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Thread: Homemade quilt frame!

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    My husband wants to make a quilt frame for me to use with my own sewing machine. I don't know where to find the information. I have seen a site where a man had a pattern for sale and also where one made one on their own, but have had no luck locating them. any help would be appreciated. Thankyou Jan

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    I think it's on a utube video under either free motion quilting or something similar. I thought I had it bookmarked but didn't find it. Good luck!

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    Do a search here, there are a number of topics on this :D:D:D

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    here is one I found:

    http://onlinequilting.wordpress.com/...uilting-table/

    There is another one where foam blocks were put together, but I guess I didn't save it.

    Hope this helps......................

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    Thank you all for this information. It is a help but still not the one I'm looking for. The tutorial is similar though and we might use it instead. Your help is greatly appreciated.Jan

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    Hi I think this is the site you are looking at, I am going to purchase a pattern as soon as my husband gets the garage cleared. A very good friend of mine is going to build it for me, he has just completed an extension to use with my sewing machine to support the quilt material.

    Hope this helps

    Eileen



    www.buildaquiltingframe.weebly.com

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    Why not try John Flynn's website? He has a frame that you can use with a domestic sewing machine.

    http://www.flynnquilt.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau
    Why not try John Flynn's website? He has a frame that you can use with a domestic sewing machine.

    http://www.flynnquilt.com/
    That would be my suggestion as well. I have an older version Flynn frame. I can think of several problems of putting your machine on a frame. One would be the lack of space in the throat. Another would be moving the machine up and down the frame and having to drag along all the cords - foot pedal and plug. Am I wrong? Would these not be a problem??

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    Also try the old Alex Anderson sites, her father made one and shows how to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janisspencer
    My husband wants to make a quilt frame for me to use with my own sewing machine. I don't know where to find the information. I have seen a site where a man had a pattern for sale and also where one made one on their own, but have had no luck locating them. any help would be appreciated. Thankyou Jan
    Janisspencer

    Thank you for asking this question, I think that i am going to order the (download) the plans to build my own Machine quilting frame. It is only $22.95 and I can make it as I have the time. Further to that, I can make it to the size that I want!

    TreeFrog

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    Go to utube. Do search for" Ken's Machine quilt frame project"

    It is a very good tutorial and direction

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    I have a Tin Lizzie with wooden frame and the first thing my husband said when he saw the frame was "I could have built that for you!" I don't know where to find a pattern for a frame but I'm sure it could be done.

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    I ordered this pattern from Richard's Machine Quilting Frame Plans. www.builaquiltingframe.com. My husband built it for me. The pattern is awesome. Lots of pictures and great directions. I have the frame for several years now and just love it. I have made a few alterations, but it is great.

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    My father made mine from a pattern I bought on ebay. I just bought a Tinlizzie so I am now selling the other one. It worked great for four years. I use a Janome 1600 with it.

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    I ordered plans from http://buildaquiltingframe.weebly.com/ (same as above post, but copied and pasted the link from the site). The plans are wonderful! I haven't got my frame built yet because I'm still trying to make space for it. It's a download and around $20.

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    I looked at this one last night. Looks intesting.
    www.buildaquiltingframe.com

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    Glad you started this thread. I've bookmarked all the sites for future reference.

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    Do a search for handiquilter. They made a frame that you can put your machine one. There are a number of people that made their own frame. I recently bought a handi quilter and a babylock at an auction and love it.

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