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    Frames i got them in from Joann's i ordered has any body ever use these before? i think they would be nice to make Throws on and saves me some room as well does any one have any input on these? Thanks in advance :)

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    I've got one similar to that. I made it myself with a lil help from hubby and I love it! :)
    If I take mine apart and put it together differently I can get 3 different sizes out of it.
    It's very easy to move around so even if you don't have a chair on wheels you can flip the frame around just as easily to adjust your sewing angle.

    I can do frombaby quilts to throw sizes (not done anything bigger yet) all using the same few pieces of pvc and yes it saves TONS of room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvseals
    I've got one similar to that. I made it myself with a lil help from hubby and I love it! :)
    If I take mine apart and put it together differently I can get 3 different sizes out of it.
    It's very easy to move around so even if you don't have a chair on wheels you can flip the frame around just as easily to adjust your sewing angle.

    I can do frombaby quilts to throw sizes (not done anything bigger yet) all using the same few pieces of pvc and yes it saves TONS of room.
    dv, I would really love to see a picture of that. Maybe my hubby could make me one. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain-moma
    Frames i got them in from Joann's i ordered has any body ever use these before? i think they would be nice to make Throws on and saves me some room as well does any one have any input on these? Thanks in advance :)
    mountain-moma, could you post a pic of yours, too? :D

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    Surely I'll just have to drag it out and put it together. :)
    Will post later today.
    and I'll measure for you while I'm at it ;)

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    I bought mine 25 years ago for my birthday, and have quilted and tied dozens of quilts on it. It works best with low loft batting, and is great for hand quilting, because you can reach all areas from one of the four sides. It's very portable, fits thru a doorway, and is easy to store.

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    Are you talking about the PVC frames? I love those - I have the floor version and a couple different sizes of the lap-sized ones. They are so much more gentle on the fabric than the wood hoops, and easier to adjust.

    The floor frame is good for group projects, and you can get an extension kit that allows up to six people to quilt at one time.

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    I love mine, I have had it for about 13 or 14 years. I have a really small one too, I have had for probably 20+ years that is for cross stitching. I know you will love it. Get the leg extenders, It will put the frame at a slight tilt and really makes handquilting easy.

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    FROM what i have seen of them it should work but unfortionatly i didnt see them until i made mine an now it's setting in shed because i have long arm machine.it a medium sized one.i've thought about try to arrang it so i can also use it for a quilting machine to.after i get my addition added to mysewing room it's already 16x11 an i've run out of room already.got more inthat room than should be don't have any room left to do any thing.

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    I have the large floor frame and used it when i did hand quilting.
    http://www.qsnap.com/

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    A good firends mother was a quilter and she passed away about 3 years ago. He saved her fram for me when he cleaned out her house. My hybby just rolled his eyes when it came in the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamaskeeto
    A good firends mother was a quilter and she passed away about 3 years ago. He saved her fram for me when he cleaned out her house. My hybby just rolled his eyes when it came in the house.
    Lordy, do I know that look :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvseals
    Surely I'll just have to drag it out and put it together. :)
    Will post later today.
    and I'll measure for you while I'm at it ;)
    great! don't go to a lot of trouble, but if it's several days or whatever...you can go post pic on my diary...don't bother to weed thru all the yackety-yack...just go straight to last page and post! :D
    thanks! :wink:

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    Well nuts can't find the "plans" I used to make mine but did find the website I got the basic directions from.

    http://www.pvcworkshop.com/freePVCplans2.htm

    I adjusted the lengths.
    I believe we used 2 10' lengths of pvc for the frame,
    then used a 3rd one for the clamps,
    and I used what was left of the 3rdone to cut alternate side pieces for the frame, thus giving me more options for assembly.

    I used 3/4 in pvc and it worked fine, also used the thin walled pvc for the clamps.
    Cut them about 3'' long then cut one side of it to make an opening (cut the 3'' length stand it up on end and cut approx 3/4-1'' off one side) You can cut them shorter or longer but the 3'' seemed the easiest to cut with a hacksaw, so I wouldn't cut them much longer.



