I have a bonehead question for everyone - what do you consider to be "railroading" when you're stitching? I always thought that whatever method you use to make sure your stitches aren't twisted and your floss strands lie side by side is railroading. But others seem to be of the mind that you need to separate your strands with a needle as you insert it into your fabric and some people even use a laying tool. My method is pretty old school - I untwist with every stitch (kind of muscle memory), lie the floss downward against my work, and hold it with my finger tip as I go. It doesn't really slow me down because it's become habit but now I'm wondering if I'm doing this like everyone else or if it's really easier to do it with another method. I really like the uniform look of the stitches and the way this makes them look fat and sit a little proud of the surface. I also get good coverage this way.
Maybe there's another word for my low tech, sorta fussy way of doing this?