Hi - I'm new to this and I could really use a little help. My question is regarding hand quilting. I have a piece that I really want to hand quilt, but we live in a small 2-bedroom in a high rise (1000 square feet). I don't want to lap quilt - I really want to learn to quilt the way my grandmother did. I have no idea if there's even a quilt frame that would work for me. I know I could put something behind our sofa - width won't be an issue but I''ve got probably 2 feet - 3 tops for the depth. I wanted to make one of Alex Anderson's frames but those look like tables without tops so there's no way that will work. I'd love a wood one but don't know how those are sized. I'm open to any suggestions, and thank you in advance for your help.
Kathryn, Look up the Ulmer Quilt frame. It is fairly small, sits on the floor. Actually 2 people can quilt at it and it is easy to put the quilt on the frame. It folds up to about 2-3 inches deep when not in use. I have one and love it. I bought it online about 3 or 4 years ago. Ginny
You will love it here. I have a standing hoop. I believe you can still get one at Joanns if you have one there. I also think you can get one on line. Also try Annies (on-line). They will give you the measurements on all their hoops. I also lived in a 2 bedroom house when I got it. I'd offer it to you but it was given to me by my brother who is now deceased. I don't think you will have any problem finding one on line though. I'm sure you will get a lot more help here. Everyone on this site is so kind and generous with help. Again, welcome.
Georgetown CA I'd Rather Be Quilting
Kathryn, I'm not a hand-quilter so I can't offer any advice, but I just wanted to say "Welcome to QCA!"
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
Kathryn welcome to the club, Barbara
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I'm not a hand quilter either, but welcome to the group.
Hi Kathryn, welcome
Welcome to the club.
I am a hand quilter too but I do enjoy my Barnett's laptop hoop. He also sells them with a stand although I did not purchase the stand with mine, which is 18-inches square. http://www.laptophoops.com/
The gentleman there makes each hoop individually by hand so it takes a while to get it delivered but it was well worth the wait.
Anyway, I have a large house and still do my quilting on my lap. I just like the convenience of being able to sit in any room and work on it while doing anything like watching tv wherever we happen to be that night or even visiting with family at the kitchen table.
Good luck with your search, I am sure you will find something suitable.
Hi Kathryn, welcome and enjoy!
I have a Grace frame (EZ3) for hand quilting. It can be set up in three different sizes, easy to assemble and folds flat with your work on it. When I lived in an apartment I hung it over a closet door when not in use.
Hi Kathryn and welcome.
I am not a hand quilter either but I live in Miami and it's always very hard to find quilters in this part of the country.
Welcome to QCA.
Hi Kathryn, welcome to the group
gini in north idaho