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Thread: Help for would be FMQ's

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    Help for would be FMQ's

    Saw this at a quilt expo this weekend and was quite impressed. If you can't afford or don't have room for a long arm, this is a good alternative. Only $130. There is a really good video on the website, worth watching. www.flynnquilt.com
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    Do you have one? If so, how is it?

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    Wow, that is sew neat. After watching the video, I am thinking about buying one. I don't machine quilt (yet) but I think this frame would make it easier to learn and since it can also be used for hand quilting, what do I have to loose? Thanks for the info.
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    I have his old version that needs to be set up on a table and you move your sewing machine. It works great. This would be alot easier on the back. I have to stand and move my machine back and forth. I am thinking of getting one of these.

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    I am putting this on my "wish list"!
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    I have one and it's O. K. for small wall hangings, but I don't care for it on larger sizes. You have to have a big table for the frame to roll on the PVC pipe. It take a little practices in order to use it. Also, be sure to hold your hands upside down on the bottom of the frame.

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    Looks like a sale here. Now..do I take it out of the money I'm saving to get the kitchen floor done or ask for this for my birthday? Hmmm..Birthday is the 26th, so will shoot for that. Wish me luck!!! LOL
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    After watching the video, my impression is that the concept is good, but the delivery system could use more work. It reminds me of a kid's science project, a makeshift attempt, not a market salable item at this stage. Looking at the mish mash of inexpensive components, I definitely would not pay the $150.00 price for this unit. Just my opinion !

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    Quote Originally Posted by feffertim View Post
    Saw this at a quilt expo this weekend and was quite impressed. If you can't afford or don't have room for a long arm, this is a good alternative. Only $130. There is a really good video on the website, worth watching. www.flynnquilt.com
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    Sorry, it was on sale at the show, but is $150 on the site. Still a bargain in my eyes.

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    The same problem with this set up as with any small long arm quilt frame. The harp of the machine limits how much real space you really have for quilting. Every time you roll the quilt the space gets smaller. Pretty soon you only have 3-5 inches of quilting space. I was sold on a small frame and when I first used it realized the limitations. I wished the guy had the set still in his shop. If you plan on only doing wall hangings or small quilts, this set up might be duoable.

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