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    Junior Member Toni-in-Texas's Avatar
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    Do any of you have a quilt frame made from a Hinterberg Design Easy Build Quilt Frame Kit. My DH and FIL made me one a number of years ago and I was wondering about the poles. They are made of 1 1/4 conduit as directed in the instructions. However, they are heavy and hard to turn. Has any body made them out of some other material? I was thinking about pvc pipe, but my DH says it may not be strong enough when it's as long as the conduit. Any suggestions????

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    I don't have that type of frame. I have a handi quilter, but we changed out my poles to 1" conduit. I love them!
    If yours are difficult to turn, could you perhaps change them out to 1" instead? I would be afraid the pvc pipe would break, but I could be wrong (would't be the first time)...good luck.

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    Try the Grace Frame company and see if you can buy a set of poles, new, from them. My frame has 1.25" poles but they are light weight aluminum.

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    There is now a thin wall metal conduit that weighs 40% less than the regular stuff. Might check that out at Lowe's or someplace similar.

    Or ask an electrician if he knows of a source for 1" aluminum EMT (electrical metallic tubing) in the length you want.

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    Maybe you should check with Hinterberg. My frame is the Classic, and it came with wooden poles. They're heavy, but not hard to turn.

    Janet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni-in-Texas
    Do any of you have a quilt frame made from a Hinterberg Design Easy Build Quilt Frame Kit. My DH and FIL made me one a number of years ago and I was wondering about the poles. They are made of 1 1/4 conduit as directed in the instructions. However, they are heavy and hard to turn. Has any body made them out of some other material? I was thinking about pvc pipe, but my DH says it may not be strong enough when it's as long as the conduit. Any suggestions????
    I have the Hinterberg Stretch frame and use the 1 1/4" conduit poles. Mine are very easy to turn. The turning ability is not a function of the poles, but a function of the end hardware. Do you have the knobs too tight. they have to be tight enough to hold the pole in place but loose enough to allow turning.

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    Thanks for all the advice. I appreciate you taking the time to answer.

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