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Thread: first attempt at free-hand quilting... how'd I do??

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    Senior Member LoupEsprit's Avatar
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    first attempt at free-hand quilting... how'd I do??

    OK, I attempted some free hand quilting on my new brother CE7070 tonight. I made a mug rug!

    It is far from perfect... I didn't use a pattern, just some basic squares from solid blue material (that I have tons of) and an old fleece blanket for batting.

    Both sides are different, as I wanted to play with a few designs. I know they're off-center, but I didn't use a stencil or pre-mark anything; I just free-handed it and eye-balled the distance.

    I did have fun playing with the machine and using a couple of the 'fancy' stitches, even though I ended up hiding a couple of them inside when I tucked the seams. (for good reason...)

    Critiqing is welcome and requested!
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    Wow! You're off to a great start. I took a free-motion class a few weeks ago and our instructor emphasized again and again the smooth curves, which yours are. I can see how they're off center, etc., but you're a natural for the most difficult part.
    Ruth

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    Very impressive.

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    it's great for a first attempt. you have an eye for designing the quilting
    Nancy in western NY

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    Really great first attempt. Your stitches look so perfectly spaced. Mine still are not all the same size.

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    not bad for a first try, just keep at it. I have the meander quilting down but that's about it. tried other things but they don't look as good as yours.

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    excellent first try... you are a natural...
    keep going

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    You are off to a wonderful start! Great job!
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    You do a whold lot better than I do.

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