Sunday, June 7, 2009


I have never stitched such a big piece. I have tried in-hand, using my third hand, and now on a table frame I inherited from my mom. I am not sure what to do with the extra fabric. It is in the way. The frame is cumbersome and hard to turn over. It is also only 20" and my fabric is 22". To say the least I am frustrated. So not much progress for me.


  1. I am no expert by any means, but I use my Q snaps & then with the excess fabric, I roll it up & hook it to the snap with a hair clip. The big ones that look like lobster claws. Hope that helps some!!!!!! Shari

  2. Hi Kate,
    I have my extra rolled & pinned. Still a handfull but working so far.

  3. I know it can get a little pricey, but I have a BAP right now on Handi Clamp scroll frames. You can buy them in large widths, like 24", 26", and 30". It solved a lot of problems for me.

    Check JoAnn Fabrics or Hobby Lobby for scroll frames, too. They may have something wide enough for you.

    There are floor stand frame holders and lap frame holders that you can buy, too, but I was trying to be frugal. I's a little awkward at first, but I learned how to balance the wide frame on my leg and the arm of the chair, and it became much easier and more relaxing.