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From: SewingStephanie
Date: 05-18-2006, 03:53 PM (1 of 7)
I have read all kinds of reviews about this frame and for the most part, it has gone over well. Have any of you used it? I know it's not going to even compare to the little Gracie, but it's a start.

Anyone have any comments on it?

Stef :up:
User: SewingStephanie
Member since: 02-08-2006
Total posts: 40
From: MaryW
Date: 05-19-2006, 07:27 AM (2 of 7)
I have never used it but Nancy's Notions has them on sale until the 24th.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: carman
Date: 05-19-2006, 09:12 AM (3 of 7)
i have heard is does small things well, but the bigger things not so good, i have not used it just going by what i have heard here.
User: carman
Member since: 04-17-2000
Total posts: 692
From: Hogmami
Date: 05-19-2006, 11:34 AM (4 of 7)
I have it. It does work good on small things. I tryed a full size quilt and it didn't work so good.
User: Hogmami
Member since: 09-30-2004
Total posts: 800
From: Jeke
Date: 05-19-2006, 04:16 PM (5 of 7)
Large also depends on how much room you have as you have to move it from side to side. Plus using PVC pipe to help stabilize it if you are doing machine quilting. The video will tell you about that. If you are hand quilting the oak stand is really helpful to hold it. Plus then you can swing the quilt up on the stand in a vertical position and it doesn't take up so much room. As with anything practice is what it is all about and starting out small is helpful.

User: Jeke
Member since: 11-10-2004
Total posts: 232
From: SewingStephanie
Date: 05-19-2006, 04:50 PM (6 of 7)
I ordered one before I posted this as I had hear pretty good things about it.
I figure it wont hurt to try, and I can always return it.
Thanks for the input!
User: SewingStephanie
Member since: 02-08-2006
Total posts: 40
From: Stitchin Crazy
Date: 05-20-2006, 05:32 PM (7 of 7)
My husband purchased a Flynn Frame for me several years ago so that I could free motion a quilt (Queen size). I tried everything - PVC pipe, homemade supports for the ends, etc. But was very dissatisfied with the lack of mobility and ease of use.
It may well be that a small project and/or a hand quilted project would work well. I will never attempt a large quilt on it again!
User: Stitchin Crazy
Member since: 11-01-2002
Total posts: 16
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