A lot of stitchers swear by Q-snaps, but I have always used either a round embroidery hoop or sometimes a scroll frame (mostly for larger pieces). Then when my daughter and I were at Hobby Lobby, I spied this 6" square version of Q-snaps, which is apparently brand new to the embroidery market*. I decided this would be perfect for stitching ornaments, and it turns out I was correct! It makes stitching on the small pieces of cloth easy, and holds the fabric taut. Here you can see me using it for Fresh Fallen Snow, which I highlighted in my last post. I see a lot more small pieces in my future.
[*EDITED TO ADD: the 6" square version is new; Q-snaps aren't!)