\R.`N. FANGHI-:R Sept. 24, 1946. A '_ QUILTING FRAME ' » Filed Aug. 24, 1945 l 2,408,205 ' ' 2 Sheets-Shes?l 1 g "27 ? MJMÄM@ Sept. 24,` 1946.- ‘ R. N. _FANCHER ' QUILTING FRAME ’Filed Aug'. 24, 1945 mj. `,' l _... @è M»F@ 2,408,205 " 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 2,408,205 Patentecl Sept. 24, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE , " v4,2,408,205 , >(,uJIL'rING FRAME ’ Q e ' Robert N. rancher, springñeia, Mo.' ,Application Augustai, 1945, serial No. 612323 ' ` .6 Claims. lThis invention relates to quilting frames and more particularly to a quilting frame of thefold ing type wherein the elements may -bereadily detached from the frame for compact packaging and storage thereof. ` ~ , '_ A main object of the invention is to' providev anovel and improved frame of the character Ade scribed which is readily adjustable for quilting or embroidery operations thereon and whichmay be readily taken apartr and packed in a >relatively small space for transportation or storage. A further object of Athe invention is to provide (o1. 45-f24> ' folded to half its extended length when not in use, 'as shown in Figures 9 and 10. ' ' The top ends ofthe post members are formed with vertical slots I8, I8 adapted to receive longi tudinally projecting end studs I9, I9 carried by a top’bar 20 'and secured thereto by wing nuts 2I, 2 I. Top .bar 20 is hinged centrally at 22 forfold ing to half its length when not in use.y VIn its ex tended position, top bar 20 is vrigidii-led by a top plate member 23 secured to thebar at the face thereof opposite the hinge v22 and bridging the hinge joint, bolts 24 and wing nuts 25 being em ployed to secure plate member 23 to said top bar. an improved quilting frame of simple construc The intermediate portions of post members II tion and which is formed of very inexpensive parts, said frame being provided with novel and 15 are formed with elongated vertical slots 2B, 26 adapted to receive bolt members 21, 21 carried improved adjusting means for raising or lower by a rectangular rack frame 28, said bolt mem ing the quilting rack with respect to the remain bers _21, 21 being secured by wing nuts 29,729. ing supporting members of the frame and for Rack frame 28 comprises a pair of side members securing the rack in a desired tilted position. 49, 40 provided with endwise extending plate Further objects and advantages of the inven members 39 at each end. The opposed plate tion will appear from the following description members 3i! at each end of the side members 40, ‘and claims, and from the accompanying draw 40 are formed with lateral slots 3| adapted to be ings wherein: engaged with bolt members 32 carried by trans Figure 1 is a top view of a quilting frame con verse rack members 33 and projecting endwise structed in accordance with this invention. 25 therefrom for releasable securement in slots 3|. Figure 2 is a front elevational view of the frame Transverse rack members 33 are each provided of Figure l. with spaced apertures 34 for lacing the quilt there Figure 3 is a side elevational view of the frame to. Said transverse rack members are centrally of Figure l. Figure 4 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 30 hinged at 35 and are braced by stiifening plates 4_4 of Figure 2. „ ` Figure 5 is a front elevational view of the side nembers of the frame and rack structure of Fig 33 secured by bolts and wing nuts. Y lThe side members 4I), 40 of the rack frame 28 are formed with a series of apertures 31 for re ceiving bolt members 21 at desired pointsof se l ' Figure 6 is a view taken on line 6-6 of Figure5. 35 curement of the rack frame side members to the post members II, II. Figure 7 is a detail View of a transverse quilt Secured to each'rack frame side member 40 ing rack member employed in the structure of at an intermediate point thereof is a flexible tape Figure 1. member 38 .which extends upwardly and is coiled _ Figure 8 is a detail view showing the quilting on an appropriate drum element provided there rack member of Figure’î in folded position. 40 for on top frame member 20, a guide ñange 39 Figure 9 is a detail view of a transverse frame being formed on frame member 2D for each tape member employed in the structure of Figure 1. member 38 lto facilitate the coiling of the tape Figure 10 is a detail view showing the frame ure 1 in disassembled position. member of Figure 9 in folded position.Y Referring to the drawings, the structure com prises a pair of vertical post members II, I I, each post member being supported on a foot member I2 detachably secured thereto by a bolt and wing nut I5. The lower portion of each post member II is formed with a vertical slot I3, and secured V50 transversely of the post members is a bottom bar I4, said bar I4 having a stud projecting from member on its drum as frame member 29 is ro tated. When wing nuts 29, 29 and 2|, 2| are loosened, the rack frame 28 maybe raised or lowered with respect to post members II, II by rotating top frame member 20 in one direction or the other. When the desired elevation of the rack frame 33 is established, wing nuts 2I, 2| and >29, 29 may be tightened to lock the rack frame in desired elevation and angular inclina each end thereof which passes through a slot I3 tion. - ' ' and is secured to the corresponding postl member As can be Vseen from. Figures 5 to'10, the parts by a wing nut IS engaged with the stud. Bottom of thel quilting structure may be readily disas 55 bar I4 is centrally hinged at I1 so that it can be 3 sembled and compactly stacked together for ship ment or storage. When assembled, the structure may be read ily adjusted to support the quilting rack at any desired elevation, angular position or forwardly projecting position with respect to the vertical frame portion to thereby support the quilt in the most convenient position for sewing or for embroidering thereon.> 4 bar adapted to guide said ñexible member for winding on said top bar. 3. The structure of claim 1 and wherein means is provided for locking said top bar in adjusted rotated position and other means for locking said frame in adjusted elevation and angular inclination with respect to said vertical posts. 4. The structure of claim 1, and wherein a removable horizontal base member is secured to While a specific embodiment of a quilting frame 10 the bottom end of each vertical post. , and supporting structure therefor has been dis 5. A ' quilting frame structure comprising a closed in the foregoing description, it will be pair of vertical posts, a bottom transverse bar understood that Various modifications within the ' releasably connecting said posts, a top transverse spirit of the invention may occur to those skilledl ' bar connecting said posts and adapted to be ro in the art. Therefore, it is intended that no tated therein, an elongated vertical slot formed limitations be placed on the invention 'other'than in the intermediate portion of each post, a rec as defined by the scope of the appended claims: tangular frame adjustably supported between said What is claimed is: posts by bolt members carried by the side mem 1. A quilting frame 4structure comprising a bers of the frame and extending through said pair of Vertical posts, a'- bottom transverse bar slots, a ilexible tape member secured to each side connecting said posts, a top transverse bar ro member of the frame and wound over said top tatably mounted in and connecting said posts, transverse bar andV guide means on said top bar elongated vertical slots formed in the intermedi for each flexible tape member. ate portions of said posts, a rectangular frame 6. The 'structure of claim 5, and wherein the adjustably supported between said posts by bolt transverse bars of the structure rare centrally members secured to said frame and extending hinged for folding to half length when the frame through said slots, and a flexible member secured structure is disassembled, and wherein the top to said frame and wound over said top trans transverse bar has means in association there verse bar for raising or lowering said frame re with for maintaining the same in its extended sponsive to rotation of said top transverse bar. position when the frame structure is assembled. 2. The structure of claim 1, and wherein a guide ilange is provided on said top transverse ROBERT N. FANCHER.