Originally Posted by Amelia (Shipwreck)
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.
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.