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Thread: Craigslist quilting frames

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    Senior Member dixie_fried's Avatar
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    Craigslist quilting frames

    Can anyone make heads or tails of these? I'm tempted to call about them because the price is so low, but I can't even identify them!
    http://louisville.craigslist.org/for/2874871714.html

    Thanks for looking and anything you can add.
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    Very low cost and your seller knows nothing about them. Buyer beware. Maybe some folks on the list can be more helpful in identifying the pieces to see if everything you need is actually there....my guess is no, but I don't use a frame for quilting (though I do have one).
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    Can't tell from the pics, but looks like it's missing pieces. ???? Maybe someone else can tell better from the photos.
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    Yeah...I thought the bundles looked sort of skinny.
    I might still go take a look at them and see if I can figure it out.
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    good luck, dixie_fried ! Hope you find a great deal!!
    OVER THE RAINBOW JANE is the name of my Dear Baby Jane----though it should be poor, neglected & may never ever be finished baby jane!
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    They look like they are a hand quilting frame. The quilt would be stitched to the fabric.
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    For $15, I would take the chance. The frames could be missing pieces, but, worst case, you have firewood.

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    I don't know a lot about quilting frames but I believe these frames were hung from the ceiling and quilters sat around the edges of it and then when need be, it could be raised back towards the ceiling to get it out of the way of everyday living.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I don't know a lot about quilting frames but I believe these frames were hung from the ceiling and quilters sat around the edges of it and then when need be, it could be raised back towards the ceiling to get it out of the way of everyday living.
    Yep! The seller says they have "metal hanging pieces"....
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    I think I HAVE to buy them now. They might have some historical value.
    I have an acquaintance who volunteers at a textile museum.
    If nothing else, I will see if they could use them.


    ETA: thanks for all the replies! I knew I could count on you all!
    "And I guess I might have made a few mistakes.
    But maybe that's exactly what it takes.
    To get a little happy in this big sad world..."
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