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Sdf1966
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7:11 pm Mar 20, 2012

I am new at cross stitch a piece of this size and was wondering how people keep the fabric clean when you are holding it. The last cross stitch pattern I completed had markings where I was holding it in the scroll frame. I just want this piece to look great. Confused
Divecat
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9:19 am Mar 21, 2012

Hi there SDF

If you have a scroll frame, I would use a stand as it keeps touching it to a minimum. Here is the one I use and is where you just rest the frame on the arms: http://www.needleneeds.co.uk/store/en/5-needlework-stands-frames

I would also have covers/sleeves on my work to keep it clean. Meredith has a pattern on the site somewhere (I can't find it just now), but here is what they look like:
http://www.needleneeds.co.uk/store/en/21-millenium-frame-cover-set.html

I hope this helps.

Best wishes - Christine x
rifestitch
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9:35 am Mar 21, 2012

Another thing I have found that helps is to work "in the well" - I have my projects either scrolled or in my Q-Snaps in such a way that I only come into contact with the back side of the fabric. Here is a link to a reallllyyyy old photo of my SQ WIP - but it's the only one I can find that shows how I have it scrolled, as I normally crop those bits out when I post photos: http://rifestitch.multiply.com/photos/album/41/SQ_Lady_Unicorn_-_Progress_Prior_to_2008#photo=16

I do this whether I work on my floor stand (which is the ONLY way I can work on my SQ) or in hand with my small travel projects in Q-Snaps. I do also have "grime guards" for my smaller Q-Snaps, but I don't use them very often. I do occasionally have to get the lint roller out to pick up orts and other fuzz from the face of my work, but I don't really touch the non-stitched part very often....

Hope this helps a bit Smile
Sdf1966
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9:37 am Mar 23, 2012

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Originally posted by Sdf1966
I am new at cross stitch a piece of this size and was wondering how people keep the fabric clean when you are holding it. The last cross stitch pattern I completed had markings where I was holding it in the scroll frame. I just want this piece to look great. Confused


Thanks everyone for your advice. I made a cover to go over the cross stitch and I am making sure that everything is clean and no little grand-daughter hands. My grand-baby is turning one today and she is already interested in cross stitch or she is trying to help me. Stitching
armywife
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8:45 pm Mar 24, 2012

My grand-baby is turning one today and she is already interested in cross stitch or she is trying to help me. Stitching[/quote]

How adorable!!!
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