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New Lap Quilting Hoop

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by , 09-25-2012 at 12:20 PM (8606 Views)
Hello, everyone!

I have been quilting for seven years and find myself needing/wanting a new lap hoop. I have the traditional round 14" hoop (very old and flimsy) without a lap or floor stand attachment and l am looking into investing in a newer, more solidly constructed hoop. I have researched the newer ones on the internet, but still cannot decide which one will best suit my needs. There are quite a few new options, and I was hoping that some of you might be able to offer feedback from your experiences!

I am now leaning towards a square lap hoop, and I noticed that Barnett's has a really nice looking one as well as does the Grace company. I'm not sure about the tilting and rotating options when quilting a larger project, though, as I have not been able to try any of these hoops out. Seems it would be just as easy to just manually turn a hoop and reposition the quilt as you need to, although the tilting option looks very appealing!

Barnett's did offer a square hoop on a plain, flat base without the rotating base/knob tilt adjustment option, but couldn't find that option with the Grace company. I also like Jean Brown's hoop with the flat base (no rotating or tilt option), but only a round hoop is available through her website. www.jeansimpressions.com BTW...She has a GREAT hand-quilting technique video on her site for those who might be interested. :-)

Thank you, in advance, for your advice and suggestions!
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  1. cienna's Avatar
    I have used a square hoop for my hand quilting for years. I really like them and it isn't a problem turning it around.
  2. batikmystique's Avatar
    Does yours have a base, or is it just the hoop? Any particular brand that you find is better?
  3. Pawzzz's Avatar
    Several years ago on TV I saw a large hoop with a Velcro closure instead of the little screw. The screw is becoming difficult to manipulate. Has anyone seen the Velcro closure hoop, used it or know where it can be purchased....thanks
  4. batikmystique's Avatar
    A simple Google of "lap quilting hoops" will turn up every company making hoops, but I have not seen the one with a Velcro closure. The Grace and Barnett hoops both have a LARGE screw though which is easier to turn than those on previous hoops...a nice upgrade!


    Quote Originally Posted by Pawzzz
    Several years ago on TV I saw a large hoop with a Velcro closure instead of the little screw. The screw is becoming difficult to manipulate. Has anyone seen the Velcro closure hoop, used it or know where it can be purchased....thanks

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