Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Question about leaders for quilting frame >

Question about leaders for quilting frame

Question about leaders for quilting frame

Old 09-24-2010, 04:11 PM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Quiltforme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Beautiful Washington state!
Posts: 3,203
Default

Is it better to purchase leaders or make them? What is your opinion? I can find it by the yard for all 3 pieces or buy it in the package or make from scratch just not sure what to do to much information I am overloaded. I don't even have the silly frame yet and I am already worried about these things.
Quiltforme is offline  
Old 09-24-2010, 04:12 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
shequilts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 1,046
Default

Save yourself a big hassle and buy them. 'Not that expensive.
shequilts is offline  
Old 09-24-2010, 04:13 PM
  #3  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Quiltforme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Beautiful Washington state!
Posts: 3,203
Default

Ok well said :)
Quiltforme is offline  
Old 09-24-2010, 04:17 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Sewze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 663
Default

I had a bolt of muslin and wanted to have the leaders and had not bought them, so I made them according to the directions with the frame. Not any trouble at all to make them.
Sewze is offline  
Old 09-24-2010, 04:18 PM
  #5  
Super Member
 
hobo2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Boonsboro, MD
Posts: 2,670
Default

The ones you purchase don't seem to stretch the way most of the canvas does. I am mush happier with the purchased ones plus I bought the zippers. A real plus. You zip your quilt on and off. Very convenient.
hobo2000 is offline  
Old 09-24-2010, 05:08 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
anniec55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: MO
Posts: 710
Default

I think I asked a similar question not too long ago..... But I additionally would like to know more about the installation of the zippers to the leaders. Does one side of each zipper go on each one of the leaders on the frame and the other side go on quilt top, back and finished side of back, bat, top? Hope that question makes sense. Are there directions anywhere?
anniec55 is offline  
Old 09-24-2010, 05:41 PM
  #7  
Power Poster
 
Sadiemae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Idaho
Posts: 11,375
Default

I don't use zippers, I don't need them. I have had homemade leaders and now HQ leaders. I will take the new HQ leaders any day of the work over the homemade ones! They are worth the money and premarked with lines.
Sadiemae is offline  
Old 09-25-2010, 05:42 AM
  #8  
Super Member
 
Barb_MO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Missouri
Posts: 2,485
Default

I recently made leaders for my frame. I bought 3 1/2 yds of duck canvas from Wal-Mart for about $4.00 yd. cut it in 3 pieces and turned the edges over and sewed a zig-zag stitch alone the edges. They don't stretch at all and I'm sure the edges will never be ripped out or stretched out of shape like the ones that were on the frame when I got it.
Barb_MO is offline  
Old 09-25-2010, 05:46 AM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 484
Default

I made mine from a ticking cloth and used industrial Velcro on them and bars.
cheryl222 is offline  
Old 09-25-2010, 10:31 AM
  #10  
Super Member
 
butterflywing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: currently central new jersey
Posts: 8,623
Default

mine has ticking canvas and is attached with sticky velcro also.
i thought about the zippers, but a professional quilter, here on the board, convinced me that unless i quilt professionally, and i intend to have more than one going at the same time, i really didn't need zippers. pins are what i use and they're fine. and on youtube, you can see that sharon schamber uses pins. once you baste across you don't need anything.

the ticking with the measurements is excellent for centering the quilt parts. you can buy them ready-to-use at http://www.baysidequilting.com/. there are probably a dozen other places, some cheaper, but that's my favorite go-to.
butterflywing is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Debra Mc
Main
16
04-01-2014 09:53 AM
Prism99
Main
8
12-12-2013 06:48 PM
Born2Sew
Main
11
08-10-2012 05:38 PM
Norene B
Main
16
09-28-2010 03:34 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.