Long before Lolah arrived in my life, I had a homemade system to help machine quilt large quilts. I found a used White sewing machine that ran smoothly and quietly and made a beautiful stitch. The Flynn System for quilting which I had purchase at Road to California Quilt show was just not working for me in the way it was meant to but with longer poles and a support system all I needed was something to ride my machine on. So I devised this system:
Here you see the Flynn attachments to the long poles supported by hangers screwed into a piece of wood that is attached to the tripod legs I found at the local big box store.
The machine bed was made out of plywood with a series of swivel wheels and 2 handles made from sturdy hanging hooks.
The machine pedal was easy to reach with my right thumb while holding the hook and maneuvering the base around the quilt.
The table was covered with a piece of shiny 1/4" thick board; the wheels had no resistance and they moved freely. It was surprising how fun and easy it was.
But I quilted this whole quilt using a meandering stitch and it turned out great!
As long as I didn't run over my assistant!!