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Thread: QAYG try 1

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    Junior Member davef's Avatar
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    This is my first attempt at quilting myself , I need Ideas and opinions before I do this on a good block Please help
    should I try a mix of both I know my stitches are flaky I just did this for ideas and constructive criticism. Thank you for your inputs.


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    Hi Dave,
    Well I think you are well on your way! It takes lots of practice! Great job!

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    my only advice is to use a blending thread

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    just keep going it takes practice, a matching thread is more forgiving visually, but if you really want to know how your doing, stay with the white thread. take a deep breath relax, remember to breath and relax while you stitch. I know when I do free motion I tense up. So every little bit I stop an check to see MY tension level.

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    Dave, this is free motion quilting (FMQ), not quilt as you go (QAYG).

    Like the others said, it takes a lot of practice to be really good at it, but you're off to a great start! :thumbup:

    A quilt instructor once told me to put the machine at half the speed and put my pedal to the metal. That works well for me, so hopefully it will help you too.

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    PRACTICE, PRATICE, PRATICE makes perfect...:)

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    You are off to a great start. Just keep practicing. And matching thread is very forgiving.

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    I really like where you are going with this :D:D:D

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    If I have a spicific design in mind, I first try drawing in on a piece of paper and don't even try it on the fabric until I can draw it. Sometimes I draw it on the fabric to practice.

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    You are further along than me with free motion. I'm scared to start.

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