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Thread: side leaders for longarm quilters

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    :thumbup: thanks for the tip!

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    Thanks for the great idea!

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    thanks Eddie good for idea so when i get my longarm i,ll try it oh i have a handi quilter the new one on layaway just a couple of more payments and she comes home lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    I thought I would share an idea that came to me the other day. I had been using some side canvas leaders based on the ones Sharon Schamber has on her quilting site. The only thing that I didn't like about those is that they have to be pinned, unpinned, repinned, etc. when advancing the quilt and rolling it back. So I had a thought (see pic). I just took a couple of paint stir sticks and put one on bottom, one on top, and then clamped it using the two side clamps as well as an additional quick release clamp in the middle. It works great and keeps the side of the quilt from distorting and is very quick to undo and redo. Love it!
    This is a great tip Eddie....I use the paint sticks in my side leaders and for those who haven't made their leaders yet my "Hint" is make a casing at the clamp end just wide enough to get the stick in and then it stays in place and you don't have to juggle getting two sticks lined up perfectly! Works like a charm and so helpful to keep your needle from bumping your clamps and messing up your pattern!

    Scotlass

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    Good idea. I use skirt hangers. They are easy to move and the "hook" part of the hanger gets the velco loop through it to pull it taught to the side bar.

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    Patent this idea. You could make a million!

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    I was just given six skirt hangers...what a great idea...i wish i would have read this a week ago...I have a mid arm and when i get to the end it never stays straigt with those little clamps...

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    Oh Eddie! Thanks so much! I will have my TL18 the end next week! *squeal* :)

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    Necessity is the mother of invention and finding a quicker way to do things is always a blessing.

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    Wow, this is a great idea. I'm going to have to try this on my next quilt. I find that even with the bungee clamps on my frame, it's still not enough to make the sides flat.

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