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Old 06-03-2013, 07:24 AM
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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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Old 06-03-2013, 07:30 AM
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Might it be John Flynn's frame? Try googling John Flynn.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:03 AM
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I remember seeing something like that, too, but, can't remember where!!
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:20 AM
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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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Old 06-03-2013, 08:23 AM
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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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Old 06-03-2013, 09:45 AM
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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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