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Barnett's Laptop Hoops - Vented 14" Frame

  • 14" 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.

Product Description

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 3 unique bases that tilt and rotate.

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. Quilting in a small space. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Feb 2020

    The frame when it arrived was well made. I can sit in my easy chair and hand quilt again. I am well pleased with your frame.

  2. Love it! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2019

    I love my new 14' Hoop with bean bag! It is so well made, holds the tension on my quilt like no other hoop I have used. I have absolutely no regrets on this purchase! Planning to purchase another hoop for cross stitch projects soon!

  3. Worth every penny! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Dec 2015

    I recently received my 14" hoop with a sit-upon stand. It is absolutely incredible to use. It adjusts to tilt perfectly and spins so you can work along easily. I am fairly new to hand quilting, but am a very experienced sewist. My stitches are becoming more and more even, and with the new hoop I am able to consistently create more stitches per inch. The craftsmanship on the hoop and stand was so worth the 8 week wait. I have 2 other hoops that don't come close to the quality of this hoop. I am impressed. My grandfather was a woodworking artist when he retired, and he would have agreed with my assessment of the fine quality. The hoops and stands may seem expensive but they are a financial investment in your craft You truly get what you pay for. This will long outlast me. Thank you, thank you.

  4. 14 " vented hoop 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2015

    I love this product very light but sturdy. much better than hoops you can get a your local craft store. Worth every penny spent.

  5. Superb Craftsmanship! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Jul 2014

    Thrilled with my hoop and sit on base. Craftsmanship is superb! So please I ordered it. Worth every penny. Thank you for the timely arrival which was sooner than I expected. Been using it almost every day. Can't wait to put my quilt on it too! JJ

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