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Thread: Machine Quilting Frame by Ken Lund

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    Hi,
    I am new to this board. I have been quilting for a while and am ready to try machine quilting with a frame. I have been researching them quite a bit. Some, infact most, are way out of my price range. I also don't have much space to set up one. I did run across one by Kenneth Lund that looks interesting and it is about $200.00. I am just wondering if anybody has any experience with one of these. I emailed him and he was nice enough to call me back. He has a couple of videos on youtube. Thanks, Ganma7

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!
    I've never heard of Kenneth Lund, but maybe someone else on here has.

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    Thanks Gayle... I hope someone here can help!!!

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    i just bought the john Flynn's frame i have been shopping for 3 yeas and i like it better than ken lund i will let you know when i get it , it's on back order so it must be popular !!!???

    http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp15267.html

    mema

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    Thanks Mema. I also considered the John Flynn, but I like the fact that with Ken's frame you move the machine instead of moving the fabric. I am still in the thinking mode. I saw on this board that someone built her own frame and purchased the Grase carriage upgrade . How Smart!! I am not that brave. I do have a beautiful oak floor hand quilting frame that my DH made me years ago. I do wonder if I could change it to be a machine quilting frame and just add the Grace carriage....
    Thanks for the reply... Ganma7 in Georgia

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    Welcome to the board from Michigan! Your gonna love it here!Kim

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    I am also new to the board. Based on this post, I looked at John Flynn's and Ken Lund's frames. I think I like the look of Ken's frame and I am considering it. If someone gets either, please post your thoughts.

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    The Ken Lund frame is styled after the frames made by Grace and others. It's very similar to the Hinterberg tabletop frame. If your desire is to trace pantographs onto your quilts, this would do the trick. But what I see missing from this frame are handles to do FMQ. I'm certain these could easily be fabricated out of wood or metal and attached to the upper carriage, if you have someone with the tools and talent to do so. You will need a sturdy table the entire length of your frame to set this on, which may be an issue with the 96" length frame. A long dining table or ping pong table would work, if you have one.

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    Thanks for you reply. Have you used one or seen oner demonstrated? JoyceB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganma7
    Thanks for you reply. Have you used one or seen oner demonstrated? JoyceB
    I have a Grace frame myself.

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    I just purchased one at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt show - got to use it too! With a little practice I will be happy. Especially with the money still left n my account for other things!

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    Greetings and welcome from Northern California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memathomas
    i just bought the john Flynn's frame i have been shopping for 3 yeas and i like it better than ken lund i will let you know when i get it , it's on back order so it must be popular !!!???

    http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp15267.html

    mema
    it's on back order

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    Hi and welcome from Oregon

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    Thanks for the nice welcome I have received from so many and the advice also. I have been fortunate enough for a dear friend of mine to pass along her Handi Quilter to me to see if I like it. Her family, like so many, has fallen on bad luck and had to down size. She won't accept any payment. If I can master it, she just wants me to do quilts for on the Handi Quilter. I will insist on paying her. I hope I can master this. Any advice would be great. We are picking the frame up this weekend. I'm sure it will take a bit to get it set up and running, I will be using my Juki Le 98. I will probably start a new topic asking for help with the Handi Quilter!!! Thanks,

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    You are one lucky lady. Maybe your friend would accept a thank you quilt more readily than money if you are able to make her one. It would be a gift of the heart that would last a life time.

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    Thanks to all of you for the great welcomes!! I am starting a new subject about advice I can get about the earlier model Handi Quilter. As I mentioned earlier in this thread, my best friend from school has given me her Handi Quilter so I will need help!! Thanks so much... Ganma/Joyce

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. I have never heard of Ken Lund. I got a Grace frame. Not to expensive and it works great.

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    I own the Ken Lund frame. I made a few changed, simple put a coat of varnish on it and changed the way I hooked up the tracks so I can easily take it down when not in use. I love working on this frame! I use the Juki 98TL Q with it and it handles very well.

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    Can you send a pic of this frame. I'm curious.

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