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Barnett's Laptop Hoops - Original Design 16"

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  • Adds beauty and protection.
  • Your choice of seven colors or just have it clear coated.

Product Description

This 16" Original Design Barnett's Laptop Hoop is the favorite for most hand quilters. A simple design at a great price. This 16" frame will sit comfortably on your lap and allow you to use both hands with ease.. The 5 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, 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. Best Hoop Ever! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jan 2015

    This wonderful hoop has made it possible for me to enjoy and complete my hand quilting projects. It came in time for Christmas, along with the full stand, due to the outstanding efforts of the master craftsman who made both. The design of the hoop (and full stand) reflect superb design and workmanship - the true melding of beauty in design. I will now be able to keep my hand quilting set up in the living room, and stitch for minutes or hours at a time. Thank you for such a wonderful handcrafted product line.

  2. Absolutely GREAT! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Dec 2014

    As an avid hand quilter for quite a few years, this product really exceeds my expectations by miles! I love the way it frees up my left hand from holding the hoop, and the bean bag added the perfect elevation. The work is right there where I want it now with no effort on my part. The swivel is also amazing, works perfectly. Great value!

  3. no problems with angles or holding up you're frame 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Dec 2014

    So far I love my frame and stand. It is so much easier turning for going curves. With the stand makes it easier with tilt

  4. Best quilting accessory I own 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th May 2014

    I have been hand quilting for many years, but using the Laptop Hoop makes it so much easier! It is wonderful to be able to quilt and access the bottom of the project as well - I absolutely love it! May order a smaller size for smaller projects, too!

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