I am considering buying a used floor frame, out of state so I can't try it first, my concerns are: I can't quilt away from me, How hard is it to learn? What kind of thimble do you use on your thumb, in order to do that? What are the reasons you like your floor frame over a hoop? I have a standing hoop and a lap hoop. I like both of them but with a large quilt, I am thinking that it would be nice to have all that material off of my lap, especially in the summer. I also love the idea of not having to baste a quilt. Do you set your frame up in your livingroom or in a sewing room? Any and all responses would be so appreciated. Thanks.