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Thread: Help - FMQ Warm Wishes

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramarraine View Post
    Also, there is a yellow paper that is in a roll that is made just for quilting. I can't remember the name of it but many quilt shops carry it. It is about the weight of tissue paper. Good luck in your efforts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet My View Post
    The paper is by Golden Threads.... called Golden Threads quilting paper. You can get it from their website. Great stuff... use it all the time. Check out their website and I believe they have a video. I mark my pattern on my quilt before FMQ or use the paper... Helps a great deal
    Thank you for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    I use freezer paper too. For removing, I use a paint brush with water to soften the paper then gently peel away. It helps not tear the threads. Check out Leah Day FMQ ideas too. She is amazing.
    Thank you for the paper removal tip. I have watched some Leah Day tutorials - I am envious of her talent. I just can't get control of my movements for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKrenning View Post
    I prefer to use the tissue paper you use for gift wrapping. It's much easier to see through to trace the design and much easier to tear away once you've sewn through it. You can get bundles of it for $1 at the dollar store.
    Thank you for the tip !

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    I too am intimidated by FM quilting on my domestic machine. My machine of course has stitch length control. However, when I drop the feed dogs, now the stitch length is totally under my control. This is where I come to my problem my rhythm...movement whatever you want to call it...one stitch may be 2...then my movement makes it 4 then 3 and so on.... Terrible not consistency in my movement to make even stitches, I guess?

    I visited the Houston Quilt Festival and they were demonstrating a machine at that time that had stitch control while you were doing FM quilting....ahh that would be heaven for me!

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    I use freezer paper too. For removing, I use a paint brush with water to soften the paper then gently peel away. It helps not tear the threads. Check out Leah Day FMQ ideas too. She is amazing.
    Linda

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    Would a washable stabilizer work? I thought of penciling the pattern on it then tacking it to the project. That way I could just throw it in the washer and not worry about bits and pieces of paper or pulled threads.
    Jo Ann

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    I use the sticky siran wrap. It adhears to the quilt really easy, and is easy to peal away.

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    I use freezer paper too. For removing, I use a paint brush with water to soften the paper then gently peel away. It helps not tear the threads. Check out Leah Day FMQ ideas too. She is amazing.
    Linda

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    I'm also a struggling FMQ-er. One of the things that I can do pretty well, consistantly, is loops and curves and that ususally looks good as a background motif. On the LA I can do meandering well, but have trouble on my DSM. I'll keep plugging away at it and hoping that one of these days, it just clicks.
    Bambi

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