If you wish to frame your design with a mat, choose your mat color carefully. Look at your design and select a mat color that will bring out a color in the design or a color that will coordinate with the room in which you want to hang it.
Measure your stitched design to check the actual size before buying a frame. Stitching tension as well as subtle differences in your fabric may change the finished size of your design.
Center your design on the board. Pin the fabric to the edges of the board to temporarily hold it. Pull the fabric taut as you pin.
Fold the fabric corners, then the edges to the back of the board, making mitered corners. Hold the edges in place temporarily with tape.
Hand stitch the folds together, using heavy thread. When finished, remove the tape.
Using long (36" or more) pieces of heavy thread, lace opposing edges together. Remove pins when finished.
Place the mounted design in the frame and secure it by placing small nails or glazier’s points into the inside back of the frame. For a more finished look, you can glue brown paper to the back of the frame.