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Barnett's Laptop Hoops - Vented 18" Frame

  • Vented Design - 18" Round 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.
  • This is a beautiful example of a floor stand and a 18" Square Lap Frame.  Love that quilt top!
  • Now have it finished. Adds beauty and protection.

Product Description

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. 

The floor stand pictured here is highly recommended with your purchase.  18" Frames may be too large to use on the Bean Bag or Sit-On Bases or by themselves as a lap frame.  The Floor Stand will alleviate the size issue and the added weight of this larger lap frame.

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. Nicely done 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Aug 2015

    My wife had been shopping around for a quilt frame and wasn't having much luck. What she found did not impress me so I decided to look for her. I've been a woodworker all my life but didn't have the time time to design and build what she needed so I checked them out. Yours far exceeds anything else out there. Keep up the good work!

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