Quilting Frames hanging from the ceiling

by Karen on May 15, 2007

in quilts

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.

http://www.texasescapes.com/DelbertTrew/Quilting.htm

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Donna Gregory March 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm

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

Audrey Kay April 6, 2014 at 5:04 pm

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 September 22, 2014 at 11:26 am

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

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