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Does anyone else? - straight line quilting

Old 01-03-2015, 06:59 PM
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Yea, it might take longer. But sometimes, it's just what the quilt needs.

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Old 01-03-2015, 08:23 PM
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straight lines on a long arm are a bear...DIAGONAL straight lines on a long arm make me crosseyed and give me a headache!! Love FM...SID not so much
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:22 PM
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I've tried to do straight line quilting free motion, but it looks like I'm either drunk or have severe palsy. It is slower using the walking foot and a huge pain to wrestle large quilts under the small throats of DSM's, but for SID and straight lines, I have to accept the tradeoff.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:50 AM
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I find I can straight line on a domestic machine very quickly. I'm afraid I personally dislike an all over pattern which doesn't have any respect for the patchwork.
straight lines using the walking foot and moving needle makes varied stripes on a quilt.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:14 AM
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Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post

I find I can straight line on a domestic machine very quickly. I'm afraid I personally dislike an all over pattern which doesn't have any respect for the patchwork.
straight lines using the walking foot and moving needle makes varied stripes on a quilt.
I so agree with you!!! Love quilting that emphasizes the piecework and all the time that took.
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:12 AM
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I just wish I could master fmq, lol
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:18 AM
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That blue painter's tape is a Godsend! I have 1" and 2". Love using it and it can be used over and over on the same quilt.
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:10 AM
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SLQ is easy for me because the Bernina walking foot has a guide right down the center front. I just follow the seam or whatever mark I"ve made.
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
I have always preferred the look of hand quilting when I machine quilt my quilts. If I am doing a straight line, I always use my walking foot. Last year I was lucky to buy a brand new older version of a Bernina walking foot. I think it is important to quilt a quilt the way to give depth and perspective to the piecing of the quilt.
I'm so glad you mentioned this. I do love the look also but have forgotten about the hand quilting look feature. I've never tried this but I so want to now! I will have to figure out how to do it I guess.

I do sometimes quilt SiTD with a walking foot or use the little bar to line up the walking foot next to a seam or previously quilted line, and yes it seems to go slower but I try to let the quilt determine how it should be quilted. I also like to quilt simple designs with gentle curves with my walking foot. But I agree, the FMQ seems to go faster most of the time.
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by sewmom View Post
I find a basic stipple or meander is quicker than grid work or SITD.
Yes, me too.
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