Thursday, July 16, 2009

Looking for some input!

Does anyone out there reading have experience with a wooden Grace frame/Juki machine set up? I have an opportunity to purchase this for less than 1/2 price of what it cost new. $800...which, after 4 quilts, would have paid for itself! I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with this? Would love to hear feedback!!!

One more day of insurance class and then the weekend is here! Woooohoooo!!!!

Quilty matters-----I was ecstatic to see that I AM getting my shipment of Moda Figgy Pudding fat quarter bundles....YAY!!! I LOVE that line! And also....the WILLIAM MORRIS PRINTS!!! WOOOOOOOOOHOOOO!!!! I was sweating it because they weren't sure if I was going to make the cut or not...and I did! So I have GOT to get some of those quilt tops put together before I add more quilts to the stack!!

Tonight....it's going to be Ann & me......I am so close to getting that page done I can't stand it!

Hope your week's been smooth!

*Peace!

10 comments:

Margaret said...

Well I won't be any help there. What's a grace frame/Juki machine setup? :D Aren't I helpful? lol! Can't wait for those William Morris fabrics. Or to see more Ann!

Katrina said...

I love William Morris! I have a gorgeous Tree of Life tapestry I got when we lived in Belgium. Can't wait to see what you do with the fabric.

Loraine said...

Hi Kim,
My Sister-in-law's mother has this frame and machine. I quilted a quilt on it when she first got it, and I have to say, I think you might be disappointed. The "throat" on the machine only gives you about 4 inches of quilting room when you start rolling your quilt. You have to start and stop in the weirdest places too. It was great for the top and bottom boarders, but not great for working vertically.
I think the frames were decent (I don't have experience with anything else though). I would see if you could get a machine with a larger throat. It took me about 10 hours to quilt my quilt, and I wasn't totally happy with it.
Just my two cents. Let me know if you have any other questions. The price is great, but I think it would be wise to look for something else.
Have a great weekend

Kim said...

Thank you so much, Loraine! This is exactly what I'm wanting to know! As I look at the 'set up' online...yikes it seems like a small area! :o/ I will rethink for certain.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Can't help you with the quilting machine but am looking forward to seeing your new fabrics!!!

BTW, got the pincushion and needle books - They are all so cute - but OMG is that pincushion AWESOME. I didn't realize it was so big - I love it. Thanks, Kim!!!

Kim said...

Whatever you pay to have your quilts professionally done is worth every penny. Forget about that wood frame and Juki ~ unless you need a machine for free motion quilting? I have a great machine quilting frame and a Juki on it, have yet to quilt a quilt on her and it's been ready and waiting for 15 months now...I sort of stink at it, ya know? Was so nice to hire it done and then enjoy it DONE. But this is just what I think, lol. If you seriously want to do your own quilting, consider a mid-arm and the Grace Pinnacle frame ~ it's a great frame ~ heck, I'll sell you mine if you want. :o)

Deb said...

Kim - I'm no help there. The only thing I know about is the Gammel because my SIL has one. You know Kim, you are breaking my bank with all your wonderful things! LOL I have managed not to purchase any fabric but you know, that resolve is not going to last forever!!! Can't wait to see more of Ann.

MJinMichigan said...

Kim How do I get to your storefront? I tried clicking several places with no luck and decided it would be easier to ask than to keep trying random things. Thanks

Paulette said...

Woohoo, so excited to see Ann! Sorry I can't be of any help as far as the frame goes. :(

Paulette

kimquiltz @ an oft traveled road said...

I love my Juki, don't know a thing about the frame. But I just paid $899 for my new Juki, so....