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Thread: Help with Old EZ3 Grace Frame

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    I have an old EZ3 Grace frame that I have set up but haven't installed the leader clothes yet. Any tips on that process? Also, what do you do about the sides of the quilt on that frame? How do you keep them taut enough? I know the newer ones have a side rail feature but not this older one. Thank you for any help on this.

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!

    I can't help you with that but someone on here should be able to!

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    I have a frame with a short arm machine on it. I use those large plastic clamp thingys on velcro strips to add tension to the sides of my quilt. You can get the large plastic clamps at WalMart or Home Depot, etc. The strips of velcro come in rolls in boxes at JoAnn or Hancock, etc. Get the kind with adhesive on the fuzzy side and put that along the side frame. Then put one end of the loop part through the ring on the clamp and sew or staple it. Cut the loop strip and make it looooong so you can hook it to the quilt and then pull it and attach it to the fuzzy part on the frame.

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    My leaders are velcro-ed. Double stick loop velcro on the beam (rollers) hooks sewn onto the fabric leaders.

    A clamp set is helpful, $30 from the grace web site.

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    Senior Member 1000projects's Avatar
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    Oh yeah - grace clamp set comes with bungees and intructions on where to drill holes.

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    Thanks for the welcome!

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    Thanks for the tip!

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    Thanks for the suggestions!

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    Are your poles wood or metal? Mine are wood and all I did was attach the leaders with thumb tacks. For metal on my machine frame I glued velcro on the poles and then added the other side of the velcro to my leaders.

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    welcome from MN

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