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Thread: On a Quilting Frame Quest

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    Senior Member stitchinbee's Avatar
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    Ok, here's the scoop. I have been looking for months on ebay for a Dritz Quilter's Floor Frame at a "very" reasonable price. You see I am a disable vet and can only fit a small amount into my budget. $100.00 is just way more than I can manage, even half that is a bit pricey. I wonder if any of you can suggest any other avenues for purchasing this specific frame. I watch yard sales, estate sales, and local ads, both on the interenet and newspaper. Ahhh.... I can only dream. Any suggestions are more than welcome. I have ran out of ideas. :D

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    Super Member Grama Lehr's Avatar
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    Did you try Craig's List? Or Free Cycle?

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    Senior Member stitchinbee's Avatar
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    Yes'm, I have tried both. But very leary of Craigslist, as there has been a rash of "psuedo" ads and potential sellers / buyers being robbed in the Nashville area. But, that is a great idea, thanks. :)

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    How about making it? It's made from PVC pipe and fittings they probably have all of the things you need at Home Depot.

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    I have researched that very idea, however, the 3-ways that I need are not readily available in brick and mortar stores, as the are considered furniture grade PVC and I would need to purchase them online. By the time I paid shipping for those and then purchasing the materials, plus ordering the clamps online with shipping charges the cost would only be about $15.00 less than what they retail for. :)

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    I've seen them at JoAnn's. Perhaps you can pick one up with a 40% off coupon or at their Columbus Day sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinbee
    I have researched that very idea, however, the 3-ways that I need are not readily available in brick and mortar stores, as the are considered furniture grade PVC and I would need to purchase them online. By the time I paid shipping for those and then purchasing the materials, plus ordering the clamps online with shipping charges the cost would only be about $15.00 less than what they retail for. :)
    have you requested your local store to order them for you? They probably have them in a warehouse some where and can have them delivered to the store for no additional cost? My father installed sprinkler systems for a living when I was younger I know that sprinkler systems have occasion to use a 3 way pipe. You might check with a local sprinkler system installation person they might have some and you could buy them from them

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinbee
    I have researched that very idea, however, the 3-ways that I need are not readily available in brick and mortar stores, as the are considered furniture grade PVC and I would need to purchase them online. By the time I paid shipping for those and then purchasing the materials, plus ordering the clamps online with shipping charges the cost would only be about $15.00 less than what they retail for. :)
    I couldn't find the 3ways locally either only online so I just modified the frame to use what I could find locally (elbows and t's) and I spent less than 20$ making mine.

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    try this site
    http://store.quilting-warehouse.com/074736.html

    They have one for 69.99 It looks like the same for 119.00

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    Here's pic of the one I made and the site I got the pattern from. (is near the bottom)

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-24127-1.htm#484156

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    The guilds in my area all have fundraising auctions annually that are open to the public. Members donate their unwanted or new items to be auctioned off to raise money for the guild. I am not familiar with the Dritz floor frame but at the auction I attended this past week, there were 3 floor frames, two went for $10 each and the third was left unsold. You might see if there are any such events in your area.

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    Try contacting your local church. Many times there is a spare one they would let you have to get it out of thier storeroom or know of someone who has one in the congregation offering it for free.

    Failing that, try placing an ad in your local paper.

    I wish I lived closer, I would give you the one in my garage rafters.

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    They have one on JoAnn.com for $109.99, and with 50% off, would be $55. Of course you would have to pay shipping.

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...RODID=prd30150

    The 50% off code for online ordering is EFD281 and it is good through Friday, 10/8

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