How to Make a PVC Quilt Frame

Step 1: Step 1

Set up the quilt frame without using the adhesive to make sure all the joints fit properly.

Step 2: Step 2

Connect two of the 9 1/2-inch lengths of PVC pipe with a tee connector. Repeat with the remaining 9 1/2-inch PVC pipe.

Step 3: Step 3

Form the bottom crossbar by placing a 40-inch piece of PVC in both tee joints. This section will be the base of the quilt frame.

Step 4: Step 4

Place tee joints to the two right-hand ends of the frame. Place two ell connectors on the left-hand ends.

Step 5: Step 5

Connect two 25-inch lengths of PVC pipe to the ell connectors on the left. These will form the legs or uprights for the frame. Put a 3-way fitting at the top of each upright.

Step 6: Step 6

Place a cap on one end of each 6-inch pipe. Fit the open end into the bottom of the tee joints on the right sides of the frame. Add the remaining 25-inch uprights to the tee joints. The quilt frame will now be angled for easier quilting. Place the remaining 3-way connectors on the two uprights.

Step 7: Step 7

Put the end of a 40-inch pipe into a 3-way connector at the top of an upright. Place the other end in the opposite connector. Repeat with remaining 40-inch PVC pipes.

Step 8: Step 8

File any pipes not fitting into connectors slightly until they slide in properly. Glue the pipes into the connectors with the PVC adhesive. Allow to dry completely.