Thursday, February 12, 2009


Sounds like 8x8 is the way to go!!

Thank you soooo much for all your tips, I really appreciate them all~


I've heard wonders about Q-Snaps and would like to get one since I'm in need of a new frame and I've got a coupon for Joann's Fabrics right now~ What I'm debating is what size should I get? Will 11x11 be too big to handle or will 8x8 be good enough? I know.... I'm a very indecisive person.....

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!!!


  1. Hi Theresa,
    I just have bought my first Q-snaps recently, but unfortunately I haven't been using them yet... I think I bought 11x11, maybe.
    I hope it will useful!

  2. I used to be indecisive - now I just can't make up my mind. It really depends on what size projects you tend to do more of. If they are small ones then the 8x8 but if they are big then the 11x11 or else you would have to fold too much fabric underneath the holding bars if you know what I mean. But to be honest the best plastic type frame I have ever used is this one but I don't know if you can get it in the States but you can make it any size you want between 14x14 and 6x6 and it is wonderful as it never leaves any marks on your fabric no matter how long you leave the project in there for - I can attest to this because I left one in there for over 2 years. Hope this helps. Patti xxx

  3. Theresa, the large ones make my hands tired, as much as I'd like to use them. I love my 8x8, but any size over that really tires my wrist quickly.
    Also, you know to put felt or something soft over your linen, don't need to for aida. So when you put into the Q Snaps and turn them, they won't pull your linen.

  4. I kind of agree with Cindy. I use my 8x8 for almost everything. I use the 6x6 for smalls assuming I can get the snaps on two sides of the fabby at least and I have 11x11 but barely use them. Sometimes the 11x11 or larger hurts my wrist/elbow if I am stitching a while. I have them in almost every size available and love them but to start...8x8 should be perfect for you. If you buy felt squares and cut into strips, put between linen and snap, it helps with the tension and protects the linen too. Felt is cheap at Joann's. Hope that helps.

  5. I agree with Valerie's comments, and would recommend the 8x8 - which is a good middle ground between the hefty 11x11 and the small 6x6.

  6. I've tryed 8x8, it was really handy, but a little bit too small for me.

    I'm waiting now for my first Q-snap too :) I wanted to buy 11x11, but there wasn't this size in Lithuania, so I bought 11x17. I'm afraid if it would be handy too :)

  7. Hi--love my q-snaps. I use 8x8 for almost everything but smalls. I bought 11x11s but they're hard to hold and make my hand tired. Because they don't make a dent in the fabric the way hoops do, you can move 8x8s around a big project without any problem. I don't use fabric between the snap and the linen (and have never damaged a project), although a lot of people use fabric strips to protect the linen. Enjoy! You'll love them!

  8. I really like the 8x8. Anything larger becomes heavy in hand.

  9. Hi Theresa,
    I suggest you get 8" first. If you are stitching by holding the frame up and one hand stitching then 8" will be perfect for you, or else bigger frame will be too heavy to hold and will get your hand tired quickly. If you have lap/floor stand to hold the qsnap then 11" is just as nice especially for bigger projects. I use fabric between snap and linen, based on my experience, the only purpose of that is to make the linen really taut while stitching, as you know linen is much thinner than Aida or evenweave. Not using fabric or felt is alright, project in qsnap never get damaged.


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