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In this video, learn the basics of cross stitching, such as how to mount the project.
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How to Mount the Cross Stitch Project
Hi, I’m Jannette. We’re going to show you today how to mount a little project that we just finished into to a ring box. I have a little so very house ring box here. I also have my finished piece. I have two little thin pieces of padding that I have cut just a little larger that the mounting board and some double sided acid free tape. You can also mount your piece by lacing it but I’m going to mount this so that I can perhaps change it out in a later time.
The first thing that I’m going to do is to trim my piece so that I don’t have too much excess going around the back but enough that it will go over and nicely cover and not leave little raw edges. So let's get the scissors and trim them. I counted out about 18 stitches on each side or 18 little blocks on each side and I’m going to cut up so that it's nice and even.
This will give me enough room. I supposed if you wanted to put it on something a little bit larger later, you can even take it out. I like to think that perhaps the things are not going to be used just for what their being used for now but, maybe somebody else will have another creative idea to deal with it.
Okay, we’ve trimmed evenly around this little piece. So the next thing I’m going to do is I’m going to take my mounting board, which is an acid free piece of cardboard. I’m going to lay my little pieces of padding that I have cut. Once just maybe a slight but larger than the other to make it smooth when it goes around and then I’m going to center my piece on top of them and check to make sure that when I take it over, it will center out.
I may want to remove even a little more. I’m testing to see how much I need. Let’s take a little more of that fabric off. I’m using fabric scissors or my little embroidery scissors to cut the fabric on this. I used paper scissors to cut the tape. You do not want to cut tape with your embroidery scissors, it will dull them overtime and you will not be able to cut threads any longer because it will just more or less throw it.
I’m going to check it out and make sure that it's evenly spaced. I’ll turn it upside down unless put that little piece of acid free mounting tape on the back. If you don’t have this, don’t worry about it. You can lace your piece by just stitching it back and forth from side to side. I’m going to bring this over and press down. This is a very strong tape so it will hold the piece quite well and the a little bit of padding there gives it just a little bit of proof to it so that it makes it look really pretty and I’m checking for centering.
Okay now, what I want to do with these corners, we’re going to just kind of pull them towards the center. You can trim them off but you have to be careful because you could end up with some sticking out over here and having raw edges which will not be very attractive. The nice part about this is that this tape can be released and you can pull up on it and adjust it a little bit. If you’re not totally satisfied of what you have it first.
Okay, let's try it in the box and see how it works. It looks like it will fill the box out quite nicely. Okay, I’ve attached the small piece of the tape in the box. This is fairly strong and will hold for a quite a long time. I’m going to peel the protective paper up, then I’m simply going to put my little piece down in the box and now I have a completed project. All that is missing is either a pair of your rings or a ring to go in the box. I hope you’ve enjoyed this demonstration today. Thank you very much for sharing your time with me.