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.