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    Hello, I'm a first time quilter. I do all my quilts by hand. I have a quilt frame I guess that is what you call it. I'd like to know to know how to use it. I have never seen anyone use one.

    Don't get me wrong I'm not dumb, just not well learned on this item. I only use a sewing machine to make my tops and to help do the binding other then that I do everything by hand.

    Please any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: i have a quilt frame. How do you use it?

    What kind of qult frame do you have?
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    Default Re: i have a quilt frame. How do you use it?

    There are lots of frames. Do you have a picture??
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    Default Re: i have a quilt frame. How do you use it?

    It has 2 long sides and 2 ends not sure if it has a name or not.

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    Default Re: i have a quilt frame. How do you use it?

    No picture . At this moment i can't even try and set it up. My craft room became my sons bedroom and the other room my daughter and grandson have. I have the ends of frame under my bed and the long sides in my attic.

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    Default Re: i have a quilt frame. How do you use it?

    It sounds like you might have the old school type wooden frame. You have to have a lot of space to set one of those up. You mentioned sides and ends, you should have legs for it too. The quilt gets attached to the frame with cloth leaders, just like a longarm frame.
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    Default Re: i have a quilt frame. How do you use it?

    Alright, on the ends the feet are attached there. there is a small amount of material on the long sides. I have 3 red small C clamps also. My mom gave this to me. Thanks for all the help so far. I'm going to try and get pictures and post them later but my space in my home is limited right now.

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    Default Re: i have a quilt frame. How do you use it?

    About 2 feet wide? Sounds very much like my American Legacy frame. After basting, you attach one of the shorter sides to a long piece by pinning it to that bit of fabric and roll the quilt up on it, then attach the other end to the other pole, mount them in their brackets and roll to tighten. Quilt that area, then move it onto the "empty" pole by rolling it and unrolling some from the full pole.

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    Default Re: i have a quilt frame. How do you use it?

    thank you so very much. i have never used one so I'm thankful for all the help.

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    Default Re: i have a quilt frame. How do you use it?

    Not enough space is something most quilters struggle with. I've read that some quilters raised the frame on cords to the ceiling and lowered it when they wanted to quilt. Might need some engineering skills to accomplish that feat.

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