Yes, you definitely need the frame clamp for any of your needlework projects in stretcher bars to work with your floor or tabletop stand! This piece holds your stretcher bars in its soft plastic jaws. You’ll need a floor frame or travel frame or table clamp. The best part is, you can buy 2 pieces to start and build onto it as you want. I’ll ship this to you in the continental U.S. with another component for just $20. Call or email if you have questions!