14" Ring Frame with Square Hoop - This ultra light weight design allows you to view and access your work easily with the additional hole in the base. The hole also allows for extra venting of heat that may be trapped on your lap while working on a large project. This 14" Square Hoop Frame will sit comfortably on your lap and allow you to use both hands with ease.. The 4 legs elevate your work approximately 6 inches off your lap, allowing plenty of clearance for your hands. Easy Turn T-knob is now standard on all frames. Great for quilting or rug hooking. Rug Hookers must request a longer bolt.
Please note: Ring Frames do not have any area to mount our unique magnetic setup, so these are not compatible with our lap stands or floor stand. The Vented Frame and Original Designs have the magnetic bottoms.
How to choose the best size hoop or frame... If you are trying to select the correct size hoop, try this tip:
"To select the correct quilting hoop/frame, a quilter should measure the distance from the inside of the elbow to the second joint of the first finger or to the tip of your middle finger. I have seen both of these measurements quoted . These lengths are the largest diameter quilting hoops/frames that can be used comfortably, without causing shoulder or back pain. Each quilter should pick a hoop that seems most comfortable for the current project. The most purchased size is a 14" frame/hoop and the 16" comes in as a close second place purchase. Many quilters will often purchase several sizes of hoops/frames, including a little 12" travel frame for on-the-go projects or smaller projects.
Now should I go with a traditional round or a square hoop? Hmmm? Why use a square hoop vs. a round hoop? Well, to start, a square hoop has a little more surface area in those four corners. For example, a 14" square hoop has the same surface area as a 16" round hoop. This means you don't have to move the fabric in and out of a hoop as much. Next, the square hoop can be used when quilting borders and blocks. You can secure three sides of your quilt equally, and have the edge of the border running through the center of the hoop, and quilt all the way to the edge. When the block fits inside the hoop, it allows you to quilt one block at a time without moving the hoop as often.
Adding a finish to your purchase in my opinion is a smart move. By clear coating the item it will seal and protect the wood for years of use. Think of it as a small piece of prized furniture. Color choices are just for looks but add beauty to the item."
Posted by Teresa on 21st Apr 2016
I purchased the first hoop for my 90 year old Mother who sews quilt tops and then quilts them using these hoops. The second one was for myself after I saw the quality, design, and workmanship. If you need hoops these are the ones that will stay with you on a project. Unbelievable quality!!!!!!
Posted by Carolyn on 10th Oct 2014
I couldn't of asked for this to be any better! luv, luv, luv, it!
Posted by Unknown on 5th Aug 2014
Barnett's Laptop Hoops are amazing in the workmanship. This one is beautiful, so smooth and expertly crafted. Mine is the unfinished wood and is just right. The easy-turn T-knob is so much better than the wing nut and does not catch on the fabric. The open design and light weight are a real plus also. I highly recommend this hoop and this company, as they guarantee satisfaction. Their polite and efficient service made the transaction quick and easy.