Alma, I'm so glad you found something that's going to work well for you, and also so glad you told us the results of your search! Sometimes we really wonder if any of the information we give is useful, or even gets read. So nice of you to reply and let us know you got some help. Hugs, Marji
Hi Marji - I'm going to have some fun when these new hoops come in. I'm very grateful that I gained some very useful information following the suggestions in the answers - I decided to buy from a dealer instead of joining the Sew It's For Sale yahoo group, though, because I put off buying the hoop/s two years ago and thought that if I didn't buy now it could be another two years before I caught up with myself again..... or never!
I have now purchased a Do All Quilters Hoop as well as the 130x180 Hoop from sewingworld.co.uk.
A sincere Thankyou to all those people who took the time to send information that helped me out.
I am now well set up to stitch out all those beautiful designs that Miss Veronika offers periodically that need just a tad larger hoop than the 4x4.
You will like the Do All Quilters Hoop. I also like the 200x200 hoop for quilting. The Viking 120x120 is also a nice size and it works with those designs that are just a bit larger than 4x4 inches.
Thankyou 'clawton' - I'm not sure if the 120x120 is compatible with the DesignerII but it is around the size that I originally wanted. I am now set up for some grand fun.
Do an Ebay search. If one currently is not available, Ebay can notify you by e-mail when one does.
I've searched on Ebay and found some interesting information but I will set up for Ebay to email me if the hoop I want comes up. Thank you for that help. Alma.
Join the yahoo group Sew Its For Sale and post a message in search of. I have both bought and sold through this group and not had any problems. Once you make contact with someone, it is just between you two. The group is only the forum to find/sell unwanted items. Hugs. Nan W
Thankyou for that suggestion. I will go ahead and join the group. Alma.
I have been looking for one too I am in Brisbane and haven't had much luck let me know if you find one.. hugs Sally
I'll do that. I'll PM you tomorrow with the info that I have already gleaned. Right now, having laughed myself into one big ache from watching Sheldon Cooper in the ball pit, tiredness has suddenly hit me and I have put DHDon to bed and go to bed myself. Alma.