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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hinterberg 17 inch stretch quilting frame, anybody have one?

If you have the Hinterberg 17 inch stretch quilting frame I invite you to blog about it here. I am planning on buying a frame and some have said they use it with their Juki 2000, is it what I want if down the road I wanted to do a few quilts for others on it? The nice thing about this particular frame is the affordable price as well.
Thanks in advance! Gwen

1 comment:

  1. If you don't plan on upgrading your quilting machine to anything bigger than your 2000, the Hinterberg Original is the one you want. If you plan on getting a bigger throated machine, the Stretch frame is the one you want. The Voyage 17 is actually the sewing machine that Hinterberg stretched from a Singer commercial grade machine. With the Original frame, or the stretch frame, what determines the size allowable for quilting, is the length of the conduit you buy for the 'rollers'. Conduit comes in 10 foot lengths normally, but you can cut them down. 10 foot gives you 120", but you would want about 8-10 inches, at least, so you can get to the bobbin in your machine. The bigger throated machines are desirable if you want to quilt a space bigger than about 5.5" of quilt. I have a Hinterberg Original frame, and a Juki TL-98E (an older version of your machine) and I have quilted quilts up to 112" wide. The length is not a factor in this equation. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I'll do all I can to help you.