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Thread: Design-A-Quilt Free-Hander Quilting Machine

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    Question Design-A-Quilt Free-Hander Quilting Machine

    I am in possession of one of these machines and the company that marketed them originally no longer exists. Would anyone be able to provide contact information for ordering replacement parts for this machine? Thanks.

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    I am sorry, I can't help you. I have never heard of a machine by that description before. Tinker

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    Can't help, never heard of it. Post again if you find info on it.
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    When I did a search on Design-A-Quilt mid-arm quilting machine, there was an entry that said Nolting supports them, perhaps you could contact that company for some information.
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    Sorry I have no idea, never heard of this.

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    Thank you so much for this information. I will try to follow up.

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    do you mean Handi-quilter?

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    Pat, I went back to read the post I saw, and I was mistaken. Nolting doesn't support that machine, but they take them as trade-ins. I'm sorry if I got your hopes up ;-(
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    [email protected]. I'd be very surprised if that email address was still in service, though. Your best bet might be to find a technician or mechanic familiar with the brand who is creative enough to make his own parts, or creative enough to figure out how to adapt other brands to fit that machine. There's one for sale in Durham, but $1500 is awfully expensive for a parts machine.

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    You might try Sew4Less.com Good luck

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    Hoo boy I just did a bunch more research on that company. You might want to let that machine go to the graveyard and buy a different brand. There's a very good reason that company went out of business. The machines had a tendency to catch fire. The owner, a guy named Dan Puckett, refused to deal with or even talk to his unhappy customers, so one of them took him to court. He filed bankruptcy and opened under a new name. He was at the quilt show in Paducah and saw a quilt made by the quilter who had sued him, and he threw bleach on it. He ended up going to prison. Not sure if he's still in. This was about 2002, I think.

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    Wow, never heard of anyone going to that extent!

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    I have this machine, my repair man said it's a reworked Juki. The parts he uses are from this:
    http://www.raichert.com/adobe/DLN415...ion%20book.pdf
    I've had mine for several years and have had no serious problems with it.
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    Have no clue! Sorry!

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    There was just a posting on this board last week from someone who designs parts in a program and then sends them to a company that uses a 3D printer and manufacturers the parts. It looked really cool.

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    I can't believe the wonderful responses I am getting. This has helped me tremendously. Shelby's response was very helpful. The Juki machine looks just like my machine. I'm getting closer and closer to the resolution of my problem, namely, how to order replacement parts. Shelby's reassurance that her machine has proved to be a good machine matches what I have seen in the machine I have. I have never had any problems with it, however, I have not really had much of an opportunity to use it for a good long while, but I am looking forward to working with it. I like the fact that I can sit down and quilt. (I have a bad back.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Hoo boy I just did a bunch more research on that company. You might want to let that machine go to the graveyard and buy a different brand. There's a very good reason that company went out of business. The machines had a tendency to catch fire. The owner, a guy named Dan Puckett, refused to deal with or even talk to his unhappy customers, so one of them took him to court. He filed bankruptcy and opened under a new name. He was at the quilt show in Paducah and saw a quilt made by the quilter who had sued him, and he threw bleach on it. He ended up going to prison. Not sure if he's still in. This was about 2002, I think.
    I thought this was the company and person who was involved with the bleach incident. Thanks, Peckish, for confirming my recollection. I do know that after that incident another company bought out Design a Quilt, but I forget what that company's name is, sorry. I remember several years ago speaking with the new owner on the phone about the bleach incident, but I can't remember who that new owner was...

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    I have one of these machines also that I am selling. Would you want machine for parts. Although it does run.

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