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So as we are restarting the quilting club. I want to get back into it. I haven't quilted in probably 4 years :eek: and when I did quilt I would use my grandmothers extra quilting frame. Yes, I hand quilt. So, my question to all of you is, what kind of frame do you use?

I've only ever used something along these lines

http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat3463&PRODID=prd40407

however i'm really looking at getting something like this

http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat3463&PRODID=prd2867

but, i would make it. Not buy it.

So what do you recommend? use?
 

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I've always wanted one of those huge rectangular quilting frames that holds a queen size quilt and I hope to have one someday. :ponder:

I also hand quilt and I just use the round hoops, 14" to 16". Most of the time I use the 14" wood round hoop since it sits in my lap easily and I can sit and quilt in the living room chair while dh watches TV.

Here is a link to the type of hoop that I use:
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat3494&PRODID=xprd377890

I do have one that is on a stand and is oval but I have yet to find a comfortable chair to sit in while using it. My back always starts hurting when I try to sit at it and try to quilt.:spool:
 
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~Well, I won't be making anything larger than a lap quilt(4'X5') because of space issues. My sewing stuff is in my eat-in kitchen and there's barely room for a small kitchen table let alone a quilt in progress. For now I hand-quilt on wooden hoops. I got two sizes(12X18 and 18x24 ovals) at a thrift store for $1 and they're working fine for smallish projects.~
 

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I had dh make the one that sits on the floor and hold a queen size quilt that when you rolled it it had a rattech that helt it tight...It hurt my back to use..even tilted...have material list for pvc one that he also made but gave it to friend when we moved to a smaller house...It was nice because could put it under the bed when not in use....even with a quilt in it...I have quilted most of mine by machine...anymore...
 

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I have a small 15x15 inch pvc square that I use. Okay, I have used it on very rare occasions. Perhaps I'll join the quilt club and pull it out again.

Darn it! I've been inspired.
 
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