Saturday, October 15, 2011

Quilting Practice

Today I finished quilting the grid between the blocks of the quilt that was giving me so much trouble the other day. But rather than jump right in to the free-motion work on it, I did a little practice.
Note use of (not really) specialist equipment: Hyflex gloves from the supermarket.  But I am using one expensive piece of quilting gear. Notice the shiny white surface under the quilting? That's a Supreme Slider. (If you follow that link, try and ignore the fact that they don't know the difference between "lie" and "lay"!)  It is said to be "zero friction", and I have to say, it is easy to move a small piece like this around on it.  The top surface is Teflon, and underneath it is a tacky (not in the bad way!) layer which stays where you put it by gripping the machine. It will be interesting to see how it works when there is a whole quilt being moved around, rather than this little 30cm square.

1 comment:

  1. i always wondered about those sliders and why you don't stitch thru it instead. Guess i need to check the link.