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Thread: I WON THE BID

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    I have been biding on a Fab U motion on E-bay for several weeks they appear to be coming out of the wood works but each time I get Out bid I didn't want to pay over a 100 dollars for it as I haven't see one in person and they say it works on any machine with certain measurments and I am not sure it will fit mine as I am away from home now and don't have access to my machine. So I Bid 50 dollars and I WON I can't wait to get home and try it out.

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    What is a Fab U Motion? Thanks.

    Never mind, I did a search and found a tutorial.

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    I curious on what it is, too

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    Congratulations! I have a Fabric Mover for a Pfaff, but I haven't tried it out yet and I have had it for probably a year now! I got it off of Ebay brand new! Will eventually be trying it out before long! I just have too many projects going on right now!

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    Congratulations!! :D:D

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    Congrats! On your win!

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    I have one and love it, did you get the stitch regulator with it, thats a great price.

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    No, the one she bought didn't have the Stitch Regulator.

    As far as I can determine, there is a Fabric Mover for certain models of the Pfaff (Creative Vision and Viking Topaz Sapphire) and
    Viking (Designer Series, Sapphire Series, Platinum Series, Scandinavia 2--, 300, and 400, Rose Iris and select Lily Series) which includes a stitch regulator, with a choice of a 7"x9" or 12"x12" working space.
    The asking prices on these are all over the place - from $300 to $1000. Retail prices look to be from $350 to $450, depending on sewing area size.

    Then there is a "generic" version of the mover, no stitch regulator, with a sewing area of 7"x9" which is supposed to fit other machines based on size.
    The prices, at least on eBay, range from $52 to $122. I think this retails for $199.

    This site had some interesting info and recommendations - just click on the item and scroll down.
    http://www.allbrands.com/products/ab...FcLr7QodpUH1NQ

    It looks - at least to me - that it works sort of like John Flynn's frame thingie, except this is sort of attached to/floating above your machine. And because it's on bearings or whatever, by simply moving your quilt, the surface underneath moves/glides easily, and it takes all the weight off the quilter, making it easy to sew in that open area.

    Would that be an accurate description?

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    What a great find - patience surely pays off!! Congratulations!

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    Congrats!

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    I use mine a lot too and I bought it from a member of another board that Sherry Lea and I are members of. Have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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    Congrats! Hope you love it!

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    The Inspira Fab U Motion will work with most free arm sewing machines with a arm height of 3 3/8 to 3 . They are easy to resell if it doesn't work out for your machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    The Inspira Fab U Motion will work with most free arm sewing machines with a arm height of 3 3/8 to 3 . They are easy to resell if it doesn't work out for your machine.

    That's the one I have and it will work with my brother machine, tho it does not have a large throat so I don't have a big field for the quilting, but it is fine for me as I don't want to move the fabric very fast at all and especially with out a stitch regulator on it. I love mine and got it really cheap too and it had never been used before I got mine. Huggies, Fay

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    Congrats. I love ebay.

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    Thanks MTS for answering the questions. i didn't want the stitch regulator as I don't think it would of worked on my machine and I didn't want to spend that much. I am just happy to get this one and I hope it will help me with FMQ I have seen so many quilts on here that everyone has done a fabulous job on I want to try one for my self. Will show a piture when I get home to use it.
    Thanks everyone

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    I remembered I had seen and tried one at Houston a couple of years ago - but it was being touted as a Pfaff accessory.

    I think it's great that it's available for other machines, even without the SR. I have a Bernina, so I don't know if it will fit, but I'll keep my eye out.

    And you got a great deal on yours. Please report back on you find actually quilting using it.

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    Yep that pretty much sums it up, the only thing the stitch regulator does is just that regulates the stitch but its not necessary to use the fabric mover, I love mine sure saves on the arms moving fabric.

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    I have one without the stitch regulator that I bought when I got my new Pfaff with the 9 inch throat. It works very well. But I have to say, it will work on any machine. The frame kind of floats.

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