Some people have inquired "which is the easiest way to mount the finished cross stitch piece into the frame" you purchased from me, so I decided to make a new forum with pictures to show you how to do it. Please feel free to do it any way you want. My instructions below are just a suggestion. It takes me about 20 minutes to frame a piece.
You can also add a thin piece of glass to your frame before mounting your finished piece if you so desire. Just take it to you local glass cutter and they will cut your glass to size. My glass cutter also mounts the glass in the frame for me.
1. You will need the following items before you start: pencil, piece of tracing paper, scissors, acid free stitcky board or a piece of cardboard, box cutter *optional*, carbon paper, glazier points *included with my Stitch N Frame Kits*.
2.Lay your frame on top of a piece of tracing paper on a flat surface. with the pencil at a slant, trace around the inside routered edge of the frame. If you do not slant your pencil so it's touching the inside edge, you will not get the correct drawing/sizing.
3. This is what your drawing should look like when step 2 is completed.
4. Now using the drawing you made on the tracing paper, lay it out onto your cardboard backing and place a piece of carbon paper betwen the two and trace around it so it is copied dark enough for you to see.
5. Using scissors or box cutter, cut around the area traced out. Place it in the frame to see if it fits right and do any corrections if necessary.
6. Using the same piece of tracing paper with your drawing on it, lay it onto your finished cross stitched project and center it as you want it to show in your frame. Pin in place. Using scissors, cut around the marked area.
7. Now your project is ready to mount on your board. You can also add some quilt batting if you desire a puffy look. Just place it between your project and your board.
8. Peel off the protective covering of your sticky board and mount your project.
9. Now you are ready to place your project into the frame.
10. Turn your frame over and slip your project into it.
11. Using glacier points, tack into the sides of your frame very gently with your fingers or tap lightly with a hammer. If you have glass in your frame, I would reccommend you do NOT use a hammer.
12. Now your picture is ready to hang on your wall and enjoy!