I have been using hoops for years but the weight has started hurting my hands and I've been wanting to try using something like this. It's good for projects that aren't too wide but because of the way it functions anything wider won't work for it. It's also not comfortable for sitting on, mostly because I stitch in bed in the evenings. I use it more as a prop on top of the blanket and that has worked great. The corner is fairly rough and does start to hurt my arm where it rubs so I've tied soft material to the corner that my arm goes under. I would recommend but would give the advice above.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]