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Thread: I know nothing about free motion!

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    thanks for the info I certainly will be checking out that site. I have never done machine quilting and want to learn & need all the help I can get. :D

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    Anyone know of a site for med arm FM quilting? I've been looking.Illsa

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    Wow, thank you! Her quilting is AMAZING! Maybe I can figure out how to space out some of those designs.... I don't like quite that much concentration of thread. I want the quilt to retain some of it's loft, and also can you imagine how much $$ in thread you will go through doing an entire quilt that way? Hers are beautiful, tho. Works of art with thread...

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    I am with you sewbizgirl, it happened to me that I quilted a twin quilt for my son and because I mimic water I quilted it really close, well, it is not soft at all. On top of that, I there was a lecture at my guild and the teacher who does long arm quilting explained that in order for a quilt to "look" nice, the quilt has to be even throut the quilt so if you quilt it a lot in one section you might need to continue. But I guess we can always space out as you said.
    Just theory because "I know nothing about FMQ"

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    We learn as we go, huh? Too much quilting too close creates cardboard... that's what I've found. I still want them soft and cozy. I find I like the stitching about an inch apart, for polyester batting.

    Quote Originally Posted by leakus
    I am with you sewbizgirl, it happened to me that I quilted a twin quilt for my son and because I mimic water I quilted it really close, well, it is not soft at all. On top of that, I there was a lecture at my guild and the teacher who does long arm quilting explained that in order for a quilt to "look" nice, the quilt has to be even throut the quilt so if you quilt it a lot in one section you might need to continue. But I guess we can always space out as you said.
    Just theory because "I know nothing about FMQ"

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    For close quilting, it helps a lot to use a finer thread than normal -- doesn't come out so stiff.

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