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Thread: Good machine for basting quilts to leaders

  1. #21
    Super Member
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    Oct 2010
    howell, Mi
    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.

  2. #22
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    Feb 2010
    [QUOTE=BKrenning;5347359] Then I lock the quilting machine into a straight horizontal line and use it to attach the batting to the backing fabric.

    Beverly, How do you lock the machine. I have a Voyager on a Hinterberg stretch frame and when I try to baste horizontaly its crooked.


  3. #23
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    Sep 2010
    Quote Originally Posted by Roberts35 View Post
    Now I am curious, has anyone used the red snappers with heavy canvas leaders? I am now concerned that my current leaders are not going to work with my current leaders because they are made of such heavy canvas.
    You should be fine. It's only a single layer of canvas you're working with so it's really not that thick. I don't know what your machine is but mine is a Gammill and it's a breeze to load with the Red Snappers.

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