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Thread: Would like to learn FMQ! How??

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    Would like to learn FMQ! How??

    How do I get started learning free motion quilting? Looking specifically for something on-line or books that are helpful. i am not sure there is a class in my area - even if there was I don't have the time with my little ones.


    I have a machine that I can drop the feed dogs and a FMQ foot. My mom gave me a 10 minute demo - but she has left again. I would love to start on the right foot with some helpful hints and technique.

    THANKS!

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    I used this book to teach myself:
    http://www.amazon.com/Heirloom-Machi...dp/1571202366/

    It was very helpful.

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    Try craftsy site for tutorials also YouTube .
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Just jump in there girl! I taught myself by watching youtube too...other than that just make up some practice sandwiches and don't give up til you get it. The first time I tried it, I didn't think I could ever do it just right and after about 5 new tries, did my very first quilt all by myself with leaves all over it...no stopping me now!

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    Google Leah Day and follow along with her FMQ lessons.

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    Craftsy actually just put this class on sale for Easter; 19.99. You can also check out Leah Day's website. Which by the way is now a teacher at Craftsy.
    Judy

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    I have taken the Craftsy class and it is pretty good. Now I just need to practice. I really like the Craftsy classes and have taken several including the free ones!!

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    Leah Day is great for free tutorials. Jenny at Missouri Star has a tutorial on the website, free. Just remember to practice, practice, practice!!! Like other posters said google it and you'll come up with a lot of resources.

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    Nancy's Notions youtube videos are great also.

    I am also hoping to teach myself FMQ - so I'll be checking back for more ideas and resources !

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    Craftsy classes, patience, and practice....

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