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Thread: Quilt Halo

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    Super Member brendadawg's Avatar
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    Has anyone used this? I saw it at www.jhittlesewing.com. I'm just starting to (try to) quilt on my sewing machine and wondered if this would be a good investment????

    Thanks for your input.

    This QUILT HALO sits on top of your fabric, and the rubbery edge keeps fabric taut with minimal pressure.

    Easy on the hands - you just slide your quilting around with gentle pressure.

    Designed by Sharon Schamber, author, teacher and master quilter

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    It seems like it would work very well, as long as your machine is recessed. I haven't tried that yet, I've always used an embroidery hoop, bet this'll be faster to 'load'.
    let us know how it goes.

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    There have been mixed reviews here on the board on this tool. Some found it helpful, but most said that gloves worked better.....:D:D:D

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    Super Member brendadawg's Avatar
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    Thanks so much, amma. I should have done a search before I asked!

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    Here's a video of it from youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpmMYIDCrZw

    It shows the designer, Sharon Schamber using it. I did buy it, and although I am still a beginner with FMQ, find this makes it easier. You do need to have the Supreme Slider or the like to work with it.

    I've also got gloves, and if I am sewing in the ditch, or grids, will use them instead. For FMQ, thus far I prefer the Halo & Slider combination.

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    I have the halo and the supreme slider. It has helped with my FMQ. I took the class with the lady that developed the slider, and she was fantastic. A lot depends on practice. Remember, practice makes perfect. I am glad that I invested in both the slider and the halo.

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    i use the halo/slider quite often and think its a great product.

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    I have really enjoyed doing crayon quilts this past year. Does anyone have any ideas for resources for horse pcitures that can be easily traced - specifically looking for cowgirls on horses or barrel racers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tam1960
    I have really enjoyed doing crayon quilts this past year. Does anyone have any ideas for resources for horse pcitures that can be easily traced - specifically looking for cowgirls on horses or barrel racers?
    coloring book pages are great for applique and other techniques :D:D:D

    Here is the results of a google search

    http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...coloring+pages

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    Senior Member Tam...Moo's Avatar
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    I appreciate your help. The coloring page for the barrel racer is cute. My little great niece is six and adores horses. I am excited to trace this on the fabric and add the color. So many ideas..........so little time.

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