Evolution ELITE Quilting Frame
Invest in the best! The new Evolution Elite Frame can be built to any size to fit your quilting needs.
Introducing the new Evolution Elite Quilting Frame - a new frame built specifically to fit your quilting needs as you grow from a hobbyist to pro.
This is now Grace Company's most customizable frame. Purchase this frame in three standard sizes: 8 foot, 10 foot, and 12 foot.
You can also customize the length (additional cost applies) to create a 7 foot, 9 foot, and 11 foot frame. Please contact us for information about this option.
The depth of the frame can also expand if you decide to change longarm machines in the future - start with a Qnique 16X longarm and expand to a Qnique 21X Elite anytime!
This frame has an elite build with sturdy legs, interchangeable rail attachments, and a new ratchet system to lock your rails in place.
Use this chart and measure your sewing room to figure out the perfect size frame to fit your space and the size of quilts you want to create:
|Frame Length||Actual Size||Minimum Room Size||Maximum Width of Quilt|
|8 Foot Evolution Elite
||36 x 103 inches
(3 x 8.5 feet)
|7 x 11 sq feet||79 inches|
|36 x 128 inches
(3 x 10.6 feet)
|7 x 13 sq feet||103 inches|
|12 Foot Evolution Elite
||36 x 152 inches
(3 x 12.6 feet)
|7 x 15 sq feet||127 inches|
Leah's Advice on Picking Your Frame
It can be really tough to know which sized frame to buy, especially when you're first getting started with longarm quilting. My best advice is to go with the maximum size your quilting space allows. When I set up my first frame, I couldn't imagine ever needing a frame longer than 8 feet. Within 2 years I'd expanded my frame twice to reach 12 feet!
Compare Grace Company frames to pick the best one for you:
|Frame Length||Expandable?||Compatible Machines||Loading Style||Price MSRP|
|Cutie Frame||48 inches||No||Home machines & longarms up to 19 inches||Hoop||$1199.95|
|Q-Zone Hoop Frame||54 inches||No||Home machines & longarms up to 19 inches||Hoop||$1699.95|
|Evolution Hoop Frame||66 inches||Yes, upgradeable to Evolution Elite (up to 12 feet)||Home machines & longarms up to 24 inches||Hoop and Rolling Rail (Hybrid)||$2699.95|
|Continuum II Frame||vailable in 8, 10, and 12 foot lengths.||Yes, up to 12 feet||Home machines & longarms up to 21 inches||Rolling Rail||$2999.95|
|Evolution Elite Frame||Available in 8, 10, and 12 foot lengths. Able to also be set up at 7, 9, and 11 feet too!||Yes, up to 12 feet||Home machines & longarms up to 24 inches||Rolling Rail||$4299.95|
What machines are compatible?
The Evolution Elite Frame can fit any home sewing machine, off-brand longarms (like the Babylock Tiara or HQ Sweet 16*) and the following Qnique Longarms:
For the most quilting happiness, it is recommended that your home sewing machine has at least a 9 inch harp space. This will give you enough space to quilt creative designs on this frame.
* You can use non-Qnique sit-down style longarms like the Babylock Tiara or HandiQuilter Sweet 16 with this frame. Unfortunately these machines are not compatible with our stitch regulators so you must use the machine's foot pedal to control the speed.
Additional Elite Frame Accessories
Learn more about the different accessories you can add to your Evolution Elite Frame. Add these accessories above to create your dream frame!
Extensions - You can expand your frame anytime and boost your 8 foot Evolution Elite to 10, 11, or 12 feet. We offer 2, 3, and 5 foot extension kits for this frame here. The maximum length of a Evolution Elite frame is 12 feet.
Idler Rail - Reduce the time you spend fiddling with the frame between advances! This adds an additional back rail to your frame and allows the bulk of the quilt to build up in the arm of the machine, rather than against your machine bed. This rail will reduce your vertical quilting space by 1-2 inches, but the time saved with each advance is worth it!
Batting Rail - Store extra batting or backing fabric on this handy rail mounted to the front of your frame.
Note - The Idler and Batting rails are interchangeable on the Evolution Elite Frame.
Let Your Frame Evolve with Your Quilting Skills
If the size or cost of the Evolution Elite Frame is beyond you at this time, consider beginning at the beginning with the Evolution Hoop Hybrid Frame.
This 5-foot frame has a much smaller footprint and is more affordable to beginning quilters. But unlike the Q-Zone Hoop Frame, the Evolution Hoop can be upgraded and expanded to become an Evolution Elite. Click Here to learn more.
Order Policies for Grace Company Products
Free Shipping - All orders over $100 ship for free, usually within 5-7 business days via UPS. Please use a street / physical address (no P.O. Boxes) as your shipping address.
We are only allowed to ship Grace Company products within the continental US. If you live outside of the US, please contact a Grace Dealer in your country.
Stock Notice - If we have recently run out of stock of this product or any additional accessories you've added, you will be notified within 7 business days.
Backordered products will ship separately, as soon as humanly possible. We do our best to notify customers of delays.
Available in easy monthly payments through financing!