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Thread: New FMQ tool-really cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanaquilts44 View Post
    Super good tip! I have a couple sitting in a drawer somewhere.
    Oh yeah, me too!!

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    Super! I hav a band but hate to exercize. This will give it a reason to stay living at my house. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Finally a use for exercise bands I can see actually using!

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    I never thought of using the exercise bands for fmq. I will have to get some. I WILL definetely try the rubber grippers from the dollar store. I actually use it in the drawers of my sewing desks to keep things from slipping and sliding around in the drawer. Thanks for sharing.

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    Another suggestion is clean un-used magic erasers.....one in each hand palm works well....
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    What department would these be in? Another things to hide along with the items we find in hardware that are not meant for quilters' use.

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    What a great tip, I have so many of those rubber straps from doin physical therapy on my arm. Love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaylfordsollimo View Post
    What department would these be in? Another things to hide along with the items we find in hardware that are not meant for quilters' use.
    I am going to assume in the sporting goods/exercise dept ?????
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    Thanks for the idea!

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    Thanks for the tip, that is what I like about the board. Every one on the board is so smart and sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfosa421 View Post
    Cool idea I wonder if the no skid stuff you get at the dollar store would work too I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing

    I had a bunch of the non-skid shelf liner (like they sell at the dollar store) and cut several strips about 3" x 4". It works really well, and doesn't slip. Don't like it as shelf liner because it doesn't allow things to glide. Go figure.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaylfordsollimo View Post
    What department would these be in? Another things to hide along with the items we find in hardware that are not meant for quilters' use.
    At Walmart they're with the exercise stuff in the sporting goods. I would imagine any drug store might have the exercise bands too.

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    Wonderful idea...thanks so much.

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    Someone on the board mentioned they used glycerin and I tried it and it's great! I'll never go back to gloves/rubber/shelf liner, etc again!! Just a drop will last a really long time!
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    The rubbery "shelf paper" works too.

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    Great idea! Is it sad how many of us have these and DON'T use them for exercising?

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    Thanks for the info-good stuff!

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    Thanks for sharing!
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    I would never be able to use these unless they were connected to my hands. I make large loops and circles and cover a lot of ground with each go around. I would be sewing through the elastic bands on every turn LOL !

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    I finally found my foot control permanently! I put a pillow unto the floor behind it against the wall, and the control doesn't go anywhere. If my machine were in the middle of the room, maybe the pillow would slip, too, but I think it would hold better than nothing.

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    I've got some and just learning to FMQ. Thanks for the tip!
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    G R E A T IDEA!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks for sharing your discovery!
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    LOVE THIS THREAD! Maybe sew a section of it into a short tube shape so you can slip your fingers or hands in and out easily? I can't wait to try this. I'd be more tempted to leave the bands long, and take a stretch break every so often to keep from getting stiff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaC View Post
    Finally, a GOOD reason to use those bands...LOL! I have to try this!
    Better than the real way, huh?

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