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Thread: Leaders and Enders?

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    Do you all use leaders and enders when you piece? Actually I use them almost always. I leave one under the presser foot which is down and the needle down too when I shut my machine down. I pitch them when they seem to get too full. These are the small pieces that don't go in the scrap basket of course.

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    Yes, I use leaders and enders as it saves thread. I use a razor type letter opener to clip pieces apart.

    Sometimes I use Bonne Hunt's technique of making other patches out of scraps....as my leader/ender.

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    I haven't ever used them but since my Pfaff sometimes wants to push fabric down through the plate they probably would save me alot of grief.

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    i also use them always, has saved me a lot of nasty words.lol

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    I use leaders (call them "thread bunnies" ) but not enders. Don't know why because it just end up being a leader.

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    I do occasionally, but mostly I have a stack of pieces next to my machine and I piece a block instead :D:D:D

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    I also use Leaders, and enders.i have for a couple years now..ever since i saw them on Bonnie Hunters site.

    http://www.quiltville.com/

    she has alot of free ideas and she gives me motivation!

    Take the time to search her site, you will be happy you did!

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    If you are doing the 9 patch challenge, why not you could be doing your 9 patch along with everything else.

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    I use them also but they aren't headed to the trash. I make simple blocks. This way, without even realizing it, you've got a scrap quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61
    I haven't ever used them but since my Pfaff sometimes wants to push fabric down through the plate they probably would save me alot of grief.

    Do you have a straight stitch plate you can use? That helped me alot on my pfaff 7570.

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