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Spudgrandma Posted: Sat, Oct 20 2012 12:08 PM

  Do any of you have a deadbar on your quilt frame; if so, did it come with your frame or did you add it. I'm thinking I would like to put one on mine to make it easier for me to use and would like the pros and cons. Thanks All!

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MNnancy replied on Sat, Oct 20 2012 9:05 PM

I suppose if I have to ask what a dead bar is then I probably don't have it.


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MNnancy:

I suppose if I have to ask what a dead bar is then I probably don't have it.

:) Darn, I got all excited, I thought you had an answer. I cannot explain it very well. I'll see if I can find a picture Nancy.

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See the white bar underneath the takeup bar; that is a dead bar. It eliminates the need to raise and lower the takeup bar.  But I don't know if it really works, like I said, I would like the pros and cons.

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chocake2 replied on Sat, Oct 20 2012 11:03 PM

Oh Gosh.. I thought it had something to do with Davey, Davey Crocket that is. He kilt him a bar when he was only three...

 

(Must had a powerful bad hangover in the morning!)

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Nana replied on Sat, Oct 20 2012 11:21 PM

Spud

I have played with a couple of machines that had the dead bar on them and really didn't see where it was that big of a help.   Maybe there will be someone that uses one and can give better info.

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Vivian replied on Sat, Oct 20 2012 11:37 PM

I have one and l love it. It helps keep the top away from the takeup rollerr

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Marie replied on Sun, Oct 21 2012 8:10 AM

chocake2:
Davey Crocket that is. He kilt him a bar when he was only three..

I guess this is what happens to the mind when one is sleep deprived.  :  )

 

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chocake2 replied on Sun, Oct 21 2012 9:30 AM

I'm not so sure I had one to begine with, Marie...

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Ahh CC - you definitely have a one of a kind creative mind.  The ideas for stuff that you come up with.  You are truly unique!!

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Spud - I don't work again until Thurs but I will check out the Handi-Quilters on the floor.  If they have a dead bar, I will ask Ken about the pros and cons for you.

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Marie replied on Sun, Oct 21 2012 2:22 PM

chocake2:

I'm not so sure I had one to begine with, Marie...

IMHO, your in good company CC.

 

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Marie replied on Sun, Oct 21 2012 2:28 PM

Marge (AKA Dimples):

Ahh CC - you definitely have a one of a kind creative mind.  The ideas for stuff that you come up with.  You are truly unique!!

I totally agree with you, Marge, just kidding around with her.

 

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chocake2:

Oh Gosh.. I thought it had something to do with Davey, Davey Crocket that is. He kilt him a bar when he was only three...

 

(Must had a powerful bad hangover in the morning!)

 

You are a kick in the pants CC... LOL

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Thanks for the info Vivian!

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