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Thread: Free Motion Quilting

  1. #11
    Super Member crafty pat's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
    Live Oak, Texas
    I use a darning foot and a spring loaded needle always make sure to drop the feed dog's. Go slow until you get the feel of what you are doing. It is a good idea to take scraps and make small sandwiches and practice before you start with a quilt. Welcome to the board.

  2. #12
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    Jan 2013
    You will need a darning foot for FMQ. Go to Craftsy.com. They have good classes to take. You will need a Walking Foot if you want to SITD. Welcome to the board.

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    Dec 2010
    Northwest Texas
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    The best answer I can give you is Practice, Practice, Practice. Good luck with your new endeavor.

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Super Member RugosaB's Avatar
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    Ohio, just east of Toledo
    Quote Originally Posted by Cgedeon View Post
    Hello. I am very new to your group even though I signed up a long time ago. I am trying to teach myself free motion quilting anyone who has some info or tips I would gladly appreciate them. Carol from Aurora, Ohio
    I realize this is a late response, but I wanted to add:
    When I started fmq, I used what was available for my machine, a darning foot. It worked fine but after 3-4 months, it broke. I was in the middle of something so tried my open toe foot. My machine has a button to lower the feed dogs, and a dial to set the 'darning' tension. With both of those activated, my open toe worked just fine and I've been using it ever since.
    (I read on the net that many people were experiencing a broken darning foot so I didn't even bother to replace it)
    You know that feeling when you've finished all your quilting projects and your studio is perfectly clean???? Me neither.

    It's not how fast you sew, it's how well you sew fast! Wait, I think that's supposed to be MOW!

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    Welcome from the foothills of the Colorado Rockies!!!
    I am too POSITIVE to be doubtful, too OPTIMISTIC to be fearful and way to DETERMINED to be defeated.

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