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Thread: Leader Mates

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    Junior Member mom2boys's Avatar
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    Does anyone use the leader mates system? If so do you like it? I saw it talked about in one of the yahoo groups but can't to much information I would love to hear your thoughts.
    Ginger

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    Super Member shawnemily's Avatar
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    What is the leader mates system?

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    Junior Member mom2boys's Avatar
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    I can't find to much online, but did find this link http://www.quiltersparadiseesc.com/O...ccessories.php

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    I don't use it nor have I heard of it. I can't imagine it would be any faster than pinning which is what I do. I use corsage pins I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

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    I pin. Works for me and I can't afford any new toys.

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    I have a set ... used them for a bit. Found that the clips were leaving some holes in the fabric where they snug into the channels.

    I thought it was a very clever system, had high hopes.

    What I'm doing now - I sewed a strip of velcro onto my leaders to work with the Leader Mates - I made a set of secondary leaders, with the softer side of the velcro.

    I sew the secondary leader to my quilt back top & bottom (long basting stitches), and just press the velcro on the secondary leaders, onto the leaders on my rails.

    I had no luck at all pinning - found that I couldn't get the dang thing straight, and kept picking myself.

    I'm quite enjoying the secondary leaders I've made, is working ok!

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    looks like more work than pinning to me, but then I'm a cheapie too.

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    It looks like the fabri fast system that the gracie frames use to secure the leaders onto the frame. My leaders have lines that are I can follow to pin my quilt. I am not sure if it would be faster or not.

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    I have the leader love them I use them all the time.

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