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*Barnett's Laptop Hoops - Original Design with Square Hoop 16"

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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.

Product Description

This 16" 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.  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. Great quality and easy to use 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Mar 2021

    The hoop is so well made I know it will last a long time. The bean bag base is so comfortable. I love it and it is obvious a lot of thought went into the design.

  2. The best of all - embroidery, quilting, and punch hooking tool 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Mar 2018

    When I spoke to Harry Barnett about his unique hoops, I felt like I was requesting the impossible because I am a rug hooker whose uses punch needles and bodgers in my work. Since my work is most often square and I use delicate fabrics and yarns, I needed a quilting hoop that was square, but that would not pull on these delicate materials. Mr. Barnett discussed the pros and cons of using the rounded square hoop and gave me both a short and a long bolt to accommodate these materials. It took a while; however, it was definitely worth the wait. I can hardly tear myself away from my projects. Because of the unevenness of my fibers, it does not hold it quite as tight as plain material; however, it holds it tight enough depending on where I am on the project. I would definitely recommend this unit, not only because of my use, but also because of the craftsmanship which is superb.

  3. Quality craftmanship 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jun 2017

    Yes, it took awhile to receive it but the hoop is quality all the way!

  4. Best quilting hoop ever 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jun 2015

    This is the second lap hoop that I've gotten from Harry Barnett. I have the 14" round vented hoop that I use on my lap. I recently got the 16" square hoop and I love it! I specifically got the 16" square hoop to use on the floor frame that I also purchased. The size is perfect for me. Harry's workmanship is wonderful. His pieces are truly works of art, beautifully finished, wood smooth to the touch. I think anyone who is a hand quilter will appreciate his fine products.

  5. Beautifull and functional 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th May 2015

    Very, very pleased with this hoop and floor stand. Not only is it very functional but it is a beautiful work of art. Harry takes great pride in his work and it shows. Also, he was very willing to exchange the hoop I ordered when I found it to be a little too large to work with. I offer this caution for those ordering -- these hoops are quite "thick." By this I mean the part that holds the quilt is wider than most other quilting hoops. This affects your comfort when you reach under the hoop. Because of that extra thickness I found I couldn't comfortably reach the center of the hooped quilt. When you decide which size of hoop to order try to consider how this extra thickness on the hoop might affect your reach. I would 100% plus recommend these hoops. They are wonderful.

  6. Simply exquisite! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jan 2015

    From the stain to the wood design, the 16" square is handcrafted by a master. It is well worth the cost and is priceless.

  7. best lao frame on the market 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Dec 2014

    This product is so well constructed and designed. I really like the lazy Susan feature. It is so easy to adjust the angle for stitching. It is American made!!! Thank you for such a wonderful product.

  8. Excellent 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Oct 2014

    I love this frame. It's easy to use and especially easy to straighten the backing fabric. I would highly recommend this to any quilter!!

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