I've been doing a lot of research and reading on the various ways to do cross-stitch projects, mostly because I was slightly intimidated by the HAED design I choose. I've learned a new system of cross-stitching (called gridding and parking) and oh boy do I like it a lot.
During my research, I stumbled across this at Embroidery.com.
Its a quilted scroll frame envelope that protects your embroidery or cross stitch project. And so I said to Myself, "Self, I bet you can make one of those!" And Self agreed.
I started with some stash fabric.
Cut it down, made it double sided, stitched on the velcro (check out my velcro smiley face)
And voila, only thirty or so minutes later and my penguin cross-stitch project is well protected. I am pretty happy about this, as I was wondering how to get my larger projects covered during storage. I was going to store them in trash bags. Doable but not very nice looking and definitely not travel worthy.
I'm slowly converting all my projects to scroll frames. I like it because it keeps creases out of the fabric and protects the stitching better.
I currently have four scroll frames, all loaded with projects. Two more covers to go! And all for the low low price of $0 thanks to an overabundance of stash fabric.