Saturday, November 9, 2013

No electricity needed and it fits through a DOORWAY…BONUS giveaway! Q-SNAPS




Before I quilted, I was a stitcher, cross stitcher, embroiderist….
I think I have always done some kind of needlework….
YOU are only as good as your TOOLS. Some of you prefer long arm
and machine quilting, welllll that will never be me.
I love hand quilting, I can complete
a quilt, with homework and blog duties, in about a week….
I stitch pretty quick wink….

Q-SNAP has this amazing floor frame, does not take a lot of room
and the best part, they have  these TILTED EXTENSION legs you can add now
that makes it easier on your back….
It is easy to take down for when not in use, takes no electricity lol
and is very reasonably priced… and light as can  be….very little strain
on your hands...
and you can take it outside, it fits the doorway….yes it does…
now that was very good engineering and design. 
SEEEEEEE! 



 Do you know the Q-Snap story?

NO, well let me share what I do know…
It was spring 1986 -a quilter was having some issues of finding a frame
to hold down her borders to quilt… She was not happy with wooden frames
that were on the market as they marked her quilt. With her son and husband in tow, 
they headed to the hardware store and chose different size tubings until
they came out with the perfect solution. 
The quilter's name, Monta Lee Kramer. Her son Perry who manages the company
still today, ( Mom) wrote the patent and Q-Snap was born in 1987. 
I think I purchased my first frame in the early 1990's. I have all the sizes now
and can't imagine using anything else …
What I love about them most of all, is when you stretch your fabric on the tubes
besides not marking, they are stretched real tight.  Here are some pieces I am working
on at night….
They just came out with a 6 x 6 frame, light enough for hand holding for those
small projects. Give me a day, I will find something to stitch that size too…wink..
And they are an American Company. Gotta love them for that.






Perry sent me a couple frames and since I already have them,
I thought why not SHARE those  with YOU….

Would you prefer ?

11 x 11
17 x17 

My fav is the 11 x 17- I only have one of those….
But here is where you can find them all


The original and ONLY Patented "PVC" type frame.
Toll Free 1-800-867-4712

A million and 1/2 frames have
been sold..

Let's support a company that is making a difference! 

these would make great Christmas gifts for those who stitch



Winners announced next Friday! 

In 2014, we have a Cross Stitch and Embroidery HOP planned…
YES WE DO! 


 to God WINKS!

94 comments:

  1. LOVE the QSnaps! Wow...I bet you didn't know BEFORE we were a quilt shop...we were a CROSS STITCH shop! My then partner LYNN (yes really, we shared the same name...and if that isn't crazy....HER husband's name is also BOB - I kid you not )...anyways...she was THE Cross Stitch Queen...I played with fabrics....and when she left the shop and MY BOB retired from the Navy...he started FRAMING full time - creating from scratch no less. I miss cross stitching (and keep thinking one day I MUST finish some of my UFO's...if only I could find them...lol)....but I still Love my Q-Snaps for embroidery!

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  2. I have seen these and always wondered ifs they really worked. Love to cross stitch and am working up a little something right now. Now I might have to go ahead and get one. Thanks for the background and review! ;)

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  3. Wow! There look really cool! I'd love to try the 11x11! I think that size might be just perfect for a Thomas Kincaid x-stitch I'm working on!

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  4. I haven't cross stitched in years, but I loved it then. I may have to pull out some old ufo's and make something Christmas. This looks like something I would like. I hate wooden hoops, but that is all I have. Thanks for sharing this.

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  5. I have the 11 x 11 it is brilliant, I need, really really need to look at a floor standing model.

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  6. I've only heard about these recently...I've really been out of the crafting loop for some time ;) The 11 x 11 would suit me just fine to start. Thanks for the link and as usual, your awesome giveaways.

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  7. I have never seen such thing but it sure does look interesting.

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  8. I have looked at these in magazines for years and wondered how good they are. Bless you, as always for such great product advice and reviews. You are such a trusted source for me. After all, you changed my sleep life with the 40 blinks. How could I not trust you. I think the 11 x 11 would be great fro embroidery and the 17 x 17 would be great for hand quilting. I use a hoop frame right now for both.

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  9. I recently bought the 6 x 6 one when I saw it at Hobby Lobby but I would love the 11 x 11 size too. They are really nice

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  10. I am learning to hand quilt from a master quilter in our guild - she makes one quilt per year - usually king sized! and hand quilts the entire thing! At our recent show she took Viewers choice; over some amazing professionally long arm machine quilted pieces. This would definitely help the learning process.

