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    Senior Member mtngrl's Avatar
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    Hand quilters question

    Do you use a frame, a hoop or do you lap quilt?
    "An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail." Edwin Land

    Blessings! Ruth

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    I use a PVC frame. I bought them in different sizes. I also bought the free standing PVC frame, but found it difficult to work with in a small space. Once I move I will be able to put it in a place that I can use a rolling chair to scoot around for ease of stitiching in different areas on the frame.

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    I use a hoop, but mostly do crib quilt and lap quilts. I will pull out the quilting frame for the queen size quilt I am making (should I ever get that far)

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    I use a frame most of the time, and a hoop for smaller projects. I like the frame because it keeps the quilt off my lap, and I can quilt all year long.

    Janet

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    I've always used a hoop. I like that it's somewhat portable, if you have a large enough bag.... On the other hand, I'm thinking of moving to a frame to ease my hands a bit. Not a full size frame (I wish I had the space) but something that would take the weight of it, freeing up my hands.

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    I use a hoop but I have never hand quilted anything larger than a lap quilt. I don't have a lot of room in my house so even if I were to quilt big I would probably just use my big hoop! Lol* They have those ones that you can buy with the little bar that you sit on to stabilize it.
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    I use a hoop for large and small projects. Since I only work on hand quilting during the winter months it's easy to put away for the summer. Baste well, start in the middle and work out.

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    Q Snap PVC floor frame for big quilts and Q Snap rectangle frame for small projects and borders.

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    I use a Q-Snap PVC floor frame. I just love it. I have a quilt on it all the time and if I have ten minutes, then I quilt ten minutes....great therapy and always ready.

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    I use my husband's grandmothers hoop on bigger quiltsn smaller ones I just hold it in my lap.

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    I lap quilt. I tried a hoop and it just got in my way. I love lap quilting on a cold winter day all snug in the quilt I am working on.

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    I use the "No Slip Hoop" - 14" made of plastic. Can be purchased at Joann's. I also use this in all my hand quiting classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj31032 View Post
    I lap quilt. I tried a hoop and it just got in my way. I love lap quilting on a cold winter day all snug in the quilt I am working on.
    I used to have one of those PVC ones, I just couldn't get comfortable and ached everywhere. It took me a whole winter to do a double quilt. Now I'm lap quilting, but nothing very big. I have tried a hoop but don't know how to hold it up, it is in my way too.
    "An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail." Edwin Land

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    I hand quilted a queen size using a hoop. I think it is 14-16" and about an inch high. It took me a long time of starts and stops but I love the finished product.

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    I have a frame - similar to the PVC floor frame at JoAnn's, but it's made of wood w/ foldable legs. It's perfect! I have used a hoop and balanced on a chair in front me so that I can get my hand underneath it. I am thinking about getting a hoop on a stand that will fold up and be portable for traveling purposes.
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    I use a Q-Snap PVC floor frame too. I keep it out in my den when I have a quilt on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 117becca View Post
    I have a frame - similar to the PVC floor frame at JoAnn's, but it's made of wood w/ foldable legs. It's perfect! I have used a hoop and balanced on a chair in front me so that I can get my hand underneath it. I am thinking about getting a hoop on a stand that will fold up and be portable for traveling purposes.
    Hmm, that gives me an idea, I have one of those wooden stands for cross stitch stretchers, maybe I could balance a large hoop on it for big quilts. Has anyone tried the hoop with the part you sit on??
    "An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail." Edwin Land

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    I use a wooden 14" hoop whilst I sit in my recliner, all sizes of quilts. Nice and comfy in the winter, not so much in the summer. But I'm usually too busy with the garden and outside stuff in the summer to quilt much anyway.
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    My stitches come out better when I use a hoop but sometimes I get tired of using it and lap quilt, so I usually do both in one quilt.
    Bernie

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    I use a round 18" hoop that I got from Walmart--must be 30 yrs ago. I love it! I have done K sz quilts--just start in the center and travel around to keep it all smooth (I've always basted the layers). I can sit in recliner or rocker with arms and prop one side of the hoop on the arm rest. Easy as pie for me. I have a lge oval that fits onto a stand, but I've never liked it.

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    yes.
    i use a hoop
    i use a frame,
    i lap quilt
    it depends on the project- what is easier for that particular circumstance- some quilts i have a heck of a time if hooped- but want them portable- find it easier to just 'lap quilt' some projects i have to have the hoop- some projects for me are best in the large floor frame.
    small projects (baby quilts, table toppers, ect) are generally done without a hoop or frame- unless the quilting design is very detailed- extensive.
    larger projects or ones that are very detailed-densely quilted i use a hoop if i'm taking it with me- the frame if i'm only working on it at home.
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    i use a morgan quilt hoop
    QUILTNMO

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    Never used a hoop, never had a problem

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    I tried using a hoop and it felt so darn awkward. Tried handquilting without it... that felt like the most natural thing!

    Several of the handquilters I know use a hoop.

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    Hoop for the middle (q-snap, 14"), then switch to lap quilting as I get to the edges. So far I have only done lap quilts this time around. I grew up with a quilting frame a permanent fixture, and everybody worked it - even first time visitors would be asked to place a few stitches! But, as others have mentioned, it takes up a lot of space.
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