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*Barnett's Laptop Hoops - Original Design with Square Hoop 14"

  • The 14" lap frame is by far our most popular size.
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  • 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.
Price:
$99.99
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Product Description

Our 2nd best seller!!!!
 
This 14" Square Laptop 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. 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. Great design, great service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th May 2017

    I am thoroughly happy with my new 14" square hoop. I had been using one quite similar to this one for years, however, it got sat on (!) and there the inferior workmanship showed up. I do hope no one sits on this one, but if anything of the sort should happen, I'm sure that the sturdy design will withstand quite a bit.
    The hoop is not only sturdy but also so wonderfully smooth and well finished that it is a joy to hold in your hand - no fear of splinters.
    Before ordering I had a number of questions which Harry answered thoroughly and patiently, giving me good, honest, solid advice. Not only that, but he finished and sent the hoop exactly on time, so that I could pick it up at a friend's house during our trip to the US and bring it back to Germany on the plane with me.
    I have only praise for this kind of "old-fashioned" workmanship and service. Thank you again very much!


  2. Hand quilting made comfortable 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Apr 2017

    I am new to hand quilting and I am enjoying it even more than I thought I would. I purchased the 14" square lap hoop and I love the comfort, the portability versus using my floor frame. The craftsmanship of the hoop is superb. I liked being able to call and talk to Harry personally when I ordered my hoop. He was patient and thorough in answering my questions which really helped me decide which hoop was best for me. I am very pleased with my purchase!


  3. Joyful Quilting 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Nov 2016

    I have struggled off and on for years to become a hand quilter. It seems I fight everything about the process and end up with neck and shoulder strain. Giving my desire to be a hand quilter yet another chance I purchased a Barnett 14" square hoop and bean bag base. First of all what a beautiful wooden smooth hoop! Fabric adjusts into the hoop so nicely and then the joy of needle and thread through the layers of fabric begins. I am so glad I purchased the bean bag base as it cuts down on my stopping and starting and needing to manhandle the fabric as in previous times.
    I'm so happy I took the plunge and bought this frame and bean bag.


  4. Stop Shopping You've Found the Best! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jun 2016

    I began hand quilting as a teen in the 90's, and have owned a longarm machine, and a Grace floor frame for hand quilting, but always came back to the simple hoop. After 20 years using a plain round Amish hoop, I came across Harry's hoops, and realized that many of my small annoyances are solved by Harry's design.

    First, these hoops are raised off your lap, which leaves a nice space between you and the quilt. This frees up the hand you place under the quilt and you don't have to constantly be fishing around to get your arm back in place to begin quilting.

    Next, the square shape of the hoop I got is far superior to the round hoop I was using. The quilt stays in place much better, and it seems to distort the top less so that I'm getting a nicer end result. The wood is butter smooth and expertly put together. It's a piece you kind of want to leave in sight because it's pretty.

    And lastly, this pertains to the bean bag base which I also ordered, the beanbag base allows me to quickly move the hoop in the direction I need to be quilting in next without all the struggling and fighting. I make bed sized quilts so it's important to me that I'm not fighting against all that fabric while I'm quilting, the beanbag base solves that issue.

    Another great thing about it is that it puts the hoop at exactly the height I need it to quilt without back or neck strain. I tend to quilt with my feet tucked up under me or with my legs straight out on the couch, and the beanbag just scrunches and "poses" the quilt in the perfect ergonomic position for whatever way you want to sit. I move a lot too (don't want to get a blood clot from those marathon quilt sessions haha...) and it's easy to quickly adjust how the hoop is positioned.

    If you're serious about hand quilting, this is your hoop!


  5. exquisite worksmanship 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Dec 2015

    The quality is amazing. Customer service is exemplary. I will recommend this company to everyone. Packaging and delivery was way beyond what is usual today. Have no qualms about doing business with this company. I will be ordering more in the very near future.


  6. exquisite worksmanship 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Dec 2015

    The quality is amazing. Customer service is exemplary. I will recommend this company to everyone. Packaging and delivery was way beyond what is usual today. Have no qualms about doing business with this company. I will be ordering more in the very near future.


  7. Such beautiful work 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Dec 2015

    My lap hoop is so pretty. The hand crafting is superb. it is well worth the price, you do get what you pay for.


  8. great hoop 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Dec 2014

    This hoop is very well made and is easy to handle. I love the bean bag base that rotates easily. I am a beginning hand quilter and I am just getting used to the whole process. So far so good.


  9. Laptop Hoop 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Dec 2014

    Just received my new hoop a couple of weeks ago. I am new to hand quilting, but have done embroidery and cross stitch for many years, and recently decided to try my hand at quilting. I have been struggling with a hand held hoop. Put my first quilt in the Barnett hoop yesterday, and cannot be more satisfied! The hoop itself is beautiful, and makes quilting an absolute breeze, taking all the stress off my shoulders and arms. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this product to anyone looking for a quality, comfortable, quilting hoop.


  10. BEST LAPHOOP AROUND 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Nov 2014

    Due to an injury to my arm, I was unable to use the large floor frame that I had used for the past 30 yrs.. After many hours of research I decided on the 14 inch square laptop hoop.. I was a little afraid to try it when it came, but I did,and I am so glad I CAN QUILT AGAIN! After 10 months not being able to quilt, I am now able to with the lap hoop. This hoop is so easy to use and the attention to detail is unbelievable. The hoop is sanded and finished just like fine furniture. You will not be sorry purchasing this hoop.


  11. 14 inch square hoop. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Oct 2014

    I love my new 14 inch square hoop and Sit - On stand. I have been using it about a month my stiches are smaller and more evenly spaced. Well worth the money.
    This is quality workmanship the best I have found.


  12. laptop hoop 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd May 2014

    Absolutely thrilled with this purchase. Beautiful craftsmanship.


  13. Lap top hoop 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Mar 2014

    Wow I wish had heard about theses hoops years ago ! the fact that they free both hands makes quilting a complete joy. I have always loved hand quilting and using my new hoop has already improved both my stitching and posture as you can adjust the hoop to suit any position that you find comfortable.This is definitely the best frame I have ever bought and I will be recommending them to all my quilting friends.



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