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  11. I had not heard of these frames before. I think both sizes would be valuable. I bet it would hold my quilt more secutely than a wooden hoop for hand quilting.

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  12. Great frames! I have two embroidery projects, tablecloths, going right now. The 11 x 11 would be ideal. Thank you for sharing. Checking out their website now!

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  13. I've only been recently (2008) been using Q snaps and love them for my counted cross stitch I think my fav size is the 6 x 6 great for ornaments. Going to have to check out the floor stands.
    Thanks for the info.
    Robin in Washington State

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  14. I'd love to win a frame - either size but would prefer the 11 by 11. It looks like they would be lightweight and easy to hold. I like doing projects when sitting on my back porch and embroidery fits that perfectly.

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  15. Many thanks for your review of them, Sam. Any size is interesting but I think I would like the 11 inch square

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  16. I have been tempted by those for some time now. I would LOVE the 17 by 17 but either would be a great way to try them - of course then I may end up buying several. Ha ha, it is a chance I will take.

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  17. This summer was the first time I tried hand quilting and I quite enjoyed it! Sign me up for the 11x11 ( but really, either is fine)!!

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  18. I have never tried these hoops before. I would love to try the larger one as I am also a huge fan of hand quilting.... albeit a LOT slower than you! LOL
    I use a very solid wooden hoop, but it seems to be getting heavier as the years pass!

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  19. Would love the larger one- would be easier for me to hold! Now have to try hand quilting- the frames look fabulous and I would definitely invest in the full size one in the first pictures so that I could hand quilt while watching tv with my hubby and dachshunds.

    Thank you for sharing this company with us!

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  20. They look very easy to use. Think I would prefer the 17x17.

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  21. I have had one of the hand quilting floor frames for years! I did all of my baby quilts on it when I was able to hand quilt.... the large quilts went on the wood frames that hung from the ceiling... just like granny used... I have promised myself to try and do a few hand quilted small quilts again and I will be using my frame.... not too much in any given week so I don't rouse the "monster" carpal tunnel.

    I have been eyeing the cross stitch and embroidery frames and would so love to win one of those. I think the 11x11 would be a perfect size for me.

    Thank you Q-Snap and Mdm. Samm for the fabulous giveaway!

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  22. I'd love to win the 17x17 - thanks for the info & the chance to win.

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  23. I have one of these myself I've used for years and love it! What a treasure a larger one would be! Thank you for sharing the QSnap story!

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  24. I have a 14 inch one and I love it. I think I would like to expand to 17 x 17. Thanks.

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  25. Hand stitching? nononono! NOT for me, plus my fingers always hurt the next day after hand stitching the frames on my tammy bags, so these frames aren't for me, but what a good idea for those who do stitch, especially if they don't mark your stitchery! But my question is...I know you love gingham, where on earth did you find the gingham mug???? How appropriate next to the Tammy and how YOU!

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  26. I would be happy with either one. I have always wanted to do a quilt as you go and these frames would be perfect for that. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

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  27. I have the 8x8 frame and use it instead of a round hoop. I love that it has no protrusions to catch the floss on as you embroider. I think the 11x11 would be perfect for me to own. Thanks for the chance.

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  28. I love Qsnap. I have the 11" square one and it is so much nicer then the wooden frames I used to use for counted cross stitch. I would really love to win the 17" square one, I hand quilt all the time.

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  29. The 17x17 or either. I have done a little hand quilting but I really liked it and would like to go larger. Just did a block or two here an there. Thanks so much great giveaway!!

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  30. I'd love the 17x17! It would sure make handquilting easier!

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  31. I always wanted to try these, especially for sashiko stitching and quilting. I'd be interested in the 11x11.

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  32. Oh I have never seen these before but it's love at first sight! I must have one!! I would really like to have the 11x11, I could put it to wonderful use!!
    Thank you so much for the chance at your giveaway, Jessica
    juceyj03@gmail.com
    FINGERS CROSSED :-)

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  33. Thanks for the chance to win. The 11x17 looks really useful!

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  34. These look really great. I have been doing embroidery again in the past couple years and these would be so great to have. Not sure what size I would use the most. You pick!! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  35. I would love to try either one of them. I didn't know there were so many sizes. Thanks

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  36. What a perfect thing to have for evenings while 'listening' to TV! The smaller size would be great for my project.s

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  37. Love them!! I'd prefer the 17x17. Actually, I like the one with legs! Will have to check it out! Thanks for the links!

