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Plans for simple old time quilt frame

Needle Thread and Spool

Materials Required: Quantity
"C" Clamps 4
1" x 2" straight boards at least 7 feet long
(This really depends on the size quilt you are making.)
4
1" x 4" boards at least 6 feet long 4
Muslin or ticking  

Step 1:

Cut the 1" x 2" boards to the correct length for the quilt you are making. 

Step 2:

Take a strip of Muslin (about 2.5 inches wide) and into a loop about 1.25 inches wide.  Either staple or tack this strip to the frames.   This strip will be used to attach the quilt back to the frame.

Step 3:

Next cut the 1" x 4" boards into pieces as shown in diagram.  This can be done with a power saw or a hand saw.

Step 4:

Assemble the stand as shown in the diagram below.

Step 5:

The frames are held together with the "C" clamps as shown.

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