It's no secret that I love my Supreme Slider for giving me a smooth surface for my quilting. But since I use a machine with a drop-in bobbin, peeling the teflon-coated mat back up to change a bobbin was a small irritating hassle.
So I cut a hole around the bobbin cover area. That was great, but sometimes my basting pins would hang up along that cut edge. Plus, sometimes when doing dense tiny stitching, I could feel that cut edge interfering with the sliding of the quilt. Such a tiny little difference, but there it is.
So I started putting a piece of my beloved but ugly painter's tape over the cut out. It smoothes out the cut edges and the tape is easy enough to remove and replace when changing a bobbin. Plus the tape secures the slider to the bed of the machine there and keeps things flat around the needle area.
|I came across this wall hanging the other day- it's the first finished piece I ever used rulers on, back in 2012.|
Hope this tip is helpful and I really hope I can get some decent quilting done today!