Leaders takes a lot of abuse. They're constantly under tension, and being pinned to different sizes of quilts. Not to mention the rolling around the poles all the time. So, they can stretch over time, and then it's hard to keep your quilt square. The solution? A new set of leaders. We've got them in 11-foot lengths, as a set of three. This is the size for a 12-foot frame (remember, you lose six inches of quilting space on either end of the frame). If you have a shorter frame, just cut them down. We recommend either hemming or serging the new cut end.
Another reason to have another set of leaders is to give you the flexibility of taking a project on and off the frame. That way, you can work on your own quilt, in between the times you're quilting for hire. Maybe you'll need more than two sets of leaders, huh?
This 11-foot wide HQ Leader Set is made with firmly woven, sturdy twill cotton fabric. Hemmed edges. Extra-wide Velcro tape attached for use with all HQ frame systems. Three leaders are packaged in the set and may be cut as needed for a custom fit. Ideal for 12-foot frames.
There's a special set designed for the Gallery Frame. You'll find that set here.
And we've got a set for 10-foot frames here.