As part of my sleeping porch project, I've decided to learn how to quilt so I can use fabric that's been weather and UV treated. I've found some pretty simple looking tutorials on getting started so I think I should be ok for the most part, but I do need one thing clarified.
When I was little, my great grandma used to make quilts. She had this giant wooden frame that she used to spread out her quilt and it could roll up the quilt as she worked. She used to sit on the couch and watch TV while she tied string through the layers and knotted it.
My question about that is, was that a finishing move or was that the basting thing I've read about and she then sewed it all together and I'm just forgetting that part because I was young and not at all interested at the time? Also, any ideas on what that frame was she used? Is something like that super helpful to the process in general or only because she was tying all those knots?
I'm sorry that this is worded so oddly. For the life of me, I can't seem to express what I'm trying to say in a very clear way. I guess because I'm lacking some necessary vocabulary about quilting.