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Old 08-31-2010, 09:31 AM
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Hello All,....I have come across a very interesting FMQ system called the Flynn Multi Frame Systen which is used with your home sewing machine, but allows you to FMQ without rolling the quilt and pinning it up or struggling to handle the quilt while you are actually quilting. It seems to be similar to the FMQ frames used with long arm quilting machines in the way it assists quilting, but is portable and far cheaper!
Does anyone have a Flynn Multi Frame or has anyone ever used one? I love this forum and have gotten some really good tips from you all. I figure this is the place to go to ask a question like mine. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:33 AM
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i would love to know too. do you have a link to it?
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Here are a lot of topics on this subject :D:D:D

http://www.quiltingboard.com/search.jsp?q=Flynn&u=
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Originally Posted by sahm4605
i would love to know too. do you have a link to it?
I found it at www.flynnquilt.com
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Originally Posted by amma
Here are a lot of topics on this subject :D:D:D

http://www.quiltingboard.com/search.jsp?q=Flynn&u=
Thank you so much. I KNEW I'd get my questions answered!
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:53 AM
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I saw them used/demo'd years ago on Alex Anderson's show, Simply Quilts and then had a chance to try it one a local quilt shop...

uh.... wasn't impressed, tho' we (our 15 guild members) only got to try it a few minutes each... and on a smaller size quilt than I was used to (most of mine are 60"x80" ). Like anything, I'm sure "practice makes perfect" (or close enough!).

Good luck.
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The draw back with the Flynn frame is that you need the width of you quilt on either side of your machine. Your machine will be set up sideways, so the needle end faces you.
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My daughter bought one at the Houston Quilt Show and tried to use it. She did not like it and and after it stood in a corner in her quilting room for a few years, she donated it to their Quilt Guild auction.
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I have one, and it's okay with a lot of practice, but you are limited in the "top to bottom" of your design by the depth of your machine, I found that as I roll the quilt, the first pattern across the quilt is usually bigger than the area you have at the end of the quilt, because the quilt is now rolled up in the arm area of the machine and it limits the quilting space. Small quilts on it are better than bigger ones when you have to manage the pipes you're rolling your quilt onto. Hate to baste though so I'll keep using it from time to time.
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Originally Posted by amma
Here are a lot of topics on this subject :D:D:D

http://www.quiltingboard.com/search.jsp?q=Flynn&u=
Thank you *amma* for directing me to the Quilting Board, where I found *kluedesigns*. She seems to have mastered the Flynn frame very well, and with a 5 inch throat machine to boot!
I guess it all comes down to having imagination to find a way to accomplish what you want using the frame you can afford to do it with. And then knuckling down to a lot of practice.
I've been doing QAYG and it's ok, but arthritis keeps me from hand sewing the back, and though machine stitching with decorative stitches is ok, I like the looks of the quilts that are quilted as a whole not being limited to just quilting each block. I see so many beautiful quilts on this forum done by you wonderfully talented ladies - that's what I'm aiming for!

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