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Thread: Outline Stitching

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    Super Member Val in IN's Avatar
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    Just a suggestion for FMQ a 1/4" away from the design... The "Big Foot" FMQ attachment ( google it for where to buy it), has a 1/4" notch to make it easier to FMQ 1/4" away from any line or design. I have one and I like it WAY better than the darning/FMQ foot that came with my machine.
    "I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter 65 View Post
    Another stupid question: what is FMQ and SID?? I worked for a state agency and am kind of good at deciphering acronyms, but some of these have me stumped. I am sure I will say duh when you answer, but nevertheless I am stumped. I am totally new to this site, but have enjoyed reading all the posts. So much information and it has helped me considerably. Since retirement, I am getting into this. I have made 20 table toppers since the end of November and a couple of avatars have sent me to the net looking for patterns. Such fun and thanks for sharing.
    FMQ = Free Motion Quilting. It is quilting with feed dogs down and a specialized presser foot

    SID= Stitch in the ditch

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    As I said, duh. Especially since all 20 table toppers were SID. I have even done the freehand machine quilting, just didn't think to abbreviate it. After all, that was over 20 years ago and my memory isn't that long sometimes. Thanks to all.

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    Super Member alleyoop1's Avatar
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    Outline stitch would just "outline" an item. Echo stitching would be like ripples in a pond when you toss in a stone - "outlined" every 1/4" or so as far out as you want to go.

    There is no right or wrong way to quilt your creation. There are no 'quilt police.' Just do it your way and enjoy the process.

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