Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 10 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 97

Thread: New homemade quilt frame!

  1. #1
    Super Member MollieSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    2,543
    Blog Entries
    1
    I was reading posts about the Flynn Frame, and can't afford it right now, so I showed it to DH..... And this is what he came up with!

    I've just started using it, and so far busted two needles.... lol!!!! Think I am having to get used to having the 4" quilting area, as that's where I've been busting the needles.
    It's two 5' pieces of 1" pvc, and he made wooden thingys to hold them on each end. And pvc pipe fittings. He has 4x4x24" long under the quilt on each end, to help support it. I just used some packing tape to hold the leader cloths on (don't look at where I didn't trim the cloth to fit on the one side! lol!!!). Ribbon on sides, for side tension. This cost a whole $16, including the packing tape!

    I just need to loosen the thingys on the ends to unroll it a bit, to get a new quilting area.

    I thought this might help give somebody some ideas!
    :D
    Attached Images Attached Images    

  2. #2
    Power Poster Lacelady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    12,327
    Blog Entries
    19
    I love your DH's ingenuity - looks as if it's working well. I understand the technical term of 'thingies' perfectly.

  3. #3
    Super Member MollieSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    2,543
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks Lesley! :D Is taking some getting used to, but I think once I do, should be great!

  4. #4
    Super Member Shemjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Posts
    6,937
    Hey, that looks good! I was wondering how a " homemade " one would work! Good work hubby! :lol:

    I break needles too, and I just figure that either it was time to change anyway, or I am moving my fabric sandwich too fast! :?

  5. #5
    Super Member MollieSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    2,543
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks Sharon! Both times I've broke the needles, it's been when I reached the 4" limit. Haven't figured the reason yet, could be from moving too fast.
    :-)

  6. #6
    Super Member Kyiav10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Williamsport Pennsylvania
    Posts
    3,349
    I think he did a wonderful job!!!

    Kyia

  7. #7
    quiltluvr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Lost in a quilt shop :-)
    Posts
    1,353
    I think it's great to be so inventive! The expensive products most likely evolved from simpler designs that worked too. I'm all about finding it cheaper. Kudos to you both!!

  8. #8
    Super Member MollieSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    2,543
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks Kyia & Quiltluvr!!! :D
    I've not broke anymore needles..... So hopefully I'm getting it figured out.

  9. #9
    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    chicago, IL
    Posts
    9,418
    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Rainer
    Thanks Sharon! Both times I've broke the needles, it's been when I reached the 4" limit. Haven't figured the reason yet, could be from moving too fast.
    :-)
    How about a piece of template plastic with a 4+" cutout in the center???I'm not sure if this idea would work, but I think it would help keep you within your boundry...

  10. #10
    Super Member tuesy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Home!.. Why? Where are you?
    Posts
    2,260
    Here's many pictures of what this lady did in her RV when they're on the road to quilt.
    http://community.webshots.com/album/386112553dDIfcV

Page 1 of 10 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.