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Thread: my new frame

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    :D :D
    I got a new frame....
    DH made it himself so its not a very fency frame but it does mean a lot to me.....
    Right now we are still learning how to use it....and adjusting and adjusting....and in the mean while here is how far it has taken us:
    Its the last quilt log cabin (and I really tried so much to make something simple....but the frame is slowing the process)....LOL.....
    Well...you can't say I am not serious about quilting....I still can't believe I have this huge long things standing there.....
    I hope you don't mind the mess I really didn't have time for cleaning....

    The great space under....
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    That looks so neat. I am sure you will get all the kinks out soon and be whizzing right along.

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    :D and some more pictures

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    sorry
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    :D :D well.. I believe you do have an idea....The pictures on the wall (black ink) are my sons creation from high school time....)

    my old good machine
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    Very awesome ania! :) DH did a great job on your frame, and before too long you will be quilting up a storm. :) Thank you for sharing the pictures. :)

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    Thanks...... .......

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    Nice.

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    WOW clever DH, that looks like a great machine.

    Elle

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    Wow - looks like it will work just fine!!

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    Wow! He did a great job!

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    VERY NICE!....

    may I make a suggestion? It may (or may not) make a difference...

    In the picture showing the rolled up back and front it looks like there is a considerable gap between the top and bottom rolls - that can cause you some problems as you get close to that area - can you raise the bottom roll just a hair to make those two layers a little closer together?....


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    Wow, I think you are a lucky woman...the frame and hubby are both keepers...and i love your sons art work, and the quilt you are working on is lovely :D :D :D

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    Now we are both blushing....Thanks a lot....
    We don't know much about frames since we live in Mexico....I was complaining for not being able to buy one......and showed him some videos of the grate frame in the market..........so he decided to make it for me...
    Well ...It is such a sweet gesture that I can't complain any more but it does need more improvements.......
    I do appreciate any help in that matter....
    Thanks again

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    That is so great!! Your a lucky woman to have a hubby to do that!!! You need to be careful though, he will have a line of orders from everyone who sees it! :lol:

    The only thing I can think of is to remember, you don't want it tight as a drum. It should be a tad loose. I only rememer that because it was stated several times in my handbook. :)

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    Shelly, thanks....you are right....I already brake few needles because I stretched it too much......
    The center of the quilt turn out great...I needed to add more borders but I was too eager to try the frame so thats not a problem....
    The real problem turn out to be the left side of the quilt...It wasn't stretching properlly...
    DH is now working on it.....
    I like the way,he really learn a lot and fast about quilting...LOL...

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    fantastic- you probably saved a TON of money. What a great hubby!

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    that is truly one of the sweetest gifts I've ever heard of! What a complete darling of a hubby you have!

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    Thank you again and again.....
    Dh had asked me to write in here that he did it after watching some videos and using some common sense ....and then he added: "well...probablly the "sense" is still missing somehow...."
    :roll: :roll: :roll: we will try to follow the siggestions....
    Thanks

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