When I bought my Powerquilter I had to think about ways to help reduce drag on large quilts as I’d be working on them. I didn’t purchase the extension table leafs because I thought perhaps I had a better solution. My idea was partially inspired by Leah Day’s bungee cord rigging she uses on her domestic machine. I didn’t want to drill into my ceiling though so I thought of a different way that would work with any table I had.
I have three corgis so I’m very familiar with lots of dog grooming products out on the market. One such item is something I thought might work perfectly for this. It’s a dog grooming arm! This will clamp to any table, it’s height adjustable, the arms can rotate different directions, sturdy, and it comes with the loops attached already. All I needed to do was purchase clamps. I chose muslin clamps that photographers use for backdrops.
My solution has worked great so far! It’s easy to reclamp/adjust quilts as I need to. The arms can be removed from the table if they end up getting in the way. You don’t have to get pink ones like I did – they come in a variety of colors and finishes.
Just call me the quilty MacGyver.