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Barnett's Laptop Hoops - Vented 14" Frame with Square Hoop

  • Vented Design - 14" Square Laptop Hoop Frame
  • 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.
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$139.99
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Our Best Seller!!! This frame with a clear coat and Bean Bag Base out sells every other size.

This is a modified Original 14" frame.  The bottom has been vented to lighten up the weight and allow any heat to "vent" off your lap.  Four magnets are installed on the bottom allowing you to use this frame with any of our unique bases that tilt or rotate.

The Square Hoop Frame is the one to use when quilting borders and blocks inside the quilt top. 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.

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. Superior handcrafted hoop made in the USA! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Sep 2014

    I am very excited about my Barnett Laptop Hoop. It is finely handcrafted and absolutley gorgeous. This hoop is exactly what I needed for my hand quilting. It is well worth waiting for a customized Barnett Laptop Hoop to be handmade for you.


  2. Extraordinary Workmanship 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2014

    I couldn’t be more pleased with the 14” vented square laptop hoop I recently received. I’m hand quilting my largest quilt to date and find this hoop wonderful for supporting the weight of my quilt and the frame is so precise that it holds the layered fabric perfectly. I can set the tension I like and it stays without slipping until I have to more to the next section.
    I applaud the Barnett’s workmanship.
    Good tools make a task easy but great tools make a task enjoyable!


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