Wednesday, November 11, 2009

John Flynn Quilting Frame thingy

Well, my Quilting frame arrived on Monday afternoon. I spent Monday evening ,Tuesday morning and Tuesday afternoon (I went to the gym and took a nap in between on Tues) putting it together and trying to figure it out. I got it going last night and .....well, the jury is still out. Not sure if I love it or hate it. I can only sew about 4.5 inches across before I have to unpin, unwind the side thingies, roll the quilt 4 inches, repin, put the side thingies back on, tighten everything up and sew another 4 inches and then start the whole process over again. Not to mention there's a HUGE learning curve in driving this thing and making a nice quilt pattern. I've quilted about 8 inches so far and it looks like crap. But that's okay, I'm starting to get the hang of it. Oh and another thing. it's a pain when your bobbin runs out or your thread breaks. I'm going to work on it a little more this morning but plan to stop if my frustration level starts to rise again. BTW...this was why I was irritable on FB yesterday;) Oh wait, there's more. If I do decide I love...or just like it...I need to set up a dedicated space for it and maybe a dedicated sewing machine. I've already knocked over a cup of coffee fiddling with the thing...aaarrgghhh. I do think once I get the hang of it, tho, I'll like it. BUT until then......sorry auntie....your not off the quilting hook.
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3pm Update:Things are going a little smoother this afternoon with the frame. Stay tuned.
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346pm: I spoke too soon...aaaarrrgggghhhh. Pulling stiches out. Oh, and btw, I can only sew 3 inches across before I have to rework everything.

5 comments:

kwiltmakr said...

I was wondering about those frames. Seems like you could quilt easier with that then without it. Right now I am not sure what to think from what you said.

Kathleen said...

Wow, it looks narrower than in the ad pictures. Maybe best for baby quilts? I had a bit of a learning time with my big frame . . . thought I'd never get the hang of it. Now I'm learning tricks and easier ways of doing things all the time. Your quilting looks cool and I like your quilt! Your machine is tied up until the quilt is finished? Yikes. Boy this all sounds rambling and disjointed . . . too many kids for too many hours. I'm fading . . .

mary said...

You better learn to love it sista!!!

Flynn Quilt Frame Company said...

Call me if you have questions - I have LOTS of experience with the Multi-Frame and have suggestions that can help you with the "size" issue.
Brooke 800 745 3596

Karen said...

...omg...busted by the Flynn Quilt Frame Co! Thanks, Brooke, I'll call if i need any help!