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Thread: Free Motion Quilting Let's Chit Chat!

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    Hey Beachbound, you're right down the street from me...I'm in Snellville GA. Hi!!

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    I love to FMQ! I checked out Robbie Fanning's book, Diane Gaudyinski's first and second books and Harriet's. All so very helpful. I just practiced on the quilts I was doing. Finally I took a class from Diane Gaudyinski and learned so, so much. She is such a delightful lady and very helpful and encouraging. I have also taken trapunto by machine and a background pattern class from Elizabeth Spannring. She is a hoot, too. I am going to check out that link because I am always looking for hints.

    Oh, I almost forgot about the video by Barbara Barber on FMQ on your home machine. She had some great tips. Having a machine that makes it easy is the key. One of the selling points I used on DH to get him to buy me the Bernina was the Stitch Regulator. It looked like the panacea. NOT! He got so irritated at me for not using it! The stops and starts were just too uneven for me. I do better without it. I guess if I never had to start after stoppping it would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltin Grammy
    I want to learn just have gotten up the courage to try. It is very intimidating to me. I don't want to ruin a quilt if I can't do it correctly.
    Boy do I hear you on this. I have only done a few FMQ pieces. I ended up making practice sandwiches which measured about 18" x 12". Granted it is much easier to move around a practice piece then a bigger piece but it really does help to give you the confidence to put an actual quilt in. I have not tried to FMQ anything bigger then about 60" x 60" and never will because I have a long arm coming.

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    Meandering Magic by Suzanne Earley
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    I think I will make small samples and to practice on them first before going to a quilt

    I am making some placemats, coasters and potholders to practice on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmg
    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Have you bought any books on Free Motion Quilting and if so name of books and author. This way we can all learn together. Have fun!
    Yes I have it is Heirloom Machine Quilting By Harriet Hargrave
    Ditto, great book! Even had an opportunity to take one of her classes which was really good!! And, yes, I like to FMQ. Sometimes I can't wait to finish a top so I can tackle the quilting part.

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    I just found this video to watch by Diane Gaudynski

    http://www.hgtv.com/videos/freemotio...sics/9605.html

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    I just made some placemats, coasters and will start to practice on them

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    I have never tried it . At the moment happy with SID :thumbup:

    Crafty have you tried it yet ? Any luck with it ?

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    cool video to watch and she makes it look so easy, I guess we need to practice, practice, practice

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...47981844930848

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