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    New product review

    I'm always looking for shortcuts to make half Square triangles. Especially when you have to mark both sides of center. I purchased this Sew Steady Grid Glider, and it is a game changer. You put it on your sewing table, place the hole under the needle. You can alter the size of the hole. It works very much like the Angler 2. No more tedious marking of triangles. And the surface is slick, so fabric just glides right thru!!!!
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    Wow. I am going to look into one of these..

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    Looks neat! Is it slippery enough to replace the supreme slider for FMQing?

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    I went to web and was reading. I really like. Place an order.

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    In my limited experience, I find Sew Steady to make great products, and also great customer service. I keep a cutting mat on my Sew Steady right by the machine, but have to move it over pretty often because it kind of has a grippy surface, and if I'm sewing a larger piece, it grabs rather than glides. This product looks like it would combine the best parts of slider and graph. I'd just have to remember not to cut on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Looks neat! Is it slippery enough to replace the supreme slider for FMQing?
    It is very slick, so I would say yes!
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    Any idea of the size of the largest square that you can sew on the diagonal with this?

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    That looks like a great product!

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    Nice product for sure. I usually put a piece of painter's tape and use that edge to sew from corner to corner because I can never find my Angler when I need it.
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    wow, thanks for the heads up
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    Could you also use this mat for fmq?

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    Thanks Harriet! I have done that with colored electrical tape for years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailorwoman View Post
    Any idea of the size of the largest square that you can sew on the diagonal with this?
    I believe 6", but you can always extend the line with blue painter's tape.
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    Definitely intriguing ... I like all the extra markings, so that if you want to do a much wider than normal seam allowance, it is ready to go.

    How is it held in place?
    .. double faced tape? or?
    Would want to make sure that the lines on the straight away ....
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    I’m guessing that if your machine has a laser, it would do the same thing right? Just line up the laser line on the diagonal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarpanini View Post
    I believe 6", but you can always extend the line with blue painter's tape.
    Thank you. That is a good idea. I like the look of this and it would probably work better than my "crazy carpet".

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    Thank you for your review Harriet. I do like all of the additional markings on the mat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Queenbarbiej View Post
    Could you also use this mat for fmq?
    I think so .. in fact it appears to be marketed for that purpose. They don't really advertise using it for HST as Harriet described. Looks very useful to me.
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    Has anyone seen a better price than this website?

    https://www.allbrands.com/categories...er-slick-cling

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    Thanks Harriet. That looks great. I need to check into that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Definitely intriguing ... I like all the extra markings, so that if you want to do a much wider than normal seam allowance, it is ready to go.

    How is it held in place?
    .. double faced tape? or?
    Would want to make sure that the lines on the straight away ....
    scotch tape is working great right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JENNR8R View Post
    Has anyone seen a better price than this website?

    https://www.allbrands.com/categories...er-slick-cling
    Try fabricpatch.com. Same price but shipping is a bit less
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    Price was $19.99 but shipping was $25.61--won't be getting one at this house.
    Quote Originally Posted by JENNR8R View Post
    Has anyone seen a better price than this website?

    https://www.allbrands.com/categories...er-slick-cling

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarpanini View Post
    scotch tape is working great right now.
    Thanks Harriet ... I'm really intrigued about this.
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    This looks nice, but I use a product from New Leaf Stitches called Clearly Perfect Angles. It isn't as big, but it costs half as much. It attaches to your sewing table like vinyl window clings. No tape needed.

    https://www.fatquartershop.com/clear...saAnBnEALw_wcB

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