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    Senior Member Geta's Avatar
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    Hi everyone,

    I wrote a tutorial on free motion quilting on my blog.

    http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/

    If you want to see it, maybe you will find something useful.

    Have a great week,
    Geta


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    Thanks Getta, your quilts are amazing. Even when you know how to do it you can always pick up hints from everyone. I will switch to pins rather than safety pins. I hate to remove them while quiting. I will also try your holding techniques.

    Thanks a lot!

    Maria

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    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geta
    Hi everyone,

    I wrote a tutorial on free motion quilting on my blog.

    http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/

    If you want to see it, maybe you will find something useful.

    Have a great week,
    Geta
    Geta,

    That is a wonderful tutorial. Your work is amazing.

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    Geta...thank you....I picked up some pointers and found that my sew over paper method is not quite so weird. Also ordered your book...I'd been looking forward to it, but didn't know it was out yet. Can't wait to read it now! Thanks you talented lady!

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    Thanks for posting. Your blog is fabulous -- so professional -- and all your quilts are so beautiful and stunning. My heart skipped a beat with each one.

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    What kind of paper do you use?

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    Hi Geta,

    Thanks so much for the tute! I picked up some great pointers, and signed up for the give-away.

    And Pepe is soooo beautiful. It's obvious that he's not spoiled at all! :P :P :lol: :lol: :lol: (Riiiiiight!) What a great helper!


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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingmimipj
    What kind of paper do you use?
    I use a lightweight paper (thinner than the paper I normally use with my printer). It will be easier to stitch through it and to remove it after the stitches are done.
    Just for comparison:
    - the weight of my paper is 60 g/square meter -
    - the weight of the paper I use for printing is 80g/square meter -
    (I don't know the measures for USA)

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    I am taking a FMQ class this weekend. I am sure your tips will give me a leg up on the rest. thanks.

    I left a comment. Not sure if I did it right to be enterd but I hope so.

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    Thanks for the tutorial. Your quilting is absolutely stunning.

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    Thanks for the tips Geta, they are really useful! I too have a Pfaff machine and would be interested to know what settings you have your machine on for free motion? I have a fairly neat stitch but it doesnt quite look as good as yours!


    Karen xx

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    Thank you Geta. That is awesome. You do such beautiful work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karenmay
    Thanks for the tips Geta, they are really useful! I too have a Pfaff machine and would be interested to know what settings you have your machine on for free motion? I have a fairly neat stitch but it doesnt quite look as good as yours!


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    Hi Karen,

    I have a Pfaff Select. It is a non-computerized sewing machine and for free motion I adjust only the tension of the threads.
    For top thread - between 0 and 1(depending of thread)
    The bobbin thread is quite tighten.

    But I think there are not two machines that work exactly in the same way and I don't know if this setting will be good for your machine.

    But you can try it out !

    Do you like your machine ? I love mine ! I would not exchange it with any other sophisticated machine !

    Best regards,
    Geta

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    Getta, How kind of you to post your tips. Thank you!

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    Great tute Geta, thanks!

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    Thankyou Geta!.....I have a Pfaff Select 2, and I agree with you ....its a lovely machine.......I love mine!

    Karen xx

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    hi geta ,when are you selling your purse pattern ,can,t wait :D

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    Geta, I learned some great tips in your free motion tutorial.
    Please continue to share here. My computer skills are limited. I don't have a blog so can't add you to it per your instructions.

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    I have a Janome 6600. I am not 100% satisfied with it, but it is one of those things where you don't know what to ask cause you have never had a machine anything like it. I have had only machines before that were much older then me and all mechanical. Thank you for your tips. I am sure I will do you proud. I bought the supplies to do your shadow trapunto today. Do you sew with the batting on the bottom? does the feed dogs chew it up?

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    Lots of great information in your tutorial and I can use all of it!!!

    I have often wondered how you get the paper out of your stitches after using it for a pattern, but I guess it comes out fairly easily.i will definitely have to try that with the quit I am doing now.

    Billy


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    This tutorial must have taken you a while to put together. It is very well written and the pictures are great, getta. Thanks you for sharing. I found it Very Enlightening. :)

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    That was great! Thank you.

    Your machine looked to have a larger throat than mine. I have a basic sized machine (and a large hand :oops: ) so I haven't tried your method of holding the quilt, but I'm willing to give it a shot if it makes FMQ easier! Thanks for the idea!

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    Geta, That is a wonderful tutorial. Thank yo so much for the professional tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nellie
    hi geta ,when are you selling your purse pattern ,can,t wait :D
    Nellie,I did not start yet to work on it ! But it is the first project on the list !

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