Meanwhile the Brother NV 200 is sitting in a hole and it it is almost impossible to move the fabric.
Mother being the necessity of invention and me being a mother came up with this idea.
This is a piece of foam core board being held in place by three strips of packing tape. Three of the edges are resting on the lip of the cut-out and are pretty stable.
I can easily slide my hand across the foam core board getting just the support to keep the fabric out of the hole!!
The hero of the day, my 11 year old Brother NV 200.
Strip two finished.