Grace Q-Zone Hoop Frame for Smaller Spaces
Get your machine moving and quilt your quilts faster!
The new Grace Q-Zone Hoop Frame is specifically designed for smaller spaces. If you have 4 1/2 feet, you can fit this quilting frame!
Learn how to set up this fun quilting frame in this video:
Start quilting on the Q-Zone Hoop Frame with the home sewing machine you own right now on this frame or bundle it with the Grace Qnique 15R! This 15-inch longarm will maximize your quilting space so you can don't have to advance the quilt so many times through the hoop.
How Much Space Will You Have for Quilting?
My Juki F600 has an 8-inch harp space, but a few inches are lost with the space taken up by the back rail and rolled up quilt. When I began quilting my first quilt, I had around 5-inches of quiltable space per row. By the time I reached the end of the baby quilt, I had around 3 1/2-inches of space because of the bulky quilt roll in the arm of the machine.
The limiting factor here was my home machine and the small harp space. It wasn't a lot of space to quilt in, and it certainly made for a lot of advances through the hoop, but it was still faster than quilting this baby quilt on my home machine, yes, even in a special sewing table!
How Big is the Q-Zone Hoop Frame?
The Q-Zone Hoop Frame can be set up low to the ground so you can sit in a chair and quilt, or higher so you can stand and quilt.
Note: You will have to stand up in order to advance the quilt through the hoop and secure the clamps and straps properly for each row you quilt.
Because of the way this frame is designed, you can quilt any size of quilt on this frame by advancing it side to side. I'll have a video demonstrating this technique soon!
A Few More Q-Zone Features:
- This frame can extend to work with a longarm machine with up to an 19" throat (see machine image below)
- Adjustable height legs so you can work sitting or standing
- Space-saving size at only 54 inches wide!
- Quilt queen, king, or larger quilts - you are not limited by the length of the frame.
If you're interested in quilting larger quilts quickly, but you don't have a lot of space for a traditional 3-bar quilt frame like the Continuum, this Q-Zone hoop frame can be a good alternative. Most home machines can fit within the Top Plate Carriage, which includes the front and back handlebars so you can steer your machine just like a longarm!
Note: Almost all home sewing machines will fit onto the Top Plate Carriage, except for the 16-inch longarms like the Tiara and Handy Quilter Sweet 16.
Check out the Q-zone Hoop Frame Combos available from LeahDay.com:
Q-Zone Hoop Frame
- Q-Zone Hoop Frame
NOTE: If you're planning to use a Home Machine, you will also need this Top Plate Carriage
Q-zone Hoop Frame + Home Machine Carriage
- Q-zone Hoop Frame
Q-zone Hoop Frame with the Grace Qnique 15R
- Q-zone Hoop Frame
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have to baste your quilt before attaching to the hoop?
In a way, yes. The three layers of your quilt (top, batting, and backing) have to be layered flat together and pinned across the top and bottom edges. The middle of the quilt does not need to be pinned like traditional quilt basting for quilting on a home machine, but the layers of the quilt do need to be evenly spread out and flat.
Please keep this in mind if space is a serious issue for you. You will still need the space to arrange the three layers of your quilt flat on a table or the floor, find the midpoints, and pin across the top and bottom edges of the batting and quilt top.
If you do not have the space or ability to spread the layers of your quilt flat, a better frame choice will be the Continuum Quilting Frame which allows you to roll the three layers of the quilt separately onto bars.
I'm unable to stand for long periods of time. Is this the quilting frame for me?
The Q-Zone Hoop Frame has adjustable height legs so it can be lowered and you can quilt sitting down.
However, using a quilting frame is still a physical activity. You must stand in order to properly baste the layers of the quilt and position it properly over the frame. You will also need to be able to lift the quilt, set it on a table or the floor, and roll it up evenly to reach a new area to quilt.
If your goal is quilting king sized quilts on this hoop frame, please understand that is a physical activity no matter how your machine is set up, no matter what style of frame you are working on.
Do you have more questions about the Grace Q-Zone Hoop Frame?
Helpful tools and accessories for your Q-Zone Hoop Frame and Grace Qnique 15R!
Don't forget the Q-Zone Hoop Frame Shipping Details!
Free shipping on all Grace Machines and Frames! Orders typically ship within 5 business days. Please use a street / physical address (no P.O. Boxes) as your shipping address.
Please include your sewing machine make and model number (example: Juki F600) in the "Add a Note to Your Order" area of the shopping cart.
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