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Thread: LONG ARM QUILTERS

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    Super Member suebee's Avatar
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    I saw a video on making rice bags for your long arm. The thing about it was..they didnt say what they are used for. Can someone share? Also do you use them?? Thank you

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    I read that they are to be used to gain more control, especially when doing micro-work. I tried it and definitely did not like it!

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    Super Member suebee's Avatar
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    what do you mean exactly? gain more control of your machine? do you lay them on your machine?

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    They are used for control of the quilt in the frame being
    quilted. Lay them along the length of the quilt just inside the
    frame...............helps to keep from getting puckers in
    the quilt while quilting.

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    I believe they also add drag so your machine does not 'whip' around. I think Sharon Schamber tucks them into the take up bar to pull the quilt taut. I would like to see them in action!

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    Quote Originally Posted by soccertxi
    I believe they also add drag so your machine does not 'whip' around. I think Sharon Schamber tucks them into the take up bar to pull the quilt taut. I would like to see them in action!
    I saw them used this way.

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    I use a batting scrap to take up slack in certain spots, usually a border (measure your border-don't just sew on a strip of fabric).

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    I am a long arm quilter and I have not heard of this. I can't imagine how it would help, but as I said I have not tried it. HUMMM thinking about this.

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    They are to put more drag on the quilt when you are doing finely detailed work--micro stipples or tiny little designs. I haven't done that type of quilting yet and not sure if I ever will.

    Another use for rice bags is for heat pads. They microwave them and put them on sore muscles.

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    Go to Sharon Schambler's site that is where I believe this was orginated from.

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