I'm about 35% finished with the basketweave/continental stitching on what will be the inside front of the purse.
In this photograph you can see how I have basted the remaining part of the canvas so it doesn't flop and get in the way. When stitching a large canvas (like this purse and Gunther the nutcracker I stitched last summer), I like to use smaller stretcher bars. I then move the canvas down as I complete the stitching. I prefer stretcher bars rather than roller frames because I think the bars keep things tauter.
This shows the C-clamp that I am using to attach my frame to the table in the shop where I do my stitching. I can sit and stitch and watch the front door, or converse with customers who are shopping.