The Continuum Machine Quilting Frame
The professional configurable quilting frame
For over 30 years, the Grace Company has produced some of the finest machine-quilting frames available. Now the Continuum combines some of the most sought after features into a modular system that’s available for quilters of every level and nearly every sewing machine type.
With steel and cast-alloy components, the frame is one of the sturdiest and longest-lasting frames ever designed. This modular frame has many available configurations and accessories. This is a no-baste frame designed to make your quilting projects easier, more convenient, and more beautiful. The frame is available in standard 8 foot or 10 foot sizes.
Configured to meet your needs
The Continuum Frame can be configured in multiple set-ups and optional accessories, so it will be the perfect fit for you no matter what your quilting requires. Think you might upgrade your machine to a longarm in the future? The Continuum frame can work with your short or midarm machine now, and then be adjusted for a longarm when you need it. Add the optional accessories now or later to make your quilting process more convenient.
No-Baste Quilting Rail System
The Continuum Quilting Frame saves you valuable time by eliminating the ordeal of basting. All the quilt layers are attached to their own rails, and then come together and on to the take-up rail as you quilt. Grace Frames use locking ratchet ends on the rails to give you precise control over the tension of your fabric layers.
Other Continuum Frame Features
The batting rail (or fourth rail) accessory is a convenient way to manage and hold your batting layer. Keep your batting organized and off the floor by rolling it on this rail.
2 Foot Extension
Get an extra 2 feet of quilting area out of your Continuum quilting frame with this extension kit. This will work with both the 10 foot frame and the 8 foot frame, extending them to 12 or 10 feet respectively. Extending your quilting frame lets you quilt larger projects. This kit comes with a leg assembly, table, rails, and the hardware necessary to extend your quilting frame.
This convenient accessory eliminates the need to constantly stop and adjust your take-up rail. The more you quilt, the more space is taken up on the take-up rail in the throat of your machine. This normally means you have to watch your space closely, and adjust the take-up rail higher when the quilt fabric starts rubbing between it and your machine. This idler rail solves that problem by letting the fabric collect on the take up-rail at a higher position, so you don't need worry about adjusting your take-up rail anymore!
Note: The idler rail accessory will only work with longarm or midarm quilting machines that have a larger throat space.
The Moving Rail Kit lets you expand your quilting reach. This innovative quilting frame add-on for long-arm quilting works like an idler rail that moves back and forth with the motion of your quilting machine. The moving rail adds up to 4-6 inches to your reach, and works to keep your block size consistent. When quilting normally, the layers gather on your take-up rail, taking up space and reducing reach. The moving rail moves this fabric build-up to keep your quilting reach the same throughout the quiting process.
Continuum Frame Specs
The Maximum Quilt Area on a machine frame is the total distance your machine needle can travel from one end of the frame to the other. This measurement may vary slightly depending on your machine.
You will be able to quilt an area at least as big as quoted in this maximum quilt area.
Maximum Machine Throat Size
10 foot King Continuum Frame
Maximum Quilt Area
8 foot Queen Continuum Frame
Maximum Quilt Area
Perfectly Paired With The Qnique Machine
The Continuum Quilting Frame has been designed by the Grace Company to perfectly accommodate the Q'nique 21 and Q'nique 14+ quilting machines.
Qnique 21 – Continuum Package
Queen 8ft. Package or King 10 ft. package
Qnique 14+ – Continuum Package
Queen 8 ft. Package or King 10 ft. Package
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Also great with a wide variety of other machines
The modular design of the Continuum quilting frame lets you use it with many different quilting machines! The frame has an adjustable depth, so you can change the work-space and quilt comfortably with a long-arm or a domestic short-arm machine. When you order the Continuum frame for use with a short-arm machine, an top-carriage with handles will be provided, as well as a speed-control. Please specify which quilting machine you will be using when you purchase your Continuum frame.
Note: If ordering the Continuum frame for any quilting machine other than the Q'nique, please place your order by phone so we can get you the correct equipment for your machine.
Order your Continuum frame for non-Q'nique machines over the phone.
Speed Control and Handles
The Speed Control replaces the foot pedal on a small-arm quilting machine, and lets you adjust the stitching speed with the simple turn of a dial. A convenient on/off button is used start and stop stitching. An top-carriage is also included when you specify that you're purchasing the Continuum frame for use with a short-arm machine. Please check the Speed Control compatibility list; and if needed, call the Grace Company with any questions.