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Thread: Oh! My machine does this!

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    Super Member Sandygirl's Avatar
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    Oh! My machine does this!

    Silly me....I decided to get serious and learn to free motion on my current sewing machine. I have been yearning for a new machine but for now, i think I need to explore what mine is capable of doing. So, opi set it up for FMQ and played with the tension. I am very pleased with the quality of the stitches. Now I need to practice practice practice! Trying to stretch my abilities; learn new techniques.

    So, what are YOU working toward?

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    ​Improving my free motion skills as well. I also just picked up a needle punch tool to try needle punch embroidery.

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    Sounds like you are doing well!!! I love to try to keep myself learning new things and improving on the old!!!!

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    I've got FMQ, but am working on machine applique that I can live with. I love needle turn, cannot abide fusible, and hope to get to a place where I'm happy with a machine technique for quick or heavy use projects.

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    Yeah, I'm another one working on FMQ...or rather PLANNING to work on FMQ!!
    I have sandwiches made....20 (7 or 8") squares, sitting on my little table....fabric/batting/backing, with a few pins to keep the layers stable. They have been siitting there for over a week and I still haven't gotten up enough nerve to start.
    Isn't that crazy!!

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    I've actually traded down during this weekend. I decided that my old Husqvarna Automatic (which has been passed down from my mother) from 1961 is perfect for FMQ. I'm doing most of the Leah Day tutorials on youtube and it quickly improves my skill.

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    I was looking at stitches to do my binding and pushed #24 on mine and it looked like a quilting stitch but said to lower my feed dogs. I will have to figure that one out later.

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    I'm working on doing trapunto with yarn to a little wholecloth I did a few years back. Don't know if my arthritic hands are going to do much this way. Will learn the machine method later.
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    I must admit, I tried free motion quilting and am a complete failure! I have watched videos, studied tutorials, and am missing something because I don't get it. I have no control and even practicing I can't get the stitches to be even! Makes me sad.

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    What is Trapunto? Don't mean to sound stupid. I've heard it mentioned many times, but no explanations. Thanks to anyone who explains it to me. Jeanne
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