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Thread: Baby quilt - Flynn Frame quilting

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    Baby quilt - Flynn Frame quilting

    My husband gave me a Flynn quilting frame for Christmas. Don't know where he even learned of such a thing since I didn't even know about it. I make quite a few baby quilts so this small size is perfect for the frame as it comes. You buy larger tubes to make larger quilts. I've done nothing except Stitch Near a Ditch and Cross Hatching before, but want so badly to be able to do more. This is a start... I'm reserving judgment - it has a multi-step set up, but sure keeps the sandwich pieces nice and tight. You can quilt in only a narrow area before you have to stop and roll it forward a bit, but it's not hard to roll it so ... don't know yet.

    I started out with 3 1-yard pieces which should have made the top and backing, but added the bright pink backing since I didn't like the way the yellow looked on the back. The backing is pulled over for the binding. It's probably 36" by 45 inches - perhaps a bit larger than that. Got the fabric off a sale table at a quilt shop we were visiting - $4/yd. Nice way to be able to make donation quilts!

    The pattern is from the Quilts for Kids site.

    (At first I was hoping the pics would show up large enough so you could see the quilting, but now I'm hoping it doesn't! What will be clear is that I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing, but I know a little girl in foster care - where my quilts go - will just love it!)
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    So many quilts, so little time.

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    What a great project to start with! Any little girl would be happy to receive such a fun and wonderful quilt. I have to ask - since I don't know either - is this frame is for machine quilting?

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    It takes practice. I think it is pretty good for just starting out. I have his old frame that has to be set up on a table and you move your machine not the frame. It works good, but is hard on my back. I am going to purchase this new one since about all I make are wallhangings. Don't be afraid to show pictures on here. There is always someone on here to help you with suggestions to make it easier for you.

    You can use it for machine or hand quilting.
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    http://www.flynnquilt.com/multiframe/description/

    This is a series of pipes that you roll the sandwich pieces around. You then attach them with end pieces provided in the kit and put it under your machine needle. The machine doesn't move - you maneuver the frame around. THere's only a narrow area that you quilt - across the width of the fabric..............

    Hang on - pics coming
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    Okay - here are pics of the set-up. I've made about 45 quilts - all baby to twin size. I've had 4 of them quilted by a long-armer, but the rest I've done using those basic methods mentioned earlier. This does open a new door, but I'm still not sure it's the answer I wanted.

    Sorry the pics are sideways. The machine is sitting on my dining room table. The tubes are 48 inches long. You turn your machine sideways - facing towards you. That's not as hard to get used to as you'd think.

    I first put a sandwich made from fat quarters and batting in an embroidery hoop and turned the hoop upside down to see what I could do with a setup like this. You move the hoop like you move this frame in order for the machine to quilt it.
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    So many quilts, so little time.

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    I think that this set up is like any other quilting setup. The more you do the better you get at it. Good Job! Thanks for the pics and information.

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    Just lovely, great job, thanks for sharing, hubby is a keeper.
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Awww, I think you did a great job with this! It will be a blessing/treasure to any little girl that receives it.
    God, Wonderful Family, Great Health, Awesome Friends, Quilting & Chocolates - - What more could a girl be blessed with!!

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    Practice makes perfect! I know that the more you use it the better it will look to you. I like the quilt BTW, some little girl will be so happy with it.
    Sweet Caroline

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    What a great start!

    You're way ahead of me!

    And kudos to your husband for being so "sensitive to your needs"....lol
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    A lot of people love the Flynn frame and you will too when you get used to using it. I think your husband purchase it for you is also wonderful. It shows he takes what you do seriously and is proud of you. Count your blessings.

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    How wonderful!

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    I have family in El Campo and went to school with one of the insurance agents there locally... just thought I would mention that! I have been machine quilting a blanket without hoops and am wore out after about an hour or so. I think I should invest in one of these! Thanks for sharing this info!

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    How in the world did a man find that? I've never heard of them, but thanks for the eye-opener.

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    I think its great!! I have sent one quilt to quilts for kids and am currently working on another!

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    My husband just retired and has WAY too much time on his hand! He knows that I've been trying to find a machine quilting class with no luck. He also knows that I've taken a couple of quilts to a friend who has a set up with a Juki and a Gracie frame - that may be totally wrong, but he saw her setup anyway. Don't know if he got this idea from her or just from researching - frame - quilt - machine --- or some such thing on the internet. Last year he bought me a hand quilting frame which is still in the box. This year for Christmas I got the Flynn frame, some varigated thread in my stocking and a quilt block a day calendar. So ... yes, he does take a keen interest in what I do.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    Adorable quilt! Thanks for sharing. Very thoughtful of your husband... I believe he is a keeper!

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    It's good to be reminded that he has some good qualities. He retired on a "whim" ... I had no idea that's where we were headed. I'm working 13 hour days and he's at home ... so ... adjustment issues for sure.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    [QUOTE=JanTx;4911482]http://www.flynnquilt.com/multiframe/description/

    This is a series of pipes that you roll the sandwich pieces around. You then attach them with end pieces provided in the kit and put it under your machine needle. The machine doesn't move - you maneuver the frame around. THere's only a narrow area that you quilt - across the width of the fabric..............

    There was a quilter a while ago who said she put the quilt together on the Flynn Frame, rolling it all up until the sandwich was made. Then she takes out the middle rod and uses just the two rods left to hold the sandwich while she quilts. This gives her a much bigger space to quilt on. Seems like a keeper idea to me!

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    Thank you for sharing this info. I bought one of those Flynn quilting frames a few years ago and have yet to try it.....I know I need to just jump on in and I will one of these days. Your quilt is lovely and kudos for using the frame.

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    very pretty, love the fabrics

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    majormom - I'll have to look at that - the small quilting area is really an issue. However, I think it's the distance between my needle and the back of my machine that is the biggest problem - esp as the finished area rolls up on the first pole.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    i think you did a great job! Thanks for sharing.

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    JanTx, what is the throat space (or whatever it's called) on your machine?

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    you did a really great job on this. Can't wait to see more projects.
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