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Thread: does every one that makes quilts have one of these

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    yes im learning and really not sure if i need one of these ?

    ita a quilt table .does every one have 1 i dont remember grandma having one .
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    I don't have one and can't say that I know what it is used for. Do you use it while hand quilting?

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    I have one I got on ebay, Joanns also sells them,you can get 40 percent off if you time it right! I haven't used mine yet but am positive I will like it cause I do not have room for a traditional frame or a longarm frame.

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    My handquilting (See my avatar) has been done using a plain large embroidery hoop--not even a quilting hoop.

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    I have one....usually every winter I make a hand quilting project.....set the quilt frame up in the family room and quilt to my hearts desire....it's a pretty good frame but unnecessary unless you plan on as long-term hand quilting career.

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    Yes, I have one...using it now to hand quilt a wall quilt for my grandson...

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    My church uses these frames to tie quilts, not hand quilt them. They are light weight, easy to take up a down and just the right size for limited space.

    You do not use them on a sewing machine.

    Hope this information is helpful.

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    nope, don't have one at all. No desire for one, I use a larger quilting hoop for hand quilting.

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    I also use a large hoop for hand quilting ... suppose it is just a matter of comfort.

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    No, I don't have one but I do have a longarm and do more for everyone else than mine P.S. but I get paid for it!!!

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    No, I don't hand quilt!

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    so these are manily for hand quilting . and not for sewing machine quilting ? I can pick this up for 50.00 but wasnt sure if i needed this or not when i start quilting . Thank you all for ur help . i hope more comes back to me as i go I was lil when i helped grandma / moons a go /

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    Looks like a quick snap frame to me. A twist on traditional quilting frames. Used for hand quilting, and if thats what you do, could be usefull. Takes up less space than some hand quilting frames.

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    thats a very nice quilt I cant hardly wait to get started

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Louise
    My handquilting (See my avatar) has been done using a plain large embroidery hoop--not even a quilting hoop.
    thats a very nice quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunflower126
    I don't have one and can't say that I know what it is used for. Do you use it while hand quilting?
    yeah i think its for hand quilting .? Im new so not sure thats why i asked ..

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    Some handquilters like frames like these. It is not a particular favorite of mine. I like a frame this particular PVC design isn't one of them.

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    I have one, and DO NOT LIKE IT! The top PVC pipe doesn't hold down the quilt - it is constantly popping off and the tension of the quilt is gone. It becomes such a frustration!

    With that said... I have used it and used those plastic "wire ties" to hold the top PVC pipe down when I am trying to hand quilt a smaller quilt than the frame. It does take up quite a bit of room, about 2'x4', so if you don't have the room consider using a hoop.

    I finally have become so frustrated with this product that I have it in my yardsale pile for next spring!

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    I do not have one!!!!!

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    no have a long arm no hand quilting here anymore

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    Nope!

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    I have one and I LOVE it! It also doubles nicely as a cat bed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatherB Quilting
    I have one and I LOVE it! It also doubles nicely as a cat bed!
    LOL! I was going to say that if I had one, my cats would claim it as a hammock! :lol:

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    I have had one for awhile. I used it when I first started out to put the quilts on to tie (that's all I knew how to do). When I started machine quilting, I put it back in it's box. Now about the only time I use it is to make a tent when my grandson comes to visit. I'll be using it again after the Christmas holidays to tie a larger quilt for my dad, which will be too big to manage with my machine, I think.

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    My sister helped me make one of these. It cost me around $15 with stuff from home depot. The hardest part was using a scroll saw to cut about a third off one of the pvc pieces for the clamps. Otherwise easy peasy! I use that non slip shelf liner in small pieces inside the clamp to keep the tension tight. LOVE IT!

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