Last year I wanted new hoops for some cross stitching projects and found a new product called Q Snap. I immediately purchased the 8 x 8 inch size to try out.
This unique hoop system features 4 tube like sections that interlock into a square and your cross stitch or needlework fabric is held in securely by pieces of half tubing that snap your needlework into place over your assembled frame.
The tension can be adjusted to however I want it and setting up and removing my work is quick and easy. This snap frame system didn't leave the hoop marks as I was used to and I found these very comfortable to work with.
I have since purchsed the 6 x 6 and the 11 x 11 inch size frames and what is so nice about it is that the sizes are interchangeble so I can come up with many different shapes. My next purchase will the be 17 by 17 inch frame for a pillow top that I will be cross stitching.
I'm glad to have found these and would recommend them to any stitcher.