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Barnett's Laptop Hoops - Original Design 14"

  • The 14" lap frame is by far our most popular size.
  • The perfect size for most hand quilters will be a 14" frame.
  • It's fun and easy to use!
  • Floor Stand is typically used for our larger 14", 16" or 18" frames. The floor stand lifts the weight of your frame off of your lap and adjusts to multiple heights. Tilts & rotates too.
  • The Bean Bag Base is so simple to use. Just squish the bean bag into the most comfortable angle and the lazy-Susan will rotate the frame a full 360 degrees.
  • Sit On Base works with any Original Design or Vented Design lap frames. One large, easy to turn knob allows you to adjust the angle of the frame in your lap. The lazy-Susan makes rotating the frame super easy.
  • Notice the three holes on the pivot block. These allow to fine tune the height of your frame in your lap.
  • Now have it finished. Adds beauty and protection.
  • Your choice of seven colors or just have it clear coated.

Product Description

This 14" 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.   In addition, 4 small magnets are installed on the bottom for future upgrades to your lap frame.  This allows an easy transition if you should ever want to purchase one of our three base units that tilt and spin. 

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.  Adding other options such as a tilting base or one that can rotate will only add to your hand quilting experience.  Larger 16" or 18" frames work best when used on my Floor Stand.  The issues with weight and size can be overcome by using this style of base.  


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."

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Product Reviews

  1. Love my Lap Hoop. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Nov 2018

    I was so happy to receive my hoop and rotating stand. It is the most clever hoop ever. It is well made of beautiful wood. I plan on ordering the beanbag stand as well.

  2. Great hoop 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Aug 2017

    I'm very happy with my hoop and beanbag stand. It did take longer than 6 weeks to come but it was worth the wait.

  3. Wonderful Workmanship 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jun 2017

    Great craftsmanship only found in small business. This hoop is definitely an art form.

  4. Quilting is so much more comfortable now!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Jan 2016

    Since I started learning quilting, I've struggled with holding the hoops and how I'm sitting etc. Once I got my laptop hoop - everything is much easier I'm not fumbling with trying to hold the hoops and tiny needles. Everything simply sits on my lap and it's so much more comfortable!! THANK YOU!!!

  5. wonderful product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Dec 2015

    I was glad to find this product on line. I started using it the day I got it in. It is so beautifully made and works great. I am so happy that I got it. It makes quilting a joy. Thanks, Teri

  6. A delightful system to work with 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Nov 2015

    Ah, yes! The package with the hoop, beanbag base and batting I had ordered came in this afternoon's mail. I am very, very pleased not only with the design of the hoop and base but also with your workmanship and the quality of materials you used.

    As usual, having the right tools helps make any work more enjoyable, and these are definitely the right tools for me when it comes to hand quilting. This is such a delightful system to work with that it was hard to stop quilting and get back to other things I needed to be doing!

    You can be sure I will tell my quilting friends about your hoops. Thanks again for finishing this order so quickly. I really do appreciate it.

    Sally H.

  7. Perfect quilting hoop 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st May 2015

    I was looking for a lap quilting hoop and found this website by accident. My lucky day! The workmanship is beautiful and perfect in the natural finish. I recommend this website because you will get quality products and value for your money and I hope to order more products in the future.

  8. I love it! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jan 2015

    The lap hoop with the swivel base gives my left arm the chance to be just receiving the needle, not holding the weight of the hoop and quilt also. And the bean bag lets me tilt the work to face me, with infinite adjustments. Both absolutely wonderful. The craftsmanship is first rate and the service amazing. Wish I had treated myself to these products years ago! I only wish I could give it a ten star rating!

  9. Best Hoop I have ever seen 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Oct 2014

    My hoop arrived a few days ago and the quality is far more than I expected. It has made quilting such a joy and no back pain. I also ordered the bean bag base and with me having MS I found that the weight of the quilt the hoop and the bean bag base was just too heavy for me. I am using just the hoop and in the future I hope to save enough to order the floor stand. If anyone is thinking about any of the products let me tell you you won't find any better quality anywhere. VERY PLEASED.

  10. Quality handmade hoop! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Aug 2014

    Thank you so much for providing a quality hoop.

  11. Laptop Hoop is the best! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jul 2014

    I debated on whether to spend the money on this product, but it turns out to be a great investment. I have been hand quilting for over 10 years and have always used either a large frame or a round hoop. This hoop...with the part that you sit on...is great!! I really have enjoyed using it for the last couple of weeks. I know that as time goes on I will discover that it's worth every penny I spent on it.
    Couple of things...it grips the quilt better than my other hoop; and I can actually move my quilt to a new spot without having to put my quilt on the floor or the table to relocate the hoop. I can do it all in one step right there in my lap.
    Did I mention that I really like this laptop hoop?!? Well...I do!!

  12. Fantastic - Awesome Product! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Mar 2014

    Wonderful quality construction. I struggled with hand quilting and was ready to give up.
    The Barnett's Laptop Hoop with the bean bag
    base was just what I needed to be comfortable.
    I don't feel so awkward trying to be in the correct position. I am so glad to find Barnetts
    and will continue to be a loyal customer!

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