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Thread: Look what DH made for my quilt frames

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    Super Member chamby's Avatar
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    I needed the bungie claps for the ends of my quilting frames. I looked them up on the Grace quilt frame site. They were $50+. Now mind you I am all for using the correct tools. But I am also for saving money when possible. When I explained to DH what I needed he went to Harbor Freight and bought mini clamps and bungie cords. This was the results. Yeah, I love it when I save money. I know maybe they are not as large, but hey if it works it works.
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    Very creative way to $ave

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    That is a great idea!

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    Creative and inexpensivable.

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    Very clever, love it :D:D:D

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    Nice.

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    Hey, they work and saved $ - what could be better! Clever man!

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    Very clever husband. He's a keeper.

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    Perfect solution!

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    clever idea, and us Quilters sure love Harbor Freight

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    I just showed this to DH and he is going to do this for my Flynn quilt type frame What a wonderful idea After all he made my Flynn type frame

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    Thank you for showing us what your DH made. Just acquired a used Grace frame which I am setting up to use. What sewing machine are you using with your frame? :-D

    Creative and clever DHs are such a treasure.

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    Great idea.

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    One of my clamps broke and I replaced it with one from the wood shop. It is bigger and harder to open than the ones that came with the frame, so I will be watching for the smaller ones and stock up. It broke when the bungie popped it and it hit the frame. It will be a comfort to have a spare or 2 on hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Thank you for showing us what your DH made. Just acquired a used Grace frame which I am setting up to use. What sewing machine are you using with your frame? :-D

    Creative and clever DHs are such a treasure.
    Sorry can't help you with that one. My frame is for hand quilting not machine quilting.:(

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    Senior Member DebbyT's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by chamby
    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Thank you for showing us what your DH made. Just acquired a used Grace frame which I am setting up to use. What sewing machine are you using with your frame? :-D

    Creative and clever DHs are such a treasure.
    Sorry can't help you with that one. My frame is for hand quilting not machine quilting.:(
    I have a Grace II frame. It is appx 103" wide. I have a Brother 1500s machine on it. This has a 9" throat. The info on the frame says it will take up to a 15" throat. -- I suggest that you go to their web site and research the frame you have to determine your size options. -- I have had my machine 9 months and too often the 9"throat is too small. I make do since I just quilt for myself and sister, but I find my skills improving and some of the designs I want to do I need to do in sections, such as on a 8"or larger block. --- I have been researching the Bailey machine.

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    These look BETTER than the ones that come with the frame. My carriage hits them all the time and they are a PIA at the edges of the quilt. Maybe I need to check out the hardware store- these look great!

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    The solution works for me. Saving money is always a great thing. That means that there is more money for FABRIC, NOTIONS, BOOKS, PATTERNS, & did I mention FABRIC.... :lol: :lol:


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