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Thread: Does anyone else have "Ken's" quilting frame system?

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    Wondering how the frame works for you

    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    How is everyone else that bought Ken's quilting frame doing???? Are you using it? I am going to put a real quilt on mine next week and quilt it. I did two practice ones and I figure sooner or later I have to jump in and just quilt for "real". The quilt I am going to do I got the blocks from a 1930's reproduction fabric block swap many years ago. So it's time to quilt it. I like the quilt but it isn't a favorite so I am willing to do that one first.

    I was wondering how everyone else is doing?
    Let me know how you are doing with this frame. I am considering buying one for myself. I sent Ken an email. Did he send all the right stuff he advertized on youtube? Sounds like a cost affordable alternative to quilting my quilts. Thanks

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    do you attach canvas leaders to those poles? Or, how do you mount the three parts of the quilt. I can see where a bed size might only go half way thru do to the smallness of the harp of the machine....Can you then flip those poles and wind the other way? Never saw this set up before.....good luck with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ailene View Post
    Let me know how you are doing with this frame. I am considering buying one for myself. I sent Ken an email. Did he send all the right stuff he advertized on youtube? Sounds like a cost affordable alternative to quilting my quilts. Thanks
    Here's a modification one member did: Alterations to Ken Lund quilting frame

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    Hmmmm, that looks very interesting. Am going to have to watch and see what the reviews are, may have a project for hubby in the near future.
    Quilt outside of the box!

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    I did attach canvas fabric to the leader poles and it worked out very well. I also changed out the wheels for the coaster kind and that also made it much easier to make "swirls".

    I did two practice quilts and even tho it works I still wish there was more room in between the poles for the actual quilting. I felt I was always moving the fabric on the poles than actual quilting.

    For the price I am glad I got it and know what it's all about. I have not used it since. I next plan to learn how to do free motion quilting using that new machine that I bought (to use on the frame) instead. I may turn out to be the kind that enjoys making the quilts more than "quilting" them other than by hand which I do often.
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    I don't have this one yet, but I would really like to get it. When you are doing machine quilting with one of these, if you are doing straight lines, do you still keep your walking foot on and the feed dogs up, or do you lower your feed dog and use the little hopping foot that you use for free motion quilting. I quilt on my home machine, but this is such a good deal. In fact, he lives out in the same area as my husband works. Wonder if my hubby could pick the parts up for me one day. This would be fun to have.

    Does it stand on the floor, or do you set it on a table?

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    Yes, you do drop the feed dogs and use an open foot.
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