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Thread: Quilting frames

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    Hello All
    I am looking for the name of a quilt frame/machine and was wondering if anyone on these boards might know.
    I saw it on display at a quilt show last year. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    The concept of this machine quilting frame was that you placed your own sewing machine onto a "tray" that had casters on the bottom of it. You moved that tray around to quilt your quilt. There was a simple frame that held your quilt in place. It appeared to be a simple homemade design. I remember picking up the brochure from the gentleman, checking out the website, and now I can't find any of it.
    Any ideas? Does it ring a bell with anyone? I'd really like to look at this affordable option again.
    Thanks in advance,
    Bonnie

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    Grace Frames, maybe

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    The only one I can think of is John Flynn but the quilt frame is on PVC pipe and I didn't think that the machine moved at all. Soryy :?

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    Hello from another quilter in Cincinnati. I am also doing research on quilt frames just like you are asking about. If you will send me a PM I will send you information.
    June in Cincinnat

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    There is the Handi-Quilter model and Grace frames, I would try either of those to see if it is what you meant. You could also do a search on-line for quilting machines and find several options. Good luck.

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    Thanks for all of your suggestions. I have done the google search for every combination of words I could think of. I have seen the John Flynn one and the Grace frames, those aren't the ones. I'll have to wait and see if it comes around in a quilt show again.
    Thanks,
    Bonnie

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    Please don't give up.

    Check your private message at the top of the page.

    June in Cincinnati

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    I know exactly what you are talking about. Let me check another forum, a poster there posted about having one. I just have to remember which forum it was!

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    Bonnie wrote to me and told me it was the Easy Quilter II that I had mentioned among others.

    http://www.easyquilter.com/eq2.htm is the link.

    I also live in Cincinnati and am hoping to meet Bonnie soon. Thanks to others who were trying to help find this frame.

    June in Cincinnati

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    I think this is it. The Easy Quilter.

    http://easyquilter.com/

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    Thanks to everyone in on the search. Thank you June!!
    The EasyQuilter was the one I was thinking of and am going to check it out further at the Sew & Quilt show on Saturday.
    I wanted to add that although everyone has urged that I purchase a better quality quilt frame, this option is the only one I can afford right now. And I feel that it is better than just trying to work on a quilt through my regular machine.
    I guess we'll see how it goes.
    Thanks again everyone,
    Bonnie

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    Hi, I just bought the Easy Quilter II this weekend at the show in Cincinnati. Haven't set it up yet. Wanting for my 2'x4' tabel to arrive, which will be tomorrow, yip eeeee.

    Does anyone out there have one? How do you like it? I thought it was great becuase it let you quilt a larger area then what I have read about the more elaborate ones.

    My husband is not impressed. As it turned out he planned on buying me one of the "Name Brand" frames for Christmas. Well the price was right and I liked the fact that you can sew up to 13" from front roll to back.

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    Please read the message/info I posted about the EasyQuilter. It is under the title 'EasyQuilter'.
    Bonnie
    Cincinnati, Ohio

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    I see your question was posted quite a while ago, but I just found it. It sounds like the frame you are talking about is a Grace. I just bought one with a Juki machine and have it almost put together. I haven't learned to use it yet and wish I could find better instructions for actually using it, but so far haven't. It is a very nice sturdy frame but takes up a lot of space. I bought the Baby Grace II and the Juki QE. Great pair.

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    I have a Hinterberg... I have not tried one of the others.. I do like mine alot.. Right now it is in storage because I do not have the room to set it up here. This is the link to where I purchased from...Good pics and information...

    http://www.hinterberg.com/machine.htm

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    I just finished an Around the World Quilt by Eleanor Burns - king size for myself. My second quilt and I would like to tie it since there is no way it will fit in my sewing machine. My first quilt was a queen size and I put it on an old wooden frame from my MIL and it just didn't work the best, puckers, etc. There were hundreds of nails on it to hook the material and back then I think the biggest bed was a double, so it was way to small.

    Does anyone have directions for a wooden frame for tying quilts so my DH can make one for me? 8)

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    Try www.joethequilter.com

    He has a DVD that gives directions for making an old style frame to use for hand quilting or basting your quilt for machine quilting.


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    I'm fortunate to have a DH that plays with power tools, and this is the frame I want him to build for me:

    http://mysite.verizon.net/rzsdad/index.html

    I want a frame that looks like furniture instead of an airplane part, and one that will grow with me as I purchase different machines. I'm still looking for a rail system and a handle system I like, but it looks pretty doable.

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    I am looking for pros and cons on the John Flynn Quilting system.
    I need something smaller (I lack floor space and funds to get a full size quilting system).
    Any info would be helpful.
    Thanks
    cathy

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    Please send me the research that you found on the quilting frame.

    Thanks,
    Karen

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    How is everyone's systems here that they were talking about and/or setting up?Thanks-Skeat

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