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Thread: Have you seen the upright basting frame?

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    Have you seen the upright basting frame?

    It's the Mulberry Millie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_34sgevrhsQ

    It will be available for the US markets soon. Right now it is sent from Australia and very expensive.

    DH said yeah he could make one but just wait and get it when it's available here, the supplies and time to make one probably won't be worth the savings.

    http://www.mulberrymillie.com.au/home
    Got fabric?

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    It's news to me and looks quite handy. I imagine it would be too expensive to buy it and ship from Australia. I think you could work out a simple frame from PVC and make your own side pieces. Hers looks nice with the frame to stand it up but you could lean a home made frame against a wall and put a couple of books in front to keep it from sliding. HMMMM, sounds like something I may look into.

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    Wouldn't leaning or propping a frame defeat the purpose of it being easy to use? I think when it's available to sell in the US it will be reasonably priced.
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    I hope it does become reasonable in the US.

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    I didn't see where it gives you the measurements of the quilt.
    Wonder what is the largest quilt you could sandwich?
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    This is a no brainer. It is made of PVC pipe from the hardware store they have the fittings also.
    It comes in 8 and 10 ft legend and different sizes. If you want a LARGE one I would use conduit
    Or pipe that will not bend, in a long span. The demo looks like full size quilt.

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    Sounds like it would be a lot easier than using my table. I would want an ajustable up to a king. The harder pipe would be needed to keep it from bending or twisting. I hope it gets to the U.S.A. real soon.
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    You might be interested in this video. Granted we all don't have an empty wall to do this on.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwV8tUkhxUM

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    PVC can be expensive with length and then you have to have a place to store it. That one didn't look that big - maybe large lap size?! I just save my pennies and drive my quilt top & back over to a local quilter. She adds the batting and does a beautiful job with more expertise than I could ever muster. Those (utility ones) that I want to do myself, I don't care if there is a wrinkle or two.
    Lazy, you say? I just love to lounge on the lilypads.

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    I see a lot of members like this idea and I do too but I guess I just don't see worth it's price for the size of quilt you can do. I can deal with full size quilts on my cutting table if I work in sections. But, then again, I've been doing more QAYG techniques since I can't really maneuver big quilts on my DSM.

    I already have a design wall so don't need that. And having to stand up like that to pin a quilt would be very hard on my lower back. With my table, I can lean over it which takes some of the stress off my lower back.

    Help me understand how handy this would be and worth around $300 AU (don't have a clue what that would be US).

    I don't mean to sound critical (if I come across that way) so I apologize up front if I offend anyone by my comment.
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