How to attach small items to quilt on Littlefoot frame?

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  • Kimberly Sandberg

    Pam, 

    To attach a smaller project to the HQ Little Foot Frame, use some scrap fabric and baste to the edges of your projects using a large stitch to make it the size needed so it will fit onto the frame.  Next, create your quilt sandwich just like you usually would and load onto the frame.  When you are finished quilting, you can easily remove the basting stitches and then trim and bind your quilt.  

    Best regards,

    Kim Sandberg

    Handi Quilter Studio Educator

     

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  • Jeanne Clark

    I have a supply of “leaders” for my HQ Simply Sixteen since I frequently quilt smaller items. I bought quality muslin (to reduce fraying) and pinked them to 8” wide strips x WOF. Using wash-away thread and a wide/long zigzag, I stitch them to the edges of the backing. This gives me plenty of fabric to fasten and stabilize on the frame. Once I’m finished, I simply rip off the leader since the wash-away thread rips without ripping the fabric. 

    The leaders are reused many times. If I need longer lengths, I zigzag lengths together. If I need a shorter piece, I don’t cut it. I just fold up and make a temporary tuck with wash-away thread. 

    On larger pieces, using this method means you don’t have to buy extra quilt fabric for the back, just to cut off and have more scraps.

    Jeanne

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  • Jeanne Clark

    I have a supply of “leaders” for my HQ Simply Sixteen since I frequently quilt smaller items. I bought quality muslin (to reduce fraying) and pinked them to 8” wide strips x WOF. Using wash-away thread and a wide/long zigzag, I stitch them to the edges of the backing. This gives me plenty of fabric to fasten and stabilize on the frame. Once I’m finished, I simply rip off the leader since the wash-away thread rips without ripping the fabric. 

    The leaders are reused many times. If I need longer lengths, I zigzag lengths together. If I need a shorter piece, I don’t cut it. I just fold up and make a temporary tuck with wash-away thread. 

    On larger pieces, using this method means you don’t have to buy extra quilt fabric for the back, just to cut off and have more scraps.

    Jeanne

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