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cinca
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Date: 1/11/12 1:01 PM

In Harriet Hargrave's book on machine quilting, she shows a picture of some quilting aids. One of those is a hoop which is open on one side, it is thicker than most embroidery hoops and has little handles built in and also a backing for traction on the bottom rim.

I have googled and amazoned these, but cannot find them for sale. The only one I have found looks like it is not opened on one side, which means that parts of the machine behind the foot may bang into the hoop, if it gets too close.

I have made a trial one out of an embroidery hoop and rug backing and like the help it gives me. I do want the one made special for quilting because it looks like it will hang on tighter and be easier to use due to the opening.

Anybody know where I can buy these very special hoops?
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Date: 1/11/12 1:43 PM

would that be similar to this:
on Nancy's Notions

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Date: 1/11/12 1:49 PM

It took me awhile to track it down, but I think the thing you are talking about is called a Quilt Sew Easy. I'm guessing based on not being able to find them from any of my usual vendors that they're not made anymore, but they still seem to be around.

A similar product that I know of is Sharon Schamber's Quilt Halo. I have to admit that I got one of these last fall but haven't had a chance to try it yet. The only sewing I've done since was to hem some rtw yoga pants

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Date: 1/11/12 2:20 PM

Thanks so much. I did not know the name, so could not track it down properly. I will order that one and the one from Nancy's Notions, to see which I like...and besides, it is always good to have backup.

I appreciate how generous you peeps are with your time and knowledge.
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Date: 1/11/12 2:23 PM

Thanks a bunch, Liz92B. I would never have found them as I did not know the actual name of the product. I have ordered these...they are on sale!

I so appreciate the help. They are not exactly like the ones in the picture, but have all the important elements. You guys are the best.
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Date: 1/12/12 3:46 PM

Quote: TessKwiltz
It took me awhile to track it down, but I think the thing you are talking about is called a Quilt Sew Easy. I'm guessing based on not being able to find them from any of my usual vendors that they're not made anymore, but they still seem to be around.



A similar product that I know of is Sharon Schamber's Quilt Halo. I have to admit that I got one of these last fall but haven't had a chance to try it yet. The only sewing I've done since was to hem some rtw yoga pants

I love Sharon Schamber's Quilt Halo. I have two, and stack them on top of each other. Really nice for my arthritic hands.

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Date: 1/12/12 6:43 PM

Good to know this. Thank You.
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Date: 1/25/12 10:19 PM

Back to let you know how much I like the Fabulous Fabric Glide. I wanted to buy all the ones suggested in this thread to do comparisons, but was smacked by an unexpected decrease in my income, so could not purchase the other two types of hoops.

The Fabric Glide arrived, though, and I just love it. Ordinarily, my hands will start to squeal after about 5-10 minutes of moving the work around for free-motion-quilting. I just did a whole row of stars...about 30 minutes...and no pain or numbness in my hands. What a relief. The handles on the sides of the hoop make it so easy to hang onto.

Want to say Thanks Again to you all for helping me find this tool.
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