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Using Fast Frames on BMP8

Posted by tammibarnes (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 7, 09 at 10:53

I bought a Babylock six needle machine along with a set of Fast Frames. My question is: How does my machine know when I am using the Fast Frames?When I put in the arm for the fast frames it uses all different size hoops on the same arm. I want to try these but am afraid to. Any suggestions?

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RE: Using Fast Frames on BMP8

The machine does not know what size frame you are using when you use Fast Frames. The machine arms that hold the Fast Frame are extended to the largest size hoop so that is what the machine 'sees'. It is wise to always do a trace when using non-standard frames so that you know your embroidery will fit inside the area available. I have hit the metal FF even after I traced a design so I always make certain there is plenty of room for the embroidery foot to clear the edge of the frame.

Basically, the machine thinks you are using the largest standard hoop which is, I believe, 300x180 when you have the FF on the machine.

RE: Using Fast Frames on BMP8

I am thinking about buying the fast frames so much more economical. I have an mb4. Are you happy with the fast frame? Or should I wait and purchase the quick snap

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