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From: JoanieB
Date: 11-13-2005, 05:04 PM (1 of 3)
My dear hubby is going to get me either a new hand quilting frame or a new
hoop (floor model) for Xmas. It's up to me to decide which one I want, there in lies my dilema. I've only quilted on a hoop, never on a frame. I would like a new frame, but am afraid I may not be able to fully utilize it's qualities, I can only quilt towards me, Iv'e never learned any other direction. With the hoop, I can turn it 360 degrees. Any advice anyone can give wuold be greatly appreciated to help me decide. I'm really torn about what to do.

User: JoanieB
Member since: 01-28-2005
Total posts: 68
From: MaryW
Date: 11-14-2005, 11:03 AM (2 of 3)
I have a stand alone hoop. It can be turned in any direction and handles a full size quilt. It is the Grace Hoop squared. Really flexible.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: carman
Date: 11-14-2005, 12:27 PM (3 of 3)
how big are the quilts that you normally do? that may make a difference in what you go for as well.
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Member since: 04-17-2000
Total posts: 692
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