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Thread: Hook n loop

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    Senior Member lhavelka's Avatar
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    Has anyone heard of this for leaders?

    Thanks!!!

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    a regular here hazeljane's Avatar
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    I haven't heard of it, but I think it would work great. I use hook and loop alot in making dog clothes, and it is way stronger than you might think.

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    Senior Member lhavelka's Avatar
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    I found this on the internet maybe this it.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_7717497_secu...ing-frame.html

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    I made leaders for my longarm and used hook and loop to attach them to the poles. It works great! Hint..you need a lot of it..I purchsed it on line and bought the industrial strength.

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    Senior Member lhavelka's Avatar
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    Do you still have to pin or do you baste the material on your leader?

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    Super Member Janetlmt's Avatar
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    The leader attaches to the pools via velcro. When I want to attach to the take up leader..I just take it off (velcro makes that a cinch) and I sew the sandwich to the non velcro end using my regular sewing machine with a very long stitch length. I like sewing it on better.

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    I also have the velcro instead of the zipper set up. I have velcro or hook n loop (the hook side) on my bars, the loop on the leaders. I baste my backing on my leaders with a long stitch on my machine. Others have been known to pin the backing on. Which ever way is easiest for you. The magic of the zippers and velcro is that you can take your leaders any where and load your backing and/or quilt top in comfort instead of leaning over your frame. With the zipper system you have to have a section of leader taped or permanently fixed to your bars, with the velcro you only need to have the velcro secured to the bars. For me that means less leader winding on the back bar and more room for the quilt sandwich. Also, I always float my batting and top and only use 2 bars. Floating means to leave hanging loose over the front bar.

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    Super Member MaryStoaks's Avatar
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    My leaders are attatched to the bars with velcro. I pin to the non-velcro side of the leaders.

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