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Thread: craigslist find-decent deal

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    craigslist find-decent deal

    i found a used hinterberg Machine Quilting Frame with a hand speed control and a template board of vines on craigslist. she wanted 500-, i offerred two and she accepted i will be picking it up in a week or so (she's a couple of hours from me)....

    soooo, for awhile i'll be using a dsm with it. is this a decent price? any tips/concerns to be on the look out for? it's my first foray into quilting with a quilting frame....

    Betsey

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    it's a terrific price. i love my Hinty frame.
    Nancy in western NY

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    I just use a DSM for my quilting and don't know anything about the long arms. Some will be along shortly and can answer your questions.
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    I bought a used homemade frame that uses a DSM from craigs list about a year ago. the womens husband had made it for her but she finally got a longarm. I love, love, love it. There was a learning curve but really was no problem. I can load and complete the quilting in less time than it took me to baste a quilt. NO MORE BASTING, its great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver View Post
    I bought a used homemade frame that uses a DSM from craigs list about a year ago. the womens husband had made it for her but she finally got a longarm. I love, love, love it. There was a learning curve but really was no problem. I can load and complete the quilting in less time than it took me to baste a quilt. NO MORE BASTING, its great.
    Jeanann,
    How does that work? I have no space for a long arm but I want to machine quilt up to queen size quilts. How do you do it with a DSM? Can you send me a pic?

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    I love my Hinty frame. It is so stable. Have fun.
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    Check the Hinterberg website. Their frames come in two different sizes. One fits the harp on DSM machines; the other is for deeper harps such as the Voyager 17 midarm. I know you can't fit a larger machine on the smaller carriage; don't know if the larger carriage works with the usual harp size of a DSM (about 8 or 9", I think). In any case, it's a great price!

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    thanks for all the positive responses. i believe Prism that this is for DSM....but will ask. i should be bringing it home in a week or two....

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    We have a Hinterberg frame and like it. It came with our used Voyager 17 and we traded only the machine in for a Fun quilter from Nolting and it fits on my Hinty frame. We would have liked to get the metal frame also but we saved $2000 by keeping the Hinty. It is a good frame, very sturdy.
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    A vintage Singer 201 has an 8.5 inch harp, and you can usually find them for less than $100 on Craigslist. Worth the money if you only have a standard machine with a 4-7 inch harp. Enjoy your new frame.

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