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Machine Maintenance => Machine Maintenance => Topic started by: Leeanne on December 30, 2015, 09:56:11 PM

Title: Thoughts of canvas leaders?
Post by: Leeanne on December 30, 2015, 09:56:11 PM
Hi folks! Do the canvas leaders ever need replacing or straightening after time? I am a newbie and I am not sure if mine are straight, I bought my machine second hand.
Title: Re: Thoughts of canvas leaders?
Post by: Jo Ann Gruber on January 05, 2016, 01:52:21 AM
Leeanne,

Yes, the leaders can become stretched/distorted over time; and you will need to straighten them.  They can become soiled and may need to be replaced since they really can't be washed successfully.
Title: Re: Thoughts of canvas leaders?
Post by: Leeanne on January 06, 2016, 01:30:17 AM
Thanks Jo Ann, how does one go about straightening them?
Title: Re: Thoughts of canvas leaders?
Post by: Jo Ann Gruber on January 18, 2016, 12:45:00 AM
Leanne,

You may find these instructions helpful...

http://afabricplayground.blogspot.com/p/snippets-straightening-your-leaders.html (http://afabricplayground.blogspot.com/p/snippets-straightening-your-leaders.html)

Title: Re: Thoughts of canvas leaders?
Post by: Leeanne on January 18, 2016, 01:03:32 AM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Thoughts of canvas leaders?
Post by: Jo Ann Gruber on January 21, 2016, 01:23:32 PM
You're welcome!  Let me know how this works for you.
Title: Re: Thoughts of canvas leaders?
Post by: Leeanne on January 21, 2016, 04:25:06 PM
I have seen some other ideas, like spritzing with water and stretching them (canvas') back into shape. I was hoping to hear more from others, particularly Gammill. I suppose most people buy new ones. I live in New Zealand and we Long arm quilters are pretty isolated from the big long arm community of America! Any supplies have to be ordered from USA.