Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down


Thumbs up for the Supreme Slider! It's very smooth silicone (I think) sheet that fits on the bed of the sewing machine allowing fabric to move more easily when you're doing free motion stitching. There's a hole for the needle, and the underside is sticky and clings tightly. I've only used this on small pieces, but it was wonderful, totally living up to expectations.

P.S. Kathy's comment about washing the slider is a good one; I should have mentioned it. I already had to do that, and it seemed to work fine.


Thumbs down here. This batting shrinks more than I expected, it doesn't cling to the quilt very well, causing puckering, and it sheds lint EVERYWHERE. I thought I was buying Hobbs Heirloom, which has the same cotton-poly content, but had a real senior moment and bought this by mistake. Don't do it!

10 comments:

Joyce said...

It's amazing what a difference there is between different battings. My favorite of all is wool, but it's quite expensive.

Vivian said...

I've been interested in that silicone sheet. I may have to try it.
Thanks for the warning about the Fairfield batting. I usually use the Hobbs Heirloom and can understand your frustration, thinking you had something comparable.

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

Make sure you wash the slider when it gets linty else you may quilt it right into your quilt... ugh. Otherwise it's great! -I have had to use that batt on occasion and to tame it I've spritzed it with water and put it in the dryer. It helps, somewhat.

Barbara C said...

Thanks for the product reviews. Maybe with that slider I can convince myself to quilt the three quilts I've got pin basted.

Nellie's Needles said...

I have the slider and have liked it. It has gotten very linty on the back which is frustrating because it won't stay stuck in place. I had ended up scotch taping it in place, which was a nuisance when I had to get at the bobbin. Glad to know it can be restored by washing.

Libby Fife said...

Friends don't let friends use bad batting! Thanks:)

Moonlit Goddess said...

I so need to start machine quilting some of the tops that I have stored up over the years. I think I need to look into this silicon sheet.

jenclair said...

I read about the Slider somewhere else and was intrigued. Now I'm putting it on my shopping list! Thanks for the batting info, too.

Candace said...

Good to know on both, Kay! I've been eyeing the Supreme Slider for some time....off to order one just now!
Cheers!

KimQuiltz said...

I'm putting that slider thingy on my list too! Thanks for the reminder.