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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 08-03-2011 04:46 PM

Greetings PaBull,

I believe I can help you with the quilting frame. I built 3 frames about 5 years ago…2 for customers, and one for my wife, who is also a quilter. Two of the frames are 8’ long over-all, and will make a king size quilt, and the other one was smaller….about 6 ft.’ (she didn’t want to make big quilts). I ordered a Easy Build Quilt Frame Kit from a company called Hinterberg Designs in Hiawatha, Iowa. The starter kit contains all the parts you’ll need for the frame….cogs (wheels), catches, and all the parts needed, except the wood to build it….you have to furnish that. I made 2 out of cherry, and my wifes’ out of oak, all solid wood. Once I ordered the starter kit, I used it as a pattern to make the other two. If you don’t have the starter kit, it’ll be tough to get the parts right so they will work accordlingly if you decide to make more than one. You’ll need to furnish the lumber, and purchase 3—- 1 1/4” conduit poles from the local hardware like Lowes, Home Depot, or your lumber yard. The frame will tilt up vertically for easier storage. Your quilt top can be adjusted for height and tilt, and can be positioned so your wife can work at it confortably. Here are some pixs of the ones I built:

They are easy to build, and a fun project….If I can help you further, or you have questions, just shoot me a PM here on LJs. EDIT: I just looked up their price on the kit….WOW..$99.00…I bought mine for $40.00 back when…They have a web sight:

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