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BarBaraPrz
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6:06 pm Jan 31, 2006

I just finished checking out the new tips page, and must say, "Very good!" Also, may I suggest that you make it 'searchable'?
spiceglider
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6:12 am Feb 01, 2006

I don't agree with one statement under the section on scroll frames: "You must sew your cross stitch fabric to the frame which is a bit of a chore, and makes it inconvenient to change pieces."

Scroll frames are now being sold with hook and loop tape (velcro) to attach the fabric to the scroll bar. Just line up the edge of the tape with a row on the fabric and it's straight. Then, line up the edges of the hook and loop tapes and you're ready to go. I haven't had a problem with this stuff, yet.

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BarBaraPrz
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9:19 am Feb 01, 2006

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My original scroll frame had a slit in the bars to pass the fabric through but I found it didn't hold the fabric taut enough unless the fabric was scrolled up a couple times... which wouldn't be a problem if leaving 3" margins but not so good if trying to make do with a piece "just long enough". Plus, it wouldn't take anything wider than 12".
Fabala
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3:35 pm Feb 01, 2006

I have a few different scroll frames with the split-rail, like you say. It is true what you said about the margin thing, but if I have less than a 3 inch margin then I just switch to a hoop for that part...

Also, there are many sizes of the split rail types, I am using a 16" one for "In the Grass", and I bought a bigger one (24"??) for when I do "God Speed".
spiceglider
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3:31 am Feb 02, 2006

I've never had much luck with the split rail type, either. I never could get enough tension no matter how much extra I had. I still prefer hoops to frames, though. I might change my mind when I get a stand for my frames, but they're just too big right now.

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Marion
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Location: Painted Post, NY
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1:41 pm Feb 03, 2006

quote:
Originally posted by spiceglider
I don't agree with one statement under the section on scroll frames: "You must sew your cross stitch fabric to the frame which is a bit of a chore, and makes it inconvenient to change pieces."

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I have scroll frames from Artisan Design that have a deep groove carved into the rod and a wooden lath that fits down into it, clamping the fabric into the groove. It's called "Lok-Scroll" or something similar. My set has two lengths of rods and two sets of side bars so I can configure various arrangements to accomodate many sizes of fabric. I used to have the split rail type and the stich-on type, both of which ended up in the kindling basket when I got the Lok-scrolls! Laughing
spiceglider
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2:41 am Feb 04, 2006

One of their stands and a new frame are going to be my "I survived 2 years in Shanghai" present to myself when I get back to the States next month.

3 weeks and counting!!!!

Do you have one of their stands? I'm leaning towards the Gazelle 2. I think it will fit around my favorite sewing chair.
Marion
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9:03 pm Feb 04, 2006

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Do you have one of their stands? I'm leaning towards the Gazelle 2. I think it will fit around my favorite sewing chair.


I have the "Ergo" floorstand. I love it because it works with my recliner and the reclining end of my sofa. The stand and scroll frames were my present to myself a few Christmases ago.

So I think you should definiitely treat yourself when you return from Shanghai. I've never been there, but my husband frequently travels to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, and several other Chinese cities for his job. His frequent flier miles are getting the two of us back to Alaska for a few days this July. I'm excited! Very Happy
Meredith
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3:51 pm Feb 05, 2006

quote:
Originally posted by spiceglider

Scroll frames are now being sold with hook and loop tape (velcro) to attach the fabric to the scroll bar. Just line up the edge of the tape with a row on the fabric and it's straight. Then, line up the edges of the hook and loop tapes and you're ready to go.


Live and learn! But I have a couple of questions. Do you sew a piece of velcro to your fabric, or will the hook side of the tape hold fabric? And what happens when you have scrolled far enough so that stitched fabric is wrapped around the velcro? Doesn't it make a lump?
Meredith
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4:05 pm Feb 05, 2006

One of the things on our endless list of things to do is to improve searchability for the site overall. But for the meantime, if you are on the tips page, you can search for keywords via your browser. In Internet Explorer, type <control> F and a search box will come up. In other browsers it works slightly differently but they all have this functionality. Hope this helps! (It is a good idea)
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