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Thread: Free Motion Quilting

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    I just took a major step and FMQ'd my first time. I was making a baby quilt (36x36) for a charity project and decided after 3 years and numerous observations to try and FMQ. I DID IT! Yahoo! I was scared to death. Did not it want to look ugly and actually it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I concentrated more on my stitch lenghts and trying to get things pretty even than on the pattern. I know it probably sounds nuts but I was really proud that I finally attempted it. One of the ladies in my quilt guild spurred me on by suggesting to us that we make the charity quilts and use them to practice on. I guess a little baby won't notice the mistakes.

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    Job well done, always so good to accomplish a new task.

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!! :thumbup:

    FMQ is definitely intimidating until you get used to it.

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    Great, I wish more piecers would give it a go. They would learn that it isn't as bad as they think.

    Lanny

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    Well done! All this time your were doubting your ability and it wasn't as bad as you thought. Keep up the good work.

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    Good for you!!!! There is something very satisfying about it.

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    Congratulations!! It will only get easier now.

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    Congratulations on staring that dragon in the face! It's always the most intimidating to take those first few stiches!

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    Most people probably criticize their work while someone else thinks its lovely, Ive noticed that about things i have given as gifts and can see lots of mistakes, they don't know unless you tell them

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    Good for you! Quilting baby charity quilts is how I got started FMQ too!

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