I had several followers asking about the quilt hoop I use and how my husband was able to add some magnets to my old frame so that it would work on my new stand. I received this Barnett quilt stand and hoop for Christmas. I opted for the 18 inch as I already had a 14 in hoop that I currently used.
When I first learned to quilt, I learned on a frame but hated that I had to quilt in my sewing room away from the family. So, I wanted to go to something more portable. I opted for a fourteen inch hoop with a base. I still have not figured out how people quilt in a hoop without a base, but that is Ok cause this is what works for me.
|My Barnett hoop stand has a lazy susan that is made out of metal attached to the top of it.|
|The base of the hoop has magnets on the bottom of it.|
|So my husband found these magnets at Harbor Freight and attached them to the bottom of my fourteen inch base.|
I use these clips that I bought ages ago when I thought I was going to learn to machine quilt. I am glad that I have finally found a use for them. They keep the quilt from laying on my lap. That and in conjunction with a fan running I have been able to quilt with the warmer weather of the summer.