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Thread: Supreme Slider alternative

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    Super Member thepolyparrot's Avatar
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    The Sew Slip brand is twice as large and runs about $20.

    This is a good seller who I've ordered from, and I'm pretty sure she combines shipping costs:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/380527546215
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    I bought a supreme slider and tried it a few times and never use it. I do just fine without it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnVT View Post
    I just don't see the point. My machine is slippery plastic anyway. How much better can this make it?
    It makes a huge differerence. I got to try one free in a FMQ I took and I bought one right after
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    It makes a huge differerence. I got to try one free in a FMQ I took and I bought one right after
    It really does. I about wore one out, so now I have a "spare" to use while the main one is drying. I saw it in a video and thought it looked like a good idea and it really is, especially with the wooden cabinet that I use most often for FMQ. So much easier to slide the quilt around in different directions!

    And on this board, I heard about silicone spray for textile applications and I bought some of that, too. All my FMQ surfaces are slick as a whistle - really cuts drag! When you're wrestling a king-size quilt, every little bit of drag that you can eliminate makes the work easier on your hands, arms and shoulders.

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    Thanks to all that sent me their opinion on this item. Sounds like it might be for me. Maybe I will have to leave hints out that Santa might just read & pick one up for me. Our LQS is very small & she doesn't carry a lot & this is one item she might not have but will have to check it out. Happy holidays & Merry Christmas to all QB members. Tks for all your help.
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    I have a yard of JoAnn's heaviest vinyl. I tape it at the needle with package tape and one piece of painter's tape on the front of the cabinet. I like that it covers such a large area - the entire swing out part of the cabinet and the adjoining cabinet so the quilt slides nicely.

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    tape it down with painters tape I use it with my teflon liner and it works well

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    How about parchment paper.Parchment paper is used to make sure baked goods don't stick to the baking sheet. You might want to try it. It's not expensive,so you won't be out much money. Just a idea.

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    Harriet Hargrave recommends using a laminated surface as the quilt tends to drag on wooden surfaces. A couple of laminated tables sound OK to me - even if they might look a bit 'tacky'

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    Quote Originally Posted by callen View Post
    The members here on the QB are so inventive & clever that I was hoping someone has come up with an alternate material that could be as good as the Supreme Slider. I just find it so expensive (here in Canada it runs about $35.00-40.00 for the regular size) & the queen is even more pricey. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I could use instead of the Supreme Slider. Any & all suggestions would be very much appreciated. Tks to everyone.

    Would you believe that the Automotive Department at Canadian Tire may hold your solution ??? I spray vinyl protectant (such as Son of a Gun) on the bed of my machine and then buff with a soft cloth. This makes the bed super slippery and FMQ a breeze. Hope this helps.

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