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    I am quilting a baby quilt for my new so to be grandchild. I use a stencil, being new to quilting is,this still considered FMQ. This is the first quilting I have done ! Thanks a lot for looking at my question

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    You mean you are marking the pattern onto the quilt top using a stencil? If you are free motion quilting along the lines of the design, sure, this is still considered FMQing. FMQ basically refers to not using the feed dogs, thereby directing the stitching with your hands. It can be done without a pattern on the quilt top, or it can be done with a pattern on the quilt top.

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    I sure would consider it FMQing. I just do a large stipple, I love it and almost always do it.
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    FMQ = "Free Motion Quilting" - which describes the motion used to perform the stitch, not the method used to design it. So yes - regardless if you are following a stencil, chalk line, applique outline - as long as you are guiding the fabric through the machine (as opposed to the machine automatically feeding the fabric) you are "Free Motion Quilting".
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOU ANSWERS. I am using a pencil and tracing on the fabric.

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