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Thread: FMQ Teflon Sheet for bed of machine? Anyone know?

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    Senior Member kwendt's Avatar
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    A lady who's a great quilter suggested I get one of these teflon like sheets? I think it somehow sticks to the machine bed and table and makes a large, smooth slick surface to FMQ? (There must be some sort of hole for the needle to pass though...)

    Anybody use something like this? What's it called? What brand/type/style would you recommend? How does it stick? I mean... I have a horiz. drop in bobbin... so I'd need to change out the bobbin on occasion....

    ??? Thanks!

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    Google Supreme Slider. Yes you can make your own out of a teflon sheet, but I love my Slider. It's thin and perfect. You just remove it to change bobbins.

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    i would like to try that

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    I use the Supreme Slider, too. Didn't think I'd really need it but now I've tried it I love it.

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    Many here swear by these, but your machine does need to be set into a table/cabinet for it to work :wink: :D:D:D

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    You can also buy one of those over liners that everyone talks about. I finally found one at Bed Bath and Beyond for about $10. The Super Slider is about $28 or something at your local quilt store. Haven't tried it yet but I can always use it in the oven to catch spills if I don't like it on the machine.
    Also someone suggested that you cut out an area for sewing and fasten the liner over the bed of the machine with some sort of tape (??) You can probably find more info on this board if you search "super slider" on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Many here swear by these, but your machine does need to be set into a table/cabinet for it to work :wink: :D:D:D

    Very true, Amma!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Many here swear by these, but your machine does need to be set into a table/cabinet for it to work :wink: :D:D:D
    Um a yeah.... lol.

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    Bearing in mind what amma said, I have one and it has made all the difference to my FMQ. I don't even use my gloves anymore. I'd highly recommend it, if you have the set in table. :-D

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    I bought one at my lqs and it was 28.00 on sale for around 19. But its not very big. It works ok but not very big for what you pay for it. HAve heard of using the oven liners you can get them at the Christmas tree Shop for $5.00 but haven,t heard how they work. You must have to tape them down so they won't slip around. If they work it would be slick because you could cut it any size you want. You have to cut a small hole for your needle.

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    Love my super slider. Really helps move that quilt around!

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    A sheet of plastic purchased by the yard works for me.
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    I don't have the Supreme Slider, but I did find something that has worked for me and is much cheaper. I use a teflon sheet for ironing appliques to fusible. Cut a hole in it for the needle and used masking tape to tape down to extension table and machine.

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    If you buy the Sew Slip brand sheet, it's about twice as big for the same price as the Supreme Slider.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120606839114 (I have no affiliation with this seller whatsoever - this is just a quick way to show you what I'm talking about :) )

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    I made one and did a thread on it. Go to search and enter "Free Motion Slider". I showed pictures of product that I used. Hope this helps. I have used it and it works great for me.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....+slider&u=&s=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Many here swear by these, but your machine does need to be set into a table/cabinet for it to work :wink: :D:D:D
    Um a yeah.... lol.
    Does that mean you have or you haven't one? :D In any case I do think you could tape it down or cut it to size for your machine if you don't have an extension table.

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    Found this for same price. Not sure what the difference is, if any.
    http://www.sewslip.com/

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    I have one and thought I liked it. Then, I did a big-ish quilt without it. My feed dogs don't drop so I just set the stitch length to zero, and, surprise to me, it worked better. Can't explain it. My machine is in a table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainpat
    Found this for same price. Not sure what the difference is, if any.
    http://www.sewslip.com/
    This is the one I have and I really like it. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmonsweet
    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Many here swear by these, but your machine does need to be set into a table/cabinet for it to work :wink: :D:D:D
    Um a yeah.... lol.
    Does that mean you have or you haven't one? :D In any case I do think you could tape it down or cut it to size for your machine if you don't have an extension table.
    I have two machines, both in tables so i have a flat huge bed to work with. I like the tip about the larger sized one. I'll be sure to investigate that as I look at them.

    My big thing is that I don't want to tape anything down, if I don't have to. Might leave a sticky mess, and as several have said... I imagine that the quilt will drag on the taped areas then.

    But I do need to pull it up to get to my drop in bobbin.

    Thanks everyone! I've got at least three manufacturers now.. and a possible DIY option. You are all the best!!!! :D

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