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Old 07-08-2008, 07:26 PM
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Did you adjust the presser foot so it's riding a little higher or just leave it as is?
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:12 AM
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I did this by mistake and I couldn´t do a thing, my machine just did not like the feed dogs up. Found that if I use chalk (just ordinary white kiddies chalk) to mark up a design that helped me follow something. I think it is the fear of not knowing where you are going that makes you scared to use the machine freely. Does that make sense???? the white chalk just puffs out when you pat it. I used another colour and found I had to use a cloth with washing up liquid on it to get rid of the dang colour. :lol: So try it on a bit of fabric first, don´t want the quilting police coming knocking at my door. :lol: :lol:
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:41 AM
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I don't think my machine will let me do free motion with the feed dogs up but i'll have to look into it. I thought i had them up once and my machine said error hehehe Oh well, if not I'll slow down to but also i have learned with that I need to baste more.

Great job too
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:50 AM
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It takes a long time to become good at free motion quilting. I have been free motion quilting for about a year now and am just starting to get the hang of it. Keep practicing and you will get better. :D

This is my latest attempt at free motion.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by CissyQuilts
It takes a long time to become good at free motion quilting. I have been free motion quilting for about a year now and am just starting to get the hang of it. Keep practicing and you will get better. :D

That is just gorgeous, only a year Hmmmm got a lot of practicing then

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Old 07-09-2008, 10:30 AM
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Great job cissyquilts!
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Old 07-09-2008, 11:35 AM
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Thanks for the tip. Your free motion quilting looks great!! Do you also wear the quilting gloves with the little rubbery dots on them? I find this helps me have more control of the fabric. Now if I could just get all my stitches to be the same length..... :lol:
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:03 PM
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Cecelia,

That's beautiful quilting. I love the heart design. You give me hope that with practice I may be able to get the hang of it.
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:03 AM
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Mamagus, your quilt looks like mine. I am still in the practice-practice-practice stage in quilting. I agree with all: it is very nice looking!

CissyQuilts, your quilt is most inspiring! I have been exercising my free motion quilting as well but I guess that practice does improve our confidence together with our assurance on the machine. My motifs are so near one from the other, it nearly look like parallel stitches, even if I use surgical gloves.

From your picture, I see that great movements are better, preferable to little puzzle-like motifs, depending on the quilt top motif of course, right?

One thing that I would like to know is about thickness: in the past, I bought several bed covers but with time, they became used but I keep them in a closet, hoping that one day, I could use them for a quilt. Can I do that or is it better to use batting sold by the yard?
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