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    Junior Member Sew 'N Sew's Avatar
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    I'm interested in your opinion of using a pink "slider" for fmq -- does it make the quilt move more smoothly as you sew and is it worth $30?

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    some say yes, some say no. i used it a few times but my quilt kept getting caught on it so i removed it. also removed my acrylic extention table. maybe it's just me who had trouble. so search here for more info.

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    I have one but rarely use it. I don't really think it makes difference for me.

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    I have one and use it all the time. Mine is white. Where did you get a pink one and what is the differnce bettween the two?

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    I use mine all the time too! It helps the quilt slide around much better than without it.

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    Yes, it's worth it.

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    The pink one is bigger than the original and has the $ back to breast cancer thing. There is another company (can't remember the name right now) that has a white one that is even bigger. It doesn't seem as smooth to me. I have them both. I wouldn't fmq without mine anymore. It really does help the quilt sandwich glide better. I just wish it was much bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    The pink one is bigger than the original and has the $ back to breast cancer thing. There is another company (can't remember the name right now) that has a white one that is even bigger. It doesn't seem as smooth to me. I have them both. I wouldn't fmq without mine anymore. It really does help the quilt sandwich glide better. I just wish it was much bigger.
    Do you have any problem with the quilt getting hung-up on the corners of the slider?

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    I think you could get the same effect with cheap vinyl from Walmart. With the vinyl, you can cover as large an area as you can create to surround your needle.

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    I not familiar with the "slider". I've been trying to fmq and not doing so hot. I need all the help I can get. Could someone send me a link so I can see what you are talking about. I am assuming it is for a reg. sewing machine, not a longarm. Right?

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