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Thread: Wondering if the Halo is worth the price

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    Super Member Roberta's Avatar
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    Wondering if the Halo is worth the price

    I've been thinking of buying the Halo to help with FMQ but the price is expensive. I'm wondering if anyone has it and how it's working for them?

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    for those of us that do not have one, what is a Halo ????????????

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    Hopefully someone will answer as I too have been wanting one....
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    I have one and it works great for small areas to be quilted, like a small feather or motif. It's easy to move the quilt a little at a time very smoothly. Really I have two. I put one on top of the other so it's less pressure needed. I tried two at Sharon Schamber's vendor booth and it was better for me. Sharon told me if I only used it every now and then, I probably would never learn how to use it to my benefit. Practice!
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    Oh....oh....oh....I have one of those, mine is more a C than a complete circle.....
    would rather spend my money on something else....like good quilting gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees View Post
    for those of us that do not have one, what is a Halo ????????????
    There is a demo on wwwQuiltshopofdelandfl.com. She can't keep them in stock. She has everyone try one when they visit her booth at the different quilt shows. Using two together is something new!! Will have to mention it. OH it is a weighted ring that lets you move your fabric with ease when using your machine to quilt. FMQ

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    The Halo is a heavy metal rod coated in red vinyl. The C shape one can't compare. Sharon Schamber designed the Halo to be what she needed in her quilting, it may work for some and not others. She has been using two together for a long time.

    I have the Machingers and they work great for large area quilting.
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    Here Nancy shows on a short video what they are like.

    http://www.nancysnotions.com/categor...on+quilting.do
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    Good gloves is what I have an all I need. Others have used it and like it.
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    I tried the C shaped one that is purple (both sizes) and it was less helpful than gloves. I gave it away for someone else to try/use.

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    Thank you all for your good advice on the Halo. I had noticed the C shaped one and wondered if that would be easier to use but I guess not so I'm glad I asked on the Board. I can always count on you guys and gals for the best advice.

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    You can make your own halo. I got 2 ft of radiator hose from the hardware store and hooked it together with a piece of dowel. I works great and so far doesn't mark the fabric.

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    I watched Sharon doing a feather inside of the her red Halo ring and she makes it look so easy but then she makes everything look easy. I am sure it's harder than it looks but it does look handy. It has the rubber on it to grip the quilt and is stiff enough to push/pull the quilt around. Hmmm, I'm thinking I would love to at least try it. I usually kind of make about the same shape with my Machingers gloves on but I think this would cause less muscle strain?

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