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Thread: nemosmom

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    I'm looking for a meandering pattern or some other free motion pattern for beginners that I can print off on my computer.

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    But freemotion is "free" "motion". The whole point is to do it freehand - let your spirit guide you.
    If you're following a pattern, then it's either a pantograph or a pattern. Isn't it?
    Or have I lost the point
    I'm not trying to hurt any feelings, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. It's just one person's opinion.

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    I think what you need is a video tutorial on how to do meandering. There is no pattern, but there is a technique. Search at the top for that.

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    do a search for free motion quilting on youtube. They have tons of wonderful videos.

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    http://www.daystyledesigns.com/365project.htm
    Here is a great website to help with FMQ she does a great job and showing videos and she will answer your questions!

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    Hi Nemosmom! if you have a dry-erase board, practice a design on that first, then get a practice piece of fabric(top, batting, backing) and practice, practice..seriously its just a matter of practicing and most importantly relaxing while your working. Hope this helps!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    But freemotion is "free" "motion". The whole point is to do it freehand - let your spirit guide you.
    If you're following a pattern, then it's either a pantograph or a pattern. Isn't it?
    Or have I lost the point
    I'm not trying to hurt any feelings, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. It's just one person's opinion.
    DITTO!!!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    The key is to relax and do it. My quilting teacher suggested that I make (and quilt) a stack of potolders first. It worked.

    This is one I am working on at the moment, or would be if I had not run out of thread.

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    Hello and welcome. When I started FMQ I used a pounce pad and a stencil on my quilt. It helped me get the feel of what I wanted to do.

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