King-Size Quilting Frame

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Project by W.F. Judt posted 02-13-2018 07:12 PM 2060 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Quilting Frame:
My wife needed a quilting frame to finish her king-sized quilt, measuring 9’x9’. She offered me this project as an alternative to her purchasing a frame $retail$ or getting her quilt stitched commercially at $$$’s.
She also said I could not spend ANY money on this project.
So… I scoured my shop for the appropriate materials and discovered I had everything on hand that I needed to complete this project.
The 10’ rails are made from 48” x 1-1/2” fibreglass tent poles (heavy duty military grade) that connect end to end. Chain-link style fencing top-rails would also do quite nicely, as wood 1-1/2” hardwood dowels or stair railings.
The end posts are made of 2×4 and plywood, and are adjust to allow for tilting. The knobs were made from the waste cylinders cut out of the 2×4 posts.
Along the length of the rails I attached to the rails with self-tapping screws 1/2”x1/2” strips of softwood, to provide a means of tacking the fabric sleeves to the rails. The quilt is supposed to attach to the sleeves, wrap around the rails and stretch across the width of the quilting frame.
Total cost, outside of the stuff found in my shop = $0.

On time, on budget!

-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. “

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#1 posted 02-17-2018 12:11 PM

Great idea! My buddy’s wife keeps running 60+ miles to take her quilts to someone for stitching. He and I ought to be able to find enough stuff between our two shops to make her one of these! Thanks for posting!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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