Tuesday, September 06, 2005

SBQ - September 6, 2005

I'm already a week behind with my SBQ. Yikes!

What do you use to hold your fabric while you stitch? A hoop, a Q-Snap, a scroll frame, something else, or do you stitch in hand? Have you always used just the one thing or have you tried one or more of the others? Which do you like best? Why?

I used to stitch with an embroidery hoop but now I use Q-Snaps. I like to keep the fabric as tight as possible. The embroidery hoops worked great but I find Q-Snaps to be simpler to use and easier to hold. I have an old set of scroll frames that I bought at a yard sale years ago but I have never used them. If a project is very small I will stitch in hand. Sometimes I buy a few extra inches of fabric so the project will fit into a specific set of Q-Snaps. Pretty twisted, huh?

I'd like to thank everyone for the positive comments about my "rescue" of the kitty and pig projects and also for the kind words about my recent finishes. I appreciate the feedback more than you know. Thank you for reading my blog!


Barbara said...

I just got my first Q Snap last week and I don't know how I lived without it! Tried a scroll but I didn't like it. I've always used hoops and been careful to move them around to avoid persistant rings.

Your blog is fun to read - keep up the good work!

Joanie said...

I like scroll rods up to about 14 inches. Currently I am using a plastic hoop cause I am stitching on fabric larger than the scroll rods. I tried Q-snaps but I get tired holding them.

Cool question.

Lelia said...

lol. You buy extra inches of linen? I baste scrap material (like old tee-shirt stuff) to linen pieces in order to make the ground large enough for q-snaps!! Now, we both know I'm the twisted one ; ) lol.

Chelle said...

Barbara welcome to the world of q-snaps! Isn't it fun to get a new stitching toy?

Joanie I should try the scroll rods I have, but I worry they will be difficult to hold since I'm used to the q-snaps! Do you use a lap or floor stand with them?

And yes Lelia, I have been known to buy extra linen. True confessions!! Can you believe it?? What a waste. Now that my sewing machine is out all the time I really should add scrap fabric around the edges when I need it. I think you're the SMART one!