PLEASE READ THROUGH ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW AS IT WILL HELP YOU DECIDE IF THIS SYSTEM WILL WORK FOR YOU. IT WILL ALSO GIVE YOU IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ASSEMBLING THE SYSTEM AND ITS COMPATIBILITY FOR YOUR SET-UP AT HOME. THERE IS ALSO SHIPPING INFORMATION FOR U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL ORDERS. KNOW THAT IF YOU PURCHASE THIS SYSTEM, AND IT DOES NOT WORK FOR YOU, YOU WILL NEED TO PAY THE POSTAGE TO RETURN THE SYSTEM TO US. SO, IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS ABOUT THIS SYSTEM FOR YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION, PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US PRIOR TO ORDERING.
A FEW COMMENTS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS:
"I just bought the double clamp system. Perfection. Everyone who quilts on their DSM or sit-down long arm, needs to get these. They are adjustable, rotate and clamp on almost any desk or table. Getting rid of the drag works magic on your quilting. I use them when quilting on my Bernina 740 and my Janome 8900. Thank you Patsy Thompson." DB
"A thousand “thank yous” for designing this system. The quilting difference is remarkable. I quilted a large section yesterday in less than half the time of other sections when I spent so much time moving and tugging the quilt bulk. So much easier!" JK, April 2019
"This past April I bought your quilt suspension system and that has been a great help! I have a sweet sixteen handiquilter sit down machine and it has made a big improvement in handling my quilts and getting much better results. I just had to let you know. Great job!'' HN, May 2018
This easy-to-assemble quilt suspension system is designed to make free motion quilting easier by lifting a portion of the quilt off the table and rendering it virtually "weightless." Because it is suspended in air, the quilt does not exert any drag or gravity pull against you as you quilt. Even king size quilts are literally weightless with this system! Learn to free motion quilt with ease once the weight of the quilt is no longer working against you!
This is a more versatile system than the system #1 we offer. It is ideal for deeper tables, especially over 26 inches deep (front to back). Also you can position the 2 clamps anywhere on the table you wish to support your project. It has a further reach with its projecting arm (14 vs 8 inches) which is ideal for larger tables.
You will be sent the system as pictured above with two clamps and two upright arms assemblies. In other words, the system will come to you in 4 major parts: 2 table clamps (which attach the 2 vertical uprights to your sewing table) and 2 steel uprights, each 24 inches tall, with a 14-inch projecting overhead arm. On each projecting arm, there is one eye bolt from which dangles a short bungee cord with an attached nylon spring clamp. Altogether, the assembly weighs just under 5 pounds. We are showing the assembly with 2 eye bolts in each overhead arm, just to illustrate that you can move the eye bolt from one position to the other, but it is unlikely you will ever need to do this.
When you place your order, please order just ONE system, as that comes with TWO upright assembles as pictured above. Many customers have been confused by this, and have ordered TWO systems, thinking there is only ONE assembly per order. Now, if you want two complete systems or a system for yourself, and a second one for a gift, feel free to order two systems. Please put in the Notes section of the cart why you are ordering two, or we will be contacting you before completing your order.
Your table top can be up to 1-5/8 inches thick. Any thicker, and the clamps are not wide enough to attach to the table top. THERE ARE WORK-AROUNDS FOR THIS PROBLEM, BUT PLEASE DO NOT ORDER THE SYSTEM UNTIL YOU HAVE EMAILED OR SPOKEN TO US IF YOUR TABLE TOP IS THICKER THAN 1-5/8 INCH. IF YOU ORDER THIS ANYWAY, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY COSTS TO RETURN THE ITEM.
The backbone/clamp assemblies are available in deep blue or lavender-purple.
The clamps like to grab on to 3 inches of your table top measured from the edge of the table. If there is a something beneath the table top (like framing or support structures) that prevents the clamp from taking it's 3 inch "bite" into its grab space, then the security of the system is not assured. It seems that if you have at least 2 of the 3 inches to clamp on to, that would likely be secure enough.
The positioning of the clamps will be determined by your machine set up. This system is ideal for The Handiquilter Sweet 16; Babylock Tiara; Pfaff Powerquilter 16.0; Bernina Q20; and for traditional sewing machines that are on or in a cabinet that has no place in the back for clamp attachment. The video below shows various machine setups using this system.
You can adjust the height of the system by raising or lowering the backbone using the small knob in the clamp, and/or by tying a knot in the bungee cord.
The system can quickly and easily be setup or dismantled allowing you to take it to a class or a quilting retreat.
Even though this is an overall lightweight system, shipping weight is 6.75 pounds, and must ship by Priority Mail. That makes shipping costs within the US around $ 9 to $ 30, depending how far it has to travel from Ohio. Those orders traveling west of the Rockies, especially to the Pacific states will be paying the highest shipping rates. BUT there is no tax to pay (except in Ohio), so that helps some! And no driving....it comes right to your door!! International shipping must be by Priority Mail. For Canada, that means around $ 50 and for Europe/Australia, about $ 60 to $ 75. We looked into other shipping methods with USPS, UPS, FedEx, and believe it or not, the Priority option with USPS was the least expensive. If you wish an alternate shipping method, please call or email us before placing your order.
If you are uncertain this set up will work for you, please email us and send a photo of your machine set-up to see if we can make it work.
Watch our short video below that shows you how the quilt suspension system works!