The GraceHoop Squared - 24-inch square hand-quilting hoop
Why work on a square quilt using a round hoop? But that's just what quilters have had to put up with for eons. Now, there is a better solution. Introducing the first square hoop line of products designed by quilters for quilters. These high-quality hoops are engineered to be the most versatile you can find anywhere. Not only do they hold your work snugly and more accurately, they adjust to let you work in the most comfortable positions. You will never want to use a round hoop again!
The GraceHoop Squared is an all-wood square quilting hoop on a completely adjustable floor stand. The simple-to-adjust system works in any posiiton and folds flat for easy storage. Comes in three sizes: 14", 18" and 24".
Angle Your Work Area
The GraceHoop Squared is a square hoop attached to an all-adjustable stand with an arm and ball swivel. The entire package provides quilters with an easy-to-adjust quilting system that will tailor-fit their height, reach and quilting position.
Shape Makes all the Difference
Square-hoop quilting is a matter of logic. For years we have known that a square hoop would be more ideal for holding fabric than a round one. Because the weave in fabric is square, it lends itself naturally to square-hoop quilting and makes it much easier to achieve good, even tension on all sides.
Adjustable Outer Hoop
Now engineering and high-tech wood joinery have enabled The Grace Company to make the GraceHoop Squared a reality. You will easily achieve the accuracy and ease of use that would be difficult, if not impossible, with a round hoop. The outer hoop has adjustable openings in two corners instead of one. This gives more allowance for both thicker and thinner quilts.
Staying on the Straight Grain
Quilters will love quilting on the GraceHoop Squared. Straight edges make positioning and repositioning fabric simpler, and it is much easier to keep track of your work areas. The hoop's amazing design will not pull your fabric on the diagonal; it naturally tensions the quilt across the woven grain of the fabric, from side to side, not from corner to corner. The outer hoop rests on the lip of the inner hoop to prevent the outer hoop falling completely over the inner hoop.
The arm can be locked into eight different heights, giving you a range of approximately 29"-44". You can literally quilt standing, sitting on the floor, or any height in between - you can even quilt in bed! The stand also has two holes at the top: one for a swing arm lamp and an additional hole for a magnifying glass, if desired.
The arm that holds the hoop can pivot away from you by loosening a single knob. You can quickly move your hoop out of the way (or closer toward you) without moving the entire stand! The arm also has accessory holes that give you a place to store scissors and other notions you want to keep nearby.
Accessory Storage Area
A new area for holding notions such as thread and scissors has been added to the GraceHoop Squared arm. Now you can easily keep and reach the things you use the most in these convenient spaces, especially when working on small projects.
Quilt in Comfort
Includes a low front foot with easy-carry handle. The front foot stays low to the floor to easily slide under most sofas and chairs. You can sit back and bring your work area to you. When you fold the hoop, this foot doubles as a handle that is positioned perfectly for easy toting.
Edge Tools Included
Keep ideal tension as you finish your borders.
The GraceHoop Squared folds up without having to detach anything. For your convenience, the stand is also shipped in the folded position. All you have to do is unpack, attach the hoop and you can start quilting!
Everything pivots into place simply by loosening a couple of hand-friendly knobs.
I ordered this frame for hand quilting in order to have my hands free and the majority of the fabric out of my lap while working. This was very easy to assemble. Using only the allen wrench included I was able to put it together in about an hour by myself. Once it was together it was a little ocquard to use at first but the more I work on it the more comfortable it is. Couldn't be happier.
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