I presume you are hand quilting with this frame. My Mothers frame was 2 X 2" boards. 4 boards about 6" longer that the widest quilt you will do. She stapled a strip of heavy material doubled along the edge hanging over 2" to pin the quilt to. You hold the corners together with C-Clamps. Open complete to pin or baste the lining down first, then the batting, topped with the top of the quilt
You can prop the frame on chairs or hang from the ceiling. You then quilt from one side rolling the quilted section up as you go. THis keeps the quilt tight at all times. Wish I lived close I have 2 sets of frames.