The next step on my quilting journey was to build a quilting frame for hand quilting. In those days (early 90's) all the quilting magazines had advertisements for quilting frames. Machine quilting hadn't really taken off yet. Most home quilting was still done by hand. I loved the idea of having a quilt on a frame where I could sit down and take a few stitches whenever I had time.
They were pretty expensive, upwards of $300. I found one that would sell you the plans to build a frame and they sent you the plans and hardware. You bought the wood and the metal roller bars at the hardware store. So we did. My hubby helped me build and assemble it. I think I quilted two quilts on it, and had this one on the frame when I had to take it apart and store it.