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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Frames For Peacock Crazy Quilt

Yesterday, I shared photos of my Winter Crazy Quilt Project which will be a Peacock Quilt.  Deb at Mosaic Magpie blog asked if I would post a photo of the frames that my dad made for me.  Here are the frames:

Since I want to stitch on the side pieces simultaneously, I asked my dad to make me two frames. 

Here is a photo of the blocks which are now attached the frames with thumb tacks:
 I have never liked stitching without a hoop or frame to hold on to.  I stitched my Lucky quilt entirely in hand with out a hoop and I will never do that again!

Hoops or frames will hold the piece taught so that it doesn't get askew and out of shape from the stitching.  It helps to keep the stitching tension more even.  However, with crazy quilting, due to the fancy fabrics and embellishments, a hoop or frame that fits the entire piece is necessary.  Hoops will leave marks on fancy fabrics and it's too hard to move a hoop around once the embellishments start to go on. 

I'm very fortunate that when I need a custom sized frame, I can ask my dad or my husband to make me them for me!


Judy S. said...

Hi Pam, I've really been out of touch. When did you change the name of your blog? I LOVE that peacock and can't wait to watch the progress of this project!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I've never worked on a frame - something I should learn to do I guess. Another thing I've learned from you!

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