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Old 03-08-2020, 08:09 AM
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Welcome to the QB! I had to upgrade my Grace Frame a few years ago with wooden track. I then purchased 2 long steel rods, bars, that were 115" long each to lay in the track. The metal bars, rods, work wonderfully and sit in that track perfect. You may want to do something like this. I have the original Grace Frame. I hope this helps a little. The plastic track becomes brittle after a short time which may be why they upgraded to the wood track. I also have the newer carriage it is well worth the money. My frame is showing its age now and I am struggling with keeping it in balance. The new parts should keep you going for the longest time.
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Old 03-08-2020, 09:44 AM
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Thanks for all the replies!! I'll try Home Depot and Ace Hardware.
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Old 03-08-2020, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by juliasb View Post
Welcome to the QB! I had to upgrade my Grace Frame a few years ago with wooden track. I then purchased 2 long steel rods, bars, that were 115" long each to lay in the track. The metal bars, rods, work wonderfully and sit in that track perfect. You may want to do something like this. I have the original Grace Frame. I hope this helps a little. The plastic track becomes brittle after a short time which may be why they upgraded to the wood track. I also have the newer carriage it is well worth the money. My frame is showing its age now and I am struggling with keeping it in balance. The new parts should keep you going for the longest time.
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Thanks. That is very helpful. I would prefer the steel rods but didn't know if they would work on my GMQ since it uses the one inch track. I'm really interested in the new carriage you got. Will it handle a longer machine than the original? I have a Baby Lock that I would need about 3 or 4 more inches on the carriage to be able to use it. Thanks again for the help!
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Old 03-09-2020, 05:02 AM
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Welcome to the board from NE Ohio.
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Old 03-10-2020, 12:55 PM
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Can't help you with the track, but you might ask at the vintage sewing machine museum in Tulsa on Peoria. W.K. Binger is amazing at getting stuff to work.
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Old 03-10-2020, 05:19 PM
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Hi from Texas. Sounds like you've gotten some good replies to your track situation. Hop you find something that works.
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Old 03-14-2020, 07:02 AM
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Welcome from another Oklahoman! My Grace frame is metal and uses the stick in kind. Best wishes.
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Old 03-14-2020, 09:47 AM
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welcome from Ky.
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Old 03-14-2020, 10:23 AM
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Welcome to our quilt board forum from a former Oklahoman, now in SW Iowa. Lots of good information here. I think you'll enjoy being on here. I have for 10 years.
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