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Thread: Cheap quilting frame

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    Clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    The 1x2 boards are not exactly like they used...I bought mine at an estate sale and know they are old!!! But they are more like 1/2 x 1 3/4 or 2 very hard wood and mine just have a strip of material folded double I suppose about 1 - 1 1/2" and tacked along one of the wide sides on each of the 4 boards. I think it's held in place with carpet tacks. I am going to rewrap them though, I think. My sister has my moms and they are wrapped around the whole board. But I have made measuring marks at 1 inch intervals on mine and also have the center marked. That way when I put the backing and the top on and know the center of each, I'm sure to get it square. And the backing and batting and top are held in place by strong straight pins, not thumb tacks. That's my way, anyway! LOL!

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    My 90 year old friend had a cloth measuring tape sewn to hers on each side!

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiepastor
    My 90 year old friend had a cloth measuring tape sewn to hers on each side!
    A cloth measuring tape is genius!! I am going to do that idea, too. Perfect!! Thank you for the great idea and passing it along.

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    You are welcome--I had forgotten about it til I saw the post where someone had marked theirs. sometimes the light bulb goes on!

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    Yes, this is an excellent idea that I had heard before, but had forgotten. Thankyou for passing it on. :thumbup:

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    Great idea. Thanks

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    I am sure my cat Penny would love the card table with a quilt on it. She has to check every thing I do. She sits by the machine most times while I sew. but i love her just the same..ha!ha!

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    We had a cat named Purry Jane who sat on the end of the sewing machine table and occasionally swatted at the needle. She loved sewing and quilting and thought she should lay on every quilt just to break it in and keep it from blowing away! She also loved a quilting frame or a hoop that was big enough for her to lay in when you put it down.

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    Thank you, you just gave me an idea with your card table.I have a wrought iron table one metre square and it "had" a glass top. Recently, my glass top exploded and I know of several other people that had the same thing happen to theirs on the same day. The table is very sturdy and would be great for quilting. It has 4 straight sides & strong wrought-iron legs. It would be so easy to attach whatever is needed. I might keep mine out in the pagola to work out there and what's even better is "The top cannot get dusty". Whooopppeeeeee.
    LOL to everyone. Gleniveve

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    Another idea for card table frames

    Quote Originally Posted by okiepastor View Post
    I made a quilting frame from an old card table with the top in bad shape. We removed the top, then I padded the top frame by wrapping with strips of batting, and sewing a fabric cover over that, so I can pin the quilt to it.
    I would not want to quilt a queen or king using this, but works great for twin or smaller!
    The handy part is it just folds up when not in use.
    I did something very much the same, Used card table frame idea. did a square using 1-1 1/2" wood sanded , same size as card table, put on fold-up legs. Then made 2 (L) shaped pieces ,with wood, just slightly larger,than table with (L ) brackets on ends and middle. Straighten the 4 end brackets to about a 120 degree and 2 bolts with wing nuts to hold the 2 (L) sections together, (L)s will clamp over table portion. Works great for both tied quilts and quilted quilts. Not too big and bigger than a hoop. Easy to reposition fabric. fold away to store under bed.

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    *** Sounds interesting. Have a bad one on the carport. May try it.
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    That is what I made when I first started quilting in the 1970's. So easy to quilt on, so easy to fold up and put away. I used pillow ticking (2 layers) for covering the side bars, and T pins to hold the quilt in place. I don't hand quilt any longer but I always smile when I open the quilt room closet door and there it sits, waiting.

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