For all of you asking about the interfacing I used on my over-1 project. Here is the skinny-
My local ANG guild decided to do the Quaker hornbooks as a group project. (There are some VERY talented stitchers in that group! ) One of them suggested using some lightweight interfacing on the back of our linen. NOT iron-on interfacing-the little bumps might be a problem. (The hand basting on my hornbook was not to hold the interfacing on-it was called for in the pattern.) I just basted a piece of interfacing around the edges of the fabric with my sewing machine. The basting can be removed and the interfacing trimmed when I am finished stitching. That's it! So far, it has worked wonderfully. No dropped threads!
For those of you wondering-yes, I am going to use the interfacing on the back of Give Thanks as soon as I frog the pumpkin. :)