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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicki W View Post
    The oven liner is tefilon coated and is used to make the FMQ area easy to slide over. There is a product available called a slider that the liner are like
    Thanks for the info. I was a little confused as well, as I'm also trying to do fmq...
    When someone mentions quilting, I go to pieces!

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    Super Member Candace's Avatar
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    Google Super Slider. I LOVE mine. It's white and not hard on the eyes. Not worth it to me to mess with kitchen tools to save a couple of dollars.

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    Senior Member Sewflower's Avatar
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    Thanks for all the information. Keep us posted on your progress

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    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
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    I just use the extension table that came with my babylock Jane. I use any kind of gloves with rubber nubs, they all work for me. I make quilts all year long and gloves don't get too hot. I have a fan blowing on me in the summer.
    Another Phyllis
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    I do have to say that the machine makes a big difference as well. I oringinally did FMQ on my Bernina 1280 and I was never very happy with the results - thought it was my machine but I tried my mom's Berninas as well and same level of quality.
    I got a mid arm Baby Lok Quilter's Pro 2 years ago and the difference is just amazing - much easier to do FMQ and with by far better results. Maybe because the Bernina is basically for fashion sewing and my Baby Lok is a true quilter's machine? Is a mystery.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    I have tried all the gloves, gardening, rubber tips, rubber gloves, rubber glove finger tips (cut from the gloves) Fons & Porter gloves, but I like Machingers the best. I used the supreme slider for a while and then forgot to put it on the machine and didn't notice a difference with the fmq. I think the best advice I've gotten is to practice, practice, practice, and then practice more. I'm still making progress.
    Thank you for that information. I'm going to try the Machingers.

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    Super Member Doreen's Avatar
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    I have about 1/2 doz gloves but the machingers also worked for me. You also eneed to get up and stretch when doing FMQ you can cause damage to shoulders.

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    Livonia, New York
    Christmas Tree Store also sells oven liners......cheap

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    It has been my experience that speed also helps, and the gloves works, do like the Machingers the best....have also used, with some success, a Magic Eraser - cut in half.....what you need with free motion quilter is traction control, which is why you drop the feed dogs. You need to move the quilt under the needle. I have been using just car wax on the working surface of my machine and surround and that has worked very well, but the major secret is traction on the quilt to keep it moving.....there is also a large C shaped device to move your quilt, have one, have used it, but found the ring was always in the wrong place.....

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    I use SortQwik or Tacky Finger. It is not expensive and available in any office supply store. This is Not the same as the oven liner or supreme slider. Rub SortQwik or Tacky Finger into your fingertips (I do the palm of my hands also) and you will have a better grip on your fabric - and it makes your hands feel great.

    Place the oven liner or supreme slider on the bed of your machine and the table around the needle area and the quilt will slide easier over those surfaces. I bought the oven liner and decided it was too slick.

    By all means, try everything available until you find what works best for you.
    Shirley in Arizona

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