Learning curve

I’m working on learning how to free motion quilt on a frame. I got a Ken Lund frame kit a little bit ago. And I have to say it’s pretty dang cool. I did take the top carriage wheels off and replace them with 4 ball casters. After adding some stops on the sides of the bottom carriage I like it much better. It’s some how looser, which makes the loopy quilting easier.

Now with a Ken Lund frame, it’s actually a kit and you build part of it. Namely the rails and the poles that the quilt is mounted on. I do have 3 8ft poles that I normally would use, and the frame ends can hold 4, the one closes to the wall is the one I call the finished rod, that’s were the quilt all comes together.

Now currently I just the 2 rods for my practice piece, I find it to be easier to move around. I have 3 rods on just to see how it would work.

See that door… behind that door is the air conditioner, if the Mr. needs to work on it I’m gonna be trouble, I’ll have to take it all apart and move it to get to the door. 😏 so let’s hope for no air conditioning problems this year.

Here’s where I did my modifications. See the ball casters, they make it much looser.

Here you can see the 2 wood “stops” I used to keep the top carriage on the bottom carriage.

Free motion quilting, it’s quite a trick getting the needle moving at the right speed while moving the machine around. But for me anyway it’s easier than moving the quilt around.

Loopy stitching

However you really need to watch where you’re going I ran over the ribbon I use to keep the quilt taunt.

Opps… doesn’t take very much to run something over if you’re not watching where you’re going.

All fixed.

It’s getting better, I have found putting on some music with a good beat it’s easier.

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