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  38. Hi there! I think the 11 x 11 frame would be better for me! Love to see more f your cross stitching! Thanks fr the giveaway!
    Take care, Lesle

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  39. I love hand embroidery and hand quilting so a chance to win either size is wonderful. Thank you so much, Madame Samm.

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  40. The larger one 17 x 17 (or did you mean 11 x 17). 24Tangent@gmail.com

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    1. the 11 x 17 is a must have….alas it is the 17 x 17 and 11 x11 that are the giveaways..maybe in the future we will have some 11 x 17's

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  41. Never seen such a thing but what a wonderful idea. I will go look at their website and would love to win the 11x11 sized one .Thanks for your generosity.

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  42. I could really use either size...I have some huge cross stitch projects going and either one would be lovely. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  43. I have wanted to try one of these out for awhile now so this would be wonderful to win!

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  44. I think I would like to try the 11x11 size.

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  45. So generous as always! I would be thrilled with either one! Thanks!! Love it when people can invent something others find so useful! Especially love it that a quilter figured this out along with her family and has made a successful enterprise of it.
    live2skide@gmail.com

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  46. The bigger one one would be wonderful...! Oh Yes it would !

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    1. Love your photo outside BTW...wouldn't it nice to sit in the warm sun on a cool day (70 degrees) with a tee ninnie breeze and stitch away....

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  47. I only recently heard about these and saw a small frame that Quilt Dad was using. BRILLIANT idea! I would love the 11x17 - but 11x11 would be a good size too!

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  48. How nice! I had one of these that I lost in the fire. They are very nice . I would love a chance to win one !

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  49. How nice! I had one of these that I lost in the fire. They are very nice . I would love a chance to win one !

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  50. I'd love either. I think the 17x17 would be the best. Thanks so much.

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  51. I have been looking at them and would love to have one, I do have a few quilts that need hand quilting and this would be perfect for me.
    I use fusible batting and I think with that and a frame, it would be a great combination for hand quilting.
    I also do rugs and think this would be nice for those too.

    Debbie

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  52. thats neat! love the quilting frame

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  53. I would love to own either one of these...but since I need to choose I would love to have the 17x17 as it would be perfect for all those mini quilts I make. Thank you and QSnap for such an awesome giveaway!

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  54. I've been wondering for a long time if these frames would really hold the fabric taut while stitching. Now I know they will. My preference would be the 17" x 17".

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  55. I have some but the quilting frame is so tight you can't get it to go around the quilt. My neighbor and I tried for hours. It is too tight. Any suggestion? I would love to use it for something more than a drying rack in my basement. Any help appreciated!!!

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  56. I think the 11x11 would be fine...I don't do a lot of handstitching, but I do have a cross stitch or two that need finishing, and it'd be great for that! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  57. I have one of these frames, and I used it upside down when I was doing thread painting on a wall hanging for my daughter. It worked so well!!! Thanks for the chance to win. IF I should be so lucky, I would be happy with either one.

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  58. I have a small one, so would love, love the 17x17 size. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  59. I try to do FMQ and hand quilting and have no frames at all with the exception of a small embroidery frame. Would love to win! 17 x 17

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  60. I've seen these before but have never used one. I tend to not use a frame when doing my stitcheries but perhaps one of these would be a great help.I would be happy with either size.

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  61. Wow what a wonderful giveaway. Just in time for the stitching hops coming up. I think I'd like the smaller one, but would be happy with either. Thanks for the chance.

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  62. I have never tried hand quilting, but would love to give it a go. I have embroidered, but only on small circular hoops.

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  63. Loved hearing the history of these frames. The 11 x 17 would be a welcome addition. Thanks!

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  64. I love stitchery, but have disliked wood and plastic hoop. Not only do they mark your fabric, they pop off so easily. I would be happy wirh either hoop, and thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  65. If there is a cross stitch hop I may have to participate. I have a Qsnap frame that I LOVE! I have an 11x11 and it is a great size. I am going to have to look into the stand. Thank you for the history about the company.

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  66. I sew love the Q Snap for my embroidery and cross stitch, and have been seriously thinking of one for hand quilting. Fitting through a door and being light weight, who could ask for more!

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  67. I tend to not use any kind of frame, but these look fantastic, and I would love to give the 11" a try. Thanks for the info and this giveaway.

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  68. I have two sizes of these Samm - have always loved them. Even though I don't hand quilt anything but small pieces any more I remember spending many hours sitting at the big one. :) blessings, marlene

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  69. I've considered buying one before but I wasn't sure how good they were. Since you recommend them I would love to give one a try! I would be happy with either size really but prefer the 17'x17'.

