QUILT INFO

The quilt block shown is made from a pattern called "Garden of Hollyhocks" and is found in Norma Whaley's book "Sweet and Simple".

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

COLD DAYS

No, not cold here.  It is hot!  But my new project is cold.  I finished a wool runner yesterday with snowman heads.  I used a pattern called "Cold Days" by Lynda Hall.  It is in the first issue of "Primitive Quilts and Projects".
It was a quick runner to make and easy to do with wool.  It is about six inches by thirty-five inches.  It could be used on a mantle or a table.  I have another snowman project close to being finished too and will share that later this week.  It is the wall hanging I was working on that you can see in my previous post.

I was given a Hinterberg quilting frame.


I have wanted to try a hand quilting frame for years.  What better way than on a good one.  I am used to quilting with a lap hoop that you can turn and you can't do that with a big floor frame.  I will have a learning curve to use this.  If this does not work for me, I will donate it to the church thrift store.  Right now the rollers are not in the correct position but that is easily fixed.

I checked the Hinterberg website.  They used to have different models of frames that you could purchase.  Now there is only one complete frame version or a kit you can purchase.  And I can't find a video on how to use the frame.  They used to have a video.  I have no instructions so I will have to try to figure it out on my own.  I don't even know anyone who has used a floor frame.

Back to my projects.  Have a great day!

Karen

49 comments:

  1. Love the wool mat!! It's just darling in the wool! Cool quilt frame! It looks so big! How nice that it was given to you! I hope it works out for you.

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  2. Love the runner! You did a great job - don't you just love that magazine? Best wishes to you and your new frame!

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  3. I have one of the projects started from the Primitive magazine. Love your snowmen runner.

    Have fun with your new "big" gadget. :D

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  4. Like the runner and wow that is a great frame and I am sure you will have a ball. I am feeling much better and getting stronger daily. I did post some pics of the new rooms if you get a chance to check t hem out. Thanks for the e-mail sorry I din't get back with you sooner. I actually am sewing some and loving it! Hugs,Marie

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  5. Your runner is so YOU! Just perfect with that wool! Love it! Congrats on scoring the frame...I hope it works out for you. I'm quilting snowflakes. :0)

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  6. I've never seen a hand-quilting frame like that. Sure is a lot prettier than the 2x4 clamped boards I remember Grandma using. :)

    Love the peekaboo snowmen on the runner.

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  7. Che voglia di natale! conplimenti.

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  8. Somewhere at home I have instructions on setting up and using the frame. But in the meantime, go to youtube and search for quilting frames. After all, they all work just about the same.

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  9. Your table runner is adorable! I have hand quilted on a stationary frame but I didn't have much luck in learning how to handle the curves. Many quilters love quilting while using this type of frame and I hope you do too! :)

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  10. Love your runner.

    I have a frame like that one. I never saw a video on it either. Just did alot of guessing.

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  11. Here, try this video. It loads a quilt onto the frame very similar to the one I have (a Grace 3rail frame). HTH.

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  12. Yeah, and it would help if I put the link in wouldn't it?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twnRd47TC0o

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  13. Yes, that snowman runner is on my to-do list and now thst I have seen your's I am more determined.

    Really lovely work,

    Shazy

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  14. Let me know if the video link doesn't help. I am pretty sure I have the exact frame with a paper on how to load a quilt. I never could get used to it and it took up an amazing amount of space.
    Love your snowman runner!!

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  15. I think that's so interesting that you're going to try a floor frame. I've never quilted at one and so I'm very curious to see how it works out for you. Good luck!! :0)

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  16. I don't think there is a project in that magazine I DON'T like. the new issue comes out the first of July...can't wait!

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  17. I loved that pattern in the magazine. Yours turned out so nice too.

    I learned to hand quilt on a floor frame...it's from the GraceFrame Company. I love it and don't think you will have a hard time with it at all. I am not, however, familiar with the Hinterberg frame. But I do love the floor frame.
    I like your idea of donating it if it doesn't work out for you.

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  18. The little snowmen are so cute!

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  19. That runner is so cute! I have debated about getting a floor frame but I know it would have the same quilt on it for YEARS, lol.

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  20. What an adorable runner!

    That frame is great. I think the nice thing about it is that you can have a quilt ready at all times. You can walk by and sew a few stitches and walk away.

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  21. Sweet snowmen!! Love it!
    The quilt frame is wonderful. I haven't hand quilted a large quilt in a long time, but I use to love it.
    xx, shell

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  22. Cute snowmen! Hope you can find instructions for the frame -- looks fun!

