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    Fmq

    What is YOUR FAVORITE FMQ design?
    I am just learning to FMQ and wanting some ideas .
    Thanks ahead of time for your help.
    LaQuita (aka) - Yai-Yai to the most precious grandbaby around of course I'm partial! LOL

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    The one I seem best able to so is loopy swirls. I don't have to worry about crossing lines, because I'm supposed to in this design. Just is a nice easy stitch to do.
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    I mostly do stipple and not all that well. Still need lots of practice.
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    Here are 365+ ideas, each with a description and video showing Leah actually doing the stitching.
    http://www.daystyledesigns.com/365project.htm

    btw, Craftsy is running a half price sale on their classes - including Leah's FMQ class - now only $19.99 (until tomorrow)
    http://www.craftsy.com/classes/quilt...eahDay_holiday

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    I like to do loops with leaves or stars or hearts. As long as the amount of quilting is consistent, any design will look fine. I also do a lot of meandering. The way I keep the size of my turns about the same size is to imagine going around a coin. If I want it to to be big curvy lines, I think about going around a 50 cent piece, first in one direction and then the other. If I want it tighter, I imagine going around a nickel or dime. Good luck! Post back and show us your progress.

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    I have fun with waves, loops and swirls. I've also hidden names in the meander.
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    I do a large stipple, I love the looks and I love it.
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    I do mostly meandering and enjoy it. I made a quilt for my son who is a musician and used a treble clef design in various sizes in some of the border areas. It turned out great and they are fun to do.

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    I like to take inspiration from the fabrics themselves. If it's a floral, I do simple flowers, etc. I also have one of those really cheap projectors like we used in grade school, the kind that enlarges images on the wall so you can trace them onto a piece of paper. I will copy a fairly simple motif from the print like maybe a butterfly, a pumpkin or a snail. Then I make a stencil from that tracing and mark it on the quilt top with a washout pen. It's labor intensive, I agree, but it adds a unique special touch to each quilt. And I really only have to throw a few of those in amongst the stippling, they don't have to cover the whole thing.
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    I like Ann Petersen's FMQ class on Craftsy. You learn to do a lot and end up with a wall hanging.

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