Do You Know What This Is?

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  1. Ina I. Wonder

    Ina I. Wonder Very Well-Known Member
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    This has been taking up half of my hallway for the last more than 30 years, but I can't just chunk it, and I haven't been able to work with it for the last five or six years now. If you know what it is, and happen to come through Houston, I'll let it go for free. I just want it to go to someone that would enjoy using it.

    One person can work it, or as large a group up to 12 as you wish.



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    Ooo - looks like some sort of torture thingy :eek:
    Don't know what it is, hope someone does :)
     
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    Is it some kind of tapestry Rug making thing....
     
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    Is it a loom?
     
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    My guess is that it might be a frame for quilt-making ? If it is, and you want to give it away, you can check and see if there are any quilting groups in your area, and they would probably love to have it.
     
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    I thought it was a loom, but doesn't look quite right
     
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    Ina, I know what that is! It's a fat-reducer and that's how you stay so nice and thin;)
     
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    Wow, those were some good guesses. :) It is a quilting frame that lets you do quilts that will drape to the floor of a California king, or so small that the quilt will fit a crib. The really neat thing as you can see, is that it can be folded up and slid up against the wall in between the periods of working on the quilt. I've made quilts that took no time at all, and then there were times when I had to stop before I was through, and the quilt would be rolled up on the frame, then fold vertically to be set up next to a wall until I could get back to it.

    @Holly Saunders it is a good thing I have never seen that rug loom, I'd probably own it as well. Right now all I can keep up with is my 48" ridged heddle loom. :confused:

    @Yvonne Smith, every since we talked of this when I visited you, over two years ago now, I've taken your suggestions to try churches, and quilting groups, but no one is interested. People just do not do such craftwork anymore, not around here at least. :(
     
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    My granda ma and hubbys mother made quilts...and they used this. to make them.
     
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    Some of them are selling for up to $500 on eBay; so maybe you should sell it instead of giving it away, @Ina I. Wonder . What brand is it, and I can look it up more accurately ?

    Here is one that looks similar to yours, and it is sold with pickup only, so no shipping. If you do not want to list it yourself, @Michelle Anderson does this professionally, and would probably be able to help you sell it on commission.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/322560043836
     
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    Hi @Yvonne Smith, I still have the instructions, so here's the info.

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    That is the same brand as the picture I posted from ebay. There is a facebook group of quilter from the Clear Lake/Friendswood area, which would be near you. If you join the group, you can probably sell it to someone there, or at least they could give you an idea of who might be interested.
    Which quilting groups did you try already ? there are a few other quilting groups in Texas listed on Facebook.
    I messaged (facebook) the info to you that you need to join that group and another one near Killeen.
     
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    Thanks Yvonne, I'll try a Facebook search. That might work. I went online to quilting groups, and just started calling or dropping a note to see if someone might be interested. I've had a couple people show interest, but they turned out to be resale shops, and as soon as they found out how long the frame is, they wanted "me" to place a deposit down claiming it was for the space it would take up, or that it may not only take up space, but it might take a long time to sell. :mad:

    I just want it to go to someone that would truly use it. I more than got my money out of it long ago. :rolleyes:
     
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