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In this article, I show you my new stand qsnap. I really wanted to highlight this because I think that a lot of stitchers get deterred when they go to bias stand. A lot of stands are quite expensive. And then when you, you know, you think about having a pattern holder and all of this stuff that you can buy as attachments, it, it really adds up.
So I wanted to let you know that there is an option for doing things a cheaper way and it’s also readily available. So this sand is just a simple wooden stand that I got from Michael’s, which is in the U S one of the top three craft stores, the big craft stores with scroll frame.
I want to show you how I altered my tabletop stand to make it suit all of my needs for free to just a couple of dollars as discussed on Reddit a few weeks ago. So the stand originally was just this wooden base right here, minus the cup with the clamp and then this adjustable base and you’ll see that it does move up and down.
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Not fairly easily because I do have it tightened. It doesn’t move around on me, but it does move at all angles right here, right here and here. And what I have done is added a pattern holder and I’m sure you can tell already that this is just a clipboard from dollar tree and it holds my paper patterns and also my highlighter for marking off. And all I’ve done is nailed that into the wood. I wish I bought the bonnie hope model instead.
So it’s on there. It’s sturdy, it’s not going to fall off. And it’s, you know, either free if you have a clipboard lying around or a dollar from the dollar store. So the next thing is my little cup here, which is just a little plastic cup from the thrift store that I attached to the base with a zip tie. And this holds all of my notions.
And the last thing on my stand is something that I haven’t seen them to be used, but this is invaluable to me. And just a little spray bottle that I got from dollar tree that I filled with rubbing alcohol. So I used to propyl alcohol is what it’ll say usually on the front. And this is for spraying onto my hands before I pick up my work. It’ll take off all of, it’ll dry off all of the oils that are on your hands.
So that is it for my station. I hope that this was helpful for you guys. I hope that you now see that you don’t have to spend a hundred dollars or more on a stand with all of the attachments and doodads. You can really adjust things to suit your own needs, which is what I would like to do anyway because if you buy something ready made, it might not be exactly what you want.
So this, I was able to set up exactly how and where I want it and it was super, super cheap. So check out your local craft store if you don’t already have a stand. I do highly recommend these wooden stands. They don’t require any tools to put together so you can bring it home and put it together super quickly. Which I did in one night and was just so ecstatic to have. It’s not the best stand.
I do find that if you don’t tighten the clamps enough on it, it will start to fall on you, especially with the Q frame, which is quite heavy. Once I put the Q frame on there, it drooped but just take some pliers and really tighten those clamps and you shouldn’t have a problem.