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Amelia (Shipwreck)

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Getting my singer 66-4 treadle ready for some free motion quilting.

I cut a rubber-backed teflon-topped mouse pad to fit the bed. It fits perfectly and does double duty of protecting my decals and providing extra slip!

(note I only put the teflon mat down while sewing, I don't store it with the rubber on the paint.)

Darning foot will be here in the morning!
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Mavis

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That should work!  Show us your quilting once you're done, too!
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Chaly

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Yes, can't wait to see your free-motion work.  Great idea and thanks for sharing.  Where did you get your mouse pad?
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Amelia (Shipwreck)

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I am JUST NOW learning. so it's really bad. I'm practicing the motion on an old dead quilt, just getting the feel.

The thing in the red circle is my broken upper thread from me pulling on the quilt too fast.

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Teflon Mouse pad: https://catalog.cshyde.com/viewitems/astic-products-c4-ngen-mouseware-gear-c4-mousepads/ucts-c4-ngen-mouseware-gear-c4-mousepads-c4-ngen04

Mine is the 8x10 'landing strip' the cheapest one they offer.

Someone else suggested using a teflon baking mat.

 

Conclusion: I NEED MORE! The bed of the machine now has way less drag than the flat area, so fabric slides quickly to the left off of the machine, slowly to the right (from the wood, to the machine). I've already been thinking about making a new treadle top (not hurting my antique one) out of teflon. They use it for counters in professional kitchens. 

And that little 1/4" lip from the bed to the wood drives me nuts. lol. i am spoiled by my bernina table. 
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samiamaquilter

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I have used a large plastic cutting sheet for the same purpose. They are cheap. I use the blue tape to hold them in place. The tape will finally roll up on you, depending on where it is but I just replace it.

Sammie quilter in NC
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