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Thread: Quilting frame for domestic machines

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    Senior Member Mona Lisa 2011's Avatar
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    Does anyone have and use a quilting frame for their sewing machine? I really need something so I can finish my quilts. I just don't know what. Maybe a "Geni" :lol:

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    I used a Grace with a home machine--loved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mona Lisa 2011
    Does anyone have and use a quilting frame for their sewing machine? I really need something so I can finish my quilts. I just don't know what. Maybe a "Geni" :lol:
    PS: The DVD on this page impressed me!
    http://www.flynnquilt.com

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    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
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    visit John Flynn's web site- he shows a couple different styles of frames

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    I started with a B-Line Studio frame and an Elna 7200 Quilters Dream Pro (very similar to a Janome mc6500p) domestic machine. I used that setup for 5 years before getting a midarm (Voyager) and ProFlex frame.

    Many people just don't like frame quilting or are too intimidated to really use it. Many don't have room for a frame large enough to load a bed size quilt on. Some think that they want an easy to store frame and they'll just take down and set it up all the time but to really become comfortable with machine quilting on a frame--it needs to be setup all the time and you MUST practice, practice, practice. Your first 10 (yes, I meant 10) quilts are not going to be pretty but if you consistently practice, each one will be better than the one before.

    With that said, watch the different yahoo groups, craigslist & ebay for a used setup. Ask around your neighborhood or put a want ad in the local paper. Many, many people have them hidden away.

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    I have a little gracie II frame with a Juki 98q I love the setup and would recommend it. It can quilt up to a queen and possibly a king.

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    I did not find many people that used and liked the Flynn frame even though it is a great concept.
    I found a New Generation frame on CL that was CHEAP and then bought a Pfaff GQ with a 9 inch throat space. Not very much room at all to quilt but good enough to learn if I wanna pursue this.
    I just couldn't do large quilts (full/queen) on my Pfaff CV without a lot of tears.
    I'm a bit squished in this room with the frame but I wouldn't trade it...until I can buy a larger throat machine.
    Kirsten

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