Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 57

Thread: Teflon "slider" sheets - even remotely worth the price?

  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Sonoma County, CA
    Posts
    3,919

    Teflon "slider" sheets - even remotely worth the price?

    I get neck & shoulder fatigue when I'm quilting, even with wearing grippy gloves, so I'm debating trying out one of those stick-on teflon slider sheets for my machine. But they're so darn expensive!!

    Are they even remotely worth the price? Do they help that much? I swear it'd almost be cheaper just to get a massage after I'm done sewing for the night!

    Anybody have any other tips or tricks that might help? I try to remember to relax and rotate my shoulders periodically but I tend to focus so much on what I'm sewing that I completely forget everything else. I even tried a timer but I just slap the off button and keep sewing, because it goes off at just the "wrong" time, every time! LOL

  2. #2
    Super Member Treasureit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    OC, CA
    Posts
    2,938
    Here is one topic on this subject that might be helpful. I know there were others I have seen too...try searching for slider or teflon slider. http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...n-t146420.html

  3. #3
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    28,583
    I bought one from Leah Day and I don't care for it. It slides, may work for small things but, I don't make small things.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Sonoma County, CA
    Posts
    3,919
    Quote Originally Posted by Treasureit View Post
    Here is one topic on this subject that might be helpful. I know there were others I have seen too...try searching for slider or teflon slider. http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...n-t146420.html
    Oh, thanks Treasureit! I don't know why I didn't think to search, of COURSE it's already been talked about on here - duh!

    Lots of good ideas in that thread, I think I might try a couple of the free/cheap ideas people posted before I go spend an arm & a leg on the name brand solution.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    816
    I can't find mine right now. Quilting isn't any different from when I used to use it.
    Don't bother.

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Sonoma County, CA
    Posts
    3,919
    Sounds like what I really need is robot arms and shoulders that never tire out! LOL (oh, if only!)

  7. #7
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    S. Texas
    Posts
    1,949
    I
    Ove it for free motion quilting. I bought a silicone baking sheet. Much less expensive.

  8. #8
    Member BeckyPotter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Pompano Beach, Fl
    Posts
    58
    I bought an oven liner mat at Wal-Mart for 5.00. Cut the hole for the needle , taped under the machine.

  9. #9
    Junior Member Launie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Posts
    136
    I went to JoAnns and bought a large piece (I think a yard-yard and half) of heavy vinyl. I have this spread out over the cabinet of my Singer 15-91 when I am quilting. I think it has really helped keep things moving along. And WAY cheaper than a super slider!

  10. #10
    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    5,699
    Yes they are worth the 20 dollars. makes life easy and you can use them over and over so I am not sure why people consider them expensive

  11. #11
    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    11,926
    Blog Entries
    1
    I got rid of the neck and shoulder fatigue problem by quilting standing up. I place my machine on my cutting table. It is even better now that I have a styrofoam table surround for this setup -- creates a nice flat area. However, I still think the biggest help is standing up. My shoulders stay low and relaxed that way.

    Here are links to the instructions for creating a styrofoam table surround:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g14go...ure=plpp_video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAS25...ure=plpp_video

  12. #12
    Super Member Gramie bj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Riverside Washington
    Posts
    1,513
    I just gave my sewing table a good coat of Min Wax, rub it on and buff off. I did this 3 times before I got the results I wanted, but it works great.

  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Tn
    Posts
    271
    I have used one in the past and I guess it helped some but I finally had to resort to quilting my large quilts with QAYG methods. Too painful to push a big quilt. Not all quilts are suitable for QAYG but so many are.
    Molly O

  14. #14
    Senior Member quilter711's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    513
    Blog Entries
    47
    A coat of car wax on metal or plastic housing machines works great. It will need to be done periodically. This also protects the metal housing !!
    quilter711
    Nancy

  15. #15
    Super Member Candace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    9,839
    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    Yes they are worth the 20 dollars. makes life easy and you can use them over and over so I am not sure why people consider them expensive
    I agree. They're so worth it and I use mine all the time.

