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Thread: FMQ update - I've graduated to 2nd grade!!

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    So below are my latest...I have NOT ventured to doing an entire quilt so I'm doing the squares individually and then piecing together - the entire quilt is in the picture section but I'm getting the hang of the free hand design.

    Hubby took me to JoAnns (I think to make up for the garage as a sewing room fiasco) and I bought a stencil so I'll try that tomorrow!!
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    Looking good. Beautiful color combination and great FMQ.

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    Looks really good, I will be glad when I graduate from Head Start FMQ!!

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    This FM is looking good to me. I feel like I'm still in
    pre-school with how mine looks.

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    LOL - a few things I figured out

    pedal speed MATTERS - if I go to slow the stitches are too big or they get stuck underneath....

    when you get yourself cornered and can't see the back of the material - duh just turn the material...

    I spray a tiny bit of dk5 on the plate and work surface and my material glides easily - can get about 8 10x10 squares done before I have to spray again.....

    and don't grip the material...I had a death hold on it and everything puckered...I relaxed my fingers and it flowed....

    I always look and read everyone's advice but I'm always thinking "well - I'm a doofus so it won't work for me"...this time - these tips worked! I'm probably still a doofus but the tips everyone has given work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pamkasperi
    So below are my latest...I have NOT ventured to doing an entire quilt so I'm doing the squares individually and then piecing together - the entire quilt is in the picture section but I'm getting the hang of the free hand design.

    Hubby took me to JoAnns (I think to make up for the garage as a sewing room fiasco) and I bought a stencil so I'll try that tomorrow!!
    Looks to me like you've made it thru the 8th grade at least!

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    Nice, really cool colors!!

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    Congrats! I'm still in diapers! Thanks for tips! What dk5 spray??

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    Nice job.
    How will you piece the squares together so you do not have unfinished edges where they join?

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    Congratulations on graduation. Doesn't that just roll off the tongue like jello? You are doing a great job. I have been trying it for years and still not that good. Love your pink, green and white fabrics. Another question, what is dk5?

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    Great looking stitching! Definitely a FMQ graduate!

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    You are doing just great. Love the quilt colors.

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    My FM stippling sometimes looks like a field of male private parts. Sigh. I had to really practice to get rid of them! :lol: Funny, but frustrating!

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    Love it....I'm still working my way to the first grade. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    My FM stippling sometimes looks like a field of male private parts. Sigh. I had to really practice to get rid of them! :lol: Funny, but frustrating!
    OMG - I thought I was the only one - I spent all day Sunday trying not to do that and it kept happening....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    Congrats! I'm still in diapers! Thanks for tips! What dk5 spray??
    dk5 is a cleaning spray that i got that remove the adhesive residue from sprays we use to bind. I got it for my embroidery machine to clean up the adhesive stickiness off my hoops and machines - bought it at my singer store and love it. I've also used it to get gum out of carpet - doesn't smell great but it works and a little goes a long way

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    very nice job.

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