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Thread: designs for long arm quilting

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    Senior Member dojo36's Avatar
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    i have a long arm quilting machine but i'm not good at doing fmq to look like anything, does anybody know where i can download from internet some designs for a long arm? thanks for responding.
    donna

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    I was admiring Sue Fors's Bali Pops quilt this morning, she used a design from Anne Bright. Check out her website, she has some really fun designs!

    http://www.annebright.com/

    Bali Pops quilt: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-105658-1.htm

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    I use paper pantographs, but if you have a computerized machine you can purchase digital patterns. Here are a few websites that offer both: http://www.longarmsupplies.net/linda...hpatterns.aspx,
    http://www.goldenthreads.com/shop/category/pantographs/,
    http://www.annebright.com/shop/categ...ized-designs/.

    These are a few that I have purchased from, however there are several others out there as well.

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    You might take a look at http://www.daystyledesigns.com/365project.htm
    I get a lot of ideas from her website.

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    There are some pretty motifs here:
    http://www.forestquilting.com/freepatterns.html

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    thank you all, some beautiful designs for sure but most seem too advanced for me. but i did find a few and downloaded them, thanks again.
    donna

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    Try urbanelementz.com Have some really neat designs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dojo36
    thank you all, some beautiful designs for sure but most seem too advanced for me. but i did find a few and downloaded them, thanks again.
    donna

    Donna, the best practice for FMQ designs to translate well to quilting is to practice drawing them free hand. Just pick up pencil and paper and doodle doodle doodle. You really do develop "muscle memory" with this technique. When you get to the point that you can doodle the same motif without even thinking about it, like a feather or a flower you will find you can LA it as easily as you doodle it! At least this works for me.

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