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Thread: What Skill or technique was to hardest for you to learn/master?

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    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
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    What Skill or technique was to hardest for you to learn/master?

    We all have such different styles , but wonder if there is a common group of skills/techniques that seem to be the tough ones to conquer ? What was it for you that was difficult when starting out quilting or still is that "mountain" that just can not seem to be climbed?

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    Everything...at lease the first time. My biggest problem is learning FMQ (free motion Quilting).

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    Free Motion Quilting is the thing that has been hardest for me. I'm not good at it; but I'm getting better. I just need to practice more. Let's face it, piecing a quilt top is much more fun for me than FMQ. I think once I learn to FMQ better, the process will be relaxing.

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    it's FMQ for me. i can move the machine over the fabric, but it is difficult for me to move the fabric under the machine
    Nancy in western NY

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    it took me a few tries to LOVE paper piecing...now I am addicted to it...still working on mastering Monopoly thread...and wonder if I will ever learn to needleturn applique...sigh

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    I must confess that cutting accurately was and is my issue.

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    cutting accurately is one of mine. Sandwiching the quilt also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    it took me a few tries to LOVE paper piecing...now I am addicted to it...still working on mastering Monopoly thread...and wonder if I will ever learn to needleturn applique...sigh
    If you can learn paper piecing, and love it, you can learn applique - oh so much fun.
    Free motion quilting is the tough one for me, I need to remember to practice, practice,
    and practice some more.

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    I still can't make perfect Flying Geese unles I over size them.
    We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

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    I actually have 2. FMQ has to be #1 on my list. I just dont know if I have the patient to keep trying. I like the look of handquilting so much better. Other than that.. sometimes keeping a 1/4 inch seam over large seams sometimes are a struggle. (Hopefully that is the machine and not me)

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