AllBrands recommends the Free Motion Assistant (formerly Fabric Mover Fabu-Motion) for larger sewing field machines: Viking Diamond, Pfaff Vision. (Use 7x9" for SE, LE)
Please note: Brother Dream, Quattro/Babylock Destiny, Ellisimo: "the bed of the machine is too large for a Free Motion Assistant." and will not work.
First Introduced as Fabric Mover and Fab U Motion for 1000+USD, Free Motion Assistant is now only 1/3 of the original retail price that Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff dealers charged.
Large up to 10x10" Free Motion Assistant Quilters Cruise Control Stitch Length Regulator (same as Fabric Mover, Fab U Motion) for free motion quilting on your sewing machine. This handy platform slides on top of the arm of the sewing machine and supports the fabric while you move the platform. This model is identical to the Pfaff and Viking Fab-U-Motion with stitch length regulator (820 90 60-96) and (920 21 20-96).
For use with Husqvarna Viking Diamond Topaz Sapphire, and Pfaff Creative Vision Expresion models
Comes with Quilter's Cruise Control stitch length regulator for use with machines listed above.
90 Day warranty (Parts/Labor) against manufacturing defects.
- US Warranty 90 Days labor on defects in materials and workmanship.
- Extended US Warranty: Extended Warranty Available
- Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Viking has a video, projects, and Tip Sheet/FAQ on their website Here
- A demonstration video by Sue Hausman is at http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us/9446.htm
The above link is a YouTube video that shows how to use the unit.
The above link is a free online class for the Free Motion Assistant.
Arlene, the reason we recommend the up to 10x10" sewing area frame FMA only for Viking Diamond and Pfaff Vision is that their 10" arm space right of the needle allows use of most of the space in the 10x10" frame. If you were to use the 10x10" frame on your Pfaff 2134, you would still be limited to sewing a 6" wide square (or longer oblong) quilt pattern. Deducting 1" for the frame on the right from your approximately 7" arm space right of the needle, only leaves you with about 6" of sewing area from left to right, even if you can still sew the full 10" from front to back. Some customers can free motion mirror images, but it requires precise positioning after the fabric is turned 180 degrees. John
How do you avoid plates from dragging on sewing machine freearm surface?
The distances between the top and bottom platforms are the same for the Free Motion Assistants. We have found that if we place larger rubberized ‘feet’ on the underside of the bottom platform, it changes the angle/lift of the two plates sufficient to make the upper platform not rub the sewing machine. Also, the right edge of the upper platform has a Teflon strip along it to protect the sewing machine throat area.
This is to be a Christmas gift to my wife. I was watching one of the quilting shows on TV and saw this and immediately I started looking for it on Google. I am very anxious for Christmas to come and see her response. Thank you folks for the excellant service and follow up since. Have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2011!!
Janet K, Valparaiso IND
Subject: Viking Diamond Sewing Machine/turn into long arm! Hello! I love your store! Really enjoying my Fabumotion for my Viking Diamond machine. I have a question though. I have seen some things lately that will let me turn my Diamond into a "long-arm" machine. I would need the frame and the Handi-Handles to use guide it from the front or the back of the machine. Do you have the items I need to do this? If so, what are they and what are the prices? Thank you, Janet K.
Thank you! In this case, price rules over packaging! I'll go to the site for ordering.
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