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Thank you Pirate for the helpful hints. No cabinets, just a dresser that has my thread and other goodies. The table that it is on is up against the wall and is Formica, a very strong table. It has a lot of room in the back for sewing. My room is in a U-shape and I can't move the furniture any other way. My cutting table is in the center of the room and cannot be moved. Hubby had to make the table in the room and is very heavy. But if I need to I can move Jazz up there and sew , the table will support her weight.
This is my cutting table that also doubles as my quilting area. I think they are called friction mats. I need to check the price on them.
The quilt for your DH shows the reason most of us love quilting .... we can make such personal gifts for people, special gifts that have original touches that mean a lot. You did a great job with this quilt, Jo.
Thank you. There is only one color in DHs world and that is blue but needed to use some grey to give the impression of track and fence.
Thanks Judy. I really do enjoy putting personal touches on gift quilts.
I have been enjoying seeing your clay work, keep up the creative garden work.
I had read where a bungee cord and clamp could help reduce drag when quilting this last quilt I quilted I gave it a try. I was amazed at have much difference just a little lift made. I tied a heavy piece of cord elastic to the window shade brace and tied the other end to a giant clothes pin, than clip it to the quilt. Wasn't the ideal location as it was on the right side and behind the machine would be better. It was good enough to convince me that it would be worth investing in or rigging something better from the ceiling.
Glad you have a bigger machine, I also have a machine with a very small harp space.
Sandy should chime in here and show her set-up rig that she uses to hold up the edges of her quilts. I don't know what you call them, but they are the stands used by dog groomers to attach the leash and hold it up while the dog is being groomed. Those stand things clamp onto the edge of your quilting table. I don't remember what kind of bungee cords and clips Sandy uses, but it seems like a very effective system for holding up the edges of the quilt so it doesn't drag while you're trying to quilt. I'm not explaining it very well. Maybe Sandy will chime in and show a photo or describe her rig.
What a beautiful, personal, and thoughtful quilt! I bet he was touched by your thoughtfulness.
Well, good for you! Congratulations on your new machine, No doubt you will be having lots of fun playing with her.
The gears quilt looks awesome. Great colors.