Step 2: Preparing the Frame

Remove the glass from your frame. Place it on a flat piece of thin cardboard and trace it. I recommend using cereal box cardboard. If you use something too thick, you risk your finished product not fitting into the frame.

Wash the glass using dish soap or glass cleaner. Set it aside to air dry.

Cut out the traced shape on the cardboard, cutting completely inside the lines. Your cardboard should fit inside the frame (where the glass will rest) with a few millimeters of wiggle room on all sides. Err on the side of more wiggle room, not less.
<p>Your Instructions and method of framing cross stitch are awesome. I am in no way OCD, but I think I would use the holes in the aida cloth to align the project with the frame. Just sayin' ; ok then, maybe just a little OCD. (Teehee)</p>
<p>Thank you so much. I have just about completed a cross-stitch project &amp; have 4 more to go. (1 for each grandchild). This along with the suggestions in the other comments will allow me to finish them off. </p>
<p>Excelente! Y muy util. Muchas gracias por compartirlo &lt;3</p>
<p>If you desire your project to last for generations I would advise using an archival quality mat board rather than cardboard, as regular cardboard will yellow the fabric over time.</p>
<p>Thank you! I recently finished my first cross stitch project and had no idea how to present it. I don't like frames so I just did the carboard to hide the raw edges and hung it on the wall :) There is another option of using double-sided tape and using an embroidery hoop (like here: http://sewingseed.blogspot.com/2012/08/securing-your-needlework-in-hoop-frame.html ) But your method is easier :)</p>
<p>One additional thing I would recommend is to chose a frame that has matting between the cross stitch and the glass. Over the years, the chemicals from the thread can cause the glass to turn a funny color in the places where the thread touched it. Other than that, this is a great method for framing!</p>
<p>This is fabulous, thank you so much. I hope that I can reciprocate in the future if I can think of any knowledge that I can pass on, and I hope I can make it as clear and easy to follow as this has been for me. </p>
<p>Thank you for taking the time to share this. Looks Great!</p>
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I love this!

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