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Old 03-15-2019, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Cattitude View Post
Picked up the free motion bobbin holder today....still not happy with the results. Spend the last hour making a stack of practice sandwiches and will tackle again tomorrow with a clear head. I have addressed everything suggested here including the needles and stitch plate and tried various combinations. A couple of ladies at one of the LQS has suggested that I might have unrealistic expectations as to what to expect while FMQ on a DSM....even a good one. In particular it was suggested that it would be virtually impossible to get my colour combination of light grey and bright purple to consistently show even tension.....thoughts?
I always use the same thread top and bottom, so not an issue for me, but I have read on several blogs that getting perfect tension on FMQ is not easy to do. But some people say once it is washed and dried, the thread will bury itself in the sandwich and won't be noticeable. Some people use matching sharpies to color the offending thread.
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