Friday, July 3, 2009

Show and Tell Friday - My Ulmer Quilter

Today is Show and Tell Friday at Kelli's House. Today I would like to show you one of my most prized possessions.

This is a hand quilting frame that my husband bought me for our anniversary early in our marriage while on our annual anniversary trip to the mountains. Every year we try to visit a little quilting shop located way out in the country in Tennessee, called Holloways Country Home. This store is in an old home and is stocked full of every kind of quilting supply or fabric you can think of. The store even has a "husband's room" where husbands can lounge on a couch, watching tv and drinking coffee while their wives shop. (aka - spending money with the owner!) LOL

While shopping there on one of our trips, my hubby spotted these quilting frames, and insisted that I have one of my own. Thanks Sweetie!



Unlike my grandmother's old timey quilting rails, this one is small enough to use in the living room and folds flat for storage like this:



Here it is set up ready for a quilt. If only I had one ready to put in there!



This is what it looks like with a quilt in it.



I'm ready to hand quilt another quilt and intend to leave the quilting frame set up in this spot. The fall and winter will be here before you know it and now is the time to get those quilts ready for quilting, especially during the cooler months.

11 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

I so envy those that know how to quilt!!! And your design you chose if beautiful.

My show n tell is petrified wood I found in our yard...I think. Come see what you think, your opinion is greatly valued.

Gee said...

Thats a great idea and beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Rosanne said...

What a terrific tool!

Anonymous said...

Debbie, you had told me about this frame, but I had forgotten about it. What a special joy it must be.

Marjorie

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Very precious gift.. your husband was so sweet to bought you the frame. he is a keeper! happy friday

Boo-Bah said...

What a nice gift from your husband.
Your quilt is lovely.

Iris

ancient one said...

I'm sure that comes in handy when you are ready to quilt. Thanks for sharing...

Pen Pen said...

Beautiful quilt frame! I used to have a huge one, that was pretty flimsy. I sold it when we started moving around. Would love to have one like yours... looks like the perfect size.

karylsquilts said...

very very handy loking quilt frame !, and a nice hubby too !

I just looked that up online for all the info....... and BOUGHT one too !

Its time to down size few things as we think of them here... this should be perfect. Thank you ~~~~K

Mommmmmm! said...

I know this is an old post, but I am curious... do you still like your Ulmer? I am looking at purchasing a frame for hand quilting and am a totally beginner.

Thank you,
Alicia

Mommmmmm! said...

I know this is an old post, but I am curious... do you still like your Ulmer? I am looking at purchasing a frame for hand quilting and am a totally beginner.

Thank you,
Alicia

Pockets of Time

Good Monday morning to you! I've been really busy lately, but I am trying to manage my time better in order to get more things done...