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Thread: long arm quilters tool tray

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    Junior Member lotus63000's Avatar
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    long arm quilters tool tray

    In Aug 2011 another quilter asked about a tool tray for her machine, I followed 2 different links, one looked like a screen for my basment window and the other was a white plastic artist tray from BLICK with notches cut in the bottom, 1st was $80 and the second was $50, probably either would have worked fine but I like to keep my tools looking nice and neat as well. Last week I found a tray on ebay for $75 it is made of the same birch material as my quilting frame all sanded and coated with a clear paint of some kind, and it holds a CRAFTSMAN tool caddy that the maker recomends, the tool tray is built for a tin lizzie or a queen quilter and sits between the upper rollers and is about 10 1/2W x 16 1/2L x 4 12 H it is assembled like my expensive kitchen drawer machined and glued and screwed . This same company on ebay makes a set of pads that attach to the control bars on my queen quilter that allow you to move the speed regulator from one side of the machine to the other depending if you are sewing free hand from the bobbin side of the frame or following the pantogram or stencil with the stylus or laser from the motor side of the machine. I had looked into dual controls for my machine because it is too much to unscrew the control bars and move them every tine you want to do another style of quilting, on 1 quilt I may follow a pantogram for the border but free hand inside, so I bought a second set of bars and I have a metal pad with velcro on each set of bars and velcro on the back of the speed regulator and I just stick it to either side when I need it. My camera died and I am hoping santa will bring me a new one (HE BETTER!) so I will paste the pictures from the ebay ad.
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    When you advance the quilt, do you have to move the tray. It looks as if it rests on the leaders. Great idea
    May the scrap fairy visit your sewing room often

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    Very cool!
    Linda

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    Oh i have to talk with husband and have him make me one.
    neat.

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    Trays are nice, but I keep mine on a small table next to my frame.

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    not so far, the only place it contacts the leader against the leader rotation is 1 corner and it is smooth enough that it does not try to unwind the leader or fold it back For me this is great because the machine and 10 foot frame barely fit into the room so when you need a tool you udes to have to walk around the machine and get one.

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    that is really a wonderful tray. i'll have to think about one for my Hinty. i only have room to set mine up at 9.5'
    Nancy in western NY

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    I Love the pink Craftsmen tool caddy; I want one
    After 2 years with the same signature I have been requested to remove it. Bye

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