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    Super Member MommaDorian's Avatar
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    Free-motion machine quilting is great. When there is no set pattern, you cannot make a mistake.

    What do you guys think?

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    Ummm........... you haven't seen my attempts LOL :D:D

    My sister just told me to practice on the quilt I'm making for her b/c she'll never know the difference ( she doesn't sew).
    But I really can't do that. It's going to be a beautiful quilt and I don't want to ruin it!!!
    Not sure what to do about this except practice practice practice! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    Free-motion machine quilting is great. When there is no set pattern, you cannot make a mistake.

    What do you guys think?
    ...Until you look at the back :-D :-D

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    But, if you use a fabric with a small print on the back and match the thread you can barely see the quilting. A trick I learned until the FMQ becomes better. Ann in TN

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    What about pleats and puckers? :-D :-D JK, I get those with stitch in the ditch, too! I'm too terrified to try FMQ! :-D

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    I have never had a pleat or pucker even with stitch in the ditch. I do baste my quilt very well. If you are worried about that basting spray keeps it together really well and if it can't shift you can't have a pleat. I do use an attachment that moves the top and bottom fabric at the same rate. Puckers might be a tension issue.
    Ann in TN

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    Maybe tension in my shoulders. I don't really have a big issue with the puckers, although I will get a little one every now and then. I don't have a lot of room with my machine to maneuver, so FMQ seems like it would be hard to do. But I'm practicing on small pieces and working up to it! I will eventually conquer my fear (maybe!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncredbird
    I have never had a pleat or pucker even with stitch in the ditch. I do baste my quilt very well. If you are worried about that basting spray keeps it together really well and if it can't shift you can't have a pleat. I do use an attachment that moves the top and bottom fabric at the same rate. Puckers might be a tension issue.
    Ann in TN
    May I ask what attachment you use? I am still a newbie - very much so!!

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    REALLY....I'm just starting to do FM and I have not succeeded yet...Though I did a quick baby quilt with spiral circles this wk...It's OK

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