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Thread: Border hoops

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    I hand quilt and was thinking of purchasing a border hoop. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Would this be a good purchase? I am not exactly sure how to use it but, hopefully this board can help me. thanks

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    The border hoops are usually a half circle with a strip of fabric across it to pin the edge of the quilt on
    One one of the shows I did for QuiltersTV I demonstrated a technique to use heavy rubber bands pinned to the edge of the quilt and wrapped around a round hoop to quilt the edges of the quilt. It works.

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    It sounds like another thing to temp us with but would spend most of the year on a shelf in the way!

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    wouldn't it be just as easy to sew/baste a piece of fabric to the side of the quilt so that the entire quilt hoop is filled with fabric? but you just quilt the quilt half of the circle

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    That card table idea that I was looking at a while back on this board worked for me. I took the top off from an old card table and used that to hand quilt. It doesn't take up a lot of room. I am toying with the idea of using pvc pipe to hold the quilt in place. I used straight pins to hold it onto the table.

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    Thanks Holice for the info, I could give that a try.. now to get some heavy duty elastic....

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    A friend has one and uses it all the time on her quilts. She has offered it to me but I have not taken her up on the offer. Have been tempted to buy one but I get away with just using my normal 14" round hoop and just moving it more frequently. I'm just too cheap to spend the $$ on the edge hoop and I wouldn't want to hold up my friend on any of her projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    wouldn't it be just as easy to sew/baste a piece of fabric to the side of the quilt so that the entire quilt hoop is filled with fabric? but you just quilt the quilt half of the circle
    I have border bars that came with my Jasmine easy spinner hoop on a stand, and I can't figure out how to use them. I use a dish towel and pin it to the part of the border I am going to quilt, I think it would be similar to doing it as QuiltnNan has described. It works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    The border hoops are usually a half circle with a strip of fabric across it to pin the edge of the quilt on
    One one of the shows I did for QuiltersTV I demonstrated a technique to use heavy rubber bands pinned to the edge of the quilt and wrapped around a round hoop to quilt the edges of the quilt. It works.
    I would be more interested in hearing about this. By chance did you do a tutorial?

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