Naturally, she was sad to let it go and wanted to make sure it went to another quilter who would put it to good use.
It was given to me in parts and I was reassured that it would be simple to assemble. It's all hard wood, very heavy with heavy duty washers and bolts and thick metal rods.
It has been sitting under the table in my studio since I took it home and today I decided to finally put it together.
|I love the vintage fabric that is attached the rails!|
|Metal rods on each side keep the frame from opening and closing|
|A heavy duty metal rod for extra sturdiness|
Since I had a large quilt that needed basting, it occurred to me that I could do it on the frame. I normally use Sharon Schambers' Board Basting Method and thought that I could modify the technique and combine it with the frame.
I first pinned the backing fabric to the fabric on the rails and then rolled it up nice and taut.
Then I basted the batting to the backing fabric at the bottom end.
Rolled the quilt top onto the boards as in the board basting method, and layered it over the batting and backing.
Proceeded with basting as in Sharon's Board Basting Method.
Ready for quilting!