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Thread: What I did for less then $70

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    Some of you might remember the topic I started last week about my Flynn frame. I just couldn't get the hang of it. I was ready to put it in a closet, so I wanted to show y'all what I built for less then $70 and I used the flynn frame. Keep in mind that I did this with only a hammer, screwdriver, small hand saw and wood glue. Bought it all at Lowes. I had the 1x2" boards cut there. Got a drawer slide and 4 wheels. I'm sure you ladies that have hubbies and tools could do it cheaper. I still need to tweek some things but it works really great!
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    Please look over the mess in the room :oops:

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    Fabulous idea. I will definitely show this to my husband.


    What mess???? :)

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    Way to go! I love it when I can make something work better than it did originally. Is the drawer slide really easy to move around? What an ingenious idea!! I might have to give that a shot.

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    You did a great job!!
    And I don't see a mess. I see a bunch of creativity lol :D

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    clever!

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    WOW!! that is a stunner!! awesome job!

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    Awesome!!! You are VERY clever! I love it :D:D:D

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    You ought to send this picture to John Flynn! :P :P

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    You did a great job. Isn't it funny that we never notice the mess til we take a pic and load it here.

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    Great job! As for your supposed mess - I always think that another quilter is lucky enough to have all that fabric/batting/tools/machines/tables etc. to work with when I see their spaces - not a mess!

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    Thanks everyone. you can work from either side I just need to fix a pin light so i can follow a pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughingquilter
    Way to go! I love it when I can make something work better than it did originally. Is the drawer slide really easy to move around? What an ingenious idea!! I might have to give that a shot.
    It's very easy... There are different kind of slides. I got the one that mounts on the sides of the drawer it is a lot smoother slide. I also bought a plain white shelf for the machine to set on and it made it good to attach the drawer slide to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    You did a great job. Isn't it funny that we never notice the mess til we take a pic and load it here.
    the funny thing is I actually picked up some of the mess before taking the pic... :oops: :lol:

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    Great project! :)

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    I also have a Flynn that I had in a box....could not get it to work with my machine. I finally loaned it out to a friend to see if she could get it to work when she talked about buying one. I wonder if she's watching the board today. This could be the way she makes it work......Mooselover....are you here today?

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    Ingenius!!!!!

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    Very clever! And now you are happy too.

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    Very ingenious.

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    I'm very happy. I'm going to play with it a day or two before trying a quilt.

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    Very clever!

    What mess? Isn't that the way a sewing room is supposed to look?

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    I'm thinking later on I'll put legs on it and make it longer so it can handle bigger quilts. I didn't at this time because I wasn't sure it would work. Now I know it does so lowes watch out...LOL

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    What kind of sewing machine are you using? I didnt know if you can use your regular sewing machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzy519
    What kind of sewing machine are you using? I didnt know if you can use your regular sewing machine.
    I'm using a regular singer I bought at WM. It doesn't have as much room as some but it works for me, right now anyway until I can afford something else.

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    You and your husband did a great job. I think that the john flynn machine set up is a good idea but have heard from other quilters that they have a hard time with his machine and don't like it.

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