Jun 15, 2014

Cross Stitch Chart Holder

For a while, I've been struggling with how to have the working copies of my chart close to where my my stitching is on the scroll rods.  Since I'm on a stash diet and didn't want to have to buy yet another gadget, I came up with an idea that works wonderfully.  The best part about it... I had all the supplies!

Supplies:
2" Floss Ring
1 Hanging Clip Board
8x10" Loran Magnet Board (optional)
Tape

 
This step is optional: I took 3 small pieces of tape and attached the magnet board to the clipboard. Two on each side toward the top. One piece on the bottom. I used packing tape since it's usually stronger than the 1/2" invisible tape. I tried to use the clip on the clipboard to hold the magnet board, but the magnet board was too heavy and kept sliding out from under the clip.  You could glue the magnet board to the clipboard, but I wanted to be able to use my clipboard for other things if need be.
 
 
Using the 2" floss ring, hook it through the hanger at the top of the clipboard  and then around the scroll rod.


 There you have it... a magnetic, hanging chart holder.  I like that I can have it right next to my stitching and it's easily removable, when I have to flip the scroll rods over. Easy peasy... and inexpensive.
 


You could also do this with a 6x9" clipboard and a 5x7" magnet board.  Just remember to use a clipboard with the hanger at the back.

Happy Stitching!

13 comments:

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Brilliant!

Irene said...

Great idea!

I use needle minder magnets to hold the pattern on my fabric near the area I'm stitching.

Busy Lizzie said...

great tip

D1-D2 said...

That is genius! By the way, what is that black tube you have at the top and bottom of the frame?

Akila said...

Lovely idea. I bought a magnetic board about a year back. I think that's the most useful tool so far

Mary Ann said...

Brilliant idea!!

Pam in IL said...

Very clever and inventive solution! I'm not using scroll rods at the moment, but I'll be remembering this for the future. Thanks for sharing.

cucki said...

Lovely idea xx

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I SO love creative ways of accomplishing a need. Great thinking!

Scooty said...

You are soooooo creative - I think you could make & sell these. Maybe you are in the wrong line of work? Your Petal Pincushion came out gorgeous. Judi in Phoenix

Vicky L said...

Very good idea!

Jennifer M said...

Sounds and looks great Meari-thanks for sharing:)

Pam Koontz said...

Wow! What a great idea Meari! I have the chart holder made to go with my scroll frame, but it isn't perfect. For one thing, when I tilt my scroll frame as yours is, so I can see it and stitch, it covers most of my pattern, which is behind it on the chart holder. It's also easy to knock the pattern off because it just sits on it. I might just try your idea! I think I have a light weight clip board! Thanks!!