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Thread: Flynn Multi-Frame

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    Does anyone use this frame? I have just purchased one and have not used it yet. Any hints or help would be appresiated.. Chris

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    I have heard pros and cons on that frame, seen in on Alex Andersons show for the first time, it looked like something that would work. I wanted to try one but after reading thoughts of everyone else, am going to wait so would appreciate any feed back you can give.

    Thanks in advance.

    Rita

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    I too am interested in the Flynn frame, but haven't been able to get info on it. Would like to chat with other quilters that have/are using it & is it worth it. Being on a budge can't afford what I'd really like & thats a long arm.

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    Linda, Rita: Re Flynn Quilt Frame. This is what I found out so far.
    Setup is really easy and quilt looks smooth and firm in frame I dont think you have to worry about puckers or creases in the back. goes on machine easy. with the PVC pipe for balance that part works good. the sewing and moving of quilt needs practice to get a even flow. The problem that I found was that it needs practice to get the stitches a even length. I thought I could just sit down and quilt, but thats not so. you need to practice on a plain piece of material until I get the stitch length under control. I wish I had stitch regulater on my machine so if you have that your away.. So it is going away until after Christmas when I have time to play, Muffin my shit shu is going to have lots of quilts out of pratice pieces for his bed :wink:
    All in all I'm sure it will be a real asset and I'm not sorry I bought it. with some pratice it will do a great job.. In the DVD that came with it John Flynn says to practice till you are comfortable with the results.. So I guess it comes down to doing what I'm told :lol: Chris

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    I have one and love it. I think for most of us we're skeptical as to why this frame is so much cheaper than the rest. At our last quilt show, John Flynn was there and I asked him about that. He seemed a little surprised at the question but explained that his is the only one where you move the frame. The rest all move the sewing machine itself which requires some mechanical devices hence the extra cost.
    I don't think this frame will be feasible for a king-size quilt but I've not done one so we'll see at that point.
    It does set up very easily. The only problems I had were from me not thinking before I did things. I'm using a Juki 98Q and don't have any problems.

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    Chris, thanks for asking that question. I am a couple of months away from actually making a decision on a frame. John Flynn is the one that caught my eye.

    My delay is the fact that we are having our basement finished, and the "slow-poke" that lives here is taking his time. (actually he is 76 and works a part time job. He thinks he is "all things, to all people" - meaning everyone else except the wife.) He has told me he would make a frame from PVC if I could get a pattern or a picture to help him unsderstand what to do. Would anyone suggest having a frame made, or would it be best to go ahead and buy the thing, problem free. You know how it is, when someone thinks they know what they are doing, invariably Murphy's law comes into play. I have lived wtih (Mr.) Murphy for 53 years. Perhaps I need to order this and pretend I did not hear his offer.

    thanks for all your helpful comments
    June

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    I've only seen the Flynn frame demo'd, but my friend bought one - her only problem that I know of, is that she planned to use it on her dining room table. The table is round - or oval with the leaves in - & she kept rolling off the curves! lol

    sue

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    One thing I forgot to mention about this frame is that you can simply roll up the top,batting and backing and stand them in the corner if you want to take the frame down and use your space again. If you want to work on more than one quilt at a time you simply get 3 more metal rods and waalaa you are good to go. I have 5' rods on mine and I use it on a folding table I got at an office supply store. It is just 60" long. It works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by june6995
    Chris, thanks for asking that question. I am a couple of months away from actually making a decision on a frame. John Flynn is the one that caught my eye.

    My delay is the fact that we are having our basement finished, and the "slow-poke" that lives here is taking his time. (actually he is 76 and works a part time job. He thinks he is "all things, to all people" - meaning everyone else except the wife.) He has told me he would make a frame from PVC if I could get a pattern or a picture to help him unsderstand what to do. Would anyone suggest having a frame made, or would it be best to go ahead and buy the thing, problem free. You know how it is, when someone thinks they know what they are doing, invariably Murphy's law comes into play. I have lived wtih (Mr.) Murphy for 53 years. Perhaps I need to order this and pretend I did not hear his offer.

    thanks for all your helpful comments
    June
    Buy it & plead selective hearing... I mean did not hear... John Flynn has done all of the engineering, worked out all of the problems, and most importantly sends you all of the connectors, which I didn't find to be too readily available when I wanted to "borrow" Mr. Flynn's theory to save a buck or 2. As far as doing a King size quilt, put 2 tables end to end so you have enough legnth to support both ends of your frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by june6995
    Chris, thanks for asking that question. I am a couple of months away from actually making a decision on a frame. John Flynn is the one that caught my eye.

    My delay is the fact that we are having our basement finished, and the "slow-poke" that lives here is taking his time. (actually he is 76 and works a part time job. He thinks he is "all things, to all people" - meaning everyone else except the wife.) He has told me he would make a frame from PVC if I could get a pattern or a picture to help him unsderstand what to do. Would anyone suggest having a frame made, or would it be best to go ahead and buy the thing, problem free. You know how it is, when someone thinks they know what they are doing, invariably Murphy's law comes into play. I have lived wtih (Mr.) Murphy for 53 years. Perhaps I need to order this and pretend I did not hear his offer.



    thanks for all your helpful comments
    June
    Go to the search box and type in pipe quilt frame. I started a discussion on this topic also has a picture of it.

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