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Thread: Supreme Slider alternative

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    Supreme Slider alternative

    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.
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    I cut up an old clear vinyl shower curtain and taped it to the top of my sewing table. Works like a charm. I had a slider, but sewed it to my quilt one too many times. Don't think it's necessary any more.
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    I haven't found anything that works as good for me and I tried every item mentioned as works as good. I had to tape the alternatives down very firmly so it wouldn't move. I spent half the amount of the cost of one trying out different just as good things. LOL. The Slider stays in place and a rinse under the faucet makes it as good as new. I've had mine for many years so the cost has averaged out to a couple dollars a year to own. Do I need it? No, but it works great and has kept my sewing extension table looking like new, no scratches.
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    I just don't see the point. My machine is slippery plastic anyway. How much better can this make it?
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    Go to the cooking department and see if they carry teflon oven liner. They are made to put on the bottom of your oven to keep spills from baking on. Here they are about $10 american. Cut a hole for the needle and you may need to use a bit of tape to keep it in place.
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    Do you know what Contact Paper is? (This is a shelf liner.) Take off the shelf liner, save the paper backing. Discard the shelf liner. Take the paper backing and tape it shiny side 'up' to your machine bed/sewing table & cut a little hole for your needle. It is as slick as a baby's bottom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Go to the cooking department and see if they carry teflon oven liner. They are made to put on the bottom of your oven to keep spills from baking on. Here they are about $10 american. Cut a hole for the needle and you may need to use a bit of tape to keep it in place.
    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.

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    The other day I cleaned an old machine plastic with brasso . The surface is now very smooth and slippery. Try it in a small area.
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    Be careful using any chemical product on plastic or acrylic or pexiglass. Over time it will become brittle and crack.
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    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.
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