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Thread: Supreme Slider alternative

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    try rubbing a bounce dryer sheet on your table, it gets it super slick! Also heard that spray silicone works and so does wax (like car wax). Really once you get used to fmq I think the sliding is less of an issue.
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    Try to find some heavy clear vinyl on a roll (like for a picnic table or for covering windows in winter). Cut a large sheet and tape it down. Your quilts should slide very easily on it. Use painters' tape to hold it down.

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    In a FMQ class I took, the instructor suggested that we buy a clear desk protector at one of the Office Supply Stores. I got one, and use painter's blue tape to attach it to my sewing table. When I got it positioned the first time, I marked where the needle was and cut a small hole with an exacto knife. In addition to being slippery, it covers the open areas around my machine since I don't have a custom piece to fit around it when it's recessed in my cabinet
    . I think the size I purchased was about $12.
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    I just use regular clear vinyl from the fabric store (joanns carries it in the home decor area). I place it just left of the needle and didn't bother to make a cut hole like the Supreme Slider. It works just fine for me.
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    I did the oven liner and taped it down. It worked for the most part but was a pain. My wonderful sisters gave me gift certificates for my birthday and the first thing I bought was the slider. I love it. If you can't afford the slider the oven liner works.

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    The supreme slider is on Amazon for only $22 dollars. And that is with free shipping. I don't think that is a lot to spend.

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    slider alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm5419 View Post
    I have used a teflon sheet, intended for ironing to keep sticky stuff off your iron when doing fusible projects. I attached it to the bed of my Singer 15-91 with painter's tape. It really helped the quilt slide, but it isn't a perfect solution since the tape has to be reapplied frequently. I have some gorilla tape, but hesitate to use it on my machine. I have since mounted that 15-91 into a cabinet, so I may be in the market for a supreme slider or equivalent myself.
    I have heard you can wax your machine bed, then buff it with a clean clothe to take off excess. Supposed to make it really slick. Haven't tried it yet, but it makes sense. I just keep using the slider I bought back when it was much cheaper and it holds up very well.

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