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Thread: Great gift from Hubby but......

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    Super Member quiltingfan's Avatar
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    I don't know if you will be able to see very well in the pictures but it is a frame that you use your own sewing machine and you should be able to free motion quilt. The problem is that it is to rough on the ball bearing and not smooth at all. Maybe if I had a bigger machine with a stitch regulator and one that self cuts the thread it might work better. I feel so bad I have had it since Sept of last year and have not been able to use it. I also only have 1 machine so I can't be sewing on other things when I am practicing on it. Last time I was practicing my husband came over and was using it and he realized how jerky it was and now he agrees with me that I really can't use it on any of my quilts, would hate for it to ruin something that I have worked so hard on. He was so great in buying me something to help me with my quilting, I hate getting rid of it but can't see why I would keep it, especially since it is in my living/dinning area. Any way I just wanted to brag a little on my husband, he also wants to buy me a better sewing machine but that will have to wait for a while also. I do love the one I have and it works just fine, just not for free motion quilting.
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    Lucky you. In time you will find a way that works for you.

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    where are the ball bearings? can you put patio door rollers on the carriage? it looks like the frame has tracks.

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    What a sweetie for trying :lol: Definitely a keeper :thumbup:

    is there any way to replace the ball bearings with either bigger ones or something that rolls smoother ? He has the concept down, just needs some fine turning :lol:

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    Maybe replace the ball bearings???

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    Maybe oil the bearings a little

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    If oiling doesn't work, is there a way to smooth out the track its on?

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    There might be something you can do to make it useable for you. I would suggest joining the homequiltingsystems group at http://groups.yahoo.com and asking there. If it's not worthwhile for you to keep it, that is also a place where you can list the frame for sale (be sure to read their posting guidelines first).

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    My husband was going to make the same frame for me but couldn't find the wheels with the ball bearings.

    Is it the wheels or the tracks that are rough? The tracks should be easy enough to replace, but when it comes to the wheels I'm lost as we couldn't find them. Where did you get your wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    where are the ball bearings? can you put patio door rollers on the carriage? it looks like the frame has tracks.
    I am sure there not ball bearing it is on a track system. Did not know that they are called.

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