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Thread: using a domestic machine like a long arm

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    Senior Member grammatjr's Avatar
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    using a domestic machine like a long arm

    Long ago I saw plans to build (or buy??) a little roller cart for a regular sewing machine, that you could move around on your frame table, so that it would function similarly to a long arm, in that the quilt is on the frame, and does not move, but the sewing machine moves up and down it. I cannot find my bookmark, and all Googling doesn't seem to find it either. Anyone know what this is called, or who makes/sells it? Thanks!

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    Might it be John Flynn's frame? Try googling John Flynn.

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    I remember seeing something like that, too, but, can't remember where!!
    Alyce

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    Ken Lund sells a kit for this type of frame. He has tons of Youtube videos; just search on his name. Here is his website:
    http://machine-quilt-frames.blogspot.com/
    Also search on the QB for additional info from people who are using this frame, including modifications to improve it.

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    I just bought Ken Lunds system and I LOVE IT. I have it set up on my kitchen table..hehehehehe

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    I don't know anything about a website with plans to build one. but handiquilter is essentially that - platform tracks and frame. I had one but finally threw it away. The harp of my domestic machines (even my Juki 98E) just wasn't big enough to do what I wanted to do. I make mostly bed size (queen or larger) quilts.

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    Prism99 - Thanks, this is the type of thing I was looking for!

    Steph - glad to know it works well - thanks!

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