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Thread: Quilt too small for hoop

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    Quilt too small for hoop

    I'm starting a hand quilting project, but I don't think it will fit the quilting hoops that I have. The smallest hoop I have is 20" in diameter. The quilt is going to come out to be 10"x25" so it won't fit the width of the hoop. I do have an embroidery hoop that 8" in diameter. Do you think that I could use that instead?

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    How about adding some fabric to make the quilt bigger. After it is quilted, take the added fabric off. Seems to me this would work.
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    I hand sew scrap fabric around the edges when a quilt doesn't fit the hoop. I have also pinned strips to the sides of the quilt and wrapped the strip around the hoop in a loop fashion.

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    I've never had this issue, lol...all my quilts are baby to bed size. But - a friend of mine has pinned (hand) towels to the sides of her quilts when doing borders/corners to have enough to put in the hoop.

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    Can't think of any reason not to use an embroidery hoop, as long as it is an adjustable one.
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    I have used needlepoint frames called a split rail scroll frame for my small projects which worked great for me. The one I use is similar to this link

    https://www.amazon.com/Edmunds-Multi...l+scroll+frame
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    Our little church group takes fabric and pins it to the quilt to stretch it a bit. That's the white piece up near the top of the picture. I wonder if that could work for you.
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    I mostly make small items and never use a frame when I quilt.
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    I wonder if "lap quilt" got it's name from originally quilting in your lap? You can do as above suggestions, or you can quilt in your lap w/o hoop. I first learned about not using hoops via Georgia Bonesteel. She does that almost all the time.

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    I use muslin to "extend" the surface and wrap it well, then just remove later. I usually do this when I'm crazy quilting small pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaid View Post
    I wonder if "lap quilt" got it's name from originally quilting in your lap? You can do as above suggestions, or you can quilt in your lap w/o hoop. I first learned about not using hoops via Georgia Bonesteel. She does that almost all the time.
    I know several people who hand quilt without a hoop or frame. It seems to work well for them.
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