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Thread: Fix for piecing on Featherweight card table

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    Fix for piecing on Featherweight card table

    I use my Featherweight a lot for piecing and there is a gap between the table and the machine when it sits in the machine well. Sometimes fabric would hang up a bit so I was using a small cutting mat to cover the gap in front but things still would hang up behind the machine. I remembered that I had some leftover pieces from the Magic Carpet sled that I bought for fmq so I taped them down in front and behind the machine. It is not pretty, but when chain piecing, everything slides so much nicer now.

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    great solution
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    I agree, and who cares what it looks like, right?
    I love piecing on my FW as well. Love the sound of it.

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    Good idea. Do I spy your Ringo Lake start?
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    There's always a way to improvise. Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Good idea. Do I spy your Ringo Lake start?
    Yes, that is the start of Ringo Lake:-) All of those, to me, tiny pieces convinced me that I had to do something for a smoother transition area.
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    Thanks for reminding me that I need to get out my featherweight, give it a good oiling, and start using it again. I have one of the featherweight card tables like yours, but I haven't used it lately. I'll have to see if I have the same problem with the gaps between machine and table.

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    Good idea. I got the sled too and like it much better than the sliders or oven mats
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    Wow that's great! You're fortunate to have a Featherweight table - they seem hard to come by!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachbaby12 View Post
    Wow that's great! You're fortunate to have a Featherweight table - they seem hard to come by!
    I know, plus the big bonus is that it was gifted to me:-) I love the large work surface.
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    Love the picture - that machine makes those 3.5" 9 patch blocks look large!
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    and I know exactly what you are chain piecing too! ORL!!! Good luck and what a great solution to your problem.
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