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Thread: Free Motion Quilting

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    Senior Member kimscruzer's Avatar
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    I will definitely watch some videos. I tried to do it for the first time at class on monday. The top looked good. The bottom , loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimscruzer
    I will definitely watch some videos. I tried to do it for the first time at class on monday. The top looked good. The bottom , loose.
    tension problem.. from a 3 to a 2 1/2 that direction.. good luck !

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    I can barely draw stick people, so I don't FMQ anything specific. I do, like stippling, since it lets the child in me go wild. Just don't cross over the lines.

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    Those gals on YouTube make it look so darn easy. I'm still trying to get the "oops points" out of my feathers!

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    I have just started FMQ. My quilting looks like I have paulsy( shaking). I haven't figured out how to hold the fabric steady when I move my hands. It looks OK after it's been washed, but looks jerky. I am working on the skill builder sheets I just ordered. They are slowly building my confidence. Hopefully after I complete both skill builder sheets, It will start to look a little better. Practice, practice, practice.

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    I am learning too. I admit though-it has helped me to draw myself a basic pattern with a washable pen. I don't follow it to the tee-- but it helps me with the direction and where I am headed. I can then concentrate on flow and relaxing without trying to concentrate on where I am headed :) I have progressed to small projects. Much more fun to practice on something small besides fabric sandwiches hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuusistoquilter
    I have just started FMQ. My quilting looks like I have paulsy( shaking). I haven't figured out how to hold the fabric steady when I move my hands. It looks OK after it's been washed, but looks jerky. I am working on the skill builder sheets I just ordered. They are slowly building my confidence. Hopefully after I complete both skill builder sheets, It will start to look a little better. Practice, practice, practice.
    I have parkinson's so, do little areas at a time and rest.. about 4 inches at a time.. then my hands misbehave. so.. that works too.

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    :)

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