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Thread: Have you seen one like this before?

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    Super Member fleurdelisquilts.com's Avatar
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    My grandfather made this quilt frame for my grandmother years ago. He died in 1972, so it's at least 40 years old. I don't remember seeing my grandmother use it, but my mom used it quite a bit. I just thought since everyone is showing their vintage machines, you'd be interested in seeing my quilt frame.

    I added the cross pieces because those have been lost. They are just 2 x 2 inch pieces of wood.

    I was wondering if anyone else has ever seen one like this?

    the frame
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    with the piece of my grandmother's old quilt that I found
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    Senior Member tealady's Avatar
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    I have one similar which my husband made for me a few years ago.

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    That is wonderful

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    I haven't seen one like this before. I have taken the liberty of bookmarking. My husband is primarily a metalworker, but I reckon he could make one for me. Your Grandfather's design is simple but effective. Very cool - thanks for sharing your vintage treasure.

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    very nice. how is the quilt attached to the boards?

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    Nifty!

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    Great idea for not taking up much space.

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    That is so neat that you are using it now---think of all the quilts it has seen!

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    That is really neat. I used to have one similar to that, but I don't know what happened to it when I moved.

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    A very compact little device. How clever! Therese

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    I haven't seen one like it, but, if it works that is all that matters.

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    That a very elegant design. Simple but effective.

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    Junior Member Sewing Joe's Avatar
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    That's a very elegant design. Simple but effective.

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    I have not seen one like this before and it is a great design. Lucky you to own one.

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    Oh I love that. So primitive!! No, I haven't seen one like it :)
    What a treasure for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewing Joe
    That a very elegant design. Simple but effective.
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    That is sure to be a keepsake.

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    Very nice idea. You are very lucky to get something that your grandfather made for your grandmother. What a treasure.

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    Such a simple idea from long ago. It looks more usable than some of the newer frames I've seen. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I have never seen one like this before. Very clever. Thank you for sharing.

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    clever!

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    yes but instead of legs the lady had it hanging from her livingroom ceiling so it could be lowered when she wanted to work on it and raised so it was out of the way. they also did homemade soap the old old way outside in a big black pot. i was pregnant at the time and omg it smelled so bad it would make me so sick.

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    I have one that looks very much like that one but it has several cutouts to hold the poles. I bought it a auction in the 90's for $7.50. Can't wait to use it.

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    Beautiful! Thanks for posting this.

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    What a treasure you have.

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