I have been using a hoop for my hand quilting for some time now but have found it has limitations when used with larger quilts, so I have been looking at floor quilting frames but they are rather expensive, they take up a lot of room and I can't really justify spending that amount of money, even a Q Snap floor model like this one is fairly expensive (think of all the fabric you could buy). My friend Sheila thought it would be possible to make a similar one so I showed the picture to the Mister and asked if he could make something similar and this is what he came up with.
I have tried it out and it works quite well, I'm not convinced that the clamps are the best way to tension the quilt top, but for the moment they are doing the job and they are reasonably easy to put on. It will pull apart and can be stored under a bed, and is fairly lightweight so quite easy to move around. Cody has been eyeing it off with a view to making his bed on it, which is a bad idea (for him) as I doubt that it would support his weight (some 9 kg or 20lb) so he will have to settle for curling up underneath it.
#64 Peace and Plenty
After making this block today I think I may have been a bit ambitious in thinking I would finish all the FW blocks by Sunday night, I'm thinking Tuesday will be nearer the mark.