I rent a long arm and use zippers to attach to the leaders. Works great and takes minutes to load a quilt. Of course the zippers are attached to the quilt at home, so no rental time is used loading the quilt. I read a funny the other day and all the advise about water soluble thread reminded me. I was reserching thread and it said not to use water soluble thread on swim suits. I keep picturing someone coming out of the water without a suit. Too funny.