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Thread: Flynn Quilt Frame

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    Senior Member SWEETPEACHES's Avatar
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    Does anyone use this?

    I need to start quilting my own. Too expensive to continue paying a long arm service.

    If you've tried one, what do you think

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    There have been a few topics about the Flynn. if you do a search for it, you'll get quite a few topics that might help.
    I have never tried one. I have heard that you need a lot of space to use it though.

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    I asked this just a few days ago and the general replies I got were not good (stays in the closet and such). Two ladies said that it was good for crib size but for anything bigger the frame was too hard to control (kept coming apart) and it took up as much space as a LA. I decided against it.

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    This is a frequent topic, so searching for past answers may help you. I had one, used it only to baste a large quilt with water soluble thread, then quilted it on my DSM. The poles required for a big quilt were way too heavy for me to quilt using the frame. Most people who buy one give up on it, even before they use it. A few are very happy with it. I would recommend quilting in sections (Marti Michel's book explains how) instead.

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    I tried one once, and you need a lot of space to do it - you move the frame from side to side, not the machine. In my 10x12 room at the time, I coudn't even do a crib size quilt - never mind anything larger

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    This is a frequent topic, so searching for past answers may help you. I had one, used it only to baste a large quilt with water soluble thread, then quilted it on my DSM. The poles required for a big quilt were way too heavy for me to quilt using the frame. Most people who buy one give up on it, even before they use it. A few are very happy with it. I would recommend quilting in sections (Marti Michel's book explains how) instead.
    Ohhh! Fantastic idea!! I'm going to drag mine out of the closet. Pinning takes sooooo long plus the pins add a lot of weight and get in the way. I have used it several times to do meandering on baby quits.

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    I went to their web site and reviewed the instructions to put their frame together. That was incentive enough for me NOT to buy the frame! I bought a nice wooden frame from a business in OK. Only needs a small table and works just fine with my machine.

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    I started out on a Flynn frame. It is very cumbersome. I think a better idea is to try to find a long arm you can rent. Shops have them, but I would consider renting to a friend when mine is empty. You might ask at the quilt shop.

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    Have you looked at the Ken Lund's frame? If you search on here there are some threads about it. I haven't seen or used one but the price is right.
    http://machine-quilt-frames.blogspot...ilt-frame.html

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