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Thread: What are your leaders made of?

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    Senior Member ljfox's Avatar
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    What are your leaders made of?

    I made leaders for my longarm frame and I used muslin. I am not happy with them because they sometimes bunch up a bit or stretch a bit. I want them to be more accurate. I sewed a measuring tape to them and that is how I know they bunch up, because the tape doesn't lay flat. What have others made their leaders out of. I think I want to make new ones. I think they need to be from heavier fabric.

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    They're usually made from canvas or cotton duck.

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    mine is made from a canvas type fabric.

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    I made mine out of canvas bought on sale. I also made some from upholstery fabric, a tight weave on sale cheap[clearance table].>>

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    Hopefully they're made of strong moral fiber.
    The Earth without art is just "Eh".

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    Yep stiff canvas.

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    fairly heavy cotton canvas- no stretch- hold up for years- you can them with centering lines-
    muslin is just too thin-flimsy-
    a heavy-stable-even weave fabric is a better choice- like canvas- or heavy cotton duck - even a good heavy denim---although that's getting expensive- canvas tends to be fairly affordable.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    my leaders are a tightly woven polyester something. i got it because it didn't stretch and it has horizontal lines to keep things lined up.
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    "Hopefully they're made of strong moral fiber. "


    I love this answer!! Too funny. Well I checked the Joanns ad and they had cotton duck on sale 50% off and I had a 15% coupon of anything on sale so I just went and picked some up. Thanks for all the advice!

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    Ghostrider, ha, I looked at your answer and had to think for a second. Great answer, but I doubt if ours are made of strong moral fiber. Good answer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Hopefully they're made of strong moral fiber.
    Good one! I was going to say integrity and and ability to communicate effectively. :-)

    For my LA, cotton duck.
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    Mine are made of heavy canvas.
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    Mine are the striped pillow/mattress ticking much like canvas. I have a blue/beige set for my 12' setup and a red/white set for the current 10' setup. I bought the blue/beige at Joann's and the red/white at Hancock Fabrics. I don't think the price was too bad. The blue/beige ticking is thicker & sturdier than the red/white.
    Beverly

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Hopefully they're made of strong moral fiber.
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