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Thread: FMQ - I now know why I failed Art Class in Kingergarten

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    Ok bought the FMQ piece for my machine...while a couple of hours is not an exhibition in patience....uh I STINK at this....I will keep trying because I don't give up on stuff but man oh man am I glad the FMQ piece only cost $11.00 for when I realize a 3 year could do better than me!

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    They do say practice makes perfect! I'm not there (or even close) yet either. Maybe someday. For anything I'm going to let out of my sight it will be SID for good while yet on my part.

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    We are what we repeatedly do! Keep at it. I started with drawing on my practice fabric to have a line to follow. Good luck.

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    Shoulders back, back straight, elbows down, now breathe! You can do it!

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    I just had to chuckle reading your topic title. I failed Art Class in my freshman class in high school but excelled in sewing class.(truth I had been sewing long before going to high school). My teacher taught both classes and thought I was two different people!
    Quote Originally Posted by pamkasperi
    Ok bought the FMQ piece for my machine...while a couple of hours is not an exhibition in patience....uh I STINK at this....I will keep trying because I don't give up on stuff but man oh man am I glad the FMQ piece only cost $11.00 for when I realize a 3 year could do better than me!

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    I feel your pain - but I'm not giving up until you see the whites of my eyes!

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    Don't give up. I made a major mess the first times I tried it, notice I said "times" and one day it finally clicked. Am I really good at it now? No way, but I feel more comfortable with it everytime I do it. I was lousy in art class too.

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    Everybody's got different quilting styles and/or techniques. Get confidence in doing one thing well, then go on to the next challenge! It feels good to be making progress! :-)

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    Oh, don't give up. I just started doing this as well, and the first practice was a big mess. After that, things did start getting muh better....you can do it.

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    Free motion is like patting your head while rubbing your stomach!

    It takes ppatience & practice.
    Take a piece of muslin, draw some designs on it sandwich it, & pracctice.
    this is what I do with my students, start out moving the fabric from side to side, slowly.
    You're looking just to get the feel of the speed of the petal & your hand movement. I suggest to students, don' t put your whole foot on the petal. Just your toes, this will help you to sew slower, as you wwon' t. Be ablle to go too fast.

    Once you get your stitches even, not jumpy, try aa pattern.





    Good luck, hope this helps..

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