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Thread: what did i do wrong?

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    Absolutely! :) I seem to puncture prone!

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    Have any of you tried Glycerin for free motion quilting. You can find it in the drug dept. or pharmacy. Just a tiny dab on your fingertips. I didn't believe it until I tried it. It makes your hands "tacky", not "sticky", it works well enough you don't have to wear the gloves and it's also good for your skin. I bought a small jar and it was under 5 dollars, the way it's looking, I think it will last me for how much I get to quilt, for a couple of years! It bothers me less to have that on my fingertips than to have gloves on.

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    Thanks so much for the FYI, I will give it a try.

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    Rebecca, let me know what you think ok? I think you will be happy with it, especially if your like me and don't like to wear the gloves.

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    lisa - what form does it come in? like a lotion bottle, or a little pot?

    i'd like to try some for when the gloves seem restrictive!

    thanks!

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    It comes in a small plastic bottle, I can't remember now what area I found it in, although I did have to search around a bit for it. If you have trouble ask the pharmacy tech where they keep it, it comes in a thick liquid form. I'm thinking maybe I found it in the area of first aid but I'm really not sure, I do remember that it was at Walmart.

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    Also, I have a can of Pledge in my sewing room. I squirt a bit on a piece of flannel and polish the areas around my needle, etc. I really think it helps. Seems to help with the drag from the bottom side especially if the humidity is up. And like the others have said, practice, practice and practice.

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    Hi - I found that you have to run the engine fast on the sewing machine and at the same time move the fabric evenly to get the stitches the same size. If I tried to sew with less power, slower engine speed, the bobbin thread did the same thing as yours! Your control in free-motion writing is phenomonal (sp?).

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