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    I got some money for Christmas and am considering purchasing a quilting frame that will accomodate my sewing machine, a BabyLock. I am looking for any advice that you may have. Does anyone have a Hinterberg Machine Quilting Frame?

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    Sorry,I know nothing about that,cause I hand quilt all my quilts.

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    i dont know anybody with one but there was some one who got some kind for christmas try this site http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-85545-1.htm

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    I have a Babylock Quilters Choice Professional on a New Joy Standard Gold Frame. It works for me.

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    does anyone quilt without a frame of any kind?

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    before FMQ I lap quilted with a hoop. I did quilt an embroidered quilt in an old-fashioned frame---still have the frame. DH grumbled about it being set up all winter in the TV room.

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    You can get a Gracie, Proflex, Hinterberg, New Joy, etc frame... There are lots out there to pick from. They are all about the same more or less. There are several different levels of Gracie frames though as a warning - the cheaper ones are not as sturdy and will not accommodate a larger machine down the road.

    I have a SuperQuilter Proflex frame & a Bailey 15" machine.
    Whichever frame you get, I strongly suggest you get one that can grow with you down the road so that you can put an 18" throated machine on it if ever you decide you want to. That is one reason why I liked the Proflex. It is well made, sturdy and easy to work with. I had to make a few minor modifications to it for putting my robotic quilting carriage on to it and it was a breeze to tinker on.

    I also suggest that you keep an eye on Craigslist - in areas that you are willing to drive to as well as call local longarm dealers to see if anyone traded in a frame/machine. You can save a lot of money getting one used. People either get frustrated with them and sell them, machine and all or they upgrade to a larger machine and sell the old one - machine and all.

    I have not decided what fence I will be on - keeping my set up or selling it. I have had it set up for a year and have yet to get the courage to use it. I did find a great product that will get me over my fear of loading a quilt (I despise using pins for anything if I can help it) and now I'm actually excited about using the frame - but the red snappers are on back order :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat P
    before FMQ I lap quilted with a hoop. I did quilt an embroidered quilt in an old-fashioned frame---still have the frame. DH grumbled about it being set up all winter in the TV room.
    What is FMQ? I am trying to figure out how someone quilts loose hand in their lap. I can see doing lap quilt or wall hanging but not a full size quilt.

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    free motion quilting :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric
    free motion quilting :)
    Have you ever done a full size or queen size free motion in your lap? Have you ever done block on the go style?

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    I don't personally quilt by hand. I don't enjoy it one bit. I appreciate those that do but it is not for me. Maybe someone else has experience with it...

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    When lap quilting with a large hoop one has to baste the quilt first; then just start quilting from the center out being sure you keep material smooth and taunt underneath, as well as on top. Keeps one warm in the winter (no summer quilting).

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    I enjoy quilting by hand. That's the way my grandma taught me. It's relaxing. I just turn on a good movie ,push my desk chair behind my pvc quilt frame,and quilt while I watch the movie.I've done from baby quilts to king size quilts this way.It's not hard at all.I don't have the room for a big quilter,but I wouldn't want one. I'll just keep on doing it the way I was taught.

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    I recently bought a Hinterberg Easy Build Plus quilting frame kit (hand quilting). We got it all together, but being a newbie at quilting I am not sure about the 3 aprons on it. The back pole apron is 24 inches, the middle pole apron is 15 inches and the front pole apron is 5 inches. The question I have is: Where do you pin the quilt on these pieces?? Do you pin it right under the bar or in the middle of the apron or on the very end at the edge? It seems to me that it would make a big difference as to how your quilt ends will meet when you are finished. This sounds stupid I know but don't want to do it wrong. The company representative couldn't tell me as he didn't know.If anyone knows about this please let me know. Thank you SO much... :)

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    I have done a little quilting with hoops and found it was alright. As someone said before you situate yourself ina comfortable place and begin. You find it is warm in the winter and sometimes easier to reach across the fabric having it in a lap hoop.

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