Quilting is a tradition that has been around for many years. Did you know in the past quilters would use leftover scraps of fabric to make one? They would sandwich a suitable material or dried leaves between the patchwork fabrics to help form a frame. Now today quilters will use a wooden frame that they have made or even purchased from the store. There are different hardwood quilting frames available, but making one can be inexpensive and easy to do.
First, to make a frame you would need a total of four pieces of wood. Each piece needs to be 2"x2" and 2 that is longer than the width of the quilt. You need to cover two of the boards with a strong material such as canvas that will fit loosely. The canvas will attach to the top and bottom of the quilt, using a strong stapler will help hold the material onto the boards. The side of the frame will consist of the other two boards that are the same length. After placing the boards into the shape of your work, you will need to use four large c-clamps to hold the frame together.
Next, attach the quilt to the top board and roll it onto the board until you are two feet of the center. Do the same for the bottom board. Attach the side boards with the clamps. By doing this you will allow the patchwork to stay tight for sewing.
Now, you are ready to start stitching the area in the center. After finishing the center of your work, take apart the frame by removing the clamps and roll part of the patchwork towards one of the ends. This will allow you to begin quilting on a new area.
Your new, homemade quilt frame will allow you to work on your own quilt, giving you a firm stitched result for you and everyone to enjoy.How to Make Homemade Quilt Frames