Location: North of Atlanta
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11:13 am Feb 19, 2008

quote:
Originally posted by tdobbs
I hear ya...while I'm here do you have any suggestions on how to get more tension on the scroll frame...I tighten it as much as I can I think and was going to whip stitch the sides to get the tension tight there...it's a wide piece and I'm losing the tension in the middle of the piece....? maybe there's a forum that talks about it but I didn't find it.....any suggestions from anyone?


As to scroll frames and tension, I have two answers, depending on which frames we're talking about.

My most common frames are the cheapies from Hobby Lobby or Wal Mart that have that horrible split dowel which the fabric is inserted into then wrapped around. And I always lose tension in the middle, because the split dowel will gap in the middle, regardless of how tight you have the end pieces on. So, I brought home some really big binder clips (those big black metal things) from work and clamped them over the bottom dowels. Now, some might think I have committed a cardinal sin because these clips are not only on my dowels, but also on my project itself. But I also scroll my fabric so that the backside comes over the front of the dowels - I work in pit, not on top, if you understand what I am saying, so the clips do not touch the front side of anything. This is the best picture I have of the way I scroll and the clips:
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/1411875374017582381yIYnxB
Also, you can just barely see the clips and the pit in this shot:
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2750994360017582381LWPesc

And the clips are a darn handy place to rest the magnet board and hang my scissors Smile

Now, on my SQ, I made my own dowels, because none of the readily-available store brands were wide enough. So DH went to Lowe's/Home Depot and picked me up a couple of 4' oak dowels - oak, because it takes a REALLLLLLLLYYYY long time to bend and warp - and we tacked a scrap piece of my fabric to each one, then I hand-baisted my actual project fabric to that fabric, and scrolled it up. The fabric attached to the rods is long enough to wrap around the dowels once completely, so it also completely covers the tacks we used to attach it. So far, it is pretty secure, but I have lost a tiny bit of tension only because after 15000 stitches, I have just plain stretched it a bit, but I just re-roll one end or the other before I put it into my floor stand for the week, and have to live with it - the sides are a bit loosey-goosey, but I think it's just one of the things we have to deal with. It's not quite drum-head tight, but it's pretty close, considering it's constantly getting pushed and pulled Smile You can see the dowels before I basted the project piece to them here:
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2348641650017582381IanUdC

The 4' rods did get cut done a bit after we got it assembled, about 4" cut off both ends with the table saw, but that was only after a few days' work and it annoying me - I couldn't move it far enough right to get to my top left corner as it was running into my lamp and cabinet!

Just as an aside, I will never use those stupid split dowels again. Yeah, baisting onto the dowels takes a lot of time up front, but it is well worth it in the end, especially if it is a long-term project. For not-long-term projects, I am slowly investing in a large collection of Q-snaps, which is a whole other thread entirely, and is already in here somewhere Smile I have also read where people use velcro to attach fabric to rod, and leave enough allowance on the fabric to be able to just snip off the velcro strip when complete. I prefer the tacking/baisting just because I don't trust glues on velcro - my stainless steel tacks are more of a sure bet, IMHO. But I could be totally wrong on that account - I'm having success without trying the velcro, so I don't feel the need to experiment with it. Yet.
tdobbs
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Location: Kings Mountain,NC
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11:54 am Feb 19, 2008

I'm sorry I may have caused a lot of confusion here. I think I have it figured out. I know next time I start a project that I will allow for a few extra inches on the top to give me enough clearence to roll fabric around to get the tension I need. I have been stitching for over 20 yrs but, this is the first time I have tried to use a scroll frame with stand. I always used to stitch in my hand but that was when I used to do the small kits you get from Hobby Lobby or Michael's. This is only new to me as in the type of projects . I could get the tension tighter but would lose the first few rows so my options at this point would be either put it back on the Qsnap until I get the first few rows done, or unroll what I have done and add a piece of scrap fabric to it.
BTW, I went to Walmart and bought velcro to add to the dowels I too bought from Lowe's/Homedepot.

Thank you everyone for being sooooo helpful...Love this group! Wink
tdobbs
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Location: Kings Mountain,NC
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1:37 pm Feb 19, 2008

Ladies, I found the solution to my delima..I am now using the clip from the Qsnap frame to grip the rods...and it works WONDERFULLY!!!!! I am sooooooooooo excited about it...can you tell..... Razz Very Happy Laughing Stitching
fenny
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Joined: 10 Oct 2007
Posts: 192
Location: Israel
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2:02 pm Feb 19, 2008

GREAT and good for you Tami Laughing .
Gooood luck and happy Stitching
Trudie
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Joined: 02 Feb 2008
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Location: Australia
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6:09 pm Feb 19, 2008

Hi Karen,

Just took a quick look at your pics . Is that a univeral floor frame you are using. If so I use one also . Iam very happy with mine . I use Qsnaps it it and never have a problem with it moving like you I use rubberbands to stop it from moving .
I must say your post are very informative and i enjoy reading all your post .
You too Fenny Wink

