Thursday, 22 December 2011

Frames? Hoops? or Clips?

I'm looking for some stitchy advice this week.

I've mostly been up to festivities rather than much stitching but I've had a great time. I'm super excited for Christmas day now with it being my son's first Christmas!!!

I can't wait to get started on my crazy January projects.

My best friend gave me some sew and so vouchers and I've been looking into frames etc. I used to use a floor stand with a huge elbsee easy clip frame but my stand has succumbed to wear and tear and now lists badly as the middle post is threaded in the wood. Anyway I think that is for the best, as a floor stand would just be a hazard with my now increasingly mobile and inquisitive tot.

But I'm really struggling with a 26 inch easy clip balanced on my lap. I've been considering delving into the loft looking for my old hoops, but I ditched them because of the nasty marks that appear and are a pain to get out on large projects. So I was wondering what you all use? Got any recommendations for me.

I keep looking at these type of clip frames.
9" x 9" Plastic Snap Frame

But I'm not sure if these are any good for large projects would the clips crush stitches for moving it around?

A very merry Christmas to you all and I hope santa leaves lots of stitchy gifts under your tree.

Keep Stitching...


  1. Ive just started using q-snaps, there pretty good. easier to hold then a hoop and very light weight, :)

  2. I love my q snaps. They don't mark or crush in any way. And you can get extender poles for larger projects. However I do still have my hoops for small projects!

  3. I hate single hand stitching, so I always use a scroll frame. Have you considered a lap stand since a floor stand is out of the question?

    Merry Christmas!

  4. I use the Q snaps and I love them. They are pretty good and don't crease the fabric like the hoops. They also can be moved around on a bigger project.

  5. I use the Q snaps and love them also. I have 3 different sizes and plan on getting a couple of extras. Wouldn't stitch without them.
    Happy Stitching &
    Merry Christmas