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Thread: direction for fmq

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    Senior Member CAJAMK's Avatar
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    Which direction is better for fmq? pushing the quilt away from you or toward you? thanks

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    I seemed to have better luck when I pulled it toward myself. I am new at FMQ so there may be a better way.

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    You may need to do it both ways, depending on where the next area to be quilted is. Sometimes even side to side.

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    It's easier for me to move it away from me. Just my way I guess.

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    I pull towards me, away from me and side to side. I much prefer my motion when I am pulling it towards me. I can see where I have been and don't worry about crossing over stitches. It's a personal preference.

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    It is easier to see what you are doing when you pull away from you and side to side :D:D:D

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    it is what works best for you and your machine

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