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Louise C 08-08-2008 04:45 PM

I am just curious to find out how many of you quilt on a frame like it was done in the old days or on a hoop??

Elizabeth A. 08-08-2008 04:48 PM

I do it in a hoop, but my hands can't handle doing anything big. So I have to only do a little at a time.

retrogirl02 08-08-2008 05:03 PM

I do a hoop also but may start using a frame as I am doing bigger projects. I like to be able to take it with me and am very used to moving the hoop in all sorts of directions. I'm not sure how I'll adjust to staying put and quilting without rotating....I guess we'll see soon (as I think grand thoughts of a WIP completed LOL).

mgshaw 08-08-2008 05:07 PM

I like a hoop the best. I am trying my little oval floor stand again but I still like the round hoop best. I cant quilt away from myself and with the hoop I can just rotate it as needed.

CissyQuilts 08-08-2008 08:41 PM

I don't use a hoop, I just hold the quilt in my hands.

Cathe 08-08-2008 09:13 PM

I use a PVC floor frame when I want to quilt with friends, but usually I just use a PVC hand-held frame.

PatriceJ 08-08-2008 11:00 PM

i've done one on my frame - which is now in the closet and i can't find half the parts. doubt i'll ever use it again. it ate my living room. :lol:

tried a hoop. it stretches things out of shape and i don't have both hands free when i need to stab instead of run-stitch. :?

i like best to work without either, nestled in my comfy chair, in front of the boob tube, with the quilt spread around me. that means lots and lots of basting. :roll:

so i just drape mine over my dining room table. the quilt stays nice and flat; little or no basting necessary; i have both hands free; i can move the quilt when i need to, or move me when i need to (chair's on wheels). works great. :D

no tv in the dining room, though. :x

i just can't win. :lol: :lol: :lol:

CindyBee 08-09-2008 12:02 AM

I'm glad you asked this Louise. I'm ready to move on to larger projects and I just can't see machine quilting the larger quilts. I had thought I might try a hoop on a stand. I've used that type for cross stitch in the past. It's nice to have some input on this.


purplemem 08-09-2008 02:58 AM

For smaller projects, I don't use anything. I just quilt sitting on the couch and spreading the quilt out. I tried the quilting oval and it just drove me crazy. I spray baste.

On bigger quilts, I have a traditional quilt frame that does take up the living room.

In my sewing room, I also have the grace EZ3 frame. I'm excited to use that one, but haven't finished a second queen size quilt yet.

bearpaw 08-09-2008 03:52 AM

I use a small hoop. I have a stand hoop, but I really couldn't get used to manuvering it. I like being able to turn the small hoop whenever I want.

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