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Thread: Hand quilting/hoop stand

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    Super Member KimS's Avatar
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    This is a question for all you hand quilters out there. How do you feel about the lap stand frames? I've got the 24"x24" stand right now but when we're all in the livingroom watching TV it gets in the way and that's why I'm thinking about getting a lap stand. Opinions.

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    I hand quilt without a frame. Sorry I can't help you!

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    I loved mine. It is an oval.. Kept it up for just that.. Even was out when company came as decoration. hah!

    mine is wood.

    have fun !

    Ell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Always In Stitches
    I hand quilt without a frame. Sorry I can't help you!
    Isn't that hard to do? Don't the layers shift around on you? I've always wondered how people can quilt with no frame.

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    I use a plain old lap hoop with no stand at all. This is how I learned to quilt. It enabled me to turn the quilt any which way, which probably ingrained bad quilting habits but I do love my lap hoop and love being able to contort myself into all kinds of positions to quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Always In Stitches
    I hand quilt without a frame. Sorry I can't help you!
    .....me too, the frame just gets in my way; but I have several quilt frames in different sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    I use a plain old lap hoop with no stand at all. This is how I learned to quilt. It enabled me to turn the quilt any which way, which probably ingrained bad quilting habits but I do love my lap hoop and love being able to contort myself into all kinds of positions to quilt.
    I thought you had to be a contortionist to quilt. LOL!!!

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    Here's the hand quilting hoop I love:

    http://www.keepsakequilting.com/prod...PTOP-HOOP-.htm

    The ball makes the hoop very easily to swivel the hoop to any angle or direction that will make stitching easier, and it's very easy to release and tighten the wing nuts for the position you want. The underneath hand is unobstructed, and the entire hoop sits in your lap.

    There is a half-hoop adapater available for it too (makes stitching borders easier).

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    I use a floor frame for most of my quilting, but for small quilts I use a plain, round hoop, no stand. It's 18" wide, and cost all of $4 20 years ago.

    Janet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Here's the hand quilting hoop I love:

    http://www.keepsakequilting.com/prod...PTOP-HOOP-.htm

    The ball makes the hoop very easily to swivel the hoop to any angle or direction that will make stitching easier, and it's very easy to release and tighten the wing nuts for the position you want. The underneath hand is unobstructed, and the entire hoop sits in your lap.

    There is a half-hoop adapater available for it too (makes stitching borders easier).

    I have one similar (Grace Co.) and I'm ashamed to say that I have never used it. I thought it would be good for using while in the car and traveling but it turns out that I'm so comfortable with my !8" and 24" plain round frames that I just couldn't adjust to the new one. I also bought the Q snap frame and have never used it. Shame on me!

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