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Thread: John Flynn Quilt Frame

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    Junior Member Old hen's Avatar
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    I'm considering the "John Flynn Quilt Frame" and would like to hear some pros and cons.

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    I have the older version of the Flynn Frame - the one with the 2x2" wooden rollers (not the fiberglas rollers of the newer version). To be honest, I have never been able to get the hang of using it. Plus, I sew in a very small space, and you need lots of space to move the frame around, even with a small lap-sized quilt.

    I keep meaning to post my frame on the Classifieds to see if anyone wants it... thanks for reminding me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaC
    I have the older version of the Flynn Frame - the one with the 2x2" wooden rollers (not the fiberglas rollers of the newer version). To be honest, I have never been able to get the hang of using it. Plus, I sew in a very small space, and you need lots of space to move the frame around, even with a small lap-sized quilt.

    I keep meaning to post my frame on the Classifieds to see if anyone wants it... thanks for reminding me.
    How much do you want for it? PM me.

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    I have John Flynn's first quilt frame he came out with got mine form Nancy's Notions.I only used it once, at that time I didn't have a table the right height to set it and my machine then only had a foot petal control. I had a cutting table but it was to high to sit at and we needed the kitchen table to eat off of or so DH said. LOL. I have the strips on the rods etc. Need to sell mine cheap as I have found a great machine quilter and her charges are reasonable. I can't afford to pay over 300.00 to have a large quilt done. By the time you buy the fabric,batting etc you have almost 500.00 invested in the quilt if quilting runs that high. I live in Missouri and some charge .03 per square inch, so a king or queen is going to run 300.00 or more, my sister in CA only pays half that which suprised me, usually everything is higher there.

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    I bought a John Flynn Frame a couple of years ago, and must say that I don't care for it at all. It just seems awkward to me.

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    lol, I have one too, but am too lazy to figure out what it would cost to mail it to someone. It's such an odd shape for shipping.

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    It works great for me. I use two six foot tables end to end for big quilts. It takes practice. I kept it set up and used it everyday for at least 30 min. a day. I got the Oh that's how you do it moment and it's been a piece of cake since. Compared to other quilting set ups it's the least investment you can have.

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    The post office has the long boxes and mailing tubes on their website that can be delivered to your house for free.

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    I had one several years ago, couldnt get the pvc pipes to stay on the table, so hubby drilled holes at each corner of the frame and put casters in there.... which helped alot.
    Ive since bought a longarm and gave my JF frame away

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