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Thread: Guess what I finally have done?

  1. #101

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    Quote Originally Posted by kaygerou
    Wondering if there is a dictionary for all the acronyms used. Like, what is FMQ?
    This thread has a couple of links for acronyms. We all have to start learning somewhere so don't be afraid to ask questions. :thumbup:

    Berta, I also have a MC 9000 that I absolutely love - however - I do not like it for FMQ. I kept getting loops on the back, also known as "whiskers". When I was at the VT Quilt Festival last year, I got to use a Bernina in class and must say that Bernina's do an excellent job on FMQ. I picked up a used Bernina after that. I will never give up my 9000; that machine does pretty much everything I need, but I use the Bernina for FMQ. Even a low end model Bernina, like the 150 series does a great job with FMQ.

    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings
    I have a bernina 153 QE. I was looking for a start/stop button and guess what I found?? My Bernina has a 1/2 speed button! I kept reading about how handy this would be but never thought to look at my machine because I thought it would only be on newer models! In my defense I have only had my Bernina for 7 months! I guess I should get out the owner's manual and read it before I do any more FMQ! DUH!
    I have been taking classes on my used Bernina and the instructor says to put the motor speed at half and sew "pedal to the metal" for FMQ. Works excellent that way.
    HMMMM I have been having loops on theback of my quilting too.Maybe I need to speed it up a bit.

    Mind my asking what your Bernina cost?I'm scared to ask for another machine right now because DH is getting me the Accuquilt Go for Christmas.In Fact I get to order it this week!And my Janome was over 2,000.00 :shock: But it embroiderys and I didn't like the way it embroideried and all you had to go through to do it.So he bought me another Janome that only embroiderys and I love it!

    But I would love to have another machine with different decorative desings.Any suggestions like for under 200.00?Or there about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonangel12
    My Janome has that option, but I never thought to use it! Hmmm... might have to experiment with it a little later!
    I have not thought to use it either and I have 6600P Janome. When I had the 8000. I used it for the applique and did not think to use it then either. Thank you for letting us be reminded.
    Berta48 what is you Janome? My 8000 was not the best on embroidery either.

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    I have a Janome and I'm going to have to try that. I think it will be hard to give up my foot pedal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berta48
    Quote Originally Posted by Corry
    I found a Jenome the MO200 Quilters companion, the Marie Osmond model she endorsed for Janome. I can buy it for cost which is a great deal and it sounds like a good machine looking at the features I foundon the Janome website. Does anyone here have that machine and do you like it? It has speed control and will sew without the pedal using stop/start button. I think I will buy this but really wondered if any of you might have it and can get an opinion. I can't wait to get it.
    I haven't heard of it but I love my Janomes.I just wish it had more decorative design stitches! I am looking for another kind that just sews so I can get some more decorative stitches. But I sure don't want to spend a lot of money cause I am asking for the Accuquilt Go or Go Baby for Christmas! :thumbup:

    How much does this one cost ?( if you don't mind sharing)
    I am told the Marie Osmond goes for about $1,399. but I am buying a floor model and getting it REAL reasonable. I know the store owner and the machine will be in good shape. Not sure when I will be getting it. Waiting for her to get it ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annya
    Quote Originally Posted by moonangel12
    My Janome has that option, but I never thought to use it! Hmmm... might have to experiment with it a little later!
    I have not thought to use it either and I have 6600P Janome. When I had the 8000. I used it for the applique and did not think to use it then either. Thank you for letting us be reminded.
    Berta48 what is you Janome? My 8000 was not the best on embroidery either.
    I have the smallest it is a Janome Memory Craft 9000.I had to use a hoop and a little thingy (I have forgotten what it is called I haven't used it for so long) anyway it was a setter I think.I had to line the fabric up with the X and it was a pain in my patooty!I LOVE my Janome 250 embroidery machine.Just wish I had purchased one with a bigger hoop.It has a 5x7.But I LOVE IT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berta48
    I am so excited! I have been practicng FMQ.I just couldn't seem to get my foot pedal and hands to work together right.Then I got to thinking! (gave me a headache too) :lol:
    My Janome runs without a foot pedal if I remove it.SOOOOO I removed it and tried to stipple and it turned out GRRREAT!!!
    I am so happy. Who would have thought it would help so much but it sure did work for me!!I also did some swirls.

    Think I will try to come up with some designs of my own too, since there are no quilt police. :thumbup:
    Visit: www.daystyledesigns.com She has hundreds of designs she's come up with for fmq. Most are on tutorials you can watch over and over...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireworkslover
    Quote Originally Posted by Berta48
    I am so excited! I have been practicng FMQ.I just couldn't seem to get my foot pedal and hands to work together right.Then I got to thinking! (gave me a headache too) :lol:
    My Janome runs without a foot pedal if I remove it.SOOOOO I removed it and tried to stipple and it turned out GRRREAT!!!
    I am so happy. Who would have thought it would help so much but it sure did work for me!!I also did some swirls.

    Think I will try to come up with some designs of my own too, since there are no quilt police. :thumbup:
    Visit: www.daystyledesigns.com She has hundreds of designs she's come up with for fmq. Most are on tutorials you can watch over and over...
    That is where I have been learning how to FMQ. She makes it look so easy but it's a differnt story when actually doing it. But I had to stop useing the start button couldn't stop when necessary. So I am still trying to practice.I just hate wasting all the batting and fabric :thumbdown:

    I'll get it one of these days. In the meantime my ponce pad and stencils work really good :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berta48
    I am so excited! I have been practicng FMQ.I just couldn't seem to get my foot pedal and hands to work together right.Then I got to thinking! (gave me a headache too) :lol:
    My Janome runs without a foot pedal if I remove it.SOOOOO I removed it and tried to stipple and it turned out GRRREAT!!!
    I am so happy. Who would have thought it would help so much but it sure did work for me!!I also did some swirls.

    Think I will try to come up with some designs of my own too, since there are no quilt police. :thumbup:

    Proud of you. Show pics? I just got a Janome and, thanks to your encouragement, I think I'll try FMQ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cottontop
    Quote Originally Posted by Berta48
    I am so excited! I have been practicng FMQ.I just couldn't seem to get my foot pedal and hands to work together right.Then I got to thinking! (gave me a headache too) :lol:
    My Janome runs without a foot pedal if I remove it.SOOOOO I removed it and tried to stipple and it turned out GRRREAT!!!
    I am so happy. Who would have thought it would help so much but it sure did work for me!!I also did some swirls.

    Think I will try to come up with some designs of my own too, since there are no quilt police. :thumbup:

    Proud of you. Show pics? I just got a Janome and, thanks to your encouragement, I think I'll try FMQ..
    Sorry I haven't anyway to post photos sure wish I did!!!But I have found it easier to FMQ this.BUT I have a long way to go.The one I did was just a small wall hanging!

    Try it and see what you think and let me know. It just seems I can keep my hands going better.Without the pedal. I just couldn't get them to work together.I have a knee pedal also but I have never used it and honestly I don't even know where it is?LOL :thumbdown:

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    Good for you! Congratulations. Maybe I can learn it.

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    I don't have a start button on my Janome. and my foot pedal is giving me fits. goes too slow most times. no matter what.

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    I have tried the pounce pad and stencils but most of the time I can't figure out which way I am to go.Gets so frustrating!And the stencils look nice but when I try sewing them it is a big laugh!!!

    I think I will try useing embroidery quilting line desings!They have feathers and all sort of different ones.The trick is getting the quilt or whatever you are making lined up right each time!
    As everything else PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE! :thumbup:

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