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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Supreme Slider - Think It'll Help?

A quilter friend recommended this product for doing FMQ.  I've resisted buying it for over a year, as I'm somewhat opposed to using teflon.  Between the stain guarding in rugs (and even clothes) and non-stick cookware, every single American now has these chemicals in their bloodstream.  Kinda scary, huh?

Another reason NOT to try this product is the price - $34.00!

But I've been struggling with my FMQ.  I've never felt at ease doing it.  I stippled around 2 of 12 shamrocks, but felt like the quilt kept getting hung up on something.  This product is supposed to prevent those hang ups.  We'll soon find out!  I hope to get good results, considering that I've compromised my principles and all....

I want to finish up this shamrock wall quilt, and get rolling on my Feb. FMQ Challenge - feathers!  Quite frankly, feathers strike fear and trepidation in my heart.  Past attempts have been pitiful! 

Perhaps with the handy dandy Super Slider at my side, my feathers take flight!  :)

7 comments:

Joanne said...

I will be interested to hear what you think of the super slider. I find that the quilt gets caught on the edges of the table when I quilt.
Good luck!

yarngoddess said...

I like my slider and I can tell the difference when I forget to put it back on after regular sewing.

Doreen said...

I purchased the Slider (original size) about a year ago and have been very pleased with it. I definitely notice when I have forgotten to put it in place. It adheres to the machine surface very well (amazing!) and I haven't had any problems with an edge or corner lifting. When lint starts to accumulate on the wrong side just hold it under warm running water and dry and it's as good as new. I use it for all my FMQ projects and highly recommend it!!! Enjoy!

Doreen said...

Have to add this. I got my Slider from this site: http://jhittlesewing.funoverload.com/sewing/specials/page_1.html Prices are very good!

Pat said...

I absolutely love the slider. A couple of times I've forgotten to use it and wondered why there was so much drag. FMQ is sooooo much easier with it. I use masking tape along the front edge to keep it from sliding on the bed.

Maria Elkins said...

I use Sew Slip (http://www.sewslip.com/). Less expensive and larger. Yes, the Teflon surface really makes a difference.

Sara said...

Because there's so much misinformation out there about the Teflon® brand, I'm not surprised that you are concerned. I'm a representative of DuPont though, and hope you'll let me share some information with you and your readers so that everyone can make truly informed decisions.

Regulatory agencies, consumer groups and health associations all have taken a close look at the Teflon® brand. This article highlights what they found -- the bottom line is that you can use Teflon® non-stick without worry.

http://www.fluoropolymer-facts.com/PFOA/content.cfm?ItemNumber=4137&navItemNumber=4040xxx

I'd truly be glad to share additional information about it if you are interested, and appreciate your consideration of this comment. Cheers, Sara.