I have stitched many afghans, for me, the kids, the guild, etc. My
suggestion is YES, use Q-snaps. They will make the area you are stitching
taut and easier to stitch on.
As to the bulk of fabric, I usually stitch the center squares first as they
are the most difficult to reach, and that way you are not crushing areas
you have already stitched. When I stitch the outer squares, I often turn
both the pattern (chart) and fabric upside down, so that I have the least
amount of fabric to my right, and can work my hand more easily that
way...is that clear? Try it and you will see what I mean. I also use a
stab method when I stitch so it is important that my right hand can move
freely from top to underside of my work.
In addition, I keep my backs as neat as humanly possible, and finish the
afghans by simply fringing them...I have never backed an afghan.
Edy in NYC
> I couldn't resist and bought another leaflet today. I always wanted to
> on a afghan, but never found a pattern I liked. The one I bought is
> Cat Afghan designed by Norma Brown. The site to see a picture of it is
> www.graphworks.com Book 41. If you are a cat lover you'll want this one.
> I don't know any tips on how to work with sooo much fabric and any help
> be appreciated. It appears I'll be doing this in hand. I guess I could
> Q-snaps around the square I'm working but don't know what to do with that
> of fabric around it. I guess this will be a challenge. Any tips for
> had taken the challenge I would like your input.
> Kathy M
> Dallas, TX