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  23. Your snowmen are so cute, you did a wonderful job on them! Good luck with your quilt frame. I use a hoop, too, but I hope maybe someday Mom will give me her quilt frame. If she does, I will have to figure out how to use it, too. I imagine it is much different than the method I use now!

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  24. Oh I love your Lynda Hall runner! It is wonderful! I'll be curious how you like the floor frame. I have a hinterberg round floor frame. At least the one swivels around, I think I would have a hard time with the long one like you have, but I would so like more room instead of having to move the quilt all the time. I still like just a hoop that I hold unless it is really hot out!

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  25. Love your snowmen - brrrrr :-)

    Enjoy your new quilting frame.

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  26. What a darling little runner - very cute! Nice frame hon, wow, what a lovely gift. I hope you can figure it out. I don't use a hoop OR frame...I'd never be able to figure it out, lol.

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  27. I love quilting on a floor frame. Mine was homemade by my wood- working uncle. Lucky you to be given a Hinterberg, the "Cadillac" of quilt frames! Hope you get it figured out. :-)

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  28. yes, i remember seeing that one in the magazine . . . have considered making it myself and you certainly are inspiring me further with your own progress~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  29. I love all things "snowman"...your table runner is so cute!!

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  30. Hi Karen!
    Love the frame!!!!
    Karen from Quilts...etc. (http://karensquilting.com/blog/) uses a quilting frame for her hand quilting. Perhaps she can be of help.

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  31. I ahve always wanted a floor frame
    I know you will get it all figured out.
    call the company I bet they would help you.
    I love the new runner, snowmen are just so special to me
    kathie

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  32. Cold Days is adorable. Enjoy the new quilting frame.

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  33. Cute table runner!! The upside down snowman must be the party animal of the group LOL.

    Very cool to have been given the frame. I will be interested in hearing how your get along with it.

    Crispy

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  34. congrats on getting a floor frame. let us know what you think
    love the snowman runner super cute!

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  35. Can't wait to hear/see how you like your frame. I'm sure you will be able to find all sorts of info on the internet on how best to set up and position yourself. It's a beauty!

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  36. The wool mat is awesome, I love that new magazine and all it's projects. Have fun with the frame, maybe someone in blogland has used the frame. Good luck.

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  37. What a fantastic gift! If nothing else, the floor frame should be excellent for hand-basting quilts. I wish I had room for one. I'd be very willing to learn how to stitch using it - or to move around the sides so I didn't have to learn to quilt with my thumb - but I just don't have the floor space.

    I haven't seen one of Linda's patterns that I don't like. That woman is a Talented designer and you did a beautiful job.

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  38. OHHHH, Karen I love your runner, the snowman it's beautiful.

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  39. Darling little snowmen head table runner Karen! 8-)

    Lucky you to have been given a quilt frame! I haven't a clue how to use it... Here I use a round hoop frame on a stand...

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  40. What a cute snowman quilt! Just love the first issue of Primitive Quilting and can't wait for the next issue to come out. I really want to make the bird quilt in that issue. Good luck with your hand quilting, Karen!

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  41. Hot weather is the best time to make snowmen! They are lovely.
    I wonder how you get on with the quilting. I am also used to turning the quilt in a hoop, and it seems to me very difficult to quilt in a different direction.
    Jane

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  42. I love the runner, Karen, I hope to make one myself before Christmas, it's so cute! I enjoyed the first issue, too, and am looking forward to the second one. Hope you learn to use the quilting frame!
    Have a nice day, Cisca

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  43. LOVE the runner...wool is so fun to work with!!! and what a score on the quilt frame....wowser lucky you!!!!!! love your blog!!!!

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  44. Love the way your runner turned out! What a great magazine! I love it! We sold out at the Shoppe and had to order another batch! Looking forward to seeing the next issue! Cheers!

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  45. I've had an Hinterberg floor frame for about fifteen years. It's in my living room and what I love best about it is NO basting! It takes me about an hour to get the backing, batting, and top in, but that's it.

    I also have one of their hoops on a stand that revolves around, but I only use that for wall sized or crib sized quilts.

    I hope you enjoy your floor frame as much as I'm enjoying mine! :)

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  46. Wow, I think you love snowmen toooooooo :-) Great.

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  47. Me gustan mucho tus trabajos ¡son preciosos!
    Te felicito
    saludos
    Josefina
    tijerasycuchara.wordpress.com

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  48. I have a hand quilting frame that is not exactly like yours but, similar. Here is a video showing how to load the quilt, batting, and lining on the frames. Hope this helps you......
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twnRd47TC0o

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