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Thread: Easy Quilter II

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    Anyone using Easy Qulter II? Bought it at a quilt show and nervous about using it. :oops:

    Julie in NM

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    I am l-o-o-k-i-n-g at quilt systems. Please share your experience wtih the system you have bought and are currently using. Please, no opinions, just the facts from experience.
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    Fact 1: Easy for my husband to put together. I could have done it but he needs to feel needed.
    Fact 2: My sewing table is wide and deep, Almost 36" deep and 40+ wide so I don't have to set up another table. Just need to clear it off when I want to quilt.
    Fact 3: Easy to adjust to wider quilts.

    Julie in NM

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    Hi, do you like using the Easy Quilter II to quilt? Is it easy to use? I tried at the show on Sat. and bought one. Have not set is up yet. I sure hope it works as well as it did at show.
    Thanks, DJB

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    I also bought an EasyQuilterII on the weekend at the quilt show.
    I got it set up almost immediately and got the quilt I had been free-motion quilting put on it right away.
    It does take some getting used to but once you get the hang of it, no problems.
    And yes, I know it isn't the greatest quilt frame out there. If I had the space and money there would be no question that I would buy one of the larger/nicer ones. But for the space I have, it's great. And the price was perfect!
    I attached mine to a large 8' banquet table. In the front I used the "C" clamps and on the back legs my husband drilled holes for me and put bolts through. It works out great that there is a bit of table on both sides to support the larger quilts. I didn't need to attach the safety rail, for the machine, on the back of the table just because mine is already up against the wall.
    I'd be happy to answer anymore questions about it...or I'll at least try.
    Back to the quilting,
    Bonnie
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    How do you use it? By pushing it around on the table?
    Juju

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    Hi
    Yes, you have your sewing machine on a little cart that you push around on the table.
    Bonnie

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    Are you still using the Easy Quilter 2? I am contemplating it as I saw it at a show recently and was considering the Flynn frame, but this looks less cumbersome and putsing.

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    i had DH build one for me but i never use it i prefer to use my flynn frame
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    isnt this the first one where the machine doesnt move? I saw a demo of the ES 3 and it was kinda slick..but $449 / show special 399... still a tad high, not knowing how well it would work..

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    yes, the one DH built me is based on easy quilter I and it cost $8 to build.

    then i got the flynn frame online for $69 and i'm very happy with it. i'll keep this set up for a while before i upgrade.

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    DH seems very handy, maybe he can build me an Easy Quilter 3 for a lot less.. Im serious!!

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    i'm sure if he saw it he'd be able to build it, it doesn't look like the tracking mechanism is very elaborate.

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    have you seen this quilting table yet?

    its my favorite for smaller quilts. i have this set up on my sewing table all the time and i use it while piecing and then when i quilt anything 5 feet or under.

    it only cost a few bucks to make.


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    where are you located? If he were to make one, transporting may be an issue. Im in MN for the summer and will be leaving Nov. 1st to head to AZ [Phx area] for the winter. I liked the Easy Quilter 3 concept..havent tried the foam thing yet, but may give it a try once I get down to Az.. happen to have some foam panels in the garage. Will let you know how it works out.. Thanks for all your comments.

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    i live 40 minutes outside of NYC in a town called Sleepy Hollow.

    Halloween is a month long event here if you'd like to visit.

    its a party for 30 days ending with a marty gras type parade but its more family friendly without having to flash people for beads.

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    Family-friendly mardi gras sounds like fun! Fall is a great time to be in New York.

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    my daughter is moving to Albany this fall...so who knows, I may ask you to have that ES 3 made after all.. would probably not visit her till spring though..

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    Is anyone using the Easy Quilter? I bought one at the Dallas Quilt Show earlier this year and it is still in the box because I am afraid to try it. I'm afraid because I don't have a modern machine with a stitch regulator. I have wonderful sewing machines but they are vintage. I'm wondering what kind of sewing machine folks are using with the Easy Quilter. I have taken the fold-down extension side off my Singer 301 and am contemplating using it on the EZ Quilter but there is not a quilting foot that fits this machine very well. I don't know about a FMQ foot for it. The only MODERN machine I have is an el cheapo Brother that I bought at Walmart about 8 years ago that sews beautifully! But it does not FMQ although the book says it will.
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    I have had an easy quilter for a couple of years. It worked well with my Bernina 430 and was set up on a 24 by 48 inch table. I did some small projects and alot of practice on muslin practice quilts. But I really wanted to be able to do queen size quilts and eventually got an 18 inch mid arm and frame. I found that all that practicing on my easy quilter helped alot when I started with my mid arm.
    I used it both with and without my stitch regulator on my Bernina. I was getting pretty good without the stitch regulator.

    I would suggest it as a learning tool and for small projects. (Although you can do larger quilts - just harder toshift them around on it.) It was alot of fun doodling and doing template patterns.
    Beth in Maryland

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    I have the Easy Quilter III that I bought a few years ago. Great learning place for moving the machine when FMQ vs your hands/fabric. I like that it isn't as big as the quilting frame and now that I bought a used Janome 1600 with a little wider throat than my other machine, I am looking forward to getting more done before having to reclamp. This will also allow me to leave one machine set up for quilting while I piece with the other.I did have to get an extension for my foot controller as it wouldn't reach, but the local "the source" store had exactly what I needed. The product seems to be very well made and moves the machine very smoothly on the trolley, or at least as smooth as I can be.

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    Ihave the EZ Quilter...bought it at the Dallas Quilt Show last year. It has been waiting for a place to live...but the den is finally arranged such that it has a special place in front of the big window so that it does not need to be broken down when not in use. I had to talk hubby into giving up that space for his HO train hobby! Hopefully we will get the frame set up this week and then I'll be ready to rock and roll. I will be using a vintage mocha colored Singer 301 short bed machine on the trolley (I removed the short flip up extension to the side of the needle for greater access to the needle area. I can't wait to try this because I have never accomplished FMQ the other way and I found at the show that I could operate the EZ Quilter just fine. In fact, I was able to do some pretty good designs with it.

    I do not have the space or the money for a long arm, and now days it costs so very much money to hire someone to do quilting...so, I'm hoping I get lots of use out of this frame system. I make mostly lap size quilts for charity.

    One of the ladies on this forum encouraged me so much because I was so frightened of trying to FMQ...and now I can't wait to do it!
    Grammy Dorthy
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    It is Thanksgiving Eve, 2013. I still haven't set up the EZ Quilter. It is still in the box. I am too afraid to set it up to try it. I think I wasted a lot of money. but I know I could do the quilting on it - at least I was able to at the show on theirs. I'm just afraid I don't have a machine that will work with it even though they said I could use the one I have (Singer 301).
    Grammy Dorthy
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    Half the things we worry about never happen. The 301 will work. So what if you mess up a quilt, It is only fabric and they make more fabric everyday. For all you know, once you get it set up, you may find you have a true talent for quilting on a frame. It would be a shame for your skill and artistry to never see the light of day.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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    Dorothy, make it a New Years resolution to set up your EZ Quilter. Think of how many quilts you could finish. I agree with Mitch's Mom. Go for it. You could also consider buying another sewing machine that would be dedicated to you EZ Quilter.
    Sweet Caroline

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