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Thread: Question about leader cloths

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    Ok... I am almost done setting up my LA and I put the velcro on the take up rail. The leader cloths came with the sticky velcro and the cloths have the other side of the velcro sewn on them. I have a hand quilting frame so I am familiar with leader cloths but I have a question about this.

    If I put the leader cloth so that the printed measurements are facing up where I can see them, when I roll the take-up rail under so that the quilt is going under and over, it is rolling back over where the velcro attaches and it poofs up and doesn't roll up smooth.

    If I install the leader facing the back, where I can't see the measurements, then it rolls the way I think it should.

    So how should they be attached and rolled?
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    Boy, wish I knew...sorry Pam. Hope you figure it out soon!

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    You want the take up roller to roll with the fabric coming from the bottom. If you have the fabric coming over the top of the roller, you'll have tension issues. HTH!!

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    I figured that it needed to come up from the bottom. I left the leader with the printing facing me and rolled it backwards over the velcro. I may change that but I'm just practicing now.

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    What are all the markings on your leader cloths?

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    They're Grace Start Right (I think that's what it's called) and it has ruler lines, pin lines, etc. I guess all I really need to know is center line, don't think I will use all the other stuff.

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