How to Assemble a Q Snap Quilt Frame


Ever since people started stitching three layers of fabric together to make a quilt, they have been searching for just the right frame to hold the layers together during the process. The Q Snap frame has emerged as an industry leader because of its light weight and ease of assembly. According to the Q Snap Corporation, no tools are necessary. The frame just snaps together.

Things You'll Need

  • Q Snap frame
  • Wash the frame pieces with a damp cloth to remove dust.

  • Take the two longer pieces with the clamp attached and snap a 3-way elbow on at each end.

  • Snap the two shorter pieces with the clamp attached into an elbow from Step 2, to form a square.

  • Slip the "T" fitting onto the two pieces that measure 23-7/8 inches.

  • Take the longest piece and snap it into the "T" fitting on each side.

  • Clamp the legs onto the remaining elbow joint from the top square that you assembled in Step 3.

  • Add 2-way elbows at the end of each foot.

  • Clamp the two pieces with the "T" fitting into the other end of the foot elbow.

Tips & Warnings

  • This frame only works with regular batting. Fat batts are too thick for the clamps to hold.
  • It is advised that the clamps be removed when not in use.

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