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Author Topic: What's Your Favorite Quilting Frame?  (Read 3133 times)

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What's Your Favorite Quilting Frame?
« on: September 28, 2014, 07:26:13 PM »
Hi everyone! I'm just getting started, and I'm trying to decide what brand/type of quilting frame I should get for when I reach that point. So I decided to ask you guys:

1) What brand (if any) is your favorite frame?
2) Why do you like it so much? What features does it have that you like?

I've embroidered with hoops before, holding it with one hand and manipulating the needle with the other, and I can't imagine doing that with a big ol' quilt-in-progress, so I decided right away that I was going to use a frame. Now I just need to find a good frame!

I can't wait to see your responses! Thanks for the help!

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Re: What's Your Favorite Quilting Frame?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2014, 09:32:06 PM »
I use either a large wooden hoop, or my American Legacy frame, which is adjustable for different size quilts and doesn't take up too much space in my very small home.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Quilting Frame?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2014, 11:44:51 PM »
I like the pvc frames like Q-Snap.  They are light, easy to adjust, and you can add on to them to make the size that works best for you - a great feature if you have embellishments that you don't want to crush or break. 
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Re: What's Your Favorite Quilting Frame?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 07:54:29 AM »
I don't use a frame. I used to but its so much work moving it around. I found out I can get just as small stitches and just as even without the frame.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Quilting Frame?
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2014, 09:37:00 AM »
I use a 14" quilting wooden quilting hoop.  But if you go this route, get a good one, mine is 20 years old and still going strong.  Don't get the cheap ones that you find in craft stores or big box stores.  They will not hold up very long.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Quilting Frame?
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2014, 11:58:04 AM »
I have a 18 year old 24" wooden hoop, as well as the half-hoop for doing edges.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Quilting Frame?
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2014, 03:29:48 PM »
I like ones that have a floor stand.  They just seem much less awkward to me and I'm not battling with the hoop/frame.  My old one died a wrenching death when we moved, but here's a picture of what I'm talking about.  I've seen them with square frames also. 
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Re: What's Your Favorite Quilting Frame?
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2014, 04:26:54 PM »
I like ones that have a floor stand.  They just seem much less awkward to me and I'm not battling with the hoop/frame.  My old one died a wrenching death when we moved, but here's a picture of what I'm talking about.  I've seen them with square frames also.

I was thinking about that one-- it looked like something I could set up in my living room in front of a chair, so that I'm not stuck in some other corner of the igloo while the rest of the Penguin family's all in the living room. This is American Legacy, right?
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Re: What's Your Favorite Quilting Frame?
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2014, 09:47:16 AM »
I like this one and you can move it around room to room and it keeps the quilt sandwich smooth.
It's around 100.00 but you can use a coupon and get it half off. I bought one recently for my DD who is a new quilter.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Quilting Frame?
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2014, 10:36:15 AM »
Debbie, that one is on my wish list - if only we got those kind of coupons in Canada. Sadly it will never happen  :'( So it will have to stay on my wish list for a lot longer lol

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Re: What's Your Favorite Quilting Frame?
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2014, 11:01:37 AM »
Terry, you can get it online too. They have coupons for just online.
I love mine. Using it right now for yet another quilt for a friend. Get this one done and then anther one or two to get me caught up on hand quilts.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Quilting Frame?
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2014, 09:49:19 AM »
Hi  I was just snooping and found this thread.  I'm a lap quilter. I've tried hoops a d DH made me one of those ones that Betty has. He used central vac piping. I just couldn't manage to quilt on it. I finally sold it in a garage sale.  Right now, I have my friends Hinterburg 24" floor stand frame to try.  I did a small area and just can't find a comfortable position, other than using it as a table. I'm back to resting the quilt on a table with edges rolled and pinned so I can easily reach the Center.  With smaller quilts I just sit in my recliner.  I do think a small drafting table would be great, you could tilt it, but it would still hold the weight of the quilt while you quilt along the lower edge of the table.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Quilting Frame?
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2014, 09:57:29 AM »
I use a Q-Snap PVC frame. I really like the size of it and I can take the quilt off it if I need the floor space for holidays when the family is all home.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Quilting Frame?
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2014, 11:07:01 AM »
I also have all the smaller qsnap frames up to my floor one from JOann's. I love it.
Guess we all need to hand quilt on what we are comfortable with.
ALways good to see what everyone else likes or prefers.


A lot of times, well most of the time. I will stitch all the larger sections so it holds all laher of the sandwich together, and hen those are done, I can lap quilt comfortably on the rest.

I have had hand quilters bring their projects to retreat we all sat and did it differently. LOL

 

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