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Old 09-16-2010, 03:46 PM
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Help!!! I'd like to try free motion quilting but where do you start?? Center, side. top??? I need all the advice I can get.
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:53 PM
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i start in the center and work my way out..this way the fabric can be sort of smoothed to the outside as you go.

there are so many short videos out there on u-tube, and other quilt sites..to help you.

remember to:
breathe
drop you feed dogs
breathe
practice!

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http://www.sewingmachine-sales.co.uk...uilt-foot.html


http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...ion+quilt&aq=f

hope these help!
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somebody on the board said take a folded paper towel to practice i did it and was perfect

there is my 2 cents
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:03 PM
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I always start in the center, DD didn't once and when she got to the center, she had a fold about 5-6 big and had to do lots of ripping.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by watterstide
i start in the center and work my way out..this way the fabric can be sort of smoothed to the outside as you go.

there are so many short videos out there on u-tube, and other quilt sites..to help you.

remember to:
breathe
drop you feed dogs
breathe
practice!

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And practice and practice and practice....
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Do all sewing machines drop the feed dogs?
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:18 PM
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When I do mine on the regular sewing machine I always start at the center and work out. It's always worked for me.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:45 PM
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I also start at the center. My newer machine drops the feed, but my older singer has a special stitch plate that covers the feed dogs. So it depends on the machine. I started with practice "sandwiches" using scrap fabric or muslin.
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Originally Posted by newquilter10
Do all sewing machines drop the feed dogs?
Unfortunately, no.
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