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Thread: Which are the good longarm frames for a regular sewing machine?

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    I'm thinking of getting a frame that will work with my sewing machine. So many companies and choices! Any advice? It's almost too much info to search through on the web.

    Oh yes...it might help to add, my machine is a Janome 4800.

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    http://www.quiltstream.com/play/Quil...tiFrame_System


    Babeegirl I looked at this one on-line I'm not ready at all for this but for the price you can't beat it.

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    I have one, dont go that way.

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    Good to know

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    Rose Marie -

    Why do you say "don't go that way" about the Flynn frame?

    It LOOKS like it would work well



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    I have a HandiQuilter2 and I love it! I use a Juki machine which has a 9" throat. I've heard lots of good things about the Grace frames too.


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    i am waiting to hear what rose marie has to say i was thinking about buyng one myself

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    this is the kind of feedback I was hoping for:) seems like every company says their product is the best, but what counts the most is what real quilters think about the product. Rose Marie, can you give some specifics on your experience with that frame?

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    I'm also researching to find plans to make a "homemade" frame and what all it would take.

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    babeegirl...I like the reviews, etc on the HQ machine..but, the reviews on the their frames need a bit of tweeking. There is a forum on yahoo you can catch up n the reading there. My neighbor has a janome on the Gracie frame...which is what I am thinking of doing. So, cool!!:))I have the janome 6600...and, I can't remember the size of hers...it is inthe ads you see w/the janome w/the purple turn knobs, etc (anyone know?) I personally like the carriage better on the gracie. Just MHO there:))Keep us posted on what your decision is and I hope more respond w/their opinions...they are all such a great big help!! Skeat

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    Flynn needs to be expanded with longer poles to be of any use.
    But then you have this long thing that you are trying to balance on pvc pipes ( these are measured the height of your machine) that keep rolling off the table. You need a long table. Now you have this thing that you try to guide with your hands and it will be the whole length on one side of the machine when you get to the end. So you need a room longer than a regular quilting machine. And you can only quilt a section that is shorter than the throat of your machine because you have a rolled up quilt that keeps getting bigger as you go along. The poles that come with it will only do a small crib quilt which I find easy to quilt without a frame.
    It is a waste of money.

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    Thank you.

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    Where did you find the forum on Yahoo about frames :?: . I tried to locate it but was unable

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    here it is for handiquilter...not all frames, just the HQ. Go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HandiQ...guid=177337946 have to say when I first joined I was automatically sent an 'we don't allow you to advertise, etc' type letter. It also took them awhile to 'ok' my membership. It does not seem to be incred active anymore, but, seems they were at one time...so, I have been reading up on older posts. It's a great way to learn about a product from those that have them. Hope this helps...skeat

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    Thanks for the link and the info. I will look into it!

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    Great to know this because i was wondering also.

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    i had a New Joy frame that i used with a brother 1500s (9" throat). i bought the combo at a show and the frame was terrific. it expanded to 120" or came down to queen, double and crib or wallhanging size. i didn't think it was sturdy enough when i first got it, but i was wrong about that. it held up great. i used it for one year then sold it when my kids bought
    me a tin lizzie. most sew'n'vac sewing machine stores have them on the floor for you to check out. just remember, the size of the field of work is only as large as the throat size of the machine minus the size of the bunch of the fabric roll. with a 9" thrat machine i was only able to quilt about 6" or less at the very end when all the quilted fabric was under the machine.
    but i was still able to quilt two quilts at 96" x 96". one of them i had to do all the left to right stitching and then take the quilt off, turn it sideways and do left to right again to complete the design. does that make sense?

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