23 October 2012

I have a confession to make.

I have bought one of these.

Not the Janome, but a Freestyle Quilt Frame!

It arrived in two big boxes, and Whippet X and I opened them tonight with the help of a good friend. The makers helpfully include a video explaining how to put it up and how to mount the fabric.

I haven't tried either yet - it was too late by the time we had watched the video - and it is unlikely that I will get any time this week.  But I think once it is up it will be straight forward to use.

And it comes with a laser light - but there are no instructions for that.  While I understand what it does, I am not quite sure where you put the paper.  I'll report back once I have started to use it and worked that out (which won't be for a couple of weeks due to work and family commitments)

A new toy - I think it will make working with paper quilts a dream!


  1. I will be very interested to hear how you get on with this. I've been looking at frames for a little while, but I have very little space..... until my sons leave home!

    1. What pushed me to start thinking about one of these was how tricky it is to push a lot of paper through a machine, and how much easier it would be if the machine simply glided over the paper.

      I have not erected it yet - I had a long day in London and the last thing I wanted to do was to put it up after that. I can say that in it's dismantled form it is very slim and would easily store under a bed, but you would want it up to work on when you felt like it.

      I am lucky - I have a 'back room' here in MK and will put it up there. At 'home' I have no room at all. I have only got the kitchen table to work on. So for now it will be staying here.

      I'll report back on how I am getting on.


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