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Old 01-02-2013, 12:24 PM
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FMQ is not my thing, but I keep trying. Some days I seem to be getting better. Not today. Today I'm trying to FMQ a string quilt. Everything is going wrong. I rethread everything. I change tension. I generally futz around. Finally, things seem a bit better. I actually do 3 blocks that don't look too bad. Somehow I break a needle. It gets stuck in the machine. After several minutes, I get everything out and reattach the foot. I decide I need a break. As I set here on the computer, I look at my machine and what do I see?!?!?

I have been attempting FMQ with a straight stitch foot! Good grief. Maybe I need a longer break.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:42 PM
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OMG That sounds just like me!! I have days like that. LOL
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:58 PM
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Sounds like one of those moments we all have. I was fussing because the thread kept getting tight and gathering the fabric when I was piecing. Turns out the quilt would bump against the thread cone in the stand next to the machine and the thread could not come off easily. I did the frog stitch (rip-it) and restarted my FMQ.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:18 PM
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a string quilt probably has alot of seams maybe try something that does not have too many seams and see how that goes. You might be surprised
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:36 PM
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Oh my ...that is funny to read. Not for you I am sure...! Really sounds like something I would do!!!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:26 PM
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Hang in there!!! Take a little break and regroup!!!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:01 PM
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I've done that too! One time I did the reverse, had my quilting foot on trying to sew straight stitching! It was going all over the place! That was a mess!
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:05 PM
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As Alexander in our little story book in first grade said, "Yes, my mom says some days are like that. Yes they are!" Don't give up. Change your "scenery" for a while and then go back another time.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:09 PM
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Try ironing a Frixion pen. Three times....
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:10 PM
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Well the good news is that there is nothing wrong with your machine or the way you do FMQ.....just need to use the right attachments and I know for a fact that you will never make that mistake again....I speak from experience!
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