Quilting Frames hanging from the ceiling


When I was at the Territorial Fair in Little Rock this past weekend quite a few people mentioned how their grandma or aunt or whoever would have a quilting frame hanging from the ceiling. I had heard about these quilting frames and thought they were mainly used in the 1800’s but from the way it sounds in Arkansas anyhow people were still using these frames in the early 1900’s to 1930 or so. Here is a link to an article about them.


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4 comments… add one
  • Donna Gregory Mar 15, 2014

    I would like to know how much a hang from ceiling quilt frame is worth from 1900 or 1800

  • Audrey Kay Apr 6, 2014

    I noticed you said these hanging quilting frames were used in the 1930’s. My mom had one in her living room. we would make all the grandkids a quilt for Christmas or sometimes we would make several and take them to auctions in East Texas for Christmas money. I also had one in my living room and this was in 1990. So the tradition is still carried on in some places.

  • judy wagner Sep 22, 2014

    does anyone have a picture of the hanging quilt frame I want to see if Hubby can make me one for my sewing room . Thanks in advance.. Judy

  • Alyssa Jan 5, 2016

    My Meme always told me her grandmas had a frame on the ceiling that they’d lower with a chain, and there would be several women working on the quilt. This would’ve been in the late 40s-60s. I always wanted to see this huge frame, and hope my husband can build one. My hoop broke after it broke my Pop’s fall. (Lucky, too, he was home alone at the time!)

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