Having read lots of positive remarks regarding Sew Slip mats (see above) which you attach to the bed of the machine - supposedly making the surface extra slippy in order for the quilt to slide along - I bought one thinking it would be a wonderful aid to free motion quilting my eleven UFO's.
This product is not cheap and I was very disappointed.
It is easier and cheaper and more effective to use an anti-static furniture polish and duster.
It must be ANTI-STATIC polish not the one containing beeswax. Quilt will slide along easily....
So don't waste your money.
Using a 20 year old very mucky/dusty UFO as a 'sacrificial' quilt upon which to practice quilting on my JUKI . . .
This quilt has not seen the light of day for years - stored in a bag alongside other UFO's up in the loft. Will need a good wash when it's quilted - before binding.
Am liking this old quilt more and more - the JUKI too!
What is the furniture polish doing on my table I hear you ask?
Will reveal all later . . . .
My Stephen died two years ago on Tuesday 13th. Seems five minutes ago. Miss him very much.
Patsy Thompson very kindly sent me some lovely fabrics - sateen - which I have been saving until I am really proficient in feather quilting and trapunto . . meanwhile calico will have to do until then. Patsy has been burgled. Her car was broken into and machines, quilts - samples stolen. Heartbreaking.
After much faffing and messing about with various threads - needles - tension - finally doing a Heath Robinson on the pedal with a piece of firewood and sellotape - I have managed to Tame The Beast which now does as it's told. I disconnected the red thread cutting button (unnecessary in my opinion) - as it's easy enough to cut the threads using the scissor button on the machine.
In the middle of some practice quilting when my trusty 1015 mechanical Bernina blew up sending clouds of acrid white smoke into the air. Couldn't believe it. This machine has machine quilted through thick and thin. Devastated. Have loads of quilt tops waiting to be finished so..............no alternative but to resurrect The Beast!
Am primitive cook.
Enjoy quilting/appliqué but seeking to break out of my comfort zone - starting with feathers aka Patsy Thompson..
Like gardening, studying birds, drawing.
Relaxing and pottering about are high on my agenda.
Love music, play the ukulele and sing my heart out with local choirs.