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Thread: quilting halo

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    i was wondering how well the quilting halo works. i need help i'm new at quilting need help

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon s
    i was wondering how well the quilting halo works. i need help i'm new at quilting need help
    I am interested in this as well. i've seen it used in you tube videos, but the ease of use is not mentioned.

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    There have been several threads about the halo on here that might help you:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search.jsp?q=halo&u=

    I wouldn't buy another one - I have the round one and the square types and they're just a pain in the neck to use.

    The bed of your sewing machine must be perfectly flush with the cabinet or the halo will catch on the corners. You have to use repeated pinching motions to pick up the halo and reposition it - this is hard on your hands. There is very little space to work in, so if you like to do big sweeping swirls or feathers, your motion is interrupted to move the darn thing out of your way.

    I think I've read from a few people that like them, but the consensus seems to be that it's more trouble than help.

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    Hi Sharon, I would think that you could/would do just as well by using the gloves for sewing. There are several gloves to choose from in different price ranges. The simple Dollar Store gardening gloves as being the cheapest source.

    Pam M

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    It is very limiting for space and it did not help I did not like it.

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    I had trouble using the halo due to my hands. Just got a new goodie: The Fabulous Fabric Glide, made/sold by The Gypsy Quilter. I can use that much better and it has 2 different sizes.

    ali

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    thanks everyone i will save alot of money then thank you again.

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