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DIRECTIONS FOR ASSEMBLY OF EQ2  

( SEE EQ3 FOR TRACK ASSEMBLY )

 

 

 

               You will need to have or purchase:

 

                one 4 stable table     

                4-6  C-clamps           

                2 sticks or dowels   ( included with EQ3 )

                 a full size portable sewing machine

                a darning foot  ( from your sewing machine dealer)                                                   

                basting method -  spray, safety pins, thread, or fusible batting

                                             

 

The wood parts included in this package-

 

A.        1.   EQ2 Quilting Frame

 

a.           Left & right side arms of frame with legs

 

 

b.           Front left & right crosspieces of frame

 

c.          Center crosspiece

d.           ( 8 ) x 2 carriage bolts

 

e.          ( 8 ) washers

f.            ( 8 ) wing nuts

 

2.      ( 2 ) Metal quilt holders Back (shorter)

3.      ( 2 ) Metal quilt holders Front (longer end bent)

 

 

 

4.      ( 8 ) Screws for quilt holders

 

5.      ( 9 ) silver spring clamps

                                  

B.                 1.   Sewing machine platform

2.      4 Wheels for platform  ( NOT INCLUDED WITH EQ3 )

                                3.      ( 8 ) Screws for wheels

                                4.      28 Rail for back of table - in 2 pieces

 

 

Use C-clamps for the temporary attachment of the frame to a table.

C-clamps are available from your favorite hardware store.

 

 Assembly of EQ2

 

 

 

Insert the 2 carriage bolts through the Left & Right center crosspiece. Make sure the round heads of the carriage bolts are in the counter sunk side of the left & Right cross piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place the Left & Right crosspiece on the table with the threaded end of the carriage bolts up. Take the center crosspiece, align the holes, and place over the carriage bolts. The center piece will be on the bottom.

Place the washers on the carriage bolts. Turn the wing nuts down on the bolts.

 

 

 

Extra force should be applied to the wing nuts when they are first tightened; this will set the carriage bolts in the L&R cross pieces

 

           

 

 

SIZE ADJUSTMENT: There are six holes in the center crosspiece and two holes each  on the R & L crosspieces. The maximum width of the frame is 48.  The frame may be adjusted to 48 and 38 by the following hole alignments.


 

 

ATTACH SIDE ARMS

 

Keep the front center pieces on the table with the wing nuts upward. Attach the L&R side arms to the L&R front crosspiece. Put the carriage blots through the holes in the ends of the front and side pieces in the corners.  Put in one bolt at a time and put on the washer and wing nut. The front assembled pieces go on top of the side leg pieces.

 

           

 

   

ATTACH QUILT HOLDER ARMS

 


Attach the 2 shorter metal quilt holders, in the predrilled holes, on the back of the frame.

                    

 

                       

 Attach the 2 longer metal quilt holders, with the bent ends, in the predrilled holes, on the bottom at the front of the frame. This arm is bent on the end.

 

 

 

 

Attach the wheels to the sewing machine cart.  There are 2 holes predrilled in the platform for each wheel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting up the EQ2 

IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED EQ3 TRACK SYSTEM - CONTINUE ON TO THAT PAGE

THE FRAME IS PUT TOGETHER THE SAME, BUT THE FRAME IS ATTACHED TO THE TABLE OVER THE TRACK SYSTEM.

 

Table

 

You will need a table area of at least 24 x 48 to use the frame at its maximum size.  A 30 x 48 table will give you the maximum quilting area with standard size machines.  The new long arm machines will need a table that is at least 30 deep. A larger table is acceptable as long as it is no deeper than 36.  The sewing machine cords go over the back of the table and you must be able to reach the foot pedal.  The surface needs to be flat and smooth.  If you have a table with an uneven surface, putting a thin sheet of plywood over it, may be a solution.  Small, 2 x 4,  WOOD banquet tables are available from some office supply stores.  The plastic tables vibrate too much.

 

 

   

 

 

Extend the legs and set the frame on the table. Clamp the feet to the tabletop. We recommend C-clamps. They are available at any hardware store. It is best to clamp all 4 feet down. Always clamp down at least 3 feet by having the 2 front and one side of the frame along the edge of the table.

 

 

To make the frame more permanent, you can drill holes through the feet and the table top.  Insert bolts through the holes and secure with wing nuts.

 

 

 

 

    

 

Place the sewing machine on the cart. The back of the machine should be even with the back of the cart.  The little handles go toward the front. The stitch plate on the sewing machine should be even, or a little lower than the sides of the frame.

 

If the frame is lower than the stitch plate, the legs of the EQ2  need to be raised. Use small pieces of wood to raise the frame to the correct height.. If the frame is higher than the stitch plate,  thin plywood or some form of sheeting will need to be added to the cart to raise the machine.

 

 

 

 

 

Rail assembly for the back of the table

 

 

 

NOTICE: The 36 rail is provided to insure that a sewing machine will not fall off the back of the table. The rail comes in two pieces.  Join the two halves together with the enclosed screws. The rail should be securely attached to the back edge of the table with two   C-clamps.

 

 

         

 

 

IF THIS RAIL IS NOT ATTACHED SECURILY TO THE TABLE YOUR SEWING MACHINE MAY FALL OFF THE TABLE.

 

 IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED EQ3 TRACK SYSTEM - CONTINUE ON TO THAT PAGE