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Thread: Flynn Quilting Frame

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    Member brenda_the_beancounter's Avatar
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    Has anyone used the Flynn Quilting Frame and do you like it?

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    I have not used one but I watched the video and was really intrigued...

    I am loving your avatar quilt! Do you have a bigger picture of it that you can post here? I would love to see it... so pretty!

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    Welcome to the Quilting Board from Missouri! Just a hint - go to the top of this page and click on "Search" and then type in "Flynn Quilting Frame" and then click on "search" and a whole bunch of topics will pop up for you to click on and read older posts about the Flynn Quilting Frame.

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    it is a matter of choice I guess, I had one and could not for the life of me get the hang of it so I sold it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidgety
    it is a matter of choice I guess, I had one and could not for the life of me get the hang of it so I sold it.
    glad I was not alone...I even had John himself show me how...I just could not get the hang of it...two left thumbs I guess!

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    Hi and welcome from Texas! I thought about the frame, but after research, it seemed most people felt like the gals who posted above. I ended up ordering the plans for this frame http://buildaquiltingframe.weebly.com/ . He sells the plans on ebay, too...hubby is in the midst of building it now...I sure hope it works as well as what I have researched says it does. I know I had a couple of questions prior to purchasing the plans, so I e-mailed the man. He was very polite, helpful and quick with his response.
    Good Luck to you,
    Kif
    PS love your board nickname.... :-D

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    I have the frame but do not have it set up. My son and I are in 'talks' about creating something to go with it where my machine moves instead of the frame. If it doesn't work, I may end up selling it.

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    I bought one, my DD used it and gave up on it, clumsy and not easy to use. I didn't try it, we gave it away.
    I think if you master FMQ on your sewing machine, you will be just as satisfied and didn't spend the money for it.
    I haven't met anyone yet who liked it and used it beside John himself.

    Carol J.

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    Add me to the list of people who just couldn't get this frame to work. I think my problem was mostly because of my small sewing space... you need a lot of room to maneuver the Flynn frame properly.

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    I Have one also it is the closet, don't use it.

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    Same here.
    Will give it to anyone in the Phx. area that will come and get it.

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    Bought it years ago at the Mid-Atlantic Show. Tried several times to use it, but could not get the hang of it. I understand the principle, but never could it to work right for me. Just a klutz I guess.

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    I bought one and my opinion of it is not good. I can do better FMQ without it. Also I see the price has about doubled since it first came out....just not worth it although I have heard of several people having some luck in using it.

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    I bought one several years ago at the Dallas Quilt Show. It's still in its box behind the door :-(

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    Thanks a lot for the comments from everyone. I was just curious about it and thought for the small price it might be worth it. I saw it at the Paducah quilt show and watched John demonstrate it there and actually sewed with it with John watching. Just wanted some info from some experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    I am loving your avatar quilt! Do you have a bigger picture of it that you can post here? I would love to see it... so pretty!
    That is the Pinwheel Baby Quilt at Moda Bake Shop.
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/03/...aby-quilt.html
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    If anyone would be interested in selling their frame, please contact me.

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    I have one and I like it. Have not used it much because of various reasons. It was very easy to use but start with the small lap size first. The queen size sure takes up a lot of space, but they are big.

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