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Thread: Fan-design-quilting-frame-hand-quilt

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    Fan-design-quilting-frame-hand-quilt

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/FAN-DESIGN-Q...item1e776b6c7c

    does anyone have one of these??? Thinking of getting one but, not sure???

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    Nope I've never seen one before. Not very pretty, is it?

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    I thought it was really nice looking. Much prettier than the PVC looking/plastic looking frames sold at JoAnnes. I tried one of those and it was a disaster for me...

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    i've seen it before... a few years back. i think someone was talking about having a pattern to make one.
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    It looks wonderfully "old fashioned" in it's basic setup. Some good things about it: - you can slant it to a comfortable angle & it's not so wide across that you would have trouble reaching the width & also it comes apart & stores in a very small space. Love to hear how it works for you, if you get it.

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    look's good to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    I thought it was really nice looking. Much prettier than the PVC looking/plastic looking frames sold at JoAnnes. I tried one of those and it was a disaster for me...
    me too I hated it ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonomine View Post
    Nope I've never seen one before. Not very pretty, is it?
    I know that you can paint it and decorate it anyway you want! something to think about

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatavw01 View Post
    I know that you can paint it and decorate it anyway you want! something to think about
    I suppose. I'm more a lap quilter though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatavw01 View Post
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/FAN-DESIGN-Q...item1e776b6c7c

    does anyone have one of these??? Thinking of getting one but, not sure???
    I've had my eye on that, too. DS said he could make one for me. I think it would be great for those of us that don't have room for a frame set up all the time

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    It's much harder to hand quilt on a frame than in a hoop. With the hoop, you can adjust to your hand movements. With a frame, you have to figure out how to quilt equally nicely in all directions.

    My lap hoop on a wooden swivel ball does not seem to be made anymore. The closest thing to it is the Grace swivelling lap hoop.

    There are pros and cons to frame vs hoop. While some people do like frames, I think they often end up not being used.

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    There was a member of this board who posted photo's of this frame quite some time ago. You may be able to do a search. If I remember correctly, she was showing it as she loaded the quilt on it? I think it looks like good way to go! I prefer a frame to a hoop. Have never mastered holding a hoop while trying to quilt. Again, personal preference.

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    Just want to mention that, with a lap hoop, it is not necessary to hold the hoop while you quilt. Here is a link to the Grace hoop I mentioned:
    http://www.graceframe.com/site/hoops/laphoops
    It sits in your lap so that both hands are free to quilt. I like mine better than the Grace, but don't think mine is manufactured anymore.

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    I like something like that - you can have your backing fabric on one rung, and then your top and batting on another rung - eliminating the need for basting. It is definitely what you get used to using - I use a frame and much prefer it over a hoop. I take a hoop when i travel because it's easier, but look forward to getting back to my frame. Some of it may also be because I quilt bed size quilts...
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Very interesting. I have never seen one like that before.

    Learned something new today........thanks!

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    I kinda love this. Bookmarking...

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    I've seen, owned, and used so many different stand quilting frames, but this one is new to me....and I think it's fascinating! A great concept with no little metal or wooden 'parts' to lose, easy to store or transport and the price is okay.

    That said, I find that I almost always revert to my hand held 14" hoop which I can lean against the edge of a table or against my knee or the arm of my comfy chair while quilting.

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