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Thread: loading a quilt on your quilt frame

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    loading a quilt on your quilt frame

    I am going to start quilting a bedspread on my longarm machine but will be leaving on vacation soon for about ten days. If I don't finish it before I leave would it be ok to leave it on the frame for that length of time or would you remove it from the frame and reload it when you were ready to finish it? Thanks for you help

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    I think it will be okay on the frame.
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    I've left them on my frame for a day or so...of course my cats think it's a hammock for them....

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    i've had a quilt on the frame for that long. perhaps you could just loosen the rollers to give it some slack while you're away.
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    Should be fine. But remember to unplug your machine while you're away. And have a good trip.

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    I have had a quilt on the frame for a lot longer than that. It will be fine.

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    I wouldn't start it if I couldn't finish it. Unless of course it's for yourself. Then do what you want but if it was for a someone else, I would either finish it before going, or wait to begin when you get back.

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    It should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i've had a quilt on the frame for that long. perhaps you could just loosen the rollers to give it some slack while you're away.
    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    Should be fine. But remember to unplug your machine while you're away. And have a good trip.
    What QuiltnNan and Dunster said! If you have cats and are afraid they will enjoy the 'hammock'? Put a piece of tin foil over the top. They dont' like the texture or the sound and nap elsewhere! I had the RATTIEST piece of tin foil in my studio for the longest time!

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    I got sick from a form of chemo and at the time there was a quilt I hated - a charity cheater cloth that wasn't square in the print at all!- on the frame. I finally quilted the thing just to get rid of it almost 2 years later. Of course it took me a while to do the quilting as I was still recovering. Being on the frame certainly didn't hurt the quilt.

    I had unplugged the machine when I got sick knowing I wouldn't be using it for quite a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    I have had a quilt on the frame for a lot longer than that. It will be fine.
    I have done the same thing and it is not a problem. Maybe you would like to loosen the frame a bit and remove the side clamps. Purely up to you.

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    All the above but I would put a sheet all over to cover,
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