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Thread: Long Arm Quilting Tray

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    I saw an ad in a sewing magazine for a Long Arm Quilting tray. It looks like you use your own sewing machine with the left side of it facing you, and the tray to hold your project?

    Has anyone used one? Do they work? Are they expensive?

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    Do you know what it's called? I tried to google long arm quilting tray and didn't find anything - except your post asking about it lol.

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    Here's a couple links that I found
    http://www.snugglerscovequilting.net/page7
    http://www.baysidequilting.com/store...idproduct=2536
    Not sure why the link to bayside quilting isn't working but you can see one at www.baysidequilting.com they just call it a tool tray

    edited by mod. to repair link

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    I had mine custom built for less money , by a local carpenter

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    i glues a cookie sheet to 2 curtain rods !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    i glues a cookie sheet to 2 curtain rods !

    brilliant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR
    I saw an ad in a sewing magazine for a Long Arm Quilting tray. It looks like you use your own sewing machine with the left side of it facing you, and the tray to hold your project?

    Has anyone used one? Do they work? Are they expensive?
    Are you sure it's a tray and not a quilting frame? when you mention turning your machine sounds like a Flynn frame.
    http://www.flynnquilt.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    i glues a cookie sheet to 2 curtain rods !
    I saw someone did that when I did the internet search. Smart!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR
    I saw an ad in a sewing magazine for a Long Arm Quilting tray. It looks like you use your own sewing machine with the left side of it facing you, and the tray to hold your project?

    Has anyone used one? Do they work? Are they expensive?
    Are you sure it's a tray and not a quilting frame? when you mention turning your machine sounds like a Flynn frame.
    http://www.flynnquilt.com/
    After rereading her post I think you're right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR
    I saw an ad in a sewing magazine for a Long Arm Quilting tray. It looks like you use your own sewing machine with the left side of it facing you, and the tray to hold your project?

    Has anyone used one? Do they work? Are they expensive?
    Are you sure it's a tray and not a quilting frame? when you mention turning your machine sounds like a Flynn frame.
    http://www.flynnquilt.com/
    Yes, that's it! Has anyone used a frame? Look at the price compared to a LAQ machine.
    http://www.flynnquilt.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstodo
    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    i glues a cookie sheet to 2 curtain rods !
    I saw someone did that when I did the internet search. Smart!
    I'm wondering how this works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whinnytoo
    I had mine custom built for less money , by a local carpenter
    How does it work? Can you share a pic of yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR
    Quote Originally Posted by whinnytoo
    I had mine custom built for less money , by a local carpenter
    How does it work? Can you share a pic of yours?
    Both this post and the one with the cookie sheet are talking about TRAYS that you would put on top of your quilting frame to hold notions etc. Not a qulting frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR
    Quote Originally Posted by whinnytoo
    I had mine custom built for less money , by a local carpenter
    How does it work? Can you share a pic of yours?
    Both this post and the one with the cookie sheet are talking about TRAYS that you would put on top of your quilting frame to hold notions etc. Not a qulting frame.
    Yes, I am asking if the quilting frame works.

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    Here is a link to a search on Flynn Frames on this site. Lots of info posted:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....u=&sr=true&s=0

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    Isn't it funny how sometimes I think to search the board first, and sometimes I just pop in with a question. There has been some discussion about quilt FRAMES (not tray like I said in the title) in this board.

    I found this video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv0iC...eature=related

    It is way too big and looks hard to use to me.

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    I just bought 1 this week from ebay "long arm quilting tray" the man has a wood shop and will custom make u 1 out of the same birch material my frame is made from cost me $75 but it is built like a piece of furniture

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    I used screws to attach cookie sheet to curtain rods.....works like a charm!!!!!!!!!hooks onto the taker up rollers perfectly....

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    as far as holding clamps in a more upward position.....DH sanded down two lathes and I slip those under the elastic near clamps and they rest on lower rods (on my APQS)...they have aged beautifully!!!!!!! Here is another tip.......to keep batting from dragging on floor for large tops.....pvc pipe(may have to join two) hung from shoe strings which are permanently looped on ends of roller the bits of velcro on pipe and roll it up and "hang" from shoestrings.......oh, on ends of pvc so it doesn't slip off ties....dh put a "joiner piece" of pvc....don't know the tech name, but it stops the string from sliding off the ends.......another reasonable gadget.....when not using, pipe just lays on floor under table.

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