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Thread: Which are the good longarm frames for a regular sewing machine?

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    Super Member Rose Marie's Avatar
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    Flynn needs to be expanded with longer poles to be of any use.
    But then you have this long thing that you are trying to balance on pvc pipes ( these are measured the height of your machine) that keep rolling off the table. You need a long table. Now you have this thing that you try to guide with your hands and it will be the whole length on one side of the machine when you get to the end. So you need a room longer than a regular quilting machine. And you can only quilt a section that is shorter than the throat of your machine because you have a rolled up quilt that keeps getting bigger as you go along. The poles that come with it will only do a small crib quilt which I find easy to quilt without a frame.
    It is a waste of money.

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    Thank you.

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    Where did you find the forum on Yahoo about frames :?: . I tried to locate it but was unable

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    here it is for handiquilter...not all frames, just the HQ. Go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HandiQ...guid=177337946 have to say when I first joined I was automatically sent an 'we don't allow you to advertise, etc' type letter. It also took them awhile to 'ok' my membership. It does not seem to be incred active anymore, but, seems they were at one time...so, I have been reading up on older posts. It's a great way to learn about a product from those that have them. Hope this helps...skeat

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    Thanks for the link and the info. I will look into it!

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    Great to know this because i was wondering also.

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    i had a New Joy frame that i used with a brother 1500s (9" throat). i bought the combo at a show and the frame was terrific. it expanded to 120" or came down to queen, double and crib or wallhanging size. i didn't think it was sturdy enough when i first got it, but i was wrong about that. it held up great. i used it for one year then sold it when my kids bought
    me a tin lizzie. most sew'n'vac sewing machine stores have them on the floor for you to check out. just remember, the size of the field of work is only as large as the throat size of the machine minus the size of the bunch of the fabric roll. with a 9" thrat machine i was only able to quilt about 6" or less at the very end when all the quilted fabric was under the machine.
    but i was still able to quilt two quilts at 96" x 96". one of them i had to do all the left to right stitching and then take the quilt off, turn it sideways and do left to right again to complete the design. does that make sense?

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