Home-made quilting frame

by Orkaloca gennaio 23 creazioni

In October, when I went in London to attend the "quilting judge course", I met Sara Casol, a wonderful hand-quilter. She Is so skilled in hand-quilting that I only can dream to reach her level. Luckily she's also a teacher and when I've heard that she was invited near my city to teach hand-quilting I booked for the class in seconds :)

But a problem arose: I don't have a portable quilting frame. I have my big frame that I use for queen and king size quilts but I can't go to a class with it.
And I didn't want to buy a simple quilting hoop cause I think they aren't comfortable without a pedestal.

I would love a quilting frame with pedestal, one of those that tilts, twists and folds for portability. But they are too pricey for me.

And that was the moment my carpenter neuron woke up so I thought:
Drill: got it
Saw: got it
Dremel: got it
Screws, bolts and so on: got them
Screwdriver, pliers, wrench: got them all!

And I had got also the wood, from a previous project.

So it was simple to decide: I can make My own quilting frame!

The first evening I've drawn the project, then I've spent the two next days making, unmaking, modifying till I've had... THIS:

My home-made quilting frame with pedestal!
The frame itself is a square 50x50cm (19x19inch) and it's on a wood joint that allow it to tilt and twist of 360°.
This is mounted on a 60cm (23inch) tall pedestal that has a cross-shaped foot.
I've made also an heigh extension but there isn't in the photo and I don't think I'll ever need it.

And the most wonderful thing is that twisting here and folding there the frame can be reduced to this:

Folded in this way the frame is portable and much less bulky. It is only 8cm (about 3inch) deep.

Now I only have to paint it, I usually like natural wood but in this case it's too much impersonal.
Today I've bought the paint, soon my new toy will be painted ... dark red!


Commenti (5) -

24/01/2012 01:12:36 #

che brava che sei stata!!!!!

24/01/2012 12:15:32 #

Grazie Daniela ^_^

24/01/2012 15:21:09 #

lascia stare il colore ...potrebbe col tempo e l'uso che ne farai anche col solo sudore delle mani rovinare irrimediabilmente il tuo quilt.
ma come funziona i due quadrati si incastrano per fissare il quil??? comei normali telai???
ma perchè non ci fai un bel tutorial???
ciao a presto!!

24/01/2012 15:56:24 #

Ciao Flavia, no il colore non darà questo problema anche perchè sarà coperto da almeno due mani di flatting. Smile
Il quilt viene fissato con dei morsetti (non in foto)
Il tutorial è in preparazione. Smile

28/01/2012 21:32:55 #

ok grazie della risposta...vedrò a lavoro finito come sarà!!!!ciao ciao

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