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Barnett's Laptop Hoops - Vented 18" Frame with Square Hoop

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  • For this size frame, I highly recommend the floor stand.
  • For this size frame, I highly recommend the floor stand.
  • For this size frame, I highly recommend the floor stand.
  • Finishing adds beauty and protects you frame for years to come.
  • Choice of colors or just have it natural wood with a clear coat.
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$149.99
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New Vented Square Hoops!!! 

This is our largest frame for hand quilters. I would recommend this frame for anyone who owns one of our Floor Stands. This is a modified Original 18" frame.  The bottom has been vented to lighten up the weight and allow any heat to "vent" off your lap.  Six magnets are installed on the bottom allowing you to use this frame with any of our unique bases that tilt or rotate. 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.


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. Beautiful Craftsmanship 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jan 2016

    I ordered the floor stand and 18 inch square hoop and it is everything I could have hoped for. Beautiful wood. Very smooth finishing and easy to put together and take apart.I am so pleased. Thank you Harry Barnett!


  2. Best Hoop Ever! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Oct 2015

    I love using this hoop. It's just the right size -- small enough to move and work in but large enough to cover enough of the quilt so I'm not constantly readjusting the hoop. It fits on the stand so very well and it turns so easily. Best hoop and stand I've ever owned!!



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