1. Keep your work as taut as possible. You will need either a frame or a circular hoop. This will keep your stitches even.
2. If you are using a frame, sew the fabric with large stitches onto the material which runs across the top and bottom bars of the frame, top to top, bottom to bottom.
3. If using a frame, always wind the fabric on the bars so that the BACK is outside. This way the design is covered, and has less chance of being soiled.
4. If you use a hoop, remember to take the fabric off the hoop when finished each time, otherwise you will make circular marks in it.