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Thread: Stupid Mistake!!

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    Super Member quiltmom04's Avatar
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    When you are FMQing, you DO NOT have to change the stitch length. YOU are the one moving the fabric, and if you move it slow, the stitches will be small and if you move it fast they will be longer. You can set the stitche length to 0 or 4 and it won't make a bit of difference. But , you're right, a zero tension will screw things up!

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    Super Member Pat G's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    If you have the feed dogs it doesnt make any difference what the stitch length is. I have heard that is better for the machine if it is on zero, but I dont know why.
    I'm totally with you on this. I don't understand changing the stitch length either since I always thought it's the "driver" & speed that determines the stitch. What am I missing?

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    Yea that's not a lot of fun but a lesson learned.
    We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal ,abuse injustice or misfortune. All of life is a process of recovery that never ends. We each must find ways to accept and move through the pain and pick ourselves back up. For each pang of grief, desprssion, doubt or despair there is an inverse towards renewall coming to you in time. Each tragety is an announcement some good will indeed come in time.
    Be patient with yourself.
    Bryant McGill

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