Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Hello folks, Vicki referred me to you... I recently obtained some quilting stuff, and I am not a quilter at all... so I have no idea what I have got here... I do property clean outs and end up with things sometimes that I must research... I was told one of you fine hand quilters might be able to tell me what exactly I have here... it appears to be part of a hand quilting frame... if so, what am I missing and is there anything that can be done with this alone? Thanks for the help!
Leah, you have the 3 poles of a hand quilting frame , and a lovely, partially completed quilt. You are missing 2 cross bars ( that the ends sit in ) which should have angled pieces of wood or metal to fit the cogs on the poles. There should also be legs that the cross bars sit on, although a couple of sturdy saw horses could be used instead. You could sell the poles as " parts" ,as someone may be able to make the rest. Perhaps you can find someone to finish the quilt, if you're interested in it for yourself. Otherwise a church group might be happy to complete it as a charity quilt. From what l can see, it appears to be proper quilt fabric and some well done hand quilting.
Thanks so much Riana, very informative for sure!