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Thread: First one done.....

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    Lots to think of - I'm sure it will get better as time goes by - it isn't 'hard' or hard to learn - it's just that everything is NEW - a new way to do something...

    This is a lap quilt I had laying around - not real fond of it so thought it would be perfect as a 'guinea pig'.....
    Don't examine it too close because it isn't done very well - and then it was the 'learning how this stuff works' quilt - so there's some 'too long' stitches', problems with the thread path on the machine, etc.

    First the quilt - not terrible but not good either

    And then the problem with the thread path - I think this is something Bailey's are still working on because the machines on their website have their eyelets in different places than mine....
    I finally grabbed some screw eyelets and stuck them in the Grace machine carriage and that seems to work lots better...

    Now I just have to GO SLOWER - (I have the exact same problem when I'm stippling/meandering on the regular machine :roll: so I know it's me!)

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    I am sure the more practice you get, the more comfortable with it you'll be. It looks like you are doing a great job! It took me a bit to get used to free motion quilting on a machine but after doing a wall hanging, it just "feels" right.

    I like your quilt too! :lol:

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    I am impressed at how innovative you and your husband are at making this thing work. I'm pretty sure that my DH & I would be scratching our heads and got getting it together so well. Good job!!!

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    what fun to finally get to play!!!! what about a close up of hte quilting??? :wink:

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    Janeen...you go girl, at least you are working through the little problems, it will get easier as you get used to it I am sure.. :D

    Your quilt is very nice too!! I can't see the quilting very well, any chance of a couple of close ups???? :D

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    You go girl. Looks like you are having a lot of fun. Enjoy.

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    Looks good to me too!! I'm sure it will get easier as you go along. :D

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    The quilt is great...Don't let the machine to intimidate you too much.....You will get there...show it who is the boss..... :D

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    Looking good from here. Remember--practice makes perfect

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    Looks good to me too!

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