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Divecat
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Re: please help with stitching frame     Reply with quote  
 
 
4:59 am Oct 10, 2011

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Originally posted by armywife

Christine,
Thanks so much for your answer! That part was intended for you, actually. Do you pick the work up and turn it over to run threads under? Is it fairly easy to do with that frame? I'm thinking of getting it for myself for Christmas:) And I'm out right now with 2 surgeries, so thinking I may order it a little early Laughing

Thanks to you both!!!
Pam Stitching


Hi Pam

Yes, I flip it over bottom to top to tie off my threads, mostly because I never thought to do anything else. But I must say that Karen is mine of information on stitching stuff: I was having trouble with some metallic thread fraying like the devil and thus wasting a lot. Karen suggesting tie a knot in the thread so it wouldn't move on the needle - I did and it works like a dream!

I guess it's like anything in life - if it works for you, then it works.

I think the frame would make a fabulous Christmas present - you won't regret it. I hope you recover from your surgeries soon {{hugs}}

Happy stitching!

Christine x
armywife
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Joined: 07 Nov 2009
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Location: Madison, MS
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5:53 pm Oct 10, 2011

Hi Pam

Yes, I flip it over bottom to top to tie off my threads, mostly because I never thought to do anything else. But I must say that Karen is mine of information on stitching stuff: I was having trouble with some metallic thread fraying like the devil and thus wasting a lot. Karen suggesting tie a knot in the thread so it wouldn't move on the needle - I did and it works like a dream!

I guess it's like anything in life - if it works for you, then it works.

I think the frame would make a fabulous Christmas present - you won't regret it. I hope you recover from your surgeries soon {{hugs}}

Happy stitching!

Christine x[/quote]
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Thanks, Christine!
Sounds like the needle needs would allow me to flip as I wish--I am not quite as talented as Karen I'm afraid. I don't think I could ever run the threads blindly.

Thanks to you both for your tips. I learn a lot from these forums! And I'm recovering well from both surgeries. Thanks for the well wishes!
Pam Stitching
mary-sue
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9:28 am Oct 16, 2011

Thanks so much for all the repl ies to my question. I went on the website that Divecat suggested and put it on my wish list for Christmas.
In the meantime I tried Armywife's suggestion about paper towels. It worked. I was astounded by what a difference it made. Thank-you so much for your suggestions.
I have been reading that many people on this site have a great many WIP's. I was trying to do just one at a time because I had promised myself that I wouldn't get another pattern until the one I am working on is finished. However, I am going to break down and order a new pattern. But, I have promised myself I will spend equal amounts of time on each pattern. That way I will be sure to complete them. I hope.
Thanks again
armywife
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1:07 pm Oct 17, 2011

quote:
Originally posted by mary-sue
Thanks so much for all the repl ies to my question. I went on the website that Divecat suggested and put it on my wish list for Christmas.
In the meantime I tried Armywife's suggestion about paper towels. It worked. I was astounded by what a difference it made. Thank-you so much for your suggestions.
I have been reading that many people on this site have a great many WIP's. I was trying to do just one at a time because I had promised myself that I wouldn't get another pattern until the one I am working on is finished. However, I am going to break down and order a new pattern. But, I have promised myself I will spend equal amounts of time on each pattern. That way I will be sure to complete them. I hope.
Thanks again


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Mary-Sue,
I wish I could take credit for the paper towel suggestion, but that one, too, belonged to Karen (Rifestitch). She really has lots of solutions and tips. I appreciate your question, because I think now I am convinced to try the needle needs frame.
Thanks,
Pam Stitching
laraine
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Joined: 31 Aug 2010
Posts: 45
Location: Carlsbad, NM
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10:30 pm Oct 28, 2011

quote:
Originally posted by mary-sue
Hi,

I am hoping to get some advice on stitiching frames. I am currently using a hoop, but the pattern is becoming to big to continue using it. I bought q-snaps and was unhappy with them as I don't feel they held the material tight enough. I like the material tight enough to bounce a loonie off of it. What type of frame should I buy?
Thanks so much


I use 36 inch wood dowels that I bought from a lumber store. My husband made me some pieces of wood that I could stich the dowels between and I tighted them with bolts and nuts. You can use anything to lay them up on so you can just flip them over when you need to see the back. It works wonderful with the velcro strips on the fabric and wooden dowels. You can use any size fabric on them. laraine
laraine
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Location: Carlsbad, NM
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9:33 pm Mar 08, 2012

quote:
Originally posted by mary-sue
Hi,

I am hoping to get some advice on stitiching frames. I am currently using a hoop, but the pattern is becoming to big to continue using it. I bought q-snaps and was unhappy with them as I don't feel they held the material tight enough. I like the material tight enough to bounce a loonie off of it. What type of frame should I buy?
Thanks so much


I use 1 inch wood dowels with the tape on the rod and the fabric. Q snaps are the tightest. Mine were not too tight last year and I cut some 2 inch strips of flannel and put them between the top piece and my fabric. This tightened them up. Be sure that you take them off the q snaps everytime you finish for the day. SA laraine
Fibreartist
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Location: Vancouver BC Canada
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5:17 pm Dec 10, 2013

"I use 1 inch wood dowels with the tape on the rod and the fabric. Q snaps are the tightest...."

q-snaps are very tight but loosen unless you do your trick as you were explaining. I would have to say the winner for the best tightness and ease of putting the fabric in the frame and evenness of tightness are the needle needs scroll frames. Excellent.

Note: You can probably use any scroll rod/frame with the Millennium(Needle needs) stand but you can't use any stand with their scroll rods/frames.
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