Custom framing can be expensive as anyone who has had a piece framed knows. If you are like me, you reserve that kind of framing for important things (like gifts). As a result the pile of stitched but unfinished needlepoint grows and grows.
Needlepoint for Fun has a fantastic illustrated tutorial on how you can frame your needlepoint using materials you get from the local crafts store. Unlike many other tutorials it starts with trimming the canvas and mounting it for framing.