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Old 03-05-2007, 10:57 AM
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I would like to know how to suspend quilt frames from the ceiling so they can be lifted up out of the way.
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Old 03-05-2007, 12:59 PM
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my mom's hangs from big eye hooks
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:37 AM
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I don't have a frame, but we bought a house near Asheville 3 yrs ago and the previous owner said that the hooks in the ceiling were put here for her mother to hang her quilt frame. The ceiling in this house is low so I doubt that they were able to raise it up out of the way. We don't know much about the house, except that it was built before they had electriciy and running water. It has a spring house attached to it(no spring anymore) and that was how they kept things cool in the days before electricity.
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:43 AM
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Maybe you can rig something up similar to window shades with the draw string, When not in use just pull the string and it should roll right up. Have'nt tried this but it might work.
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Wait, wait, back up! What kind of quilting frame could you rig to the ceiling? I doubt my doublewide manufactured home ceiling would hold a quilt frame.......but it sounds very interesting to me. Anyone have a picture?

I thought about building one with bolting ends for different size quilts out of one X twos or bigger. I also thought about building one out of closet rods and holders for the walls of my bedroom. (You know two closet rods and 4 of those wooden or metal holders that you could leave up as decoration but take the quilt attached to the rods off and put them in a corner) AM I making any sense or am I rambling in my insanity??? sheesh

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Old 03-06-2007, 08:16 AM
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How about something that would function similar to a fold up stairway. or a pull down ironing board, only larger of course. It would need sufficient space without a light fixture in the way.
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:22 AM
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stored on the wall instead of the ceiling.

Now that is a very interesting idea. except i'd use at least 6 of the pole holders. 4 would line up to hold it flat against the wall when you aren't working on it. the other 2 would line up perpendicular to the bottom set so you could just release it from the top set, pull it out and put it into the extra set, thus making a "table" for working. or place the extra holders so you could work from both sides if you needed to. use screws to hold it in place during each stage of rolling/unrolling.

the poles come 16' uncut, so your room couldn't be any wider than that. and to preserve your sanity, install the holders so you'd be looking out a window (or at the TV, or at anything except just a wall).

and omigosh!!! couldn't you use the same concept for a table top? who wouldn't love a table that ran the length of the room, was at exactly the right height for the user, was easily kept out of the way when not in use, and doesn't cost a gabillion dollars? (2 hollow core doors, 2 poles, 8 holders. gotta be under $150. and EZ to install.)

you are not insane. you are a genius!!!

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I'm lost now. What was the original question?
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Debbie Murry
I'm lost now. What was the original question?
I dunno but the answer is 42.

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Old 03-06-2007, 09:11 AM
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Since when have we ever stuck to the original topic in any thread on this board? LOL

original question was how to suspend a quilting frame from the ceiling so it can be pulled up out of the way when not being used.

and, for Tim Dearest, the accurate answer is 42.75633333825
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