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*Barnett's Laptop Hoops - Original Design with Square Hoop 18"

  • Original Design - 18" Square Laptop Hoop Frame
  • This is a beautiful example of a floor stand and a 18" Square Lap Frame. Love that quilt top!
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  • Another view of the 18" Square Frame on a Floor Stand.
  • Now have it finished. Adds beauty and protection.
  • Your choice of seven colors or just have it clear coated.
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$119.99
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Note:  A new "Vented" frame in the same size was just added on March 1st of 2015 due to customer requests.  This new frame is the lighter version of this Original Design 18" Square.  barnetts-laptop-hoops-vented-18-frame-with-square-hoop

This is our largest frame for hand quilters. I would recommend this frame for anyone who owns one of our Floor Stands.  This 18" Square Hoop Frame allows 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. 18 inchbarnett quilting frame with stand 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th May 2017

    We are in the process of moving so I just opened it then re packed it until we move. I'm sure I will love it. I've been using a PVC pipe frame balanced on a chair. This will be 100% better.


  2. quilters take notice 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Sep 2016

    Craftsmanship is superb. Just what I have been looking for.
    Thank you so much


  3. Barnett's 18" Custom Square Hoop -- A piece of CRAFTED ART!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jul 2016

    So far...I love it!! EASY to use -- holds the quilt tight... and I flip it upside down when I need a solid workspace. Those magnets are incredible!! The piece is very well made, solid, smooth, and exactly what I needed!!
    If one is ever designed to be a long rectangle, such as 12x20 inch... I'll buy that too!! The oval one looks good, but I love corners! :)


  4. Boss woman is totally pleased... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jun 2015

    good quality piece.


  5. Love, love, love 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Mar 2015

    I am thrilled with everything I buy from you! I just don't get to use them yet as we are so busy selling campers. But, I daydream lots about starting to use them. They are great quality and get lots of good reviews from others too. Thank you for such great quality and service!!!


  6. Beautiful Hoop! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Mar 2015

    The first thing that struck me was how gorgeous this hoop is. The finish in golden oak is rich and smooth. It rotates with ease and keeps the queen size quilts I like to work on off my lap. The work surface is larger because the hoop is square and can accommodate stitching closer to the hoop before having to move to the next location. I also purchased the floor stand as I felt this large hoop needed to be on a base and I find this to be the case in my opinion. Barnett products are quality workmanship and beautifully crafted.


  7. Hoop and Floor Stand 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jun 2014

    I bought this as I was sick of getting creases and puckers in the back of my quilts. This has cured that problem, after practice it has proved a god send. I live in Spain and arrived when Harry said they would. Thank you so much.


  8. Well made and sturdy, easy to assemble, height just right. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Apr 2014

    I really like the hoop and stand. It's attractive and functional. Only one drawback, I think. I'm working on a large quilt and it's cumbersome to tie off each thread. (To lift the fabric, or take the hoop off every time). I'm still trying to figure this out. Suggestions are appreciated. Otherwise, it's made beautifully and I so appreciate the quality!



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