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Thread: Free Motion Quilting

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    Free Motion Quilting

    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

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    Free motion, I've never really attempted think it requires a walking foot on machine, don't own one.. But, when I stitch anything I use the darning foot and trace everything on design on paper, and stencil/quilt by machine now.. Used to quilt by hand.

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. One of my favourite sites for easy to follow designs is http://www.theinboxjaunt.com/ Look under the Quilts/tutorials tab at the top of the site for free motion quilting tutorials. She posts a new design each week in Tuesday Tutorials.
    Last edited by Tartan; 08-16-2014 at 04:38 AM.

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    welcome from se TX -- lots of info on this site!!
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    Hi from Wisconsin! For FMQ you need to drop (or cover) your feed dogs and use a special foot. The foot usually looks like a circle or a "C". There are lots of other tips here. Just put free motion quilting in the Search to find them. Good luck and have fun!
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    I WOULD suggest you get a slider, gloves for quilting you need a foot for that I use a spring loaded foot make some practice pieces with fabric and batting if you can slow your machine down do that I like to use 100% silk thread it does not show that much so if you make a mistake it is easier to keep going. It also give you confidence that you can do it.enjoy

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    Welcome from Arizona
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    Welcome from Central OHIO! There are several FMQ videos on YouTube. Leah Day's videos are very helpful.
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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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    Welcome from Southern California. FMQ Leah Day is a great start. She did a 365 day, new design daily, and she's good. No LA, all on her domestic machine.
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