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Thread: Hand quilters question

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    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
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    yes.
    i use a hoop
    i use a frame,
    i lap quilt
    it depends on the project- what is easier for that particular circumstance- some quilts i have a heck of a time if hooped- but want them portable- find it easier to just 'lap quilt' some projects i have to have the hoop- some projects for me are best in the large floor frame.
    small projects (baby quilts, table toppers, ect) are generally done without a hoop or frame- unless the quilting design is very detailed- extensive.
    larger projects or ones that are very detailed-densely quilted i use a hoop if i'm taking it with me- the frame if i'm only working on it at home.
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    i use a morgan quilt hoop
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    Never used a hoop, never had a problem

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    I tried using a hoop and it felt so darn awkward. Tried handquilting without it... that felt like the most natural thing!

    Several of the handquilters I know use a hoop.

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    Hoop for the middle (q-snap, 14"), then switch to lap quilting as I get to the edges. So far I have only done lap quilts this time around. I grew up with a quilting frame a permanent fixture, and everybody worked it - even first time visitors would be asked to place a few stitches! But, as others have mentioned, it takes up a lot of space.
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    Super Member earthwalker's Avatar
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    I find it easier to use my lap....I find hoops a bit awkward.

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    My mother use to use frames. She had different sizes that my dad made her, and she used hoops too. Not just on her lap, but I am a lap person. Feels freeing, and comfortable. Just my style.
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    Hoop, hoop, hoop all the way. Most of my quilts are queen size. Basted well, never had a problem with pleats or tucks. I do miss my recliner tho, now i have a love seat, and it is just not the same.

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    I have always hand quilted on my lap no matter what size the quilt never used a hoop

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    I lap quilt. I tried the round hoop, the PVC frame from JoAnn's but I never could seem to get the tension right for hand quilting. So, now I have a frame that merely holds the fabric (I'm quilting a queen) but basically, I'm holding the material in my left hand as I quilt with my right hand. I just remember to pin, pin, pin and get everthing tight and smooth before I start quilting.

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