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Thread: I know nothing about free motion!

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    Senior Member leakus's Avatar
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    I see so many beautiful quilts here and wonder if I would ever learn to do an even stitch. I think I just have to practice but check out this website I came across thanks to somebody posting it in other thread.

    http://www.daystyledesigns.com/365project.htm

    I didn't know how to create a hyperlink, so just copy and paste the address above into your browser.
    I think this is what I needed to get inspiration and try FMQ.

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    There are so many fun FMQ designs on this site :D:D:D
    Love her videos too!

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    That *is* a working hyperlink! It works whenever you type in (or cut and paste) the complete url.

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    Senior Member leakus's Avatar
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    I see- it didn't seem to work while I was copying it.
    thanks amma.

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    Leah Day has so much helpful information to get you started with FMQ. I doubt I would have continued trying to learn if I hadn't found her site (daystyledesigns.com). Her blog is good, also. Check out her videos showing how to set up your machine area, well, and everything else! Have fun!

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    Leah always has interesting stuff on her site. And don't worry - you'll get a nice stitch with practice. Until then, remember that when you wash your quilt, the quilting will be camoflaged and it will look perfect. :) I never pre-wash my quilt fabrics for this reason. I like the quilt to shrink up and wrinkle like an antique and hide all my mistakes.

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    I am so with you on this I like the look of my quilts when they are washed after it is quilted, so do not pre-wash my fabrics, I do test them for color fastness.



    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    Leah always has interesting stuff on her site. And don't worry - you'll get a nice stitch with practice. Until then, remember that when you wash your quilt, the quilting will be camoflaged and it will look perfect. :) I never pre-wash my quilt fabrics for this reason. I like the quilt to shrink up and wrinkle like an antique and hide all my mistakes.

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    I have tried and tried and tried and tried to learn FMQ - all to no avail ... until someone asked me if I was trying in with cotton thread...??? No, not me, THUS MY PROBLEM. This weekend I did some FMQ with cotton thread and NO PROBLEM...Of course, I used my quilting gloves to move the material around. I'm ADDICTED !!!!!!!

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    Great site and FM ideas.....Love it Thanks

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    Thanks for the site. I could use some inspiration myself!

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