I know there is a solution out there. I've watched enough videos while I was avoiding doing something productive. Sew it's time to re-do the sewing room/quilt studio.
First thing that came to mind was snow carpets from the dollar stores. After a bit of searching I found the video that shows how these carpets are used. The slippery side of the kids sled helps reduce the fabric drag. Cost $3 per snow carpet.
But there is still a lot of drag when the quilt is really heavy.
Next comes looking for videos on quilting suspension systems. There are quite a few sites that sell these. But I'm cheap. (See above using snow carpets from the dollar store instead of the expensive sliders sold at quilt shops and sewing machine stores)
A DIY quilt suspension search lead to some interesting ideas. The one that did not require putting holes in the walls/ceiling (anyone met my DH?), suggested using a garment trolley. A quick trip to Jysk and $26 CDN later, I have a trolley.
DH came up with the bungee cords and another trip to the dollar store provided 10 clamps for $2.
Now for the real suspense story. Will this work the way I'm hoping it will? Later.....