Crafters use a folding quilt frame to stretch a quilt top, batting and backing together so they can hand-quilt the piece one section at a time. When quilters are done with their projects, they can fold the large frames and store them to free up space.
Stretching a quilt into a frame allows crafters make neat, even stitches, and some frames tilt for comfort and easier access. When setting the quilt into the frame, crafters secure the top and bottom edges into rollers that hold the quilt taut and protect unused sections from dust and dirt. Quilters turn the rollers to advance the project as they work.