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Thread: Need help identifying this quilt frame

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    It was donated to my hand quilting group but the person is no longer available. No one can figure put how to load it. It appears to me as if it is a three roller frame and very well made. There are absolutely no markings on it at all to indicate which manufacturer made it, which seems strange. Anyhow, I am going to try a picture. Any info from you knowledgable people will be much appreciated
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    I have never seen the frame before, It is a really good looking one from what I see in the pictures, it is vary similar in design to the frame I have for my machine. I would imagine that it loads very similarly.

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    Not sure, but it looks like it might be an older Hinterberg frame. Does it have black plastic knobs to turn the ratchets?

    Try doing a Google of "images" for quilting frames to see if you can find one that looks like it.

    There are 3 poles with ratchets, right? If so, I think it would load like any other 3-pole hand quilting frame. There might be a Youtube video on how to do that.

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    I have a hinterburg and it doesn't look anything like mine.

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    Can't help, but congratulations on getting it and I hope you find out how to USE it! :lol:

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    I was thinking that it looks like an older model Grace Frame.

    near as I can tell, the side with the 2 poles is the front. Your backing should go on the lowest roller and your top on the upper roller and your batting floats between the rollers. The back roller is your take up roller.

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    It looks like a Hinterberg type but is probably homemade. You would load it like any other frame. The backing will go on the roller with the white leader and the roller closest to that one. WSU. The batting and top will go on the front roller and attach to the backing attached on the white leader.


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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt
    I was thinking that it looks like an older model Grace Frame.

    near as I can tell, the side with the 2 poles is the front. Your backing should go on the lowest roller and your top on the upper roller and your batting floats between the rollers. The back roller is your take up roller.
    my thoughts exactly....it look the same as my grace....doesn't look that old either...search www.graceframe.com and see

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    I thought maybe it was older because of the wooden rails; the new ones all seem to have lighter weight metal rails.

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    Hello Maryann. How nice that someone donated the frame to your group. The manufacturer really doesn't matter, as all hand quilting floor frames load pretty much the same way. The double poles go in the back, as is evidenced by the way it tilts, with the single pole dropping down to a comfortable angle for quilting. Here are downloadable instructions for loading my Hinterberg. They should work just as well for your new frame. Enjoy! http://www.hinterberg.com/Download/H...ng%20quilt.pdf

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    It could be a homemade one. They were around long before the manufactorers began making them. It is a nice frame, and you are very luck to have it. It is possible the name of it is underneath the leaders.

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    Aw. thank you so much all you interested and lovelyl people. Ghostrider , I printed out that link and that looks like just what is needed. It looks like it might be very helpful. Thankis again all. Now lets see what we can accomplish. We quilt the old fashioned way, with sawhorses and 2 by fours with the quilt attached and held in place with C clamps. Works fine but does take up a whole lot of room. on the other hand, eight quilters can work on the entire quilt at once. Thanks again

    Maryann

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    Thank you for your thoughtful reply. I have searched the entire thing, front side backside and upside down, and there is no indication of anyone who may have made this frame. I figured if I knew the manufacturer, I could ask them for instructions on how to load it.

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    You pin your backing to the one in the middle first and thenjpin it to the one in the front, then you roll it all up on the one in the middle.Then yo place the batting on the frame, pinning it to the front, rolling the backing and the batting onto the front, then you pin it to the backing edge on the middle pole. I always leave about 6 inches more that the length of the quilt and at least 2 in on the sides. then,, you roll it all up on the middle pole, using the gears to make sure it is straight and tight! Then you pin the top to the last pole on the back, making sure that it is pined straight across. Then you roll all of the top on to the back pole. Then you bring the top across and pin it to the front.by now you should have all of them pined in order to the front. Now tighten the back pole and your quilt should be sandwiched and tight! I use flat head quilting pins to do all of my pinning, so that it lays flat.

    I don't know if this makes any sense, I hope so. I can put a quilt in mine in about 20 minutes all by myself. And the nice thing about your new frame is that you can turn it my yourself real fast!!! Since you are using an old method, you can have 2 quilts going . You can have 3 or 4 quilting on the new frame at the same time! If you have any trouble pm me and I will be glad to help.

    Ninnie

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