Hey…I just ordered zippers to attach to my longarm leaders from Zipperstop.com and they should be here Tuesday or Wednesday.
I have been waffling back and forth about using Velcro or zippers, had definitely decided on Velcro and then, after a conversation with one of my online quilt buddies, bam, went with zippers. I’ve never been fully confident that I will be able to attach the leaders straight if I use Velcro, I keep thinking there is going to be a little wiggle that I won’t be able to get out.
I hope I got the right sizes! Since my leaders are 139” long, I’m getting 3 sets of zippers at 128” to attach to the take-up rollers, and the other half will go onto a canvas leader that is about 6” or so wide. I’m also going with 90” and 60” lengths for the smaller quilts, based on standard batting sizes.
Oh, and coming from the west coast, it was so fun to hear a real for-real New York accent on the telephone!