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Thread: Cheap quilting frame

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    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.

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    Great idea!! :thumbup:

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    Thar's very clever, maybe I ought to start hand quilting.

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    Great idea...... and I bet you can quilt from all four sides to the middle. How creative you are.

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    That's very clever. Wish I had an old card table. That would be very handy to have one like that.

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    Indeed very clever... look at goodwill and yard sales this summer for them

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    necessity is the mother of invention

    Well done!

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    What a great idea. I would have never thought of that. You are so creative. Love it.

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    Sounds like a great idea. Something to look for in thrift shops/garage sales. (The old card table)

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    Thanks for sharing your tip! It is also great to repurpose something.

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    clever girl

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    I would love to see a picture. I am a very visual person and I would love to try this out. I try to hit the thrift stores every now and then and want to keep an eye out for a card/quilt table.

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    Very clever!! I love it :D:D:D

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    Clever idea.

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    What a wonderful idea! Perfect for quilting in a small space! I use hoops because I don't have any room in my house to set up my standard quilting frame. Now I'll have to give something like this a try.

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    That's a great idea. Can you fold the legs up and set it aside when you're not quilting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momofthree
    I would love to see a picture. I am a very visual person and I would love to try this out. I try to hit the thrift stores every now and then and want to keep an eye out for a card/quilt table.
    Plan to get a digital camera next week, then will get a picture for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakermom
    That's a great idea. Can you fold the legs up and set it aside when you're not quilting?
    Yes, it does not change your ability to fold up the table...

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiepastor
    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 the same thing!!! I use great big binder clips like you get from office supply store to hold quilts in the frame. I quilted in the ditch on a king size quilt this way.

    Try to visualize a card table with the center cut out then imagine a large quilting frame with legs. You just cut out the center back to the wooden frame all around.

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    I know us quilters are a creative lot but wow! what a creative idea :D

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    What a smart, smart idea!!!!! Great for small room, and you can get them for almost nothing....You can even fold it up with the quilt on it....again...Wow...wonderful idea

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    Think there MUST be Scots blood back there somewhere in my genealogy! >:)
    One day I was looking at an OLD card table with the pressed cardboard type top that had disintegrated, and the light bulb lit up with QUILT FRAME!
    I still don't think I want to do a king size quilt on it though!

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    Wow,such a great idea hope how soon you get a pictue put on for us...You are one clever person Thanks for sharing(:)

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    Great idea, very thrifty! Thanks for sharing that with us. Btw, my ancestry is Scottish, but my Amazigh (North African) husband takes frugality to another level. He would love this idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain-moma
    Wow,such a great idea hope how soon you get a pictue put on for us...You are one clever person Thanks for sharing(:)
    I do not have a digital camera--plan to get one next week.

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