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Old 10-16-2008, 05:02 AM
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:56 AM
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I used to have one of those, but donated it to our guild. I found it hard to reach into the middle once the quilt was in place, and it was harder on my back than working with just a lap frame of the same style. I didn't have room to leave it set up indefinitely either.
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:09 AM
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Those are exactly the problems I have with it. It's mostly a place to store the quilt I'm working on--I went back to quilting on the lap frame instead.
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Old 10-17-2008, 03:13 PM
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I have the PVC frame. I, too, have difficulty getting to the center. I'm not familiar with the lap frame. Is that just a large embroidery-looking hoop?
Actually I'm not really comfortable doing any kind of hand quilting. It's the reason that I have resorted to machine quilting on my domestic machine.
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Old 10-17-2008, 03:19 PM
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I have one, it is sitting in a box taking up space... lol
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:01 PM
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I ditto Shadows words....I did use mine but as everyone is saying reaching the middle is hard but i just moved the quilt to the spot I needed to work on and it worked fine.
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:18 AM
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I have one also, I usually use it with 2 legs & rest the other side in my lap so I'm able to quilt in my recliner. I don't use it much anymore as I think it stretches the quilt.
I have the John Flynn frame & use it both for machine & hand quilting.
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:29 AM
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I've been brainstorming ideas about quilting frames in the house. If I put up my big frame, it cuts off most of the living room. I won't be able to bring that out until Christmas.

What is a John Flynn frame? How is a lap frame different from a PVC. Is it possible to put a pvc frame on your lap? Do they make the hoops to hand quilt in with any kind of stand? I was thinking about putting a stand next to my chair and then putting a hoop or something on top of it. I'm not sure if I'll be able to hold the hoop with one hand while I quilt with the other. I tend to quilt with both hands and I need something else to hold the quilt.

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Old 11-25-2008, 06:44 AM
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You can get an oval hoop frame on a stand for lap quilting - I have the one my grandmother used. It has a cost of about $50 or less.

I'm looking for a link...
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.j...t3463&start=17
scroll down to the F.A. Edwards Hoop with frame for $42.85.

This tilts just fine, is stable, and sits on the floor.

I hand quilt without a frame and do just fine. I use this one less and less...

I also have the Grace EZ3 but haven't even put a quilt on it. I just like to quilt in my lap...
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:23 AM
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OOOOHHHHHHHHH that looks really nice. I saw the other items on there cheaper, 25.00 I think, but they look flimsy. I really like that 42.00 number. I'll have to put a JoAnn's gift card on my Christmas wish list. I wonder if I could buy something like that used.

Thanks for the link, that's definitely something I would like. I don't make really small quilts. The smallest I make are toddler quilts and those are larger than crib size. I like it if the babies can use them until they are 4 or 5 or so. Can you put a larger quilt in this same frame, then just move the quilt as I go? I bet you could.

Thanks again!

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