Groetjes
Trudie




My most common frames are the cheapies from Hobby Lobby or Wal Mart that have that horrible split dowel which the fabric is inserted into then wrapped around. And I always lose tension in the middle, because the split dowel will gap in the middle, regardless of how tight you have the end pieces on. So, I brought home some really big binder clips (those big black metal things) from work and clamped them over the bottom dowels. Now, some might think I have committed a cardinal sin because these clips are not only on my dowels, but also on my project itself. But I also scroll my fabric so that the backside comes over the front of the dowels - I work in pit, not on top, if you understand what I am saying, so the clips do not touch the front side of anything. This is the best picture I have of the way I scroll and the clips:
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/1411875374017582381yIYnxB
Also, you can just barely see the clips and the pit in this shot:
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2750994360017582381LWPesc

And the clips are a darn handy place to rest the magnet board and hang my scissors Smile

Now, on my SQ, I made my own dowels, because none of the readily-available store brands were wide enough. So DH went to Lowe's/Home Depot and picked me up a couple of 4' oak dowels - oak, because it takes a REALLLLLLLLYYYY long time to bend and warp - and we tacked a scrap piece of my fabric to each one, then I hand-baisted my actual project fabric to that fabric, and scrolled it up. The fabric attached to the rods is long enough to wrap around the dowels once completely, so it also completely covers the tacks we used to attach it. So far, it is pretty secure, but I have lost a tiny bit of tension only because after 15000 stitches, I have just plain stretched it a bit, but I just re-roll one end or the other before I put it into my floor stand for the week, and have to live with it - the sides are a bit loosey-goosey, but I think it's just one of the things we have to deal with. It's not quite drum-head tight, but it's pretty close, considering it's constantly getting pushed and pulled Smile You can see the dowels before I basted the project piece to them here:
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2348641650017582381IanUdC

The 4' rods did get cut done a bit after we got it assembled, about 4" cut off both ends with the table saw, but that was only after a few days' work and it annoying me - I couldn't move it far enough right to get to my top left corner as it was running into my lamp and cabinet!

Just as an aside, I will never use those stupid split dowels again. Yeah, baisting onto the dowels takes a lot of time up front, but it is well worth it in the end, especially if it is a long-term project. For not-long-term projects, I am slowly investing in a large collection of Q-snaps, which is a whole other thread entirely, and is already in here somewhere Smile I have also read where people use velcro to attach fabric to rod, and leave enough allowance on the fabric to be able to just snip off the velcro strip when complete. I prefer the tacking/baisting just because I don't trust glues on velcro - my stainless steel tacks are more of a sure bet, IMHO. But I could be totally wrong on that account - I'm having success without trying the velcro, so I don't feel the need to experiment with it. Yet.[/quote]
rifestitch
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Location: North of Atlanta
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7:14 pm Feb 19, 2008

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Originally posted by Trudie
Hi Karen,

Just took a quick look at your pics . Is that a univeral floor frame you are using. If so I use one also . Iam very happy with mine . I use Qsnaps it it and never have a problem with it moving like you I use rubberbands to stop it from moving .
I must say your post are very informative and i enjoy reading all your post .
You too Fenny Wink

Groetjes
Trudie





Yep, it's a cheapie universal stand - can't even tell you who makes it. It holds scrolls, Qs, and hoops. I would like to invest in a really good one some day, but without being able to test drive one to make sure it does what I need it to do, I'm not willing to just get one and risk really not liking it. And I get along okay with this one - it could use a few improvements, if I could get DH to spend a minute to listen to me and then do something with that information Wink

And thanks for the compliment - fortunately, I type a lot better than I speak in person, so it's usually easier for me to write stuff down than relay it in person. And I can go back and read it later, too, when I forget something...
Trudie
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Joined: 02 Feb 2008
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Location: Australia
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7:47 pm Feb 19, 2008

Thats just how I feel too. Its a pity some of the local stitch shop dont let you take one home for a few days to try .Iam sure they would sell more and more expensive ones at that !I own two floorstand but prefer the universal one to the other cheapie australian one.

Cheers
Trudie




Yep, it's a cheapie universal stand - can't even tell you who makes it. It holds scrolls, Qs, and hoops. I would like to invest in a really good one some day, but without being able to test drive one to make sure it does what I need it to do, I'm not willing to just get one and risk really not liking it. And I get along okay with this one - it could use a few improvements, if I could get DH to spend a minute to listen to me and then do something with that information Wink

And thanks for the compliment - fortunately, I type a lot better than I speak in person, so it's usually easier for me to write stuff down than relay it in person. And I can go back and read it later, too, when I forget something...[/quote]
Alanna
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
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9:02 pm Feb 19, 2008

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Originally posted by tdobbs
Ladies, I found the solution to my delima..I am now using the clip from the Qsnap frame to grip the rods...and it works WONDERFULLY!!!!! I am sooooooooooo excited about it...can you tell..... Razz Very Happy Laughing Stitching


Ooooh, Tami do send us a photo of your wonderful new system! Pretty please!
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