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Anyone using a Sew Slip?

Old 06-02-2007, 11:22 AM
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Does anyone have the Sew Slip? What is your evaluation?

The Sew Slip costs $25 and I don't want to invest if they do not work well. I had seen one demonstrated at a quilt show and it seemed to be worth a look, but of course the demonstrator was also selling the product.

Sounded like it was not effected by humidity. I struggled with free motion yesterday as it is hot and humid here in PA. Any thoughts?

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Old 06-02-2007, 12:39 PM
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What is a sew slip I've never heard of it thought I haven't been quilting very long.
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:47 PM
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It is a 12" x 18" of "plastic" (for lack of a better term), that adheres temporarily to the bed of your machine with the needlehole opening. It is slippery and aids in free-motion quilting. Supposedly, there is no drag caused by humidity or whatever. I recall that it is very thin, but I do not know the composition of the sheet. Once positioned, it will not slide around until you lift after use.

Just thought someone in the group had tried same.

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Old 06-02-2007, 04:53 PM
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someones hubby made something out of wood and covered it with contac...said it worked great...........its here somewhere...........ask
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I've never heard of a Sew Slip, but if it is like the Free Motion Slider or Supreme Slider, it is a teflon sheet. I have a teflon sheet I purchased some years ago from a sign supply shop to use as a heat press cloth. It works just as well today as it did then, & the surface is still just as slick. I would suggest looking for something like this (google search) if you do not want to pay that much, although, you will have to put your own hole in it, and use double sided or even carpet tape to hold it down. I bought a can of Quilt Glide from my local quilt shop for $8.95, which works great. You spray it on your table tops, quilt bed, and anywhere else you want to reduce friction or drag on your quilt and wipe/buff it off. It is super easy to use, works like a charm (it reminds you of putting
Armor-All on leather seats- slippery), and lasts through at least 1 king size quilt. (I am speaking from experience) The website listed on the can is:

www.jukeboxquilts.com

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They're are two here the one Barbs husband made and the one I made myself from looking at her pic.
http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/808.page
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Old 06-02-2007, 07:57 PM
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The Free Motion Slider and Supreme Slider! What exactly are these items?

I know Viking has something new that moves about in all directions which can be attached to any of their electronic machines and is used when machine quilting. It costs about $1000.

I will look into getting the Quilt Glide and give it a try.

The table extension is a great idea however, my machine sets into a table with a rather large surround.

You can see the Sew Slip at http://www.sewslip.com. I was just after an evaluation before spending the $25.

Thanks for the responses.
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:35 AM
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I looked at the Sew Slip, & although they do not say for sure, I believe this is a teflon sheet as well, with the silicon backing for cling or tackiness. (They say it is heat resistant up to 500 deg., it is stain resistant, fabric thin, etc., and from the pics it looks like teflon.) All that said, if it really is teflon, you will be able to use it for years to come, making it a worthwhile investment.

The Free-Motion Slider & Supreme Slider is basicly the exact same product, and they actually tell you it is teflon. Look at this link and you can see the similarities between the 2 products: http://freemotionslider.com/



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Old 06-03-2007, 07:54 AM
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Yes, they appear to be similar products. The Free Motion Slider needs to be taped down to the bed of your machine while the other two (Sew Slip and Supreme Slider) resist moving once in place. Teflon's life line is an excellent selling point which I had not considered until mentioned in this forum. Thanks for this input.

I am going to go ahead and purchase one of the latter two mentioned in the previous paragraph. Once I've had a chance to use it, I will report my findings as I really struggled with the resistance when quilting earlier this week and the project was just a lap robe.

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Old 06-03-2007, 02:23 PM
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I have used the sew slip at our local quilt shop. (They had one there for demo purpose.) It works if you are quilting nothing larger than a place mat. I did not find it very helpful on larger items. I have a much more practial solution that works well for my purposes. First of all you must have your machine level with your table, or desk top. Sorry, but you girls who are still trying to free motion with your freearm on the kitchen table are never going to be able to manage the quilt the way you want to, your set up won't let you no matter what extra gadgets you buy. My work space (table top with the machine set down into it) is 36 in. by 54in. It is wood but it would not have to be. It has about 5 coats of poly varnish on it. Then sanded with very fine sandpaper (300 grit or smaller) and then has about 3 coats of good quality furniture polish on top of that. My entire work surface is a slick as the sew slip sheet you are talking about. It has changed my whole attitude and enjoyment of freemotion quilting. Trust me you would not believe the difference it makes!!!!
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