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Thread: Fabric used for leaders on quilt frame

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    Senior Member Norene B's Avatar
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    I want to make leaders for my quilt frame and was wondering if anyone can tell me what fabric to buy? Thanks. Norene

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    the first ones I made I used a heavy muslin, later I used a mid weight canvas, I like them much better

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    I use pillow ticking!! I like it because if its cut right, you can use the lines to line your quilt up!!

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    i use ticking too for the reasons mentioned

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    I'm going to use velcro on the leader and make an attachment piece also with velcro. The attachment sheet is basted onto the quilt backing like Sharon Schambers shows on her site.

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    here is a silly question, but what is leader fabric and why use it?I know that it is a la thing but just wanted to know.

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    There are some out there that have a grid line on them so you know that it ends up straight on the leaders..... I know the one on the Gammill are Canvas so they are fairly strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahm4605
    here is a silly question, but what is leader fabric and why use it?I know that it is a la thing but just wanted to know.
    Leader fabric is used on a quilt frame to hook your back to before quilting. It is put on each roller.

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    http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...rrivals&page=1
    try this site they have them already done you buy by the yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...rrivals&page=1
    try this site they have them already done you buy by the yard.
    Thank you for the info. Norene

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    Just a heads up the link I gave has a sale tomorrow for 15% off everything just a heads up!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Norene B
    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...rrivals&page=1
    try this site they have them already done you buy by the yard.
    Thank you for the info. Norene

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    My mom had those ones on the frame that she got before the Gammill.... they are actually pretty nice. Just make sure you mark the middles as well.

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    Pillow ticking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norene B
    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...rrivals&page=1
    try this site they have them already done you buy by the yard.
    Thank you for the info. Norene
    great link :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamh
    I use pillow ticking!! I like it because if its cut right, you can use the lines to line your quilt up!!
    I use pillow ticking also and for the very same reason. You can get the quilt pinned evenly by following the lines on the ticking.

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    I'm going to use Velcro to line up the fabrics when I get things completed. I want to get away from pins as much as I can.

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    I used canvas and put industrial velcro to hold it on the leaders...works great!

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