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Thread: Bought a Flynn Frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgramma
    Anyone want to sell a Flynn frame?

    I saw John at the show in Longmont and really want to give it a try but based on all the talk here don't really want to pay full price.
    He really makes it look simple on the video. I haven't given up yet (keep telling myself that)

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    i am wanting to try it also and looking to find it from someone who didn't like it or moved to a larger mid or long arm that wants to sell theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charismah
    I have this frame too..didn't like it going in the next yard sale! along with my hinterberg stretch frame!
    I hated mine also. Sold it on ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahm4605
    i am wanting to try it also and looking to find it from someone who didn't like it or moved to a larger mid or long arm that wants to sell theirs.
    I have one that I have never opened. Got it in March at the quilt show, but before I could use it, got a great buy on a Juki on a frame. If I could figure out how to ship it I would be happy to sell it for a little less than I paid.

    I did try it out at the quilt show and once I got the hang of moving the frame and holding it by the front rail correctly (can't emember now if it was over hand or underhand) I thought it worked well. One of the folks that used to be on the board used it extensively and loved it. Don't see her on the board anymore. Oh here is the thread that contains her info on her use of the frame. Her name is kluedesigns and her first post is about 2/3 way down page. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44053-1.htm

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    Senior Member cindyg's Avatar
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    I've seen John Flynn using it at a quilt show and he has no problem and quilts beautifully. If he can get good by practicing, surely a WOMAN CAN!!! I think we just get too impatient - we want to do it all beautifully right from the get-go. I'm guilty of this myself and with more than one thing - LOL. Practice practice practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dungeonquilts
    Now I just may be in for some real trouble "myself". I just ordered this frame as a matter of fact it should be here today. The caster "trick" can be done by hubby (thanks for that tip).I didn't research be4 buying on this board as I thought I spend money more "foolish" usually on something else that I would not be out that much if I don't like it. I will let you know how it "works" for me....:)
    Dungeonquilts, how did you like the Flynn Frame? I know there is a learning curve to deal with, but am just curious how it all worked for you. Thanks so much for your response.

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    I have offered to give mine to anyone who will come and get it. So far no takers.
    Baby quilts are easy to quilt without it.
    To enlarge it would take as much room as a long arm frame and be extremly hard to manage. Imagine holding a large frame and quiding it on pvc pipes for even a twin size.
    Waste of money.

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    This frame takes some getting used to just like everything else we do. I purchased one and I like it alot. It took me alot of practice and finally feel like I have it down pat.

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    [quote=whinnytoo]I had a Flynn frame a few years ago, and gave up with the pvc pipes. Hubby bought some 'chair casters' and drilled holes in the bottom of the frame ends, so the casters would fit in there and it rolled around very nicely!!! Hope this helps......... the pvc was on the floor more than it was on the table LOL[/quote

    I have been wondering if that would work. Thanks for mentioning it.

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