The frame is made of sturdy 1" PVC pipe. I bought the 11" square model to hold my Celestial Dragon piece. When I first took the frame out of the package, I found four right-angled pieces (7" long on one edge and 2" long on the other), four straight connector pieces (2" long), and four 8" curved clip pieces. Here are of all of the pieces, disassembled:
|11" Q-Snap frame, disassembled|
|11" Q-Snap frame, assembled|
|Close-up of clip pieces and frame|
|"Celestial Dragon" installed in the frame|
I love, love, love, love it! The frame is lightweight and very sturdy, and the wide clip pieces hold the fabric snugly and safely without creating hoop marks. To adjust the tension, you just rotate the clip pieces inward or outward. I haven't had a hoop on this cross stitch piece since Thursday (June 14), and you can see the marks that still remain on the fabric two days later. In comparison, the Q-snap frame didn't leave sharp marks on my fabric after two whole days in the frame. The fabric is still slightly curved, but there is no sharp edge like the hoop left.
|Look, Ma! No frame marks!|
So... here is the good news! I love the Q-Snap frame so much, I would love to be able to show one of my readers how fantastic it is. That's why I am going to give one away - totally free! I have a brand new 8" Q-snap frame that I will ship to one of my lucky readers at the end of June. You don't even have to pay shipping! I just want to share this with someone who will hopefully enjoy it as much as I do. I have set up a raffle through Rafflecopter (see the widget at the end of this post to enter). Here are all of the ways you can earn entries!
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You can combine all of these for up to 20 entries per person. In addition, I will also be giving out a coupon code for free shipping on any item in my Etsy shop to one lucky second place winner. The contest closes at 12:01 a.m. on 6/30/2012, and I will announce the winner on 7/1/2012. Good luck, and as always, thanks for stopping by!