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Thread: Anyone use the Easy Quilter?

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    I saw the Easy Quilter at the Dallas quilt show and wanted it. If you have one or have tried it could you please post what you think. Just wondering if it is really as good as it seems.

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    Interesting. I hadn't heard of this before.

    Here's the link:
    http://www.easyquilter.com/

    It reminds me of the original Handiquilters - very low tech and inexpensive (about the same price of $500). But certainly would have a niche in the market.

    Did you play with it at the quilt show? Did it move smoothly?

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    Is this kind of like the same idea as the flynn frame http://www.flynnquilt.com/

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    No, on this one the machine moves - sort of like a longarm, but very low tech.

    Flynn's frame is moved around while the machine stays stationary.

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    Way better than Flyn Frame. I played with it at paducah last year and Des Moines, but I knew I was getting a longarm. It moved really smoothg! There was a crowd around me and all I heard was how can she go that fast! LOL then I heard how nice it was to see younger people quilting. :) gave me that warm fuzzy feeling. ;)

    I would buy this before the flynn frame. Just my opinion.

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    I didn't try it at the show. Now I wish I had. It seemed to move very smooth. I wanted one so bad that I knew if I got too close that would be it, I would have to have it. :)

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    Oh thanks. I didn't realize it was different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter53
    I didn't try it at the show. Now I wish I had. It seemed to move very smooth. I wanted one so bad that I knew if I got too close that would be it, I would have to have it. :)
    Well, it looks like they're located in OK - aren't you? Maybe worth a road trip to test it out. ;-)

    I see that they are only offering the 4.1 and 5.1 versions now - those have tracks (the difference is whether or not the throat size of your machine is over/under 8" ).

    I'm going to look for this at upcoming shows. I have no desire or interest in acquiring a long arm right now, and this really isn't a huge investment. Plus, it could be packed away in a closet if needed. Maybe I'd get through the pile of 20plus small quilt tops that are just taunting me on a daily basis.

    Thanks for posting about it.

    @knlsmith
    Thanks for the review!

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    No problem. They are usually at the Paducah show if you are going. They seem like super nice people, too.

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    I have one. I too, played with one at the Dallas quilt show last year and was really impressed with it so I bought the last one they had. Sad to say I haven't pulled it out of the box yet....

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    Easy Quilter

    Quote Originally Posted by quilter53 View Post
    I saw the Easy Quilter at the Dallas quilt show and wanted it. If you have one or have tried it could you please post what you think. Just wondering if it is really as good as it seems.

    I own the Easy Quilter 4.1 and used it twice. It is easy to set up and use. However, I find that I would rather spend my time piecing instead of quilting, so it sits in my closet. I am willing to sell it for half price! Let me know if you are interested.

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    I have one I bought in Pacudah in 2011. I love how easy the machine moves - bit of a learning curve for me and of course you still baste your quilt top together, then clamp it to the frame.Of interest to anyone interested in a larger set up than DSM, but not ready or able to leap to the long arm type of set up.

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    I went to the page and got

    It is more fun now, because we are retired.
    Quilting patterns are still available, but we are no longer selling quilt frames.

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    The quilt will have to be basted before putting it on the frame. That is one job I'd want a frame for.
    Got fabric?

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    I bought one at the Houston show about 5-6 years ago. I used it quite a bit- quilted quite a few quilts on it. After I bought it, I had to spend another $80 on large clamps to attach it to my table- they don't come with it--
    The main problem I had with it, and the reason I quit using it, was that the quilting area is not very big, especially with the rolled up quilt, and it just seemed like I spent a lot of time repositioning the quilt. If you mostly make smaller quilts you probably would like it more than I did. Most of the quilts I make are at least twin size, so I bought a machine with a larger throat, (a Juki 2010) and I just FMQ with it, and am VERY happy with it.

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    I have one that I used until I finally bought a longarm. I found the practice on my Easy Quilter made starting out on my longarm so much easier. It is great for small projects but can be used on big ones too. It just takes more moving around. I also didn't like having to move my machine every time I wanted to do some piecing with it. It helps if you have 2 machines!
    Beth in Maryland

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