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Thread: Batik Quilt with FMQ

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    Senior Member mama's place's Avatar
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    Love your quilt, Lady!! It's a little ironic....I have that same machine and have made a purple quilt for my daughter...her favorite color also. Haven't gotten back to it to finish the quilting though.

    What type of thread do you use or do you use anything special or just what you have? Am still practicing my FMQ and have had a lot of family illness that has put it on hold lately.

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    Simply stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg
    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    Gorgeous and the quilting is amazing. My husband said you should be really really proud of yourself! I can hardly believe you quilted it on your regular machine. WOW :shock: How did you mark it? Did you use chalk?
    Thank you for your kind compliments. I started learning to FMQ about two years ago and this is my 5th large quilt I believe. When I first started, it took months of practice before I even got to the point where I felt like I could do well enough to use it on anything that anyone would see!

    I do a very minimal amount of marking when I do free-motion quilting. I use something called a "Chubby Crayon" by Miracle Chalk that works well on dark fabrics. It is white and makes a crayon-like mark that removes EASILY with a steam iron. (I bought it on-line somewhere... you can find places that carry it by doing a google search on it).

    I did mark approximate placement of the spines of the feathers on the setting triangles. I also lightly marked an "X" in the large blocks so I could get an idea of the placement for the swirled ribbons. On the nine-patch blocks where I also did swirled ribbons I didn't need to mark at all, just used the blocks as natural divisions to keep the placement sort of even--each of the eight outer blocks has a ribbon curl in it and they all come together at the center.

    I think one of the reasons I like FMQing so much is that it doesn't require much marking! I always try out designs on practice sandwiches before I try to stitch them on a quilt. That gives me a chance to "warm up" a little and make sure I like what a design looks like when I transfer it from my doodling to actual stitching. ;)

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    Nice work.

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    What a beautiful quilt and the colors go so nice together.

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    WOW! What a treasure!

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    Just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    How pretty! You did a great job!

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    Oh, my! It's fabulous!

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    great.

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