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Ever used lap stand hoops for hand quilting?

Old 02-16-2009, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by roselady
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Is the hoop that you like anything like the one sold at Keepsake Quilting? I have looked at it and the Grace one that you mentioned. The one at keepsake is much less expensive but if it is not as well made then I would be willing to spend more on the Grace hoop. Thankyou so much for your reply
That's it! That's my hoop!!!

I bought mine at a quilt show directly from the guy who had designed and made it. It seemed very expensive at the time, but I love love love it. I saw it later in the Keepsake catalog, but when I looked online I thought it was Connecting Threads that had it.

I actually think this hoop could be better than the Grace lap hoop because there are only two supports; nothing gets in the way of positioning the underneath hand. It is easy to tilt the hoop to any angle by loosening and tightening a single wing nut. It is a very fast adjustment and I've never had any problem with slippage; no need to over-tighten.

The base is just heavy enough to sit comfortably in my lap without moving around. My prior lap hoop was very lightweight and, as I mentioned before, the three fixed supports were often in the way of my underneath hand.

If you get this hoop, I think you will be very happy with it. My only regret is that our late German Shepherd used mine as a teething ring one day. It still works fine, but doesn't look as lovely as it once did. Come to think of it, sort of like me.......
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by sewaholic
I can't use a hoop at all. I always need extra hands.
I just find it too awkward. :roll:
That's the beauty of using a lap hoop or floor hoop. They remove the need for that third hand to hold the hoop. :D
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Kara
I have a hoop with a floor stand. I love it. It holds the weight of the quilt for me. Before I put a quilt in it for the first time, I sat with it and made the necessary adjustments until I found what worked for me. Then I was off and quilting.

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Do you mind telling me the brand of your hoop on a stand?
Thanks so much, Roselady
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Originally Posted by k3n
I have a floor standing hoop with quite thin 'feet' which slot under the couch; This means that I can get it quite close to me. I have to sit a little bit forward but with a cushion behind me, it doesn't hurt my back at all (although I am susceptible to back and neck trouble from an old whiplash injury);

Can't comment on a lap hoop I'm afraid because I've never tried one, but I love my floor hoop!!

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Thanks for your help, what is the brand of your hoop?
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:37 AM
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Sorry roselady but I've no idea :oops:

My Mum got it for me Christmas a year ago and it's not mentioned anywhere. I do know she got it in France though, but that's not very helpful, is it? The main thing I would say is if you want to sit on the couch to quilt, make sure the feet will slide underneath!

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Originally Posted by roselady
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I hand quilt, and at first I did it by holding it. Then I got a floor standing frame. I loved it. I can do much better if not holding frame. I did get a lap one, but it isn't steady for me. so I am back to the floor one.
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Can you tell me the brand of both the lap hoop that you didn't like so much and the floor frame that you use.
Thanks, Roselady
Qsnap is the floor model, it is a plastic pipe set that can be taken apart for storage. I only remember that the lap one was bought at Joanns, and is wooden.
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Prism99
Originally Posted by roselady
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Is the hoop that you like anything like the one sold at Keepsake Quilting? I have looked at it and the Grace one that you mentioned. The one at keepsake is much less expensive but if it is not as well made then I would be willing to spend more on the Grace hoop. Thankyou so much for your reply
That's it! That's my hoop!!!

I bought mine at a quilt show directly from the guy who had designed and made it. It seemed very expensive at the time, but I love love love it. I saw it later in the Keepsake catalog, but when I looked online I thought it was Connecting Threads that had it.

I actually think this hoop could be better than the Grace lap hoop because there are only two supports; nothing gets in the way of positioning the underneath hand. It is easy to tilt the hoop to any angle by loosening and tightening a single wing nut. It is a very fast adjustment and I've never had any problem with slippage; no need to over-tighten.

The base is just heavy enough to sit comfortably in my lap without moving around. My prior lap hoop was very lightweight and, as I mentioned before, the three fixed supports were often in the way of my underneath hand.

If you get this hoop, I think you will be very happy with it. My only regret is that our late German Shepherd used mine as a teething ring one day. It still works fine, but doesn't look as lovely as it once did. Come to think of it, sort of like me.......

Is this the hoop at Keepsake Quilting for $84.99? Thanks
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Is this the hoop at Keepsake Quilting for $84.99? Thanks
Yes, that's the one!
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Is this the hoop at Keepsake Quilting for $84.99? Thanks
Yes, that's the one!
Thanks!! :wink:
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Originally Posted by Kara
I have a hoop with a floor stand. I love it. It holds the weight of the quilt for me. Before I put a quilt in it for the first time, I sat with it and made the necessary adjustments until I found what worked for me. Then I was off and quilting.

Kara
Kara, what brand is your floor stand hoop? I'm trying to find out about as many as I can before I choose. Thanks, Roselady
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