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Thread: Another possible substitute for Supreme Slider

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    Another possible substitute for Supreme Slider

    I'm lucky to have a quilting table with a set in area for the machine, but where the plastic insert sits around the machine there's a little bump that can cause the fabric to drag.

    I went to Joann's today to pick up some clear vinyl to place in the needle area of my machine for FMQ. The cutting table area was packed so I decided not to wait for the vinyl. On my way out I found a 2 pack of 11"x15" "Flexible Cutting Mats" for $2.50 where they have all the bargain stuff. They're like two very thin placemats. Used a coupon so it cost $1.25. I cut out a piece for the feed dogs, taped them together from the back, and then taped the front and back edges to the table.

    I've done very little FMQ, but I think this really helped.

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    I have also used the thin cutting mats for templates and stencils for hand quilting. It is so easy to mark and cut.

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    are these the same cutting mats one uses in the kitchen?
    Nancy in western NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    are these the same cutting mats one uses in the kitchen?
    Yes, it said they were for kitchen use.

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    thanks !
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    is the table your machine sits on adjusted to the right height. I know I had to change mine

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    Wow - who knew?? Thanks for the great tip. I have way too many of those cutting mats in the kitchen, so I think I'll move a couple to my sewing room...
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    Quote Originally Posted by inspectorcmm View Post
    is the table your machine sits on adjusted to the right height. I know I had to change mine
    I think it's OK. It's an older Koala quilt table - maybe about 10 years old. The plastic insert has to have an edge on the table top. No problem with piecing, but there's a little drag with FMQing.

    BTW, Iowa (Davenport and Ames) is home for me although we've been in Texas 20 years. :-)

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