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*Barnett's Laptop Hoops - Original Design with Square Hoop 12"

  • Great travel size frame.
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  • 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 12" 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. 

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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  1. Love It 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Aug 2020

    The quality of the craftsmanship makes this worth every penny. I am a small person and the 12” square hoop is just right for my short arms and small hands. I did have to adjust the height to 1.5” shorter because I am also using the bean bag with the hoop and frame.

  2. Excellent Tools for a Quilter! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Apr 2020

    I have a 12" square hoop with a bean bag base, along with a thread caddy (with Thread Magic) and a thread spool holder. The craftsmanship in all these items is superb. I was particularly impressed with the weight and sturdiness of the caddy. And Mr. Barnett's guidelines for measuring to choose the best size hoop were extremely helpful. I have short arms and after many years of quilting I now have the perfect sized hoop for me.

  3. Wonderful top quality product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Aug 2019

    This is my second Barnett hoop and I really like it. I prefer to do hand quilting while siting in my recliner and the beanbag base makes for a very comfortable quilting session without any sliding of the hoop. I also chose the square style with more quilting area than a round one. With the beanbag base it is easy to rotate my work as needed. Thank you Harry, Your hoops are top of the line.

  4. FABULOUS 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Aug 2018

    This hoop and bean bag base are the very nicest I have ever owned. Makes quilting so much more efficient and the fact it is so well made makes it worth every penny. I highly recommend this product!

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