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Thread: I hate machine quilting

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    Super Member moonwork42029's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove
    One of the biggest things w/machine quilting... if you mess up once it's a mistake - keep making the mistakes on purpose and it becomes a pattern :)
    I like the sound of that. I'm going to "gulp" try some free motion soon... I'll be the little engine that could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joan_quilts
    I just don't like machine quilting! I have tried it, but I feel like I have more control with hand quilting. Maybe someday I can take a class on it. Until then, I will stick with what I know.
    That's the great thing about quilting, you can do it your way. There is plenty of room in this world for both hand and machine quilters. Both make beautiful quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    When doing freemotion quilting you need ot do it on something that doesnt mean anything. That way it takes the stress level out of the equasion. Then just let it slide out under your hands now worries and no stress and you will get a whole lot better. Once you get the smoothness down then you cna move onto making up designs ect. Take your time and you will get lotsa practice. Another tip I can give you is to get a white board and practice drwing out soem designs over and over to the eye/hand coordination to an automatic movement.
    I buy used flat sheets and thin blankets. Any time I want to practice a new pattern to "get the flow" of said pattern. Flip the edges over and machine sew. Sometime it takes more than one of these before I am satisfied. Then keep for family to use as throws or give them away. One of my sisters uses hers every day and has named it The Nap Time Blanket. My other sister wanted to show her to a friend as a sample of my work and I was horrified since it was just practice.

    As for myself, I find I have more patience putting the quilt in the frame the night before and getting up refreshed in the morning to FMQ. I continue until the top is done (I usually don't do a lot of detail). The only rule to anything you try to do is keep practicing. I still am.

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    If you really hate it then don't do it. Either hand quilt or send it out to be quilted. I can do applique but I hate it. So no applique for me. Quilting is relaxing for me so I do what I enjoy.

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    Hey! Don't give up/ My first attempt I spent more time ripping out but I hung in there and got it done. It isn't perfect but I have improved and I can tell you it gets easier. Find someone on this board who FMQ and go to them for answers. I handquilted for years and could never go back again as it is too slow. I love handwork so invest my time in wearable art vests, embroidery and crochet/knitting.

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    I agree, dont give up just play around with it. Also i had a lot of shoulder pain also, i had to buy and table to make my machine lower, worked great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove
    One of the biggest things w/machine quilting... if you mess up once it's a mistake - keep making the mistakes on purpose and it becomes a pattern :)
    I like that!!!!

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