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Thread: Make it yourself tool to help in deciding what free motion designs to use

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    Thank you, Gail!

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    I love this idea but what if you can't draw a straight line?

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    Thanks for a great idea!

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    Thanks Gail, but I have a stupid ??? How do the marks get on the quilt? I guess I must be VERY dense right now.

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    Oh, Marg.

    I was using this to plan out a free motion design. So my goal is to stitch the free motion designs onto the fabric without marking for the most part. I know, it sounds scary, but with practice, I'm getting better.

    So you are right, this is more of a "what design to use" planning tool.

    I have difficulty marking designs on quilts. Do you? So my solution is not to mark, but just do the stitching free-hand.

    I'm getting better with every piece I do. I've only done small pieces so far.

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    Oh, Marg.

    I was using this to plan out a free motion design. So my goal is to stitch the free motion designs onto the fabric without marking for the most part. I know, it sounds scary, but with practice, I'm getting better.

    So you are right, this is more of a "what design to use" planning tool.

    I have difficulty marking designs on quilts. Do you? So my solution is not to mark, but just do the stitching free-hand.

    I'm getting better with every piece I do. I've only done small pieces so far.

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    Thanks for your reply. I understand now (I think).

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    After using this tool the other day to decide how I would free motion my little table runner. I did complete the free motion on my little quilt. this is a batik piece, so it's hard to see the free motion quilting from the front. But you can see the free-motion quilting from the back.

    http://quilt-knit-run-sew.blogspot.c...-finished.html

    I'm just binding it now and I'll post a picture of the front of the quilt tomorrow when I have completed the stitching.

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    Thank you so very much for the idea of the Doodle Pad. I am a hand quilter, and think this is a good way to audition quilting patterns for us too. I am just a beginner at machine quilting, and can see where this will help us all. I'd gotten a dry erase board and the pens to try doodling as a practice, and this goes just a little bit farther and shows what the quilt will look like. GREAT!!! I also found you can get the dry erase pens a lot cheaper at Dollar Tree Stores, if anyone is interested and has one nearby. Everything there is $1.00. Thanks again for sharing your tip.

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    thank you and God bless. Penny

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