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Thread: Hoop and stand for hand quilting

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    Hoop and stand for hand quilting

    I been thinking about starting to do some hand quilting, but do not have room for a floor frame. Saw the Grace Hoop 2 (pricey), but it looks like a well made set-up. Do any of you that do hand quilting have this stand and hoop? If so, do you like, dislike? Also, are there any suggestions about other hoops and stands that are available that you might have.
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    I have one and I love mine. Pricey but well worth it. I like that mine will swivel for me as I sew to turn. And I sit comfortably at my chair....But I also bought a pvc stand with 4 legs that works wonders at Joann's with a 50% coupon makes it around 50.00.
    It is like those embroider plastic pvc ones you put the quilt on and then the pieces on each side stretch it and keeps it smooth and taut.

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    you might search for a Morgan No Slip Hoop. They make one on a stand. Nice constrution

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    I have the Hinterburg (not sure about the spelling) It was a little pricey also, but I love it. Mine swivels, slants and the height can be raised or lowered. Beautiful piece. I also got the half circle thing to do borders or quilt edges. Have never regretted it.

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    http://crafts-sewing.hsn.com/quilter...349023_xp.aspx
    i think this is the one i have but I've never used it. I bought one for a friend in England too and sent it to her, but the other one went into my guest room where I store my quilts and tops. I"m not much of a hand quilter.
    I also have a hinterburg kit for a floor frame. still in the box. I know, shame on me. but my hubby was always going to put it together for me and never did.
    if you buy a PVC stand, just make sure it's a Q Snap one. ask me how I know....
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    I just use a hoop (or not) in my lap - no floor stand. I can scritch and wiggle any way I like in my chair and not have it affect my quilting. I'm sure those that use a floor frame of some type probably have better quilting posture than I do but I just can't see myself having to maintain that position and be able to quilt for any length of time.

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    I have the same frame that debbieumphress has--bought it as Joanns. Comes apart and stores easily. Live in a 34 ft RV so space is limited. Gets kinda crowded when I'm quilting but it's my only choice as far as room as concerned.

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    I use a Q-snap lap frame. This way I can sit in my recliner and turn the frame as needed to sew. It's easier to change the frame to the next area. I would say that I'm a beginner hand quilter (have done 2 full size quilts over the years) so I am good at stitching in only 2 directions.

    I guess I would suggest starting with something less expensive and see if you like hand quilting.....I enjoy handwork (it is very relaxing) but I do get a little impatient with the amount of time that it does take to finish a hand quilting project but love the look. (Do you see my personal struggle? lol)

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    I have the Q Snap frame, Love it. Have a small space, can put it up and take down very easy, and stores in box. I did get the tilt legs, seems easier to quilt.

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    I'm another person who can recommend the Hinterberg hoops. Mine is the lap hoop, which rotates, tips, etc. It is a bit pricey but worth every penny. I've never regretting buying it. I found it very difficult to hand quilt and hold the hoop at the same time. With this, there's no holding the hoop at all. Your quilting is your only concern.

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