Here’s a closer view of the magnetic ties I use while cross stitching and I only learned about it from watching flosstubes so . . not my original idea.
This is a small hoop and they’re almost too long but we use them to keep the excess fabric from getting in the way. It doesn’t take but a few times to stitch the extra fabric with your stitching to realize you need something to keep it out of the way. A friend uses hair clamps (the kind that look like they have teeth and you mash a little handle to open them) but I found my thread kept getting wrapped into the teeth.
These longer ones are great when using Qsnap frames or with larger hoops but if I see any shorter ones, I’m getting them for the small projects.
An added bonus is that your needle with stick to them too when you want to park your needle.
There are several shapes. These are the ones I like. Someone had some they were showing in a flosstube and they are round and the magnets can slip out of the circle, and they do slip out of the circle so you’re left with two magnets attached to each other and no “tie” holding the fabric back so she recommended not getting that kind.
Someone asked somewhere if the magnets were strong enough to mess up a cell phone and the answer was no but I’m still super careful to keep them away from my phone, tablet and Chromebook.