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Old 02-27-2008, 07:48 AM
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funny you should post this today. i happened to drop off my machine for routine maintenance yesterday. i always take it to the shop where i bought it. so of course i was looking around at all the new toys.
they have a new accessory called INSPIRA FAB U MOTION. it even has a stitch regulator to purchase separately. they had it set up in the store and it looked like it would make free motion much easier. course it cost around $1100 with the stitch reg. it is by pfaff. i think you can use it with another brand of maching. it moves so smoothly i couldn't believe it. i have tried to post a link. if it doesn't take you there, go to the pfaff web site.
very interesting stuff they are coming up with. also pretty pricey.

http://www.pfaffusa.com/8574.html
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:38 AM
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I just knew you would all have great ideas and boy did you.
Thanks so much for all the tips.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:10 PM
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Where do you buy a teflon slider???? In quilting shoops?
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:35 PM
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Has anyone used John Flynn's multframe for quilting? It looks like it would make quilting a lot easier on a regular machine.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:33 PM
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Shadow...the magnets on the teflon slider won't effect a computerized machine?
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:39 AM
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The underside of the slider sheet sticks to the machine bed, but it's not a true magnet so it doesn't affect computerized machines. I've used this one for everything I've quilted on both my computerized sewing machines without a problem. :)
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:51 AM
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I have a Flynn frame. It is small for a reason. You cant handle it any larger, in fact it is hard to handle small. You need to get larger pcp pipe to roll the frame on which in turn requires a large table. Then they fall off if you are not paying attention. I dont like it at all, a waste of money. So it sits in a corner gathering dust. If you enlarge it with pcp pipe you have this long thing that you guide thru your maching which requires a room even longer than a regular quilting table requires. The large pcp has to be the width to fit the heigth of your sewing machine. This is used to roll the frame on the table for support. He makes it look easy but it is not and you can only do a narrow row at a time because you have the depth of your machine and the roller the fabric is on to contend with.
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Old 03-01-2008, 03:56 AM
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regarding the john flynn frame...I have the cd and some of his templates and the pattern to make the frame your self. I have it on my husband's "to do list" but haven't got it completed yet. Want to see if it actually does work but got to wait for hubby


will try anything to make free motion easier
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:18 AM
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Where did you get the pattern? The video is available on line. I think I could make the frame myself, I'm quite handy with power tools.
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here is the page where I got the info from for the pattern . Then I just got the measurements off the tubes and stuff that he uses. Check out his page for more info to help when building it from scratch

http://www.flynnquilt.com/frames2.htm
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