Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Q-Snap Question

For those of you who use Q-snaps, have you ever used the 11 by 17 and held it in your hand while stitching?  Did you find it cumbersome?  I only ask because I have a design that I would like to put on it and am a bit worried about my hand cramping up on me holding it.

Thanks to all who respond!

8 comments:

valerie said...

11x17 is pretty hard to hold in hand. My hand gets fatigued with holding an 11x11. I have lots of shoulder and neck issues though so I now won't use anything above an 8". With your size, I'd say you'd need to rest it against something or put it in your stand.

Vonna said...

It gets hard to hold, that's why I have a stand, BUT if you have like a table you can pull up to you...you can lean it against that and then stitch two handed...I do it all the time in the car using the dashboard or steering wheel :)
(or course not while I'm driving....while I'm sitting waiting for kids...)

Annie said...

Vonna's table suggestion sounds like a good one. I can't deal with more than 8x8 either. I think that's too heavy too actually.

Heather said...

I can't even hold an 11x11 in my hand without cramping. I'd put it in a stand, or, if I were still a teenager, I'd stitch all hunched over while balancing the thing on my knees. =)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Have you ever tried scroll rods? I like them so much better than q-snaps. Check out K's Creations - I wouldn't stitch any other way!

Maggee said...

There is no comfortable way to use 11X17 except to lean it against a table as above, or balance it on one leg... to stitch two-handed. Same with scroll rods, unless you have a stand. But even then, if they are really long like 17" it tends to lean to one side! No help, I know... Hugs.

herachronicles said...

I agree it's a little cumbersome. I have adapted wonderfully to an 11"x11" qsnap. If my hand gets tired I use my *ahem* chest to rest the frame.

I haven't mastered stand stitching. The one time I tried I had some very crooked stitches. :(

Pumpkin said...

To be honest, I don't mind using the 11 x 11 or 11 x 17. It is easier if you can rest the top of it on a table or the top of your knee :o)