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Old 03-12-2013, 12:31 PM
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Howdy y'all :c)

There has been a lot of talk on here about quilting a large quilt on a small, domestic machine. I know to roll up a quilt to work with it, but that can still be tough at times. Nancy's Notions has a quilting frame that is made for regular sewing machines. I've been looking at it for a while, but I can't afford it if it doesn't work as claimed. Here is a link to the one I'm talking about:

http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...rame+system.do

Has anyone ever used this, or one like it? I'd be really interested in hearing opinions about it. Thanks y'all. You guys ROCK!! :c)

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Old 03-12-2013, 12:38 PM
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i have one. never used it. if you lived closer i'd tell you to come and get it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:41 PM
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I'm not sure I'd buy it, it only accommodates quilts up to 45 inches wide, so it wouldn't even be useful for lap or twin quilts.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:43 PM
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How many quilts do you make less than 45" wide?
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:45 PM
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Nice idea, but I agree about the size limitations
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:10 PM
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It looks like the Flynn quilting system to me. There have been several reviews of this system either on this board or on the Internet. I have heard that it has a tough learning curve. I'm a Kentucky girl too, Donna. I live in Bowling Green. Where are you?
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:18 PM
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I wouldn't invest in this frame because of the width limitation, plus I know a lot of people never master using it.

Just as an aside, it's easier to loosely accordion fold the quilt under the machine arm than to roll it.

I would advise instead investing in Marti Michell's book that explains different methods of reducing bulk while quilting on a DSM. Here is a link to it on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Marti-Michell-...dp/B0002J5GX0/
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:32 PM
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i have one. never used it. if you lived closer i'd tell you to come and get it.
Hey, I might have a taker for that! Can let you know tomorrow.
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I found it easier to puddle my quilt than to roll it. I also recommend Marti Michell's book. I tried the John Flynn frame - as others said, works great for small quilts (when you don't need it), not so much for larger quilts, and it actually requires more room than a longarm, since the frame has to move in both directions (rather than the sewing machine moving).
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[QUOTE=Prism99;5924097]
Just as an aside, it's easier to loosely accordion fold the quilt under the machine arm than to roll it.
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I agree with Prism. I've wrestled a lot of large quilts through my DSM. I have found that rolling the quilt up never works for me. I just keep it pleated like a loose accordian fold. I also keep a table to my left to take the weight of the part of the quilt that isn't under the machine. It does involve wrestling the quilt around...my upper arms get tired and I sometimes turn the air blue but I get it done.
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