Not every hand quilter has the luxury of quilting on a large floor-standing frame. I have one, but since we “downsized” our house, there’s nowhere to put it. So I quilt on a hoop. Quilting on a hoop actually has a lot of benefits, the major one being that you can turn the hoop to quilt at an angle that is comfortable, rather than stretching, contorting and pulling muscles until they ache.
But quilting on a hoop has a major downfall in my home. I can never seem to keep the tension on the quilt at the right level. This is particularly a problem when I set the hoop down and walk away to make dinner. Specifically, to make spaghetti.
Whenever I do that, the quilt gets a big lump in the center, and then pops out of the wooden frame.
If you have a method of solving this problem, I’d be happy to hear it.