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From: Melanie T
Date: 12-14-2004, 03:04 PM (1 of 3)
Wow! these are pricy. I have been searching the internet looking at the machine quilting frames and drooling. First I looked for frames and was flabergasted by the prices of most of them. I then looked for a pattern for making one and have been unsuccessful in my search.

I saw the Flynn Multiframe, but I wanted one that I didn't need so much room to do a double bed sized comforter. I might have to go with that one because of the prices of the others. Does anyone have one and do you like it?

Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions about making a machine quilt frame? Has anyone made one or have a good idea about how to do it? Does anyone have a store bought one with good instructions and pictures about how to put it together? (that was how I was able reverse engineer a pattern for my floor inkle loom)
4 little sewing machine mechanics (6, 4, 2, Born June 14)
Ontario Canada
User: Melanie T
Member since: 09-21-2004
Total posts: 155
From: Hogmami
Date: 12-14-2004, 03:49 PM (2 of 3)
I have the Flynn frame. Its not bad to use on small quilts. But when you get up to the queen and king size it is heavy. You have to hang onto the frame and move it at the same time. I haven't gotten real good with it yet, but I do keep practicing.
User: Hogmami
Member since: 09-30-2004
Total posts: 800
From: heartland
Date: 12-15-2004, 06:02 PM (3 of 3)
I have a Handi Quilter. I see that they came out with a new version of my frame that has all of the improvements already on it that a lot of us added after we purchased the frame.

These frames are great for all over designs, but keep in mind that you only have so much space in the throat of your machine. Most machines have a 7" to 9" throat, unless you want to purchase their machine which has a 13" throat. Remember that the quilt being rolled up as it is quilted also swollows up throat space. Therefore, it is not all that easy to complete a motif at once.
User: heartland
Member since: 05-23-2001
Total posts: 88
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