|Project by pinehill||posted 02-19-2013 07:43 AM||1287 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
This is the finished Quilt Trestle I made for my Mother. The story goes like this. My Mother called and asked if I could assemble a Quilt Trestle for her. Of course right, after all she’s my Mom. She shows up with a small box about 6”x9”x14”. I figure, how long could this take? No time at all right. Wrong! I brought the box into the shop and dumped it out on the bench, all 30 odd pieces of it. Turns out, the box is only the little pieces that make up the intricate workings of the machine. I still need to construct the (what I’ll call) the frame work and assemble the pieces. I was able to scrounge up some dunnage 2×6 spruce from crates at work. I am all about re-use. The pipe I picked up at a local hardware store. I also like to by local when ever possible. After all is said and done, this thing can handle a king size quilt, probably a California King if I have my measurements right. I dis-assembled it loaded it in the truck and delivered it to my Mother. Her apartment is a bit crowded with all the crafts and sewing things she does but we made a space for it. She love’s it and brags about it to all her friends and fellow quilters.
All in all, not the most impressive piece I’ve ever produced but the joy it is bringing my 73 y/o Mom is all that matters.
2/24/13 – I’ve added a image of the box of parts for the Quilt Trestle / Frame. I haven’t made it back to Mom’s to take more pictures but hopefully soon.
-- Pine Hill