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Thread: Supreme Slider alternative

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    Since I am new to quilting could someone please tell what a supreme slider is! Thank you very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathbug View Post
    Since I am new to quilting could someone please tell what a supreme slider is! Thank you very much!
    It's a self sticking sheet of teflon (I think it's teflon) that adheres to the bed of your sewing machine with an opening for the needle to work through to your quilt & it allows your quilt to slide more easily on your work surface, while you are sewing on it. Apparently it helps, especially after sandwiching when there is a lot more weight to move around.
    I have not tried one but from the opinions expressed here, the majority seem to be positive. You can buy them at your LQS & I believe, on line. It is also moveable so when you don't need it, it lifts off. They also appear to last a long time, as long as you are careful & don't sew thru the slider. Hope this helps. Personally, I need all the help I can get to make things easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KathieS View Post
    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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    Who woulda thought that I could get something in the automotive dept. of Cdn. Tire ??
    They really do carry just about everything don't they. Tks from a fellow Canuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luana View Post
    I tried the teflon oven liner and the problem I encounerted was that I coundn't keep it in place. Tape would not stick to the teflon. I'm with BellaBoo on this one, I've wasted more money trying to find an alternative than buying the slider in the first place.
    I tried the teflon oven sheet too It is now in the bottom of the oven. I am saving up to buy the Slider.

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    I use silicone spray from the hardware store. The same stuff you would use to lubricate doors, etc. I spray it onto my surface one is a counter top and the other plastic, right before Iím going to machine quilt. Wipe off the excess, and I have a slippy slidey surface.
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    I purchased mine at Home Depot. (Orange can and you find it where the WD40 is) Sprayed it on a test surface, wiped it off with paper towel, and then checked to see if it would come off on the fabric. It didnít, so I sprayed some directly onto a test piece of fabric. Let it dry and saw no marks. I would advise anyone to do a test on your surface and fabric just to make sure.
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    WARNING: Do not get this stuff onto your floor. You do not want to end up on your keister, and you will.
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    The bonus to this is you can use it on squeeky door, hinges, and whatever else you need to around the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damaquilts View Post
    I tried the teflon oven sheet too It is now in the bottom of the oven. I am saving up to buy the Slider.
    In the mean time, try my Contact Paper (backing only) suggestion I made previously - it really does work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom3 View Post
    In the mean time, try my Contact Paper (backing only) suggestion I made previously - it really does work well.
    I'm going to WalMart this pm & am going to pick some up & give it a try. Tks for the suggestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by callen View Post
    I'm going to WalMart this pm & am going to pick some up & give it a try. Tks for the suggestion.

    Great! DO NOT use the Contact Paper itself! Using blue painters tape tape the paper backing shiny side up after you determine where you needle comes down.

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    The other day I bought a teflon sheet you put in the bottom of your baking pans so you don't have to use parchment or butter. It was very inexpensive compared to the big name sheets. Anyway, I did use it as a pan liner; however, I thought wow, this could be used as a "slider". Haven't tried it yet, so don't know whether it will work. I also had the large Supreme Slider. I taped it to the machine but the tape didn't hold. I sewed it to my quilt. I said it's not worth this much trouble.

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    Hi I read somewhere may have been on this board about using touch and seal wrap (I believe that is what it is called). They wrote that is works great and does not leave any sticky ness when removed. I have not tryed this but really sounds great. Happy quilting Yippie

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