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  70. I have the floor frame and love it for hand stitched quilts. I would love to try the 17 inch one. One of the ladies in my guild uses one to do very large quilts, she travels a lot and can pack it with her.

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  71. I did a lot of cross stitch and embroidery many, many years ago and gave away all my wooden hoops. Would love to try the 17". Thanks :)

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  72. I don't know anyone who uses this product, so it is nice to have your recommendation. I guess that the 11x11 would be sufficient for me, but I would try either one. My hand stitching consists mainly of novice embroidery work.
    swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  73. I've been using 2 different QSnap frames this week. A sit at frame, and a 11x17 frame. I'd love a 17x17 frame. What a great size. The 11 inch frame is just too small for my 12.5 inch blocks. I have to keep moving the frame to finish the blocks.

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  74. I have never had one of these, but have wanted one for a very long time.
    If I had to choose, I would like the 17 x 17, big enough but not too big.
    But I would love to win either of them! I hope I do.

    scrappalachia @gmail.com annie

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  75. I would love to try the 17 x 17
    I have seen them bought don't own one.

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  76. I learned about Q Snap in a beading class. Have the small one but would love the 17 x 17 as I do lots of miniatures.

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  77. OMG !!! This is exactly what I need and want..Any size is great and would be a great help. I was doing hand embroidery today while we waited a tthe delership to get soem work done on my Jeep. I kept complaing how I made my stupid plastic round hoop. How I am sick of the fabric moveing and it interfering with my stich quality when it does that. Hubby kept giving me the eye...I was wondering if I should find a wood hoop as my bigger one had grown legs and walked away quiet a whie back. But my smaller wood hoop is almost as bad as the plastic round one. I am stitching Jenny of Elefantz's newest bible verse she released this past week.It is going to go on a Sunday school bag I am makeing fo rmy friend for her Christmas present. I told him their had to be soemthing better some where. Going to go to this website and check it out. See where they are sold and if it is in my budget. Crossing my fingers I win this one for sure. Thank you for all the info on these hoops. and thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  78. These are great. When I hand stitch, it is with a very old larger round hoop. I am really bad about quilting small quilts without anything. Would love to try a 17 x 17.

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  79. I would love to have one . I would love to hand stitch some small quilts. Thanks for sharing such a neat prize. I think i would love to have the 17x17 but would take either because it would be a big help

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  80. I really NEED one of those! How wonderful to be able to quilt outside. The 17x17 would be perfect. Thank you for posting about these and for the chance to win one!

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  81. These frames look amazing and very easy and safe to use. I would love to be included. Maybe the 17x17 would be good to learn with. Thank you sew very much. You are truly wonderful and generous. I shall check out Q-Snap Frames. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  82. WOW!! This is so neat!! I would love to try hand quilting!!

    trina
    Tgallop@mts.net
    www.willcookforshoes.ca

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  83. Love that this company is USA. The frames sound fabulous and if MS says she loves them, they are something to be treasured. The larger one sounds like a great size but I'd be pleased with either size frame.

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  84. I have the 11"X 11" one and I love it, but I wouldn't mind a chance at winning the 17"X 17" one! I am wondering how far into 2014 that Cross Stitch hop is planned? One of the projects I am currently in the middle of is a beautiful winter Angel Cross Stitch! I am hoping to get back to work on it soon now that winter is here and I can cuddle up with a quilt and stitch out in the Livingroom.

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  85. Wow, that looks amazing!!! The 17x17 would be perfect! The right tools make anything hard so much easier. :)

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  86. Where have these frames been all my life?? I think the 11x11 would be perfect. Not too big and not too small!

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  87. They are awesome hoops/frames. I have an 11x 11 and was just wishing it was a little bit bigger. 17 x 17 would be perfect.

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  88. What a kind give away! I think that the 17x17 would be my choice.

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  89. These look great! I have a smallish one somewhere around that I used for crazy quilting... but would love the 17 x 17 to encourage myself to do some hand quilting.

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  90. I have all 3 QSnap Frames ...from the smallest to the large floor frame!! In fact I just recently purchased the floor frame and I love it!! It is also large enough for a few of my fellow Sassy Quilters to have a Quilting Bee!! This is the perfect frame!! Portable, and just the right size!! I highly recommend the QSnap for ALL quilters.
    Gmama Jane

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  91. I have no frame but it might be handy to win a 17 x 17 to use on my big stitch on prints! Now I just use really big hoops! Thanks for sharing!

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