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Thread: would you get a 10' or 12' frame

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    I'm getting close to getting a long arm and wanted to know what you would purchase, 10 or 12'. I keep thinking that
    if and when I move. Most likely I wouldn't have the room for
    a 12'. I have the room now But once I purchase a long arm it will have to be with me for a while.
    If I did have to sell it in the future, how many people would want and would be able to put a 12' frame in there home?
    What is your opinion?



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    A 12 foot frame is the most popular size, hands down. It's large enough to do a king size quilt. Buy the biggest table you can fit. I've gone from a 10' to a 12' and now I have a 14' foot, and I would never go smaller again. You can have a frame cut down, but you can't add to it... another thought to consider.

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    I have a Grace frame it will hold a king but I only have it set up for a queen. Not enough room for larger. Very simple to change to larger if I ever need it, and if I get a larger room. LOL What ever frame you get go large you can set it up to fit the room you have now and go larger when you get more room

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    Quote Originally Posted by peppermint
    I'm getting close to getting a long arm and wanted to know what you would purchase, 10 or 12'. I keep thinking that
    if and when I move. Most likely I wouldn't have the room for
    a 12'. I have the room now But once I purchase a long arm it will have to be with me for a while.
    If I did have to sell it in the future, how many people would want and would be able to put a 12' frame in there home?
    What is your opinion?
    I would go for one thats able to be set for twin and can be set for king in the future if you want too! My "B-Line Studio" can do this. Also a "Hinderson" I think thats the name will too. that way if you ever sale it its more desirable. Both of these will hold 9inch up to 18in machines.


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    [quote=peppermint]I'm getting close to getting a long arm and wanted to know what you would purchase, 10 or 12'. I keep thinking that
    if and when I move. Most likely I wouldn't have the room for
    a 12'. I have the room now But once I purchase a long arm it will have to be with me for a while.
    If I did have to sell it in the future, how many people would want and would be able to put a 12' frame in there home?
    What is your opinion?
    I would go for one thats able to be set for twin and can be set for king in the future if you want too! My "B-Line Studio" can do this. Also a "Hinderson" I think thats the name will too. that way if you ever sale it its more desirable. both hold 9 to 18 inch machines

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    Boy the reply/quote is all messed UP!!! I just typed a responce and sent and some how as you can see ...... oh well

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    that's what i like about the hinterberg frame. i bought the poles to fit the space i have, which is only 9.5' if i ever have a larger area, i can get poles from the hardware store to make it a different size. also, this frame is very easy to take apart and store. some quilters piece many tops, then just set up their frame in the living room and do them all at once.

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    I would go for the 12' table. When I first started shopping for a longarm, I decided not to buy a used Gammill, partly because the table was 11' (custom made due to space limitations).

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    I would go as large as possible! I can only do a 90" quilt on my Grace frame and a few years ago when it came out that was considered a king size...no longer! Also take into consideration the amount of throat space you can use on it. If you buy, for example, a 16"-18" throat machine now you may wish you had purchased a frame that could handle a 26" throat later on.

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    if you (start with) the 10' frame- that's what will be happening- it will be a start- and then you will want/need the larger one...if you have the space and can afford it i recommend the largest one possible=to save you having to upgrade later

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    Start with as large as you can go now. You can always get a smaller table for whatever machine you get. And, as has been mentioned some tables can be made smaller.

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    When you were learning your long did you buy books, DVD's or take classes. I have taken some classes. After I get my long arm I will have to take my time and as for the classes they add up. But You Tube is great also. I'm nervous and
    excited at the same time.

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    I could only fit 10 foot 8 inches in my workroom so I had a 12 foot table cut down. I can quilt quilts up to 110" wide.

    I've been in business since 2005 and have quilted hundreds of quilts for hundreds of clients. In all those years, I've had to turn down only TWO quilts because my frame couldn't accommodate their width.

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    I'd opt for the 12' table. Remember that even though the rails on a ten footer are 120 inches long, you won't be able to quilt a quilt with a back larger than about 106 to 108 inches. You are never able to quilt the full length of the rails, because of the width of the machine. So the biggest quilt top that you can do will be about 100 inches wide, since the top has to be a few inches smaller than the backing to be longarm quilted.
    My humble opinion is to get the longest table your quilting room can accomodate.

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    Go for the largest table you can fit in your home, but remember that you will need to get around it to the back, so you will need some addtional space around the sides.

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    i would get the 12 and where ever i would live would just have to work around my frame.

    actually every home i have ever purchased was done with quilting and my cats happiness in mind.

    if the house didn't suit the way i live my life i didn't buy it.

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