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Thread: Quilting Frame

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    I was at the Quilting and Craft Show in Brisbane on Wednesday, and there was a new sort of quilting frame at one of the stands. It was vertical! Would be OK for basting, but for the life of me I can't see how you could quilt on it. Save your knees and back though, but at $420 I'm not about to try it.

    Every time I went to check it out, there were so many people around it that you couldn't hear what was being said.

    The only link I can find for it is

    http://stores.ebay.com.au/mulberry-millie

    It appears to be all made from square metal tubing.


    I'm going to use the tables at the local library in a couple of weeks. They were very happy to let me when I asked them today.

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    I just read the info on the link you gave - it seems like a lot of money for a frame that only does lap quilts and wall hangings, i.e. won't do bed quilts. And then it is just for assembling the three layers so that they can be pinned or basted?

    You then have to remove it all to machine or hand quilt.

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    Aussie Quilter, did you take any pic's to show us at the quilt show. I would love to have gone to it.

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    They do have an extension apparently, but I still can't see how you can quilt even a small quilt on it. You would need to stand up to quilt.

    By the looks of it, I would think it would be a simple job for a handyman to make one like it for less than 1/4 of what they are asking.

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    That looks like carpal tunnel waiting to happen, IMO.

    Think about how you would have to hold your hand/arm to be able to quilt...there's a reason why frames/hoops are held horizontal or at an "easel" angle. I must be missing something if this is the next generation of quilting...

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    According to the link, this is for sandwiching of the quilt so that you can see the front and back and avoid wrinkles. Then you machine quilt it. Think I'll pass for that price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crlyn
    Aussie Quilter, did you take any pic's to show us at the quilt show. I would love to have gone to it.
    I didn't take any photo's - dropped my camera last year and haven't been able to afford to replace it so far. Just as soon as I think I can, something else needs the money. :(

    Have a look at http://www.qldquilters.com/quilt_show_2010.php
    for some of the winners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer Girl
    According to the link, this is for sandwiching of the quilt so that you can see the front and back and avoid wrinkles. Then you machine quilt it. Think I'll pass for that price!

    For that price I'd want to be able to use it to quilt with as well. Have a feeling they won't sell too many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer Girl
    According to the link, this is for sandwiching of the quilt so that you can see the front and back and avoid wrinkles. Then you machine quilt it. Think I'll pass for that price!
    Yeah, you could get a Sturdy-lite or something like it for about that, and then you could quilt on a frame, hence no wrinkles!

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    This is kind of spendy to use just for basting your quilts... That is a LOT of cans of basting spray LOL

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