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Thread: Halo for FMQ'ing

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    Halo for FMQ'ing

    Has anyone purchased the halo for FMQ? And, if so, do you like it?

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    I had one but gave it away, I found I had to keep stopping & repositioning the halo too often, as it is quite a small circle.

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    A halo came with my machine. It didn't help much.

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    Have one also which came with my Quilter's kit for my Viking. The circle is too small and have to keep repositioning it. It's easier just to move the material with my hands... I think you would be wasting your money (imho). Try to use one before you buy if you can...

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    My dh bought me the set of 2 without telling me...$100....uggggh....I don t like them....One is really big but I'm just in the learning stage and I feel more comfy using my hands...no gloves either..and no shoe on right foot !!!!!
    Buzzy Bee

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    Bought it, hate it. Too small like the others said. It is a pretty red. Maybe I can repurpose it into a picture frame.

    Gloves work well, but I don't like having to put them on and off for other tasks. I bought those bat things, but my hands get tired gripping them. I just put in a Santa wish list order for Betty bands. I will keep spending money until I find something that works!
    Arlene

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    Those small rubber mats that you get in the cheap shops to stop bowls and glasses from moving are more useful to me. They lie flat under my hand and are easily re-positioned and I don't have to keep taking off gloves etc. to thread needles. If they get a bit tatty, they are cheap to replace. The finger things fall off my fingers and sometimes get sewn into the quilt...The gloves make my hands peel.
    Last edited by jitkaau; 12-06-2011 at 03:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau View Post
    Those small rubber mats that you get in the cheap shops to stop bowls and glasses from moving are more useful to me. They lie flat under my hand and are easily re-positioned and I don't have to keep taking off gloves etc. to thread needles. If they get a bit tatty, they are cheap to replace. The finger things fall off my fingers and sometimes get sewn into the quilt...The gloves make my hands peel.
    Good idea - I'll have to try it. I, too, do not like wearing gloves. I cut the fingers off of latex gloves - buy a smaller size so the fingertips are snug - and cut them to make sure they cover the entire finger.

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    I have Sharon Schamber's FMQ halo and I love it. I think it depends on what type of FMQ you do. If you are doing a large all over stippling then it might not be too helpful. But for following a marked cloth with a design, it is wonderful. It takes a bit of getting use to moving, but when you get the hang of it the movements are smooth and precise. Good luck in you endeavor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau View Post
    Those small rubber mats that you get in the cheap shops to stop bowls and glasses from moving are more useful to me. They lie flat under my hand and are easily re-positioned and I don't have to keep taking off gloves etc. to thread needles. If they get a bit tatty, they are cheap to replace. The finger things fall off my fingers and sometimes get sewn into the quilt...The gloves make my hands peel.
    AWESOME idea..............

    I'm a gadget person, and most of what I buy is useful and works great....This Halo on the other hand has been a challenge for me to use.....Right now I use gloves and I bought a Supreme Slider, which has been one of the best investments I've made as far as my FMQ goes....JITKAAU - LOVE the idea of using the small rubber mat! One of the reasons I love this board so much....So many great ideas, creativity, and wonderful people!
    Have an inspring day!
    Sandi

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