Saturday, November 30, 2013

Slippin' and a Slidin'

Remember when I showed my Supreme Slider all taped up? Word to the wise; be very careful if you stitch right up to the edge when using something really stiff like Peltex. If it catches the edge of the Slider, it will tear it.


 I finally ordered a new Queen Size Supreme Slider and put it on my machine. I think I've had the old one for around 3 years and maybe they've changed the product slightly since then, but I was really glad I had replaced it.


 It seemed more supple and stuck so much better to the machine and table top! I didn't even use tape. Also I had seen that the custom-cut slider at the sewing machine shop on their Janome 8900 had a hole cut for the bobbin case. Up until this point, I had never even thought to cut a hole. I didn't do the greatest job of it, but I love having better access and sight into my bobbin case when free motion quilting.


Another thing I did that involved sliding this week was to take advantage of the felt pads under the legs of my sewing table and to move it where the ceiling light wasn't blocked by me when quilting. Not only did I get better lighting, but it made a visible block to keep the kids from going to the right when they come down the stairs when I am quilting, which puts them close enough to bump me in mid-stitch. Now when I am quilting and slide the table this way, they go through the door on the left. I do slide the table back when I don't need the extra light.

I'm belatedly linking this with Leah Day's Free Motion Friday. Leah's reminding us to check out Craftsy's sale too. Craftsy Class Sale up to 66% off from 11/29-12/2!

7 comments:

  1. I have never seen anyone cut a hole in their slider to get easy access to the bobbin case!! I will try to work up the nerve to do that to my, I hate having to lift up the slider to replace the bobbin.

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  2. I hate having to lift the slider, also, and mine has clear packing tape on a major part of it. I forget how I ripped it (twice!).......I think grabbing it when the needle in the 'down' position had something to do with it!!! LOL! It sure works well!!!!!

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    1. We must be birds of a feather, I’ve already pinned into my new slider!

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  3. I need to try one of those things! I have yet to buy one and suspect I should. :)

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    1. Every once in a while, I try to quilt something small and don’t bother with the slider, but always find it’s better with the slider.

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  4. Love my slider! What a great idea to cut the bobbin hole! Simple and yet I've not seen anyone else do it! You are a genius!

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