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    Quiltncrazy,sorry i just saw your post and i'm so glad that dvseals has already posted a picture of them.I truly want to Thanks all of you sweet people for the the help i just wonder if any had use them so now i'm so glad i ask.My hubby when they were brought by the delievery truck said u think these things will really work or hold up cause i always use the wood frames but i'm so glad i order them a friend that i go to church with said she has had hers for 25 yrs.now and order her from JC Penny's yrs ago Thanks Everyone

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    i bought one that wasn't a Q snap frame years ago and the sections that snapped over the quilt onto the frame didn't have the ribbing inside and would never stay put. i ended up using large safety pins to hold the quilt to the frame. a few years later i got the Q snap one. i kept the tilt legs and gave the rest of the first frame away.

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    haven't we all seen that look in they're eyes some time or another

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvseals
    Well nuts can't find the "plans" I used to make mine but did find the website I got the basic directions from.

    http://www.pvcworkshop.com/freePVCplans2.htm

    I adjusted the lengths.
    I believe we used 2 10' lengths of pvc for the frame,
    then used a 3rd one for the clamps,
    and I used what was left of the 3rdone to cut alternate side pieces for the frame, thus giving me more options for assembly.

    I used 3/4 in pvc and it worked fine, also used the thin walled pvc for the clamps.
    Cut them about 3'' long then cut one side of it to make an opening (cut the 3'' length stand it up on end and cut approx 3/4-1'' off one side) You can cut them shorter or longer but the 3'' seemed the easiest to cut with a hacksaw, so I wouldn't cut them much longer.
    this is great! what a great site for pvc projects, too! thank you :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain-moma
    Quiltncrazy,sorry i just saw your post and i'm so glad that dvseals has already posted a picture of them.I truly want to Thanks all of you sweet people for the the help i just wonder if any had use them so now i'm so glad i ask.My hubby when they were brought by the delievery truck said u think these things will really work or hold up cause i always use the wood frames but i'm so glad i order them a friend that i go to church with said she has had hers for 25 yrs.now and order her from JC Penny's yrs ago Thanks Everyone
    I'm really glad you posted this thread, too. This is one of those things, I have seen and was interested in, but kept forgetting until the next time I would see something, and would go, "oh yeah..." and forget again.
    I've been interested in a frame of some kind, for quite a while, but don't have the money for a really expensive one. I don't think, with all my toys, that I should spend a lot on one, and don't have a lot of space.
    This will be great, and I can disassemble it. thanks, mountain-moma :D

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    I had the qsnap floor frame. Loved that it was light and portable, and that it was easy to snap the quilt in and out of it. It was also easy to take apart for storage and put back together again for use. My back did not like it, however, even when the back was propped up so the surface was tilted. I do much better with a swivelling lap hoop because I can keep my back straight.

    Also tried the smaller qsnap frames (the non-floor type). They were okay, but had the same problem for me that any plain hoop has -- making me feel as if I really needed 3 hands: 2 to quilt, and 1 to hold the hoop. Again, my lap hoop takes care of that problem for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    I had the qsnap floor frame. Loved that it was light and portable, and that it was easy to snap the quilt in and out of it. It was also easy to take apart for storage and put back together again for use. My back did not like it, however, even when the back was propped up so the surface was tilted. I do much better with a swivelling lap hoop because I can keep my back straight.

    Also tried the smaller qsnap frames (the non-floor type). They were okay, but had the same problem for me that any plain hoop has -- making me feel as if I really needed 3 hands: 2 to quilt, and 1 to hold the hoop. Again, my lap hoop takes care of that problem for me.
    since I do struggle with fibromyalgia, wondering, Prism, what kind of swivel hoop do you use?

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    I put a bit of sand paper in my pvc frame snaps. Held the fabric very well and it was inexpensive to replace if needed.

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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    I don't use anything on my clamps, but the ones I cut a lil too wide/big do sometimes tend to pop off once in a while. The ones that have smaller openings don't go anywhere.

    If you have problems with leaning over you could always make the "legs" taller. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvseals
    I don't use anything on my clamps, but the ones I cut a lil too wide/big do sometimes tend to pop off once in a while. The ones that have smaller openings don't go anywhere.

    If you have problems with leaning over you could always make the "legs" taller. :)
    why didn't I think of that?
    that's what i need you guys for :wink:

    mimisharon, the sandpaper is a good idea, too :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    since I do struggle with fibromyalgia, wondering, Prism, what kind of swivel hoop do you use?
    Here's a link to the one I use and love:

    http://www.keepsakequilting.com/productdetail/9113.htm

    I can easily adjust it to any angle, and there is nothing underneath to interfere with my hand position.

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