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    How do I get over my fear of using my machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllenBrad11689
    How do I get over my fear of using my machine?
    What kind of machine do you have? Perhaps taking lessons from where you bought the machine. Baby steps!

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    It is just a cheap brothers I bought at Walmart. I have been handquilting a couple of years but my sister insist it would be easier with machine.

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    What part of using the machine is making you nervous? Piecing, FMQ, machine applique?

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    Not knowing anything about it, do not know how to even thread it.

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    How about taking a quilting class for beginners where you bring your machine to use? The manual should have step by step directions. What kind of machine is it?

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    Did it come with a manual? The Brothers are pretty simple to run. You could try googling "how to thread a machine". Good luck!

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    Thank you for all replies. I look at all the pretty things on here and dream. I do have a manual I just have to get off board and read it. Wish me luck.

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    Read, reread, and reread the manual. Figure out one thing at a time. Maybe start with winding a bobbin. After you have almost memorized that section in the manual, do it double checking yourself ever step of the way. Then wind so many bobbins that you are comfortable with that. Do the same thing with threading the bobbin. Take the bobbin out, rethread, take it out, rethread... there is no hurry at this point. When you are comfortable with that step move on to threading the upper thread of the machine. The manual is your friend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllenBrad11689
    How do I get over my fear of using my machine?
    Check your local community college and park district. They may offer beginner classes which will help you get familiar with your machine. How about your sister, who said it would be easier by machine...can she show you how to use it?

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