I am a frequent visitor to eBay. I have been trying to be conservative and not buy every quilt top I see. Last week I looked at Quilting hoops.
I have a very nice one already.
It came from Ydoer Department Store. They had a booth at AQS in Grand Rapids MI a few years ago and I couldn’t pass it up.
It took a few days of steady quilting to get used to it. I had been quilting in a hand-held hoop and It is a bit different to use a hoop on a stand.
I really love it, I like the large size of the hoop (22 inches) and I like to have the weight of the quilt supported by the stand. The only drawback is that the stand is a bit short for me and I tend to get a stiff back after several hours.
So back to eBay…..I looked at several different brands and saw some great options. The one I decided on was a Grace Hoop2 Not an inexpensive item when purchased new ($300 for the stand and $100 for the hoop) but this one was a real deal at $150 for both and free shipping.
It is adjustable in height and folds up flat, you can see all the features on the Grace website http://www.graceframe.com/site/hoops/hoop2 (I am not affiliated with Grace ….just and FYI link)
Teddy was very interested in what I was doing.
Mine is unfinished so I think I will stain and varnish it…..some day 😉 and I do like a larger hoop so I might buy the larger size (24″) but I think I am going to like it. I can have 2 quilts going at once and not have to keep switching back and forth in the same hoop.
once I had a quilt in it Teddy understood what was happening and decided he needed another picture.
I have 9 blocks quilted in the Luxury Essentials quilt.
It is hard to see in the picture …here is the back
Only 40 blocks to go ….
Back to work for me