Anyway, I ordered the three item special. I got the Supreme Slider, Magic Genie Bobbin Washers and a pair of extra large quilting gloves.
The supreme slider is rubber on one side and sticky...believe me, it stuck to everything that I got it close to this morning, from fabric to plastic to paper. The other side is teflon. We have such humid weather in Texas and I've found that I have to grip the quilt in my right fist so I can pull, and can only use my left hand flat on the quilt for control. On the cold days we had this year, it was very dry and I found I could lay both hands flat on the quilt and had much more control. I'll give a review after I've used it, but we really won't know if it does what I hope until quilting season starts about mid-July (when it gets too hot and humid to go outside).
I got the bobbin washers because it seems that when I'm quilting at a consistent speed and the bobbin is just spinning along and then I slow down, it takes the bobbin an extra second to slow down and I sometimes get a little birdsnest on the back of my quilt. I'm hoping that this thin plastic washer that goes between the bobbin and the bobbin case will regulate the speed at which the bobbin spins just a little bit more and eliminate that.
And, I got the gloves because the only ones I've found have been made for tiny hands. I wear the extra large F/P gloves and still get cramps across my hands until I can get them good and stretched out, which point, the seams start to give out :-(. These extra large gloves are man-sized and fit me perfectly.
That fabric you see in the background didn't come in the squishy. It's the back for the log cabin quilt that I blogged about last Friday. It was spread across the ironing board. I bought it before I knew about John Flynn's method of piecing a quilt back on the diagonal, so I bought twice as much as I needed. I've been ironing and ironing...it feels like I've ironed a mile.
Take care and have a great Wednesday. We're half way to a quilting weekend. Lane