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Does anyone use their sewing machine on a quilt frame? (Not sure if this is the correct way to ask the question).

I have a Juki 2010Q and my understanding is that it can be used on a frame to quilt. But I can't find details on how to do this and what I need to purchase.

Any suggestions? I do not have a "Good" local store that I can go to for information.

Thank you
Jody
 
Posts: 2728 | Location: Libertyville IL | Registered: May 02, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have a Brother 1500 on a Gracy Queen frame,order mine on internet. Very happy with it, The 1500 is a quilting sewing machine but not a long arm.


" Prayer is for the soul what nourishments is for the body."
 
Posts: 877 | Location: Pennsylvania | Registered: Aug 27, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have a Juki on my Lil Gracie frame. Never used it so I can't say how well it works but the friend who had the frame and machine first had used it without any issues.
 
Posts: 6653 | Location: Great Midwest | Registered: Oct 29, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I use my regular Singer on my Hinterberg frame. It is not a long arm, but I can deal with that. It works great for baby quilts.
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Ok now you have my attention. I have a Gracie frame that I stuck up on a shelf in my storage room. If I can use it with my machine to quilt I will be so happy. Can someone put a picture up? Please I can't imagine what your doing.


J Lu
 
Posts: 1089 | Location: Eldersburg Maryland | Registered: Oct 02, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I use my Bernina 750QE on a grace frame. My machine has an 11" throat/harp area, so I get a little more space to quilt. I've done some fairly good sized quilts on it. 64X76 & 58X83. The last one was the OBW I posted on the UFO thread in March. I think I have a picture of a quilt on it I could show, but my BFF is out to dinner and she's the one who can post it for me. I'll check with her, when she gets home.

Oh, btw, those two quilts were loaded sideways. Otherwise there would've been too much quilt rolled up in the harp.
 
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You have my attention as well. In the future, I wonder if my new Janome 6500 would work on a frame?
 
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Here's the picture of Cookie's set up!

 
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I used to have my machine on a grace frame and I loved quilting with it so much that I bought my Tin Lizzie. It was an inexpensive way to try out frame quilting. Go for it!!
 
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That looks like a long arm machine not a domestic.


J Lu
 
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try to put picture on


" Prayer is for the soul what nourishments is for the body."


 
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another view


" Prayer is for the soul what nourishments is for the body."


 
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Quilter Jen, it will work with the 6500. I have one too and I used it on a Hinterberg frame. The vibration tends to loosen the needle, so I checked and tightened it after each row.

I really didn't like standing to quilt and am thinking of selling the frame. If anyone is near Dayton Ohio and interested,let me know!

I bought a Tin Lizzie sit down machine, and that works better for me.
 
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Annon- check your PMs. I have questions!

Gardenpat
 
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Pat, answered! Smile
 
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Got your PM, Annon! Keep me posted!

pat
 
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Not close enough geographically.
 
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J Lu - Cookie's machine is a Bernina. As far as I know, that's considered a domestic machine and not a long arm. The opening of her machine is a little larger than normal machines, but it's not even close to a long arm.

Maybe I'm misinterpreting the definition of 'domestic' machine?
 
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Thank you everyone for the information. I am still not sure how this all works...do you purchase separate pieces? ie: frame, handles, base for your machine? Or is everything included when you buy a frame?
 
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I'd be interested in the answer to CQ's question, too.


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Posts: 6739 | Location: north Georgia mountains  | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I bought my set up used, but I knew the gal selling. The Grace frame I purchased came with the base the machine sits on, which includes handles on both front and back, also a laser pointer which I recently used for a scallop pantograph. Most pantographs don't work with a mid-arm because you have limited design space for your patterns. I usually do a stipple/meander pattern, without the panto. I'm ready to move up to a longarm machine, but I need to find the right USED LA.....
 
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You can get them as packages or buy each part (the frame, the machine, the cruise control, quilt robot, etc.) separately. The issue I had with the separate pieces was finger pointing as to any issue. The machine maker said it was the frame, the frame maker said it was the cruise controller, you get the idea.

My new set up is provided by one company, so they support everything. I bought it used and they transferred the remaining warranty and still provide help if something isn't working. My set up is made by Handiquilter and I cannot say enough about their customer support and service.


Chris
 
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