  16. #16
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,988
    I just took a FMQ class this past weekend. The instructor allowed us to use her Sew Slip sheets. I did notice a difference when I used it, as opposed to not using one. JMHO
    ~Sheriann~💖 BabyLock Ellisimo 💖 Husqvarna Viking Designet 1ESS 💖 BabyLock Imagine 💖 Janome Jem Platinum 760 ♥ Beloved Gram's 1924 Singer Treadle 💖 1937 & 1953 Singer Featherweights #IAMSEWBLESSED ♥

  17. #17
    Super Member Deborahlees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wine Country-Southern California
    Posts
    1,455
    If you can afford it, then go for it, if you can't then try a less costly alternative, like heavy plastic or a silcone baking sheet.....it just really helps with the drag, and push and pull.......I also think a level surface really helps am going to be building up my quilt table with the same styro from Hone Depot that I used for my design wall.
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

  18. #18
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Orbiting
    Posts
    1,442
    Prism99 - thanks for those links! I have read about someone buying a blank door and cutting out the place for the machine but this is even better! I have a Juki with a little table that I think it would be easier to cut the Styrofoam to fit it rather than trying to get right next to the machine.

    I tried one of those slider sheets at a class one time - did not care for it.

  19. #19
    Super Member tjradj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    London, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,329
    Blog Entries
    1
    I find the supreme sliders too pricey for my blood. I use a non stick microwave oven liner. It is somewhat tacky and can be repositioned. It's only about $5 and is easy to cut. I just cut out the freearm area so I can get to my bobbin case. I tape down the edges.
    I wouldn't quilt without some kind of slider. My shoulders and arthritic fingers would never forgive me.
    I used to be "hot", now it's just "hot flashes!"

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Highlands Ranch, CO
    Posts
    392
    I got a slider when I bought my Horizon. The first time I used it, it stretched out aroung the needle/ bobbin area and now nothing slides over it. Glad I didn't spend the $50 they said it costs! I'd save my money if I were you and try one of the cheaper options mentioned here, IMHO!

  21. #21
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,661
    Blog Entries
    2
    I have the Supreme Slider. In fact I have three of them. One was a gift, I won one on a blog give away and I just bought the new extra large size one. I notice a big difference in my hands, they feel more relaxed after quilting. If I don't use the slider my hands feel tired. I rinse it in water to remove lint and threads and it resticks like new. I don't see how a baking sheet would work the same. I have a teflon baking sheet and it is nothing like the Supreme Slider.
    Got fabric?

  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    in the heart of the awl
    Posts
    979
    I bought a sheet of template to try as a slider. Haven't tried it yet, but I did experiment and it does slide, so maybe?

  23. #23
    Super Member weezie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Douglas County, GA
    Posts
    1,717
    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyPotter View Post
    I bought an oven liner mat at Wal-Mart for 5.00. Cut the hole for the needle , taped under the machine.
    I also have the oven liner and punched the hole in it for the needle; I used double backed tape to secure rubber drawer liner over the entire bottom to keep the teflon liner from sliding. At the moment, of course, I can't think of the name of the rubber liner, but I use it to back many things to keep them from slipping and sliding.

  24. #24
    Super Member alwayslearning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    1,460
    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    Yes they are worth the 20 dollars. makes life easy and you can use them over and over so I am not sure why people consider them expensive
    Agree with Dolphyngyrl!
    "Only those who know enough is enough can ever have enough." Lao Tzu

  25. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    546
    I have quilted for 20 years and have never heard of a slider sheet ! Does it sit on top to make fabric slide easier? I do use those rubber door stoppers (2) to place under in the back of the machine to tilt the machine forward. It really helps with the shoulder position when I am sewing. You can make the machine tilt as little or much as you like and they seem to stay in place pretty good.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.