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Thread: Machine quilting frame on the cheap...that works!

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    Last year, DH wanted to buy me a longarm and frame for about $18,000. I would never spend that kind of money, and we don't have the space. So...I bought the Flynn frame (love it!), and DH fabricated a frame/truck system that sits on my dining room table, and legs, can break down easily for storage, is close to 20' long, and cost no more than $300-$400 dollars, including Flynn frame. Neat, eh?
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    Wow! Very creative.

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    Is your husband up for hire!...LOL Thats a great idea!

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    wow, very creative, thanks for sharing, I want one!

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    Some DH's are so dang creative - do you loan him out??

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    LOL. Nope, he's too talented, I can't share.

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    I don't know much about longarms, is this for use with a domestic machine??
    Can you tell I don't know much about it??? :)
    Great hubby to help you :D:D:D

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    Very cool

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    I just went to the site and looked at the Flint frame system...I remember when they came out about 10 years ago, I wanted one so bad. I just his DVD on the site...pretty cool...I still want one...lol

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    Gotta love those creative husbands!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I don't know much about longarms, is this for use with a domestic machine??
    Can you tell I don't know much about it??? :)
    Great hubby to help you :D:D:D
    Yup, that's my Husqvarna Sapphire sitting on the table. The lower portion of the frame (the tracks) rests on the table and it's end legs. There are two trucks(?) per side. One moves from side to side on the frame, and has rails on it's top. The other moves ahead and back, riding the rails of the lower truck. I can get good circular motion with it, have to pratice to see if I can pebble stuff.

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    Can your husband post instructions on how he did this? I'd love to have my hubby make one.

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    Well where was he before I spent 6K on my system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kclausing
    Can your husband post instructions on how he did this? I'd love to have my hubby make one.
    I'll try to get the info together for you, with some closeups of the parts.

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    Looking good and you must have a super DH. If anyone else wants to try this I have a Flynn Frame for sale very reasonably.[PM me] Has headers and all to start quilting. Mary

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    Neat idea.

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    I have the Sapphire also, so I would LOVE to get more information also!!!

    Thank You ahead of time!!! ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rb.
    Quote Originally Posted by kclausing
    Can your husband post instructions on how he did this? I'd love to have my hubby make one.
    I'll try to get the info together for you, with some closeups of the parts.
    Thank you!!!

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    Wow, lucky you, DH is a keeper huh ? Maybe he could give instructions to some other DH's, lol

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    I watched the video during the football game...no luck getting the hubby to pay attention...I am very interested and the price was awesome...

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    wow, very creative, thanks for sharing, I want one!
    ME TOO!

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    Lucky Ypu. Creative Hubby.

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    this is really interesting, I also watch the video...wonderful FMQ tips and lessons. http://www.flynnquilt.com/ - has any one done large quilts with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rb.
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I don't know much about longarms, is this for use with a domestic machine??
    Can you tell I don't know much about it??? :)
    Great hubby to help you :D:D:D
    Yup, that's my Husqvarna Sapphire sitting on the table. The lower portion of the frame (the tracks) rests on the table and it's end legs. There are two trucks(?) per side. One moves from side to side on the frame, and has rails on it's top. The other moves ahead and back, riding the rails of the lower truck. I can get good circular motion with it, have to pratice to see if I can pebble stuff.
    I must not have seen the pic of your machine. Very cool!!!!! :thumbup:
    Enjoy it!!

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    Mary, are all parts with your Flynn? How much do you want for it? PM me please.

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