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Thread: john watts quilting frame

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    Has anyone ever used one of these. It is used with your sewing machine.

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    I've heard that it works pretty well. It allows you to move the quilt around on the frame rather than moving it with your hands. The draw back for me would be it's very restrictive size. Since you need 4-6 inches more width on your backing than what your quilt top is your only going to be able to make a quilt that is 12" narrower than the frame, so maybe a 36" width quilt? Okay if you only do baby quilts or table runners. These are just my own observations. I hope someone who actually uses one will drop by to offer their own true experiences.

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    John Flynn quilt frame? You can use longer pipes with them than what comes with the frame too :D:D:D

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    It says it can do a queen size quilt and it's called john watts frame. I don't know if it's same as john flynn.

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    http://www.johnwattssewing.com.au/

    It's like the one that was posted yesterday - but by a guy in the US http://www.easyquilter.com/

    But way more money. Looks a bit better built.

    I think these guys are trying to find a niche at the low end of the market. Not so much "low" in quality, but basic frames to be used with domestic machines, and no bells and whistles.

    Like the original $500 HandiQuilter from 10 years ago.

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    the jwatts is aluminum and the easyquilter is wood with metal parts. I wonder which one would be the easiest to set up and use.

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    It is not the same. I saw these several years ago and really liked it. It had a ratcheting system to tighten the quilt rather than just turning by hand. The one I saw I believe was queen size. Seemed like a good sturdy frame.

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