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Thread: Sliders for Free Motion Quilting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilly Mac
    Thanks. Maybe I`ll try a pair of gloves first and see if that makes a difference. I feel that, being new to it, I`m very tense and need to relax more.
    To me, the gloves make a tremendous difference. I can really feel the difference in my shoulders as far as pain, and I have so much better control over moving the quilt as well. By far, about the best $10 I ever spent on quilting notions.

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    another tip: Remember to Breathe!

    Grap a coupon if you want the F&P gloves..

    Takes breaks and roll your shoulders to loosen them up..play some upbeat music..

    this should be fun..

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    Thanks for the idea for the silicon mats!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kacy 49
    I have the slider and it works well however I also was in WalMarts one day and noticed some really thin silicone cutting mats which came 3 to a package. I felt of them and they were pretty slick. They were much larger than my slider so I bought them and they worked great. You just have to punch a hole in them for your needle to go through and your all set. Much cheaper than the slider. I believe they were under $3 for the package. Kacy
    What department were the silicone cutting mats in?

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    They were in the kitchenware. The ones that I bought were blue and about twice the size of the slidder. They look like a thin piece of plastic. Kacy

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    Thanks for the tip Kacy. I have been thinking about the "slider" but I think I will try your way and look at our Wal Mart for the silicone sheets. :)

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    What size are the cutting boards at walmart?

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    Here is a picture of one of the silicon cutting mats that I bought at Wal-Mart. It is very thin and measures 12x15. Hope this helps.

    here is the difference in size between the slider mat and the wal-mart mat
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    this is how it fits under the machine foot
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    Sorry but I have never heard of a slider mat - could you please explain how they are used and how here is an opening for the needle to quilt the fabric without sewining it on the fabric. Thanks

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    You use it to do free motion quilting with your machine. Cut a small hole in it where your needle goes through and I tape the slider in place so it will not move. Then start your quilting. I found it really helps the quilt top to slide easier. Also quilting gloves are a must. Hope this makes it clearer.

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