Thoughts of canvas leaders?
« 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.

Re: Thoughts of canvas leaders?
« Reply #1 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.
Jo Ann Gruber
Certified Statler Professional
Quilted Treasures - Eagle River, AK
Independent Authorized Dealer - Gammill Quilting Systems

Re: Thoughts of canvas leaders?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2016, 01:30:17 AM »
Thanks Jo Ann, how does one go about straightening them?

Re: Thoughts of canvas leaders?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 12:45:00 AM »
Jo Ann Gruber
Certified Statler Professional
Quilted Treasures - Eagle River, AK
Independent Authorized Dealer - Gammill Quilting Systems

Re: Thoughts of canvas leaders?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 01:03:32 AM »
Thank you!

Re: Thoughts of canvas leaders?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2016, 01:23:32 PM »
You're welcome!  Let me know how this works for you.
Jo Ann Gruber
Certified Statler Professional
Quilted Treasures - Eagle River, AK
Independent Authorized Dealer - Gammill Quilting Systems

Re: Thoughts of canvas leaders?
« Reply #6 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.