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Getting rid of the dreaded drag when fmq

Old 09-20-2018, 05:15 AM
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I have a sit down juki 2200 QVP. I have problems with quilting smoothly on large quilts. I do have an extension table on left side that helps. My main problem is with the front of the quilt. I just canít seem to get it positioned correctly to push smoothly when fmq. Any ideas?
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:34 AM
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I keep it fluffed up in my lap and I do have to stop to refluff a lot.
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:43 AM
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I keep as much of the quilt as possible loosely folded in my lap, which is great in the winter but too warm in the summer. Possibly bring in a second chair next to you to help share the load.
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:07 AM
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There is a HQ educator who puts a small pillow with a slick surface in her lap to keep the quilt from getting "hung up" there.
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by QuiltingVagabond View Post
There is a HQ educator who puts a small pillow with a slick surface in her lap to keep the quilt from getting "hung up" there.
I love that idea! Thanks so much.
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Judyliving View Post
I have a sit down juki 2200 QVP. I have problems with quilting smoothly on large quilts. I do have an extension table on left side that helps. My main problem is with the front of the quilt. I just can’t seem to get it positioned correctly to push smoothly when fmq. Any ideas?
I recently took an FMQ class and the teacher said that she looped the quilt over her shoulder to keep it from dragging in the front.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:26 PM
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One of the best ways to eliminate drag is to suspend the quilt. Leah Day uses elastic cords hung from the ceiling, with clamps on the quilt. Alternatively, you can hang quilt "suspenders" from a frame. The Jenoop is no longer made, but many people have constructed their own from PVC. Here is a link to a Youtube video that shows how the Jenoop works:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJGph8am6BE&t=29s

And here is a link to Leah Day's site:
https://freemotionquilting.blogspot....ang-it-up.html
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:19 AM
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I have tried the hanging system. What a hassle!
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Old 09-22-2018, 03:16 AM
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Have you tried:
1. putting a table behind your sewing table so the quilt just runs flat off your sewing table
2. putting a pool noodle between your table and the wall and letting your quilt run up the wall (as opposed to off the end of the table and down)?
Both of these things have worked for me at one time or another. Right now I'm finding #2 the best for my limited space.
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Old 09-22-2018, 04:00 AM
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I have the Jenn-loop and love it for when I quilt on my smaller machine. Had no idea they were no longer being made....wonder why?
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