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Thread: When FMQing how do you????

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    Super Member wendiq's Avatar
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    If you are doing several different designs on a quilt while FMSing, do you tie off at each design end and then start up again in the next area? In other words, if you are doing tiny circles around one area, but run out of room and need to move to another area, do you tie off and start again?
    Hope this makes sense...:)

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    machine quilting?
    assuming so-
    it depends on the quilting- if you are stopping, and restarting somewhere else- you need to cut your threads, and start again somewhere else- i don't (tie off) i bring the bobbin thread to the top at the beginning- take 2-3 stitches in place, start quilting- when i pause somewhere i clip the threads -
    when i have to stop somewhere i again bring the bobbin thread to the top take a few small stitches and clip the threads-
    i try to do (continuous line) quilting as much as possible...meaning i don't stop and start unless i absolutely have to

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    Most of the time i just keep going,maybe follow a stitching line to where ever and start again.Connie in CO

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    i stop and tie off.

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    Super Member wendiq's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    i stop and tie off.
    Even though you may be doing a jillion spaces????

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    yes, unfortunately. i just did a king for my DD and there was a separate flower in each block, and i had to do that flower in three parts due to my short throated machine [sigh]

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    I did FMQ circles inside the open spine of feathers. had to start and stop there. i take tiny stitches almost in place, clip thread and continue on. then when at the end, i take tiny stitches and clip. then move to another area and start over. sometimes in feathers i could just continue stitching into the next open area for the circles. all depends.
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    Thank you, for both the picture (that really helps me)and the "how to". I am ready to do more than meandering, but not sure how to go about doing it. This helps.....:)

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