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Husqvarna Viking Mega Quilter and Inspira Frame

Old 01-28-2018, 06:16 AM
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I have the viking mega quilter 9x9, its a great sturdy machine. It does require oiling alot, but so worth it. The viking rep recommended Aurifil thread. If you want to try different threads, make some sample blocks and quilt them. You can always use them to make a mixed block quilt, place mats, etc. Congratulations. The price is great.
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Old 01-28-2018, 09:54 AM
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This is an older started thread post but I am really glad that I still get the updates when someone new posts a reply. Thanks Oofta for chiming in here. It was great to read about your experience and techniques with this set up and your recommendations for thread. I wondered if you have the stitch regulator on your setup or do you just wing it with your pantographs?
I do have the stitch regulator (thank goodness, cause my "wings" don't always fly in unison) and I love it. That's just one less thing to think about while quilting. My 11 year old Great Grandson even helped me do a quilt. He was really proud of himself and so was I!!
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Old 01-28-2018, 04:31 PM
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I too have the stitch regulator, Oofta, and for the same reason as you! Ha! I have only used it a couple of times but it seems to work fairly well and really helps me stay "steadier" while quilting. Maybe one day I won't need it but for now, I am glad I found one to put on the frame. Now if only I had more room in my sewing room!!! But I guess a lot of us say that.
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:40 PM
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I bought this exact same setup last year off of Craigs List. I LOVE it! It is perfect for me as I only quilt for myself and family. I was able to test it out before purchase and partially disassembled to get it home. It has run perfectly. Only problem so far was that we did not get it perfectly level and it did vibrate a lot. Leveled it up, placed rubber backed carpet squares under the legs also and she runs great. The stitch regulator is wonderful. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have!
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Old 03-31-2018, 02:06 PM
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Just bought one from Facebook Market. BARELY fits in my sewing room but who cares haha I have a Husqvarna and inspira quilt frame! Less than $300🤪
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Old 04-01-2018, 12:12 PM
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You got a good deal, I have the same machine. It is OK for small queen and smaller quilts, You will have to quilt smaller patterns, every time you roll the quilt the quilting space get smaller. It does a great job on a table with the portable table it comes with. The free motion is ok, get the tension correct and practice, practice. I quilt my quilts length wise, less on the roll up bar that way.
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:51 AM
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About the throat space, and losing room each time you roll the quilt....You can buy a kit or make one yourself - Sew-Krafty sells one to fit the Inspira frame for $99; I quickly found YouTube videos for how to make them for wooden or metal frames.

I have the kit from Sew Krafty and it works well (I didn't want to be waiting around waiting for 'you know who' to figure out how to make something like it!

Instead of conduit, I bought a top rail for chain link fence. I could get the right size and it was much more rigid so I don't have any sagging (my frame is set up 10').

It does make a big difference. Happy quilting :-)
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:19 AM
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flybreit, Could you post a link or two to clarify for me what you are referring to on the Inspira frame? Does the kit make it possible to leave more space when rolling up the quilt as it is quilted? I would be very interested if it does but couldn't find any information because I wasn't sure what I was looking for. Thanks!
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Old 04-05-2018, 11:23 AM
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flybreit, I'd love a link, too! Tried to Google but didn't come up with anything.

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Old 04-11-2018, 05:06 AM
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It took a few days but I do have a couple of pictures and the link: http://www.madeinmuskoka.com/sew_kra...istdisplay.php quilt-table-dead-bar-right-end.jpg quilt-table-dead-bar-left-end.jpg The white piece is part of the kit, it fastens to the frame to hold the dead bar. This is where we substituted chain link fence top rail for the conduit - much more rigid. Hope this helps
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