Sunday, May 16, 2010

A New Gadget

I have been playing with a new gadget. The Supreme Slider is a Teflon coated sheet with a sticky underside.

I first saw it in action on 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs.

It works too! The quilt slides over the sheet like a dream.

I've also made another set of blocks for our swap. Ruth and Karen's blocks will be in tomorrow's post.

It's fun deciding which blocks to send to each recipient.

Hope you had time for some stitching this weekend.


P.S. Connie - you need to contact me via email with your mailing address so that I can post your parcel to you.


  1. Love your blocks;) Sounds like a good find on that slider thing for the free motion quilting. The only thing I could wish for is a sewing machine with a longer throat space so I could do more machine quilting on bigger quilts. It gets frustrating trying to put all that bulk through that little space;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  2. I have the slider and really like it. I always use it now..

  3. Your swap blocks are great, I expecially love the ones with the pretty floral borders. This block pattern is great for scrappy quilts, everything looks great in it!

  4. I've wondered if the slider was really that good -- thanks for your review. I'll have to get one of these now. Love your swap blocks!

  5. I have one of those..somewhere. I'm like "Love" and seem to buy gadgets..the last one is a plexiglass table and I'm bound and determined to get back to it!

    Love the blocks. Mine just need to be labeled and will go out this week too. And yes, it is fun deciding who should get which blocks! Mary

  6. ooooh nice blocks! I get the kids to choose what goes in each envelope. The Pincushion Pass button you have reminds of a basket lid I made for my school Textile exam, I made thousands of those little origami triangle thingys!! Karen xxx

  7. Oh I've always wanted to try one of those slider thingies! One day I'll pull my finger out. ;)

    The blocks are lovely. I like how you've used some wattle fabric for a distinctly Aussie feel!

  8. Your blocks are so lovely, Ann! I can't wait to develop your kind of skill when piecing. Something to look forward to eh?

  9. Swaps look great, like the colours
    Hugs Bec

  10. Your blocks look great..I really like the border fabrics.
    Thanks for the info on the slider. I always wondered if they worked. Happy sewing.

  11. Hi Ann, I just sent you my address. Please let me know if you don't get it. Your blocks are really fun. I'm going to have to look into the Slider. I think I still need to practice alot. Connie204

  12. Thanks for letting us know about the new gadget! Glad it worked for you and your blocks for swap are beautiful!

  13. A new gadget. I love gadgets especially if they make our work (play) easier.
    Lovely blocks. How's your knitting coming along?

  14. What great blocks Ann...what fun you are going to have deciding which one goes to who...I'll have to have a look at that Slider...I'm not a huge quilter so anything that helps is handy to know...Dzintra♥x

  15. Hi, Ann, and Everyone! My computer is still giving me fits, but is working so far this morning, but I never know for how long so I'm using this comment to let you know I'm still alive! *grin* Repair is in process! I'm really frustrated, and may have to get a repairman fired when this is all finished! More on that another time maybe; it really gets my blood pressure up! In addition, my A.C. went out yesterday! *groan!*
    I have the slider too, but haven't done much quilting since I got it. I need to practice with it---maybe today, for relief from troubles? I do think the slider helps.
    Ann, your blocks are great, as usual. ---"Love"

  16. I will check into the slider as it really looks good.

  17. LOve the blocks!!!! just beautiful.
    Don't you just new gadgets-especially when they work as they proclaim.
    Take care,


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