Monday, April 16, 2007

PVC FRAME QUESTION, etc.

Greetings from Mesa, Arizona, where the weather is sunny and breezy. Just about perfect, in fact! Time is speeding by. I arrived here last Thursday night, April 11. I'll be here for a while visiting my family. Both my sons live here, as well as my sister, aunts and uncles, dozens of cousins, and even my Dad, who moved here last October. I am happy to come here and visit with everyone. There are always projects here for "the sewer in the family". People think that if you know how to work a sewing machine you can do anything that needs to be done in that realm. I am happy to do what I can, but we all know where the real pleasure comes from, right? So I do what I can, and then I have to feed my own addiction! So yes, I brought projects to work on! I finished up my little eagle top. Now I have to quilt him, but he will be ready for the 4th of July or whatever. I also brought a UFO to work on. I am excited to work on it. I will show you that later, after I figure out how to load pictures from their computer. My DIL took my camera to work to load this Eagle photo for me.
I had more time when I first got here, so I have been going through my bloglines to check up on everyone. I still have quite a ways to go to get through, but it is nice to see what everyone is doing. The past few days I have been real busy going to lunch, etc. Oh poor me. I started writing this post several days ago, and can't seem to make it through and get it posted. Draft-edit-draft-edit, etc.
I had a question from a reader the other day who needs advice on loading her quilt on a PVC frame that she just bought and I thought I would pose the question to whomever has had experience with this. Janelle has an adjustable PVC quilt frame that is opened to 34" x 4o" and has a quilt top that measures 60" x 84". She doesn't know how to put the quilt on and get it nice and tight. She has spring type clamps rather than the half pipes. I know very little about this, so I am putting out a call for her. If you have some advice to offer, leave me a comment. I know she will appreciate any help. I am the last person to run an advice column, but I know there are many of you in blogland who have great solutions. Thank you, thank you!

10 comments:

mereth said...

I love the borders around the eagle,they really set it off. You did a great job drafting him, and it all looks very patriotic, you must be pleased.
Enjoy your family, I hope you don't get too much mending to do!

YankeeQuilter said...

It drives my DH to distration that I can make a quilt but "can't" (read choose not to...) hem his pants!

Love the eagle quilt. Have fun out west!

Jeanne said...

Enjoy your visit! The eagle is great.

Dawn said...

Oh I love, love, love your little eagle quilt! It is perfect! I love eagles on quilts, I have got to make one someday!

Patti said...

Oh, I adore your eagle quilt! What a great July decoration that will be!

Vicky said...

Your eagle quilt is stunning! I love it!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I can't offer any suggestions on the PVC frame, sorry. The Eagle is stunning. Enjoy your visit with your family!

Libby said...

Your eagle is wonderful - I always fall for the patriotic quilts *s*
Wish I knew something about the frame, but I just don't have any idea. Someone will come through for sure.

Screen Door said...

I love the quilt. I always used the half pipes to hold the quilt in place.

Judy said...

Just wonderful! Love the eagle and the colors! Sorry no help with that frame.