welcome Sheri. When hand quilting I use a hoop or a frame. I have yet to try it without one.
Hi Sheri, I do my hand quilting on an Ulmer frame. It is small, folds down completely and is easy to place the quilt in by one person. Actually 2 people can work on the quilt together. We often use it at our Log Cabin Days by the historical society for quilting demonstrations. I have done some small pieces in hand without a hoop or frame. Right now I am not using anything for the cathederal window quilt that I am working on. Actually, I don't know how you would use a frame or hoop for that. Ginny