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Hello.  Does anyone know what I'm talking about?  .... On my current quilting machine I have a pair of metal bars by Hartley that go over the rollers to hold up the side clamps.  My new Millie 30 is due to arrive on Tuesday :lol: and I'd like to get bars for that machine also, but I don't remember what they are called.  I've searched the web and can't find a Hartley website that deals with quilting.  Ugh.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks much. 

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I'd recommend cheap curtain rods like these.  Spend <$10 on a couple these the next time you're near a hardware store/Target/Walmart.  Or find wooden yardsticks.  

https://www.homedepot.com/p/28-in-48-in-Single-Curtain-Rod-in-White-869465/309976524?MERCH=REC-_-pipsem-_-309976880-_-309976524-_-N&

Or spend $55 (+shipping) on these which are ridiculously overpriced and probably why they're hard to find.

https://www.aquilterschoice.com/shop/NotionsLongarm-Supplies/p/Clamp-Supports---Millie-Freddie-Lucey-MY-19-machines-Set-of-2-x50172110.htm

If you want the "worktable" (the Lenni version they sell is $135) - get a couple of the curtain rods and attach (gorilla glue, painters tape, nut & bolt) a piece of plexiglass from your local hardware store on top of them.  You'll spend at most probably $25.  

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Sue, do have any idea how I can contact Marilyn Badger?  

I've used curtain rods before and attached a baking tray to two curtain rods as a work table.  It was okay, but not the greatest.  I really like the Hartley rods that I have and would like to get a set or two for my Millie 30.  Any other ideas are also appreciated. 

Thanks

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5 hours ago, loraquilts said:

Sue, do have any idea how I can contact Marilyn Badger?  

I've used curtain rods before and attached a baking tray to two curtain rods as a work table.  It was okay, but not the greatest.  I really like the Hartley rods that I have and would like to get a set or two for my Millie 30.  Any other ideas are also appreciated. 

Thanks

https://www.aquilterschoice.com/shop/NotionsLongarm-Supplies/p/Clamp-Supports---Millie-Freddie-Lucey-MY-19-machines-Set-of-2-x50172110.htm

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14 hours ago, dbams said:

I use curtain rods and they work great!  I made a muslin sleeve for each of them so they won't scratch my rollers, and since the sleeves are sewn closed on both ends, they keep the curtain rods from "growing" and falling apart.  

Betsy - that's a great and very simple idea!  I'm going to have to do that.  Thanks!

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On 10/27/2021 at 2:09 PM, SueD said:

I'd recommend cheap curtain rods like these.  Spend <$10 on a couple these the next time you're near a hardware store/Target/Walmart.  Or find wooden yardsticks.  

https://www.homedepot.com/p/28-in-48-in-Single-Curtain-Rod-in-White-869465/309976524?MERCH=REC-_-pipsem-_-309976880-_-309976524-_-N&

Or spend $55 (+shipping) on these which are ridiculously overpriced and probably why they're hard to find.

https://www.aquilterschoice.com/shop/NotionsLongarm-Supplies/p/Clamp-Supports---Millie-Freddie-Lucey-MY-19-machines-Set-of-2-x50172110.htm

If you want the "worktable" (the Lenni version they sell is $135) - get a couple of the curtain rods and attach (gorilla glue, painters tape, nut & bolt) a piece of plexiglass from your local hardware store on top of them.  You'll spend at most probably $25.  

Price of these curtain rods are reasonable.

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