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Anyone have a Q Zone Hoop Frame?

Old 02-22-2021, 11:53 AM
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Default Anyone have a Q Zone Hoop Frame?

How do you like it?
What machine do you use on it?
How do you like having to still use the floor pedal? (This is holding me back.)
I have a mid arm so will have decent area in which to quilt and it will fit in the space I have available, but not having controls on the handles is a bit of a show-stopper for me.
I know you can buy the stitch regulator (for $995.00 here in Canada.) but I hadn't planned to do that. If you buy the stitch regulator I'm assuming you can control the whole thing from the handles?
I've watched a bunch of videos but don't seem to be finding the answers I want so am hoping someone here can help.

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Old 02-22-2021, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Watson View Post
I know you can buy the stitch regulator (for $995.00 here in Canada.) but I hadn't planned to do that. If you buy the stitch regulator I'm assuming you can control the whole thing from the handles?
the stitch regulator only works with specific machines, so you would need to check with Grace to see if it worked with the one you wanted to use on the Hoop Frame. This link has a drop down list so you can check which machines it is compatible with: Sure Stitch


It appears that the stitch regulator has the following, so that seems to indicate all functions are controllable at the handles.
  • Dual function stitch regulator and speed control
  • Easy controls at your finger tips: on/off, pulse, stitch length
Without the stitch regulator, since one of the frame compatibility questions is "does your machine have a foot pedal", then yes, you need to use the foot pedal if you don't have the stitch regulator. I suspect the stitch regulator plugs into the machine in place of the cord for the foot pedal.

BTW, keep in mind you lose roughly 12" of the width of the quilting area because of the carriage width (the needle of the machine cannot reach closer than 6" or so to either end), so the effective quilting area width is 42" (3 1/2 feet).

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Old 02-22-2021, 12:24 PM
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I should also ad - watch FB Marketplace (and, since you're in Canada, Kijiji) for used Q-zone frames. I see them all the time half-price in the US.
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Old 02-23-2021, 11:15 AM
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I don't have that frame, I have the old Handiquilter tabletop on a frame my son built for me. I use my Pfaff expression 2.0 on the frame.

You don't need the stitch regulator. What you need to eliminate the foot control, is the Grace Speed Control. It has the On/Off button, pause button and speed adjustment. https://www.graceframe.com/en/product/speed-control

Good Luck with your system
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Old 02-23-2021, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Jerseyrayne View Post

You don't need the stitch regulator. What you need to eliminate the foot control, is the Grace Speed Control. It has the On/Off button, pause button and speed adjustment. https://www.graceframe.com/en/product/speed-control
Do note that this only works with certain machines as well. Check the drop down first to see if your is one that's supported.
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Old 05-03-2021, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Jerseyrayne View Post
I don't have that frame, I have the old Handiquilter tabletop on a frame my son built for me. I use my Pfaff expression 2.0 on the frame.

You don't need the stitch regulator. What you need to eliminate the foot control, is the Grace Speed Control. It has the On/Off button, pause button and speed adjustment. https://www.graceframe.com/en/product/speed-control

Good Luck with your system
I just got the same setup HQII and Pfaff Expression 2.0.I am looking at alternate speed controler and attaching handles to the Pfaff. Have you done this. Nay comments or information you have would be most welcome.
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Old 05-03-2021, 01:24 PM
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janemc...I have a Tiara and the speed control/stitch regulators don't work for these industrial machines. My husband is an engineer and put together a set up so that I can run the foot pedal off of a bike brake on the right hand handle. If you would like the PDF he made of how to do it, please PM me.

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Old 05-03-2021, 01:26 PM
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An update: I ended up getting the QZone Queen frame which is not a hoop frame, but a long arm frame where you roll the backing/batting/quilt top on. It ended up being longer than I thought (Some miscommunication from the dealer), so it takes up a good portion of my sewing room, but I'm really happy that I got this one rather than the hoop frame.

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