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Thread: Grandmothers old quitling frame

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    Hi everyone, I found my grandmothers old quilting frame..it has 2 ends...like small sawhorses..and 2 holes bored in them for the ends or pins of the rollers to fit in...2 boards that are broke ...but each have a metal piece that looks like gears or I think they are called ratchets...the other ends are missing from each board....also on one saw horse that has 2 holes are 2 metal pieces to go against the gears to keep them from rolling..can anyone help me find parts..my dad is making 2 more rollers I guess they are called and I need 4 ends or ratchets..also maybe someone can educated me on all these..love this little frame..I hung up in the old metal building so they wouldn't get broken..thanks again !!!!

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    What a great thing to have...

    Please, post pictures if you can,

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    I will in just a little while..my dad took the rollers or the wood you roll the fabric onton...but will send pictures of the legs ....will get pictures the hardware on the end of the rollers tomorrow ...dad is making my new rollers....I have never quilted before but found a small 41 x 41 pattern I would like to try so I did some reading and they said to make the rollers 12 inches longer than the size of the quilt...what do you think ??

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    I think it is great that you are going to try to use it...

    And great that your Dad is making the new parts... document all of this for the future generations ...

    And have a great time bonding with your ancestors..

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    hopefully I did this right and the files attach..thanks for trying to help me...
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    It looks just like mine. The only thing, is I only use rollers, I don't use the confusing rolling rods that have the ratchet ends on them. I pin the 2 ends of the quilts to the fabric on my rollers, add batting and top, then roll. The only problem with my hand made frame is I can't work from center out. So I have to work from one direction to the other.

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    Mine is slightly different, but the same idea. I'll take a couple pics tomorrow and post them to see if that helps. It is set up at my mom's house next door.

    Lynette

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