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Thread: Longarm quilters -- do you use zippers?

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    Thank you, I will be buying them & trying to learn how to put the quilt on the frame. Will probably have lots of questions when I start.

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    I started using zippers several years ago. I've also purchased a blind hem stitch machine to put them on the zippers. It saves me SO MUCH TIME!

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    I started using zippers several years ago. I've also purchased a blind hem stitch machine to put the zippers on the quilts. It saves me SO MUCH TIME! I have a Gammill with the Statler. While I'm quilting one, I can be sewing zippers onto several others, cutting out the time it takes to pin/unpin between quilts. With the blind hemstitch I just pull a string and the zipper comes off in seconds. However, I usually wait to remove zippers until I've inspected the back thoroughly. If I have a problem, run out of thread or just need to take the quilt off for any reason, I just zip it back on when I'm ready and it goes back to where is was.

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    I do not have the zippers, but I recently wished I did. I started a pantograph that I did not like, so I had to pick it all out. If I had had the zippers, I could have just simply unzipped the whole quilt and picked out as I sat in my recliner watching TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjtinkle View Post
    Love my zippered leaders, no way would I go back to being without them.
    Ditto, love mine also, hated the pinning and getting stuck all the time. So much faster and no pain and blood, LOL
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    I LOVE my Red Snappers. I used to pin, went to Velcro now have Red Snappers

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    Quote Originally Posted by AudreyB View Post
    I recently heard that some longarm quilters use zippers to put the quilts on the frame. Do you use zippers? Do you like them? Is it faster? How do you use them? Where do you get them?
    I took zippers off my new to me A-1 and use Red Snappers. I love them.
    Judi in Ohio

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    I use the Red Snappers and love them. Several of my friends purchased them after seeing mine.
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    I love my Zipper System. I purchased the 144" long Zippers from Jessica Schick at http//:www.digitechpatterns.com. I have the sets on my machine plus 3 extra sets. I can switch projects easily when needed or put on a practice piece to check something out. I staple the backing fabric to the zippers with a speciality stapler that crimps the ends to the outside instead of the inside of the staple. When you are finished you just pull and the backing comes off the zipper then you just pick the staples out of the zipper.
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    We use zippers. Wouldn't go back to pinning at all...much faster than pinning to the leaders. Saves a lot of time when you have many quilts to do

    Christine

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