Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
My wife comes from a long line of quilters and she wanted a quilting frame for hand stitching her quilts. These things are not cheap when store bought. Her moms was about $300.00. I found a design online for making one through Moritz Designs and gave it a go. I used a couple of different woods because I was trying to use what I had on hand. It's mostly oak. The wooden gears were fun to make. They are hard maple I think, they were from reclaimed flooring. I also used what hardware I had available. I wanted to see how difficult it would be to make this project, and now that I see how easy it was I may have to make a "final" copy. It is about 98" long and will accept a full size quilt if I remember correctly. The photo shows it without the trigger cloth on it. The wife will add that when I bring it inside. You pin the quilt to the trigger cloth and rotate the three bars so the gears lock tightening the quilt out for stitching. It also will tighten lengthwise in a similar fashion and will tilt vertical to horizontal. Thanks for looking.