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    And one thing i wasnt expecting is the regular " shoulder " breaks im having to take ! I feel like ive been lifting weights for a week !! :)

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    You must be quilting a really big quilt. Good luck with your first attempt! Be sure to post pics, everyone will want to see!

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    relax and breathe..put some music or head phones on..

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    Quote Originally Posted by susanwilley
    You must be quilting a really big quilt. Good luck with your first attempt! Be sure to post pics, everyone will want to see!
    Its only a baby quilt ! am i doing something wrong ?
    :oops:

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    you get tense, when you first start out quilting..
    do you drink? my friend has a glass of wine and puts headphones on with her favorite music.
    i don't drink, but i do put the stereo on, and i roll my shoulders, breath..take breaks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimeesews
    Quote Originally Posted by susanwilley
    You must be quilting a really big quilt. Good luck with your first attempt! Be sure to post pics, everyone will want to see!
    Its only a baby quilt ! am i doing something wrong ?
    :oops:
    How high is the chair you are sitting in? I don't have a table that my machine sits in, so when sewing I have a computer chair as high as possible and its OK for sewing, but for quiting it was another story. I actually used a kitchen stool to sit on and my arms were at the right height and I was then able to look down on what I was quilting instead of leaning into it.

    Made a HUGE difference! I was quilting a 104 x110 quilt and it was wrestling an alligator!

    :-D

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    It could possibly be the chair , im sitting at the dining room table using the chairs , will trade it for computer chair at high height , see if that helps , thankyou .

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    Height and posture makes a huge difference. Get yourself as high to that table as you can, so your arms actually rest at a 90 degree angle to your machine bed.

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    I found when I was learning I tense up- it's the pressure you are putting n yourself.

    Relax, shrug your shoulders every so often and enjoy the movement of the quilt. Take breaks and admire your work. caress the quilt, it will relax you.

    I get into my quilting. :)

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    Just relax. I'm sure everything will turn out fine.

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