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|plastic embroidery hoop|
Now when it come to quilting... I have a couple of portable hoops.White PVC for cross stitch or embroidery(must admit I have not used this one as yet),round plastic one for quilting and the wooden squarish one was an upgrade from the round one. It is a bit larger but the shape makes it easier to do blocks in a quilt. But I have to say my all time favorite hoop isn't a hoop at all but a frame! I enjoy quilting the way my grandmothers did, on a floor frame. This is an older picture circa 2004 and I am working on the frame which includes boards that my grandmother used(the ones with the string on them). The stands that hold the boards were made by my father and they adjust up and down. Of course you need a bit of space for this "hoop" and it isn't very portable but it is the way I like to quilt. It has been awhile since I have had a frame set up in my house...maybe it is time once again to take over a room with a frame!! So check into Kathy's blog and see what others are using for frame/hoops and what they are slow stitching on today. Glad to see Kathy is feeling better too this week!!
Have a great week!!