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Thread: Quilting frames????

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    OK. I'm tired of fighting the dogs and the lap hoop. Anyone have advice on the best, "affordable, quilting frame?

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    I have the Grace EZ three pole frame. It folds up flat against the wall or under the bed so it doesn't take up any space when not in use. I got it mostly to baste quilts for machine quilting. The best most affordable frame would be the QSnap floor frame. I have one and it's nice for handquilting and takes up no room when you take it apart. Be sure and get the tilt kit. It's worth the extra money.

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    I have a Hinterburg floor frame, will hold a king sixe . Have had for 10 years, so don't know how much the cost now. It is great for hand quilters.

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    I have one of the grace frames. They normally run about $300.00 but I see them on sale a lot. I was lucky and got mine for free, as a friend was moving and did not want to move them with her. I love having them.

    If you or your dh are handy, you can actually build your own. I remember some my dad had built for my mom, but unlike the grace frames where you can store them out of the way, they take up a lot of space.

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    I have the QSnap floor frame. I agree it's nice for handquilting and takes up no room when you take it apart. I put it together when I want to quilt, and it fits into a pillow case (I made one ) for storage.

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    I have a Q-Snap floor frame too. It holds my quilt tightly and does not distort the bias the way a hoop does. I leave it up most of the time ..... except when the grandkids are here. They like to play "Tent" under it.

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    I also have the Grace EZ3. Got it on sale at Hancocks for about $199. Love it!!

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    I have a Hinterberg Easy Build Plus floor frame that I built all by myself (piece of cake!). It folds flat up against the wall and I made it so I can change the width from 4' to 6' to 10' by changing the poles. It's a three rail, requires no basting of the sandwich, and I like it a lot. It was well worth the price. http://www.hinterberg.com/prod-Easy_...ame_Kit-8.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Did you ever try it without a hoop- just working from your lap? I like to hand quilt this way.
    I often quilt just in my lap, but...alas, the dogs decide that the quilt is theirs. Would really like a frame that would keep my handywork somewhat protected. :wink:

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