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Thread: BURGOYNE, NAVY AND WHITE, Going in the Frame

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    When I made this quilt I had some requests that i show the steps to placing it in my floor frame and getting it ready to quilt. So, yesterday I got off my b### and moved all the Den furniture around and set up my frame and today I finally have it ready to start quilting.

    Here are the steps I have taken so far. You will notice that the frame has 3 poles,the back one and the middle one, the gears run to the back. the front one, the gears run to the front.

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    pinning the backing to the fromt pole
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    here are pictures of the gears. Now that it is pinned to both the front and the middle, you set the gears on the middle pole, and release the gears on the front pole. then you roll the backing all unto the back pole.

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    all of the backing rolled to the middle pole and the gears are set
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    Now I set the gears on the front and middle and tighten the backing until it is smooth, and running straight.
    Next is the batting. Since this is such an old pattern, from the late 1800's, I am using cotton batting, It is Hobbs, 80-20, which I really love to use, and it hand quilts beautifully. While laying it out on the frame, I discover that it is going to be too wide. So, I decide how much I need to trim . then I do the first cut, and then fold it over , and keep doing this until I have all of the side trimmed off.

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    batting too wide, so i am trimming it
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    Thanks for posting the pics.

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    Next I pin the batting to the front pole. then I will roll both it and the backing all on the front pole , sitting the gears in the front and releasing them in the back. One thing that happened, when I laid out the batting, i found a place that looked like it was stretched out of shape. Knowing that it was about a foot too long, I turned it around and placed the bad part in the back, where it won't be a problem. You will notice that the backing and the batting go on the same middle pole

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    keep going, I would love to see more

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    So now we have the batting and the backing all rolled up on the middle pole. Now comes the fun part!!!! Putting the top in. I measure the middle of my backing and mark it.

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    marking the center of the backing
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    marking the center of the quilt top
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    Then pinning the quilt top to the front pole. You will notice that it is pinned to the batting and the backing, and not to the frame. You can look down the line and tell if you are getting it in straight. I have marked the center of the border all the way around, so I will know I am centering the border patterns. then I will roll all 3 pieces onto the front pole

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    top pinned to the front
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    rolling all 3 pieces onto the front pole
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    You're doing a fantastic job showing us how to put a quilt in a frame. Thank you for taking the time to do that and share it with us. :D

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    now I pin The Quilt Top to the last pole. making sure that it is also running straight. Right now we ahve all the layers rolled up, and the gears set on the front pole, so I can get it good and straight. Then I release the gears on the front, and set the gears on the middle and back poles. winding each of them one, and then the other until all of the quilt is on the back and middle poles. hen it is just tightening until you get it the right tension you want to quilt it. As I go along, I will sometimes have it looser than other times. Again you should be able to look down the length and see that it is straight.

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    So, now we just have to decide how to quilt it, which stencils to use. I have laid out some of the choices that i have. Also laid out all the things i will need while hand quilting. Different size needles, some mornings I will have to start with an 8 and then move to a smaller needle 10 or 12 as I go along. Also a needle puller for the seams, and my markers I use a fons and porter pencil, dark lead for the white and white lead for the dark blue. And the green tape is if i want to do some cross hatching, I will mark my lines with that.
    I don't know it this is clear, but hope you enjoy seeing inside what a hand quilter does to get ready.
    Thanks for looking into my world!

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    Well done! This would be a great tutorial for someone who has never done it before. Have fun with your stitching.

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    Thank YOU sooooo much this has been a wonderful tutorial. I have a frame and this has given me wonderful hints that I have not been using. Your quilt is beautiful, I would love to see some of the quilting as you go..

    Thanks Again and have fun quilting.
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    Wowzers Ninnie! That is brilliant! I want one!!!!! :D :D :D

    Only problem I can see is what happens if a large, furry object ie Barney Cat jumps up on there? I just KNOW he'd think it's a new bed just for him! :shock: :mrgreen:

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    Wow, that is quite a process! Thanks for showing us!

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    I can really appreciate all the work that goes into hand quilting, but I don't have the patience for it. :lol:

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    Thanks for posting this! I wish I could use a quilt frame...

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    Ninnie, you are a fantastic teacher! You so obviously know what you are doing...and you make it look so easy that I want to try! That pattern was one of my DGM's favorites and one I have on my "to do" lists...yours is beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing with all of us!

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    Ninnie,
    I just wanted to say that you have motivated me to go up to the attic ( actually have my daughter climb through the scuttle hole to the attic) and get a quilt frame down that my friend gave me a long time ago. Have never set it up. I will have a queen size quilt to do and that will make it so much easier than the hoop. Hope it works and has all it's pieces. I know it is not nearly as nice as yours. Thanks....
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    WONDERFUL DEMO....Keep us posted.

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    Thank you so much for showing this. As soon as I get all the stuff back into my sewing room, I have a frame from my Mom, she upgraded, to set up on my sun porch. I know the cats will think it is their new bed. I hope I can just keep it covered well enough to keep from fading and collecting fur.

    I will book mark this so when I need it I can find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbinwinder
    Ninnie, you are a fantastic teacher! You so obviously know what you are doing...and you make it look so easy that I want to try! That pattern was one of my DGM's favorites and one I have on my "to do" lists...yours is beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing with all of us!

    Go for it! It is a fun pattern, and one of my favorites also.I love the old ones.

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    Oh, my gosh, it's wonderful. Love your stencils.

    Hugs

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    Ninnie, can I come over and watch you hand quilt? That is going to be gorgeous!!! How long will it take you? It will take me a couple of days to get there!!!!

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    Thanks Ninnie!
    You are a great teacher with awesome photos!

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