Monday, July 27, 2009

Flynn Quilt Frame

I apologize to those of you who were wanting to know more about  how the frame worked.  It's been a busy summer and then lots of computer issues.

Here is a picture of my quilt in the frame at the machine.

[caption id="attachment_527" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Flynn Quilt set up"]The Betrayal[/caption]

This piece is still unfinished.   I must continue thread painting on the faces and hands.  But with the other quilting done it is making in very easy to work with.

[caption id="attachment_528" align="aligncenter" width="197" caption="The Betrayal"]The Betrayal[/caption]

The background circles for this piece were quilted on the Flynn frame.  Most machines have between the have from 6 – 9 inches of space between the needle and the back post of the machine.   Although my machine has a smaller amount of room and I only had about 4-41/2" of quilting space it still worked quite well.  I was able to quilt small circles across the width of my quilt and then roll it to the next section and keep going.

Detail of BG free-motion quilted circles

another detail shot of BG circles

I found the frame very easy to adjust and easy to control.   I was very pleased with how flat and nice the back of the quilt was, not puckers at all.

One thing you need to make sure is that your batting is at least two inches more than the quilt top all the way around and that your backing is also around 6 inches longer on each end of the quilt to fit in the frame.

This was definitely a great buy for those of us who are on a low budget.


  1. It's a very interesting concept! Very budget friendly too!

    I'm thinking of purchasing a Bernina. How do you like yours? What is the largest quilt you've been able to quilt on it?

  2. I still haven't used mine yet. I think I have had it for 2 yrs and it is still in the box.... good to know you are happy with it.

  3. I guess I am going to have to try my frame again. It must just be me. I cannot get my stitches even while using the frame.

  4. Karen,
    It just takes a little bit of finesse. I think the way the machine sits makes it seem awkward until you get use to it.
    Good Luck!