I don't even know where I picked this up, but I live by it now when doing my embroidery. You know the non-skid bumpy material you buy to keep rugs and appliances from slipping? (sorry, don't know the name of it) Well, I bought a small batch from WalMart, cut it in strips, and I insert small pieces between the fabric and my hoop. And it keeps that fabric nice and tight! You have to work with it a bit, but when you get it, there's no tugging on the edges after you get started. And you can re-use them. love THAT part!