Quilt Frames

One more peek at how quilts used to be made.

Quilt frames were wooden structures that made it possible for homemakers to finish stitching the top and bottom fabrics, sometimes recycling another blanket in the center, together to make a quilt.

With the advent of more time, and space, to quilt, some quilt designs became larger, such as this vintage full lone star quilt.

When you lived out in the wilderness by yourself, quilt blocks tended to be smaller. It was more practical to make the individual blocks by hand, then sew them together to make the quilt top.

Then a quilt frame came in handy. This one is part of the Home Crafts room at the Old Phelps County Courthouse Museum in Rolla, Missouri and included a quilt.

Do you remember anyone in your family having a quilt frame?