Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My stitching frame and other questions.

I've been asked by a few people about the stitching frame I am using for Cirque des Carreaux. I found it at Joanne Fabrics and it comes in a couple other shapes and sizes. You put the inner section under your fabric of choice then carefully snap the upper section in place over the top. It holds the fabric very securely in place and as you can see from the photograph leaves an impression when you take it all apart. Last time that happened I was able to steam press the indentations out.

Do I back my stitching when I am finishing my projects? It depends upon the size and what I am going to use the project for. Everything I have done so far this year has not had an extra layer except for the intentional quilting projects which have cotton or bamboo batting. I'm working on a large stitch cushion at the moment which will have some kind of additional fabric backing to protect the stitches.

What do you do about the foreign language e-mail messages? I copy and paste them to Google to find out the content. Started doing that a few weeks ago. There are some English speaking people, set to no-reply pseudo bloggers, out there who are just being "silly". Others are genuine first language speakers with active blogs.

Am I using variegated thread for Cirque des Carreaux? NO.


  1. That's an interesting frame. I've never seen anything like it at the JoAnn's near me.

  2. Carol,

    Thanks for the answers. Would the batting not "seep" through the holes of the cross-stitch fabric if it isn't line?


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