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Thread: Hand quilters: on what do you quilt?

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    Junior Member Louise C's Avatar
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    I am just curious to find out how many of you quilt on a frame like it was done in the old days or on a hoop??

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    I do it in a hoop, but my hands can't handle doing anything big. So I have to only do a little at a time.

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    I do a hoop also but may start using a frame as I am doing bigger projects. I like to be able to take it with me and am very used to moving the hoop in all sorts of directions. I'm not sure how I'll adjust to staying put and quilting without rotating....I guess we'll see soon (as I think grand thoughts of a WIP completed LOL).

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    I like a hoop the best. I am trying my little oval floor stand again but I still like the round hoop best. I cant quilt away from myself and with the hoop I can just rotate it as needed.

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    I don't use a hoop, I just hold the quilt in my hands.

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    I use a PVC floor frame when I want to quilt with friends, but usually I just use a PVC hand-held frame.

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    i've done one on my frame - which is now in the closet and i can't find half the parts. doubt i'll ever use it again. it ate my living room. :lol:

    tried a hoop. it stretches things out of shape and i don't have both hands free when i need to stab instead of run-stitch. :?

    i like best to work without either, nestled in my comfy chair, in front of the boob tube, with the quilt spread around me. that means lots and lots of basting. :roll:

    so i just drape mine over my dining room table. the quilt stays nice and flat; little or no basting necessary; i have both hands free; i can move the quilt when i need to, or move me when i need to (chair's on wheels). works great. :D

    no tv in the dining room, though. :x

    i just can't win. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I'm glad you asked this Louise. I'm ready to move on to larger projects and I just can't see machine quilting the larger quilts. I had thought I might try a hoop on a stand. I've used that type for cross stitch in the past. It's nice to have some input on this.

    Cindy

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    For smaller projects, I don't use anything. I just quilt sitting on the couch and spreading the quilt out. I tried the quilting oval and it just drove me crazy. I spray baste.

    On bigger quilts, I have a traditional quilt frame that does take up the living room.

    In my sewing room, I also have the grace EZ3 frame. I'm excited to use that one, but haven't finished a second queen size quilt yet.


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    I use a small hoop. I have a stand hoop, but I really couldn't get used to manuvering it. I like being able to turn the small hoop whenever I want.

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