Make Your Own Hoop


Making a hoop or tension frame for crazy quilt blocks is easy. So easy, you might want to make several different sizes.

You can assemble and dis-assemble these fast...and even save some money by using the same "joints" but change out only the lengths of pipe for the frame.


I like a laptop or table top model...but you can also just use "free" and hold the hoop. For this model, you need far fewer parts.


Here are the instructions and parts list document to download, it is a pdf file.

You will also need some standard garden clamps. I get mine on Amazon but they are available at larger garden centers too. (if this link breaks...just search for "garden clamp pvc 4 inch".

These hoops/frames are very tight and I've used mine even for standard single-layer fabric for standard embroidery work.

Since creating this first size...I have expanded my own supply of "pipe" to make many different sizes. Some small, some rectangle, some larger...all you need is more pipe! :)

10 comments:

Jackie said...

Thank you for the instructions. I bought one years ago. Now I can make my own!

molly pruitt said...

Thanks for these instructions. I bought the first one , now I have supplies to build 4 for the price of the first one.. my style,thank ya, molly / sewnmom7@yahoo.com

Beverlee Burrows said...

Knew there had to be a way to make my own to the size I wanted :) :) :)

CynF said...

Thank you for the instructions. I d/l your PDF and hope to make a new frame soon. Also just ordered the Garden Clamps... your link is working just fine... thank you for including it!
BTW, am loving your BCQC Class!

Karla Hartzog said...

Thank you for the instructions, Kathy! You are always so generous, so this time I left a teeny donation. Love, Karla

Jay Shah said...

Thank you for sharing the instructions. Just one question: what diameter PVC pipes did you use for your assembly?

Celia Gaboury said...

SWEET!

suzzy said...

Where do you buy the parts to make this wonderful frame stand?

Edurne said...

Gracias por compartir. Bss

Sherry - Kelowna, BC Canada said...

Hi For Canadians - Some connectors and the pipes can be purchased from Home Depot, the clamps (U-Clips) and specialty connectors can be bought from Lee Valley.
http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=67332&cat=2,66758
Sherry Kelowna BC