Just one of advantages of using a larger hoop is that you need fewer blocks to make a quilt!
Hoop size may not seem like a big deal, until you decide to make a quilt. If you use this guide from Threadbare Creations and want to make a queen-sized quilt, you will be relieved to have a big hoop.
If, however, you had an 8×8 hoop, you would only need to stitch 80 of the eight-inch blocks. That is much more likely to happen at my house.
Another consideration is multiple hooping. Could you stitch one single heart of Pamelas Joy Quilt Blocks 2 from Graceful Embroidery at a time in a smaller hoop? Probably, but that would mean having to re-hoop and perfectly align the other three to make a larger block. Because it is an 8×8 design, it stitches up without any issues in just one hooping.
The same goes for quilting blocks that are already stiched. If you have blocks that you stitched in the traditional piecing method, all sewn together into a quilt, you can use designs like the Simple Mandala Blocks 1 Set from Stitch Emporium to quilt the quilt.
The set comes in three sizes, 5×5, 7×7, and 8×8, so you could quilt several different sizes of pre-made blocks. You could also create blocks of outline quilting. A slight change in thread color adds contrast. Consider using variegated thread for even more interest.
Sew many possibilities!