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Thread: Help locating quilting frame clamps

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    For some time I have tried to locate PVC quilting frame clamps. My husband was such a sweet heart to build me a PVC quilting frame, and we found two clamps that fit nicely over those PVC tubes. We were lucky to find the two tension adjusting clamps that fit, from Hobby Lobby. I would like more, but can only find the smaller size (width around or in diameter). Every website that I go into looks like it has the narrow PVC pipe. Thanks in advance, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Can you show a picture of what you are looking for?

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    What do they look like?

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    If there is a Home Depot or a plumbing supply near you they might have something that would work.

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    I wish I could enclose a picture, but I'm not that gifted, posting pictures. I have a camera snapshot, but don't know the first thing about forwarding that picture to you girls. Is there instructions on this website to do just that? I really want to learn.

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    Found these on Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...efix=pvc+clamp

    Looks like 1-inch pipe is the largest. What size is your PVC pipe?

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    I bought a PVC quilting frame, and I measured it for you. The pipes themselves are 2.5 inches diameter, and the clamp pieces are 1.75". The clamp pieces are cut down one side and a .5 inch piece is cut out, and the edges smoothed, so it will clamp over the solid pipes. I could take pictures if you like. I will help any way I can.

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    I know what you mean. I think you might have to make your own, cutting a slit out of pieces that are the same size as the frame is made of, and rounding the corners. It should spread enough to fit and clamp tight.

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    The clamp pieces are cut down one side and a .5 inch piece is cut out, and the edges smoothed, so it will clamp over the solid pipes. I could take pictures if you like. I will help any way I can.[/quote]

    I am so sorry, I got the measurements backwards and wrong. Pipes are 1 5/8" and clamps are 1.3/4". Mine fit tight. Don't forget to smooth the edges after cutting strips out for clamps. Light sand paper will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpthequilter
    I know what you mean. I think you might have to make your own, cutting a slit out of pieces that are the same size as the frame is made of, and rounding the corners. It should spread enough to fit and clamp tight.
    You need slightly larger pipes for them to clamp over and not break from the thickness of the quilt sandwich. Mine fit tight, even with a thick batting. See above reply for my measures.

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    oh, bummer. A while back I was at the Goodwill pound store (you dig through huge bins and pay by the pound) and found a PVC quilt frame and almost all the pieces I thought I should buy this, since pvc pipe doesn't weigh much. But then put it back because I have a huge quilting frame and didn't know anyone who would need it.

    You might see about cutting length like an 1 inch wide all the way down a piece of pvc and see if that would work?

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    oops.

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    you can actually find them at a camping store...I might still have a website saved..will do some searching in the morning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristen0112
    oh, bummer. A while back I was at the Goodwill pound store (you dig through huge bins and pay by the pound) and found a PVC quilt frame and almost all the pieces I thought I should buy this, since pvc pipe doesn't weigh much. But then put it back because I have a huge quilting frame and didn't know anyone who would need it.

    You might see about cutting length like an 1 inch wide all the way down a piece of pvc and see if that would work?
    The cut out on mine is 1/2".

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    Huge thanks for all the helpful solutions. To Mademekelly, I think we may have the same quilting frame which my husband built, and I have two long clamps now, but can't locate more of that size clamps. To Pism99, thanks for the e-bay information, that's an order I am waiting on....exactly. I think one has to pay with Pay Pal on E-bay, my information is out of date, so I can't pay for the item by Pay Pal, I may have to set up a new account, and then I know I won't use it again for some time. Who would of thought of a camping store, that's my next move, since we don't have one in our area. You guys and gals are the best. I'm still working on this.

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    Hugs going out to "Pism99", I received my order yesterday for the PVC clamps, they fit perfect, just what we had been searching for some time. We would of given up, without your help. I would of never thought of Amazon's website. Again, it proves that we have just the greatest people viewing this newsletter.

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    Special thanks for all the help in locating the PVC clamps, we have our order complete with the help from "Pism99", but had that not worked, I would of gone into camping world's website, as suggested by "jaciqltznok". All of your comments were very helpful.

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