The bernina quilt frame is lovely. It is sturdy and will be a thrill to use WHEN my big problem is solved.
I bought the frame and put it together. This was not easy, as the instructions and youtube videos aren't as explicit as they need to be.
But my biggest problem is that the frame can apparently be used only with the bernina 800 series machine. Nowhere did I find the statement that only the bernina 800 series could be used on the frame.
When I purchased my machine I asked my bernina dealer if my husqvarna mega quilter would work until I decided on a larger machine and was told anything would fit.
That's true - my machine fits on the carriage with no issues. However, the mega quilter stitch regulator is partly built into the inspira quilt frame I previously used.
That means my mega quilter won't work on the bernina frame.
This is depressing news, as I really didn't want to be forced to buy an 800 series bernina.
I'd rather use a dedicated quilting machine, such as the babylock jewel or perhaps a nolting.
A real quilting machine, not a sewing/quilting machine. The 800 series bernina is a heavy, heavy machine and getting a machine onto the carriage of the bernina frame is not easy.
I am currently in contact with the grace company, who makes the bernina, looking for advice on what to do next.
If anyone has any ideas I'd love to hear them.