Clamp system for sit down machines

I’ve looked at a few different systems for using hanging clamps to lift the weight of a quilt off the table to make free motion quilting go more smoothly on bigger projects.  After considering my own needs, my space, and my current setup, I was able to just go with a couple of long arm machine clamps attached to a shelf above my machine and it works really well for me, so I thought I’d share the idea with you 🙂

I just drilled a couple of holes in the shelf, threaded the bungee cords through the holes, and wrapped up the extra into a loose knot that keeps the cord in place but also allows for easy adjustment when needed.

Here’s a picture of what it all looks like (if you’re wondering what my “note to self” stuck on the wall says, it’s a reminder to turn my phone volume back down when I’m finished quilting!) and below that is a short video showing how the quilt moves around so easily.

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