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Thread: FMQ is not for the weak!

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    I am exhausted, just finished FM on a full size bed, it can be very challenging at times. Gee, it either goes well or it don't! Anyway I decided it is not for the weak!!! My friend wanted me to show her how, thinking it is just something I can show her in a minute. That lasted about 30 seconds and gave up. Either I am a very very slow learner or it just takes a lot of stammia and will power. I do believe it must be the latter!! I am improving each time, but it just can't be for the weak I am sure of it!
    Ok, thanks for listening, I am off my soap box now!

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    Keep on trying as it will get better as you go along.

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    Good for you at least you are trying it I haven't gotten up the nerve to do it, but well jump in someday soon I hope :-D

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    Can't wait to see it!! Glad that you didn't give up on it :D:D:D

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    I'm just curious what kind of machine did you use?

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    I have to take a break about every 20 minutes with FMQ. You are right, it is not for the weak, but it is for the determined. I even use gardening gloves with the thumb and forefinger cut off to save the wear and tear on my wrists (carpal tunnel).

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    I will post pics as soon as I can, I have done a pink turning twenty quilt and now a green one! I hope to someday be able to put kites on baby quilts, or butterflies, etc, be really creative, but for now just to almost perfect this darn FMQ thing is my challenge! I am close! Really close!
    Thanks everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    I will post pics as soon as I can, I have done a pink turning twenty quilt and now a green one! I hope to someday be able to put kites on baby quilts, or butterflies, etc, be really creative, but for now just to almost perfect this darn FMQ thing is my challenge! I am close! Really close!
    Thanks everyone!
    Right there with you on your determination! It is not as hard as some make it out to be. :lol: I just finished FMQ on a log cabin wall hanging. Need a good nights sleep with fresh eyes to complete the binding tomorrow.

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    I am using my old Singer 15, born in 1951! She is a tank, I call her "Matilda" after a very dear lady. The feed dogs drop, and she just moves along quickly! I have fmq on my Janome MC, it is ok, but not like this one. This one is just heavy, just like it was made for FMQ! I love it! Love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    I will post pics as soon as I can, I have done a pink turning twenty quilt and now a green one! I hope to someday be able to put kites on baby quilts, or butterflies, etc, be really creative, but for now just to almost perfect this darn FMQ thing is my challenge! I am close! Really close!
    Thanks everyone!
    Right there with you on your determination! It is not as hard as some make it out to be. :lol:
    Your right! It is more about practice and practice and determination!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    I will post pics as soon as I can, I have done a pink turning twenty quilt and now a green one! I hope to someday be able to put kites on baby quilts, or butterflies, etc, be really creative, but for now just to almost perfect this darn FMQ thing is my challenge! I am close! Really close!
    Thanks everyone!
    Right there with you on your determination! It is not as hard as some make it out to be. :lol:
    Your right! It is more about practice and practice and determination!
    We speak the same language then. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    Keep on trying as it will get better as you go along.
    I don't think it was deedum that gave up, I believe it was her friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickles
    Good for you at least you are trying it I haven't gotten up the nerve to do it, but well jump in someday soon I hope :-D
    Same here, I'm a big chicken :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    I will post pics as soon as I can, I have done a pink turning twenty quilt and now a green one! I hope to someday be able to put kites on baby quilts, or butterflies, etc, be really creative, but for now just to almost perfect this darn FMQ thing is my challenge! I am close! Really close!
    Thanks everyone!
    Right there with you on your determination! It is not as hard as some make it out to be. :lol:
    Your right! It is more about practice and practice and determination!
    I agree!

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    Start with something small, like pot holders.

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    FMQ on a tradition sewing machine is exhausting. I have never tried it with a king size quilt. How do you get all that bulk under the head? One thing you can do is roll it up and throw it over your shoulder.

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    That's why I tracked down all the qaug methods I could find until I found one I liked! You don't have to quilt then join individual blocks, you can do 3 or 4 square foot sections then join.

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