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Thread: How can I make so many mistakes?

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    Junior Member dallen4350's Avatar
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    How can I make so many mistakes with one small table runner?

    1) Making a back that somehow didn't exactly match the front, so when I FMQ the strips on the front, it didn't stay in the corresponding strips on the back. I used the same ruler, same machine, etc. So why was it different?
    2) Using birthing method instead of using binding. So you can see a little of the back on the front and vice versa.
    3) Bad FMQ. Probably should have just tried to stipple, which doesn't show when you wobble as much.

    At least I used leftovers from my stash, so it didn't cost me anything.

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    Bad FMQ
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    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
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    I think maybe you are being too hard on yourself. I love your table runner. I admire your FMQ. I could only dream of doing so well. Your colors are wonderful. The pattern you chose is so fun to do! Job Well Done:)

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    I think it is very pretty. The only table runner I've ever made was so awful I threw it away.

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    Senior Member dungeonquilter's Avatar
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    Your table runner looks very nice.
    FMQ only gets better with practice. The more you do, the better it will look.
    When you practice FMQ, you might find the results more pleasing if you use a thread colour that blends more with your fabric. Once you are happy with the results, you can try threads with more contrast.
    I personally like to use varigated thread, especially King Tut. That way, I get some that blends and some that contrasts more.

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    I think it's very pretty

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    It looks great, love the pattern

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    I think it is very pretty.

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    I think you are being too hard on yourself as we all are sometimes. It looks great so enjoy it!

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    Looks fine to me or to quote my loved nanna "a blind man on a galloping horse wouldn't see it". I think you are maybe judging yourself too harshly. Stand back and look at it then you'll see what we see in the photo. As for FMQ, at least you are having a go. Good for you. Wish mine was half as good. As for the back and the front not matching it's back to that scant 1/4 inch. To match up something with that many seams you have to be spot on. Even being out by 1/16" would add up over all those seams.
    All that being said I still like your runner but perversely I like the back best. Not much of a floral girl. Love real flowers.

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    Senior Member I wonder's Avatar
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    You are too hard on yourself! I love it!

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