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EQ 3.1, 4.1, or 5.1 TRACK SYSTEM ASSEMBLY

INCLUDES CONVERSION OF EQ2 FRAME TO THE EQ3 TRACK SYSTEM

DO NOT ALTER ANY PARTS ( INCLUDING MOUNTING HOLES ) OR THEY CAN NOT BE RETURNED.

 

PARTS INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE

2 – tracks

2 – sticks for rolling up your quilt  

 

                                                                             

 

  spacer blocks to raise the back legs of the EQ2 frame (in conversion kit only)

           

 

 

 

 

 Lower trolley ( larger) with 4 delrin wheels ( this trolley moves from side to side )  The lower trolley has small lipped edges on each side of it where the upper cart rolls forward and backward on top of the lips.

 

 

 

Upper trolley (smaller) with 4 delrin wheels ( this trolley moves forward and back on top of the lower trolley)

   

 

 

 

The upper trolley ( without the EQ2 cart attached) rolls on the lower trolley.

 

 

 

 

use the EQ2 machine cart ( without the wheels)  on top of the upper trolley ( cart not included, it comes with the EQ2)

 

2 screws included for attaching the EQ2 cart to the upper trolley

 

ASSEMBLY OF THE TRACK SYSTEM

 

 

             

 

Attach one track on the front edge of the table with the lipped edge lined up on the front edge of the table. 

Set the other track on the back edge of the table with the lipped edge along the back edge.   

 

 

         

 

 Hold the track in place with c-clamps.   

You may also use nuts & bolts or screws if you want it permanently mounted on the table.  Hold in place with c-clamps until you are sure the tracks are parallel.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

 

Set the wheels of the large lower trolley on the tracks. Roll it from the far left side to the far right side to make sure it rolls freely. 

         

The two tracks must be perfectly parallel or the trolley will not roll freely.

 

 

 

 

 

After you set the track, you can hold it in place with the c-clamps or attach it permanently with bolts and wing nuts or screws  ( not included.) 

Bolts and screws should be counter sunk.

 

 

The best way to mount the tracks on the table top is with screws or bolts.  Each track should be attached in three places, near each end and in the middle.

 

                           

 

The track may have a slight bow to it.  This will not affect the performance of the track system if properly attached to the table.

 

 

 

ASSEMBLE THE TROLLEY

Pre assembled on models 3.1, 4.1, 5.1  

 

 

 

 

Remove the large black, plastic wheels from the EQ2 cart. Keep the wheels and screws. You may want to use the original EQ2 system again because it is so portable, just put the wheels back on.

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attach the cart from the EQ2 to the smaller upper trolley of the Track System.

 

Turn the EQ2 cart bottom up ( the wheel holes will be facing up).

Place the upper trolley, bottom up, on top of the EQ2 cart. Set the upper trolley 2 ½” from the back of the EQ2 cart edge, opposite the handles. Hold them together with C-clamps and attach them together with screws  ( 2 screws included).

 

 

        


SET UP THE SYSTEM FOR QUILTING

 

Place the  wheels of the lower trolley on the tracks.

Place the  wheels of the upper trolley on the lipped edge of the lower trolley with the handles toward the front.

 

 Make sure it rolls freely side to side, and front to back.

 

 

 

 

Set your machine on the top of the trolleys with the motor end of the machine to the back, the machine head towards the front.  Line up the machine motor over the back wheels as evenly as possible. 

   

 

 

You do not need to bolt down the machine, its weight will keep it in place

 

Again…using the handles, make sure the trolleys roll freely in all directions.

 

 

 

DO NOT JERK THE TROLLEY…..MOVE IT   VERY   SL-O-O-O-O-WLY

WHILE THE MACHINE SEWING SPEED IS SEWING FAST,.

BEGIN WITH SMALL CIRCLES AND FIGURE EIGHTS.

 

FAST FOOT……SLOW HANDS

 

 


SET UP THE EQ2 FRAME WITH THE TRACK SYSTEM

 

 

      

Assemble the EQ2 frame according to the directions.  Leave the black plastic wheels off the machine cart. 

You do not need the small rail on the back of the table while using the EQ2 TRACK System ( EQ2 directions  ), the back track will take its place.

Keep the wheels and small back rail for future use.

 

Set up the tracks as described above

 

 

 

 

 

 Set the front legs of the EQ2 frame on the front track and attach them with c-clamps, nuts and bolts, or screws.

 

   

 

Place a spacer block under each of the back legs and attach them to the table with clamps, nuts and bolts, or screws.

 

   

 

 

Front and back legs attached to the table

 

 

 

You may need to adjust the height of the frame or machine.

Refer to the EQ2 directions,

 

 


Prepare your quilt by basting the 3 layers together, as you do for the EQ2 System. 

 

Refer to the EQ2 directions, for these topics,  for quilting on the frame:

 

Planning the quilting area

Rolling the quilt on the dowels or sticks

Placing the quilt on the frame

Maximize your sewing area up to 12”

Re-hooping your quilt

 

 

 

 

 

ONCE MORE…THIS IS IMPORTANT….

 

 

DO NOT JERK THE TROLLEY…..MOVE IT   VERY   SL-O-O-O-O-WLY

WHILE THE MACHINE SEWING SPEED IS SEWING FAST.

 

BEGIN WITH SMALL CIRCLES AND FIGURE EIGHTS.

 

FAST FOOT……SLOW HANDS

 

 

If the stitches are long, and loopy on the bottom, you are moving the trolley too fast.

If you move the trolley too slowly, the stitches will look like a bunch of small knots.  You regulate the stitch length by how fast the trolley is moved with the sewing machine at full speed.          After practice you will be able to regulate the stitches.

 

The Easy Quilter Track System is made from wood.

Use and store it as fine furniture. 

Keep it away from water and moisture.

 

Easy Quilter and the company owners are not liable for any damage or harm caused by the improper use of EASY QUILTER 2 OR THE TRACK SYSTEM.

 

Easy Quilter
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