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    FMQ help--why not?

    Sooooooo, a thread about FMQ help has been going around and much discussion about expensive rings and holders has gone through this thread.

    Last year, when I was at the Sisters Outdoor quilt show, the inventer of this product was there demonstrating the quilt pads. They looked very interesting, and of course, while she was demonstrting, they worked quite well. However, I looked at the pads, and they were made out of FLIP FLOP RUBBER,

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    They are called Grip and Stitch free motion quilting pads, you can get them from Amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/Stitch-Motion-.../dp/B005MRUAE2


    So, for a cheap set of pads, why not use a pair of kids flip flops as FMQ pads? I'm going to look for some and give it a try!
    Last edited by Jean Sewing Machine; January 17, 2014, 09:12 AM.

    #2
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    Like this?

    flips.jpg

    heehee
    🌺 Lorie

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      #3
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      Now that's funny, because I was thinking if you got a little kids pair, just leave the straps on and slip your fingers thru!! hahahaah!!!
      pat.

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        #4
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        I'll just stick with gloves. Got them a Lowe's garden department for $3 and they are prefect fit.
        Cheri

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          #5
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          Originally posted by Hulamoon View Post
          Like this?

          [ATTACH=CONFIG]65804[/ATTACH]

          heehee
          Exactly! Are these your hands?

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            #6
            Re: FMQ help--why not?

            No, but it did come from a Hawaiian web site It was a reminder to bring your flip flops for walking on a trail. I was cracking up when it looked like sewing lines.

            I bought some gloves too, at the market of all places. Super thin, I need to sew the finger tips down though. I look forward to seeing how you like this. Our Walmart has a whole isle or two of flip flops. lol
            🌺 Lorie

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              #7
              Re: FMQ help--why not?

              So funny and too cute. Let us know if its works to use flip flops. I love my machingers
              Karen
              Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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                #8
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                They always have a bin of them for a dollar or two at JoAnn during the summer.
                Be who you are and say what you feel
                because those who mind don't matter,
                and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

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                  #9
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                  That is a brilliant idea. Makes perfect sense. I love my gloves though, so not sure I will try this.
                  Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

                  Marilyn......
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                    Re: FMQ help--why not?

                    Originally posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
                    Sooooooo, a thread about FMQ help has been going around and much discussion about expensive rings and holders has gone through this thread.

                    Last year, when I was at the Sisters Outdoor quilt show, the inventer of this product was there demonstrating the quilt pads. They looked very interesting, and of course, while she was demonstrting, they worked quite well. However, I looked at the pads, and they were made out of FLIP FLOP RUBBER,

                    [ATTACH=CONFIG]65801[/ATTACH]

                    They are called Grip and Stitch free motion quilting pads, you can get them from Amazon

                    Amazon.com - Grip & Stitch Free Motion Machine Quilting Disks Clever Craft Tools - Home And Garden Products


                    So, for a cheap set of pads, why not use a pair of kids flip flops as FMQ pads? I'm going to look for some and give it a try!

                    I've seen these flip flops at our local Dollar General Store for around a dollar.
                    TODAY IS A GOOD DAY...TO HAVE A GOOD DAY...Genny

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                      #11
                      Re: FMQ help--why not?

                      I use a product that comes in a roll and is to stop carpet rugs from slipping. I just cut of two pieces and place them under my hands. Works a treat. I do have some gloves but I get fed up with putting them on and taking them off all the time if you know what I mean. I got this product from IKEA it cost about £2.50 for a roll of it. It's like a mesh to look at and very soft to handle.

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                        #12
                        Re: FMQ help--why not?

                        Sponges work pretty well also .. And cheap too .. Pick a color to match your mood LOL

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                          #13
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                          Originally posted by Jeannie acton View Post
                          I use a product that comes in a roll and is to stop carpet rugs from slipping. I just cut of two pieces and place them under my hands. Works a treat. I do have some gloves but I get fed up with putting them on and taking them off all the time if you know what I mean. I got this product from IKEA it cost about £2.50 for a roll of it. It's like a mesh to look at and very soft to handle.
                          That's a good idea. They have those rubber drawer/shelf liners too.
                          🌺 Lorie

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                            #14
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                            I use my white Mini Mouse gloves and sometimes Fabulous Fabric Glide by Gypsy Quilter. I bought that before knowing about the gloves. They really come in handy when I don't want to wear anything on my hands. Your flip flop deal looks like a good idea though.

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                              #15
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                              MSQC sells them here too I believe. I've looked at them more than once. But I keep not putting them in my cart.

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