Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Fabric Leader

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Oakville, Ontario
    Posts
    31

    Fabric Leader

    I am going to be purchasing a Sr2 frame for my Juki machine. I bought a Juki 2010q on ebay for a great price. I want to buy leaders for the Sr2 and there is a $30 difference between the Grace leaders and Handiquilter leaders, Grace is more expensive. Can I use the Handiquilter leaders on my Grace frame as long as I buy the right length?

  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    New Rockford, ND
    Posts
    1,713
    i don't know but i bought the grace leaders for my grace frame and really like them

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    South Dakota
    Posts
    4,890
    I had a grace frame, and now have a Handi-quilter. My Grace frame came from KathyQuilts with leaders they made (not from Grace). I don't recall if the Grace were attached with velcro, but I think they were. Handi-Quilter are attached with velcro.

    You may want to consider if you want to use something like Red Snappers, as they may need a specific type of leaders. I just pin and can honestly say I don't think there was as different in the use between the two. I've not had any issues with the Handi-Quilter, and don't recall any with the ones on the Grace frame.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Heart of Colorado's majestic mountains!
    Posts
    3,915
    I sometimes rent time on the long arm at the LQS. I made my own leaders using duck fabric from Hobby Lobby and I absolutely love them. And, I got better fabric and paid a whole lot less for them. In the beginning I did it so I could do my pinning at home and not have to pay for that time at the store. But I found it had another advantage. I did not have to finish the quilting in one session. I could just take the leaders off the machine and put it back on the machine at the next session.

  5. #5
    Super Member quilts4charity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Albany, Georgia
    Posts
    1,614
    I also made my own with a large stripe duck type fabric, love them and they were LOTS cheaper than buying ready made ones! I made 2 sets, one for smaller quilts and another for the larger quilts.

  6. #6
    Senior Member quiltedsunshine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    855
    The lady who makes the leaders for Kathy Quilts is my co-worker. She makes them a the store where I work. The fabric that we have right now, is the BEST we've ever had. Kathy Quilts is still selling leaders for the SR2 frames. You can get them from http://www.KathyQuilts.com.
    Annette in Utah

  7. #7
    Power Poster Homespun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    McLoud, OK
    Posts
    10,279
    I made my leaders from muslin and they work fine.
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

  8. #8
    Super Member Sync's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Oro Valley, AZ
    Posts
    2,076
    I bought my Grace leader cloth from Amazon and they were quite a bit less than the price on the Grace frame website.

    https://smile.amazon.com/Grace-Start...quilting+frame

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Oakville, Ontario
    Posts
    31
    Thanks everyone! I think I'm going to order the Handiquilter leaders or try making my own. The only difference I can see between the Handiquilter is that it doesn't come with the velcro that attaches to the rail, but does have velcro on the leader.

    Is the Velcro easier to use than the fabri-fast system?

  10. #10
    Super Member ube quilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    9,824
    Blog Entries
    31
    I have some handi quilter leaders looking for a home. Never used they were given to me by a thoughtful person who was cleaning out her craft room and thought I could use them. I don't know how many are in the bag. If you can use them PM me. I just want them to find a good home

    Name:  DSC06616.JPG
Views: 662
Size:  155.5 KB

    Name:  DSC06617.JPG
Views: 661
Size:  134.5 KB
    Size M bobbins
    Name:  DSC06618.JPG
Views: 662
Size:  197.2 KB

    There are three panels and they are 11' long.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by ube quilting; 06-19-2017 at 03:32 AM.
    no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

  11. #11
    Super Member ube quilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    9,824
    Blog Entries
    31
    Sorry, double post.
    Last edited by ube quilting; 06-19-2017 at 03:39 AM. Reason: double post
    no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.