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Thread: Quilt Halo Product?

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    I am curious to know, for those that have bought this product to do FMQ, what are the pros/cons?? I am thinking about buying one as I have a hard time with my hands and pulling the fabric around on machine.

    Thoughts?? Thanks!

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    Me 2! I'm a hand quilter but I want to learn fmq so bad! Everytime I try it's a disaster! I just think God intended for some of us to be hand quilters and other fmq'rs :-D

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    I purchased one. It is good for a beginner. After you get the flow of moving quickly, it does get in the way. It was helpful to start - not sorry that I purchased one.

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    Very good for small areas. Way too small for more than about a 6 inch circle.

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    I hate to admit this, but what is FMQ?

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    FMQ=Free Motion Quilting. The Halo is a rubber coated ring that you put on the area you are quilting and you can slide the fabric around without it slipping and you don't need special gloves or anything.

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    It's great for detail quilting. The people I know that have trouble with it, don't use it but once every few months. It takes practice. I keeps my hands from getting tired and moves the quilt smoothly.

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    I have always used gloves but purchased another similar device at the Knoxville quilt show which was a lot chaper than the halo. You might check around. Have also heard some people use small pieces of the shelf liner and rest their hands on those to move the quilt. I may try that as my hands get so hot in the gloves and I have to take them off to remove pins or replace bobbins if the "halo" doesn't work well for me.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-61792-1.htm

    AnnieC55 just posted one for sale here.

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