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    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:

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    Congratulations!

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    Neat!

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    Whatever works, it great!

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    Good for you! i never use my foot pedal,even for piecing!
    you must of found the "sweet spot" on the speed slide!

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    once i start - it is so much fun that i don't wanna stop

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    Yes, once I started using the "start" button instead of the
    foot pedal, stippling was a breeze! Makes all the difference!

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    Thats really great, nice to find something that works well!

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    Is this an option with all Janomes or just your machine? Exactly what button are you hitting to make it stitch without the footpedal? Please enlighten the rest of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie
    Is this an option with all Janomes or just your machine? Exactly what button are you hitting to make it stitch without the footpedal? Please enlighten the rest of us.
    Sounds like a reason to buy a Janome to me!

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    I have a machine that I can use with out a foot pedal, from Brother. Although I haven't tried any FMQ on it yet.. but since I want to learn... I may have to put that on my list of things to try when I have the time.

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    I know exactly what you mean, it took me 4 years to figure out that my big elna runs without the pedal. DUH!!!!! Still can't FM worth a darn though. LOL

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    I also do FMQ in this matter. I found the faster I go the more even my stitches are. I go full speed ahead!!!

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    My Janome has that option, but I never thought to use it! Hmmm... might have to experiment with it a little later!

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    lol, that's what that button is for!

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    My Janome is older and doesn't have that option but my Brother sewing and embroidery machine does. I will have to give it a try because I sure have problems with FMQ,

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    My Bernina is about 1 years old. How do I find out if I can do this? What kind of button are we talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by katied772
    My Bernina is about 1 years old. How do I find out if I can do this? What kind of button are we talking about?
    My machines that I use for FMQ are all embroidery machines. On them it is the start stop button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Quote Originally Posted by katied772
    My Bernina is about 1 years old. How do I find out if I can do this? What kind of button are we talking about?
    My machines that I use for FMQ are all embroidery machines. On them it is the start stop button.
    I have a Singer Futura embroidery machine and it has a start button for doing embroidery. I wonder if I can use it and sew without the pedal for regular sewing? That would be awesome!! I will try that today. I would not mind fmq if I could get my stitchs even. I can't get my foot and hand coordinated either.

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    Corry, That is the button I use. I am sure it will do the same thin on the Singer. Good luck!!

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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.
    Oh, I'm so excited, too.....tried my Start/Stop button for the first time with FMQ this weekend and I'm falling in love with my machine all over again (Brother QC1000)!! Still working on perfecting the Stop part, though....taking a hand off the quilt to push the button.

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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:
    i have a brother that runs w/o a foot - think i'll try it. thanks
    this is a good one for 'what is the best tip' thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mailmanldy
    I have a machine that I can use with out a foot pedal, from Brother. Although I haven't tried any FMQ on it yet.. but since I want to learn... I may have to put that on my list of things to try when I have the time.
    my daughter was using my machine w/o foot pedal and was so thrilled she gave me her OLD brother (i use in class) and bought her one that had an either/or option. she loved it. not an experienced sewer & couldn't get the correct pressure on foot pedal. i taped my foot pedal to the side of my sewing desk and use my knee (never got used to foot pedal b/c my mom had a knee lever on her machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katied772
    My Bernina is about 1 years old. How do I find out if I can do this? What kind of button are we talking about?
    my brother has a 'start/stop' button just above the pressser foot. you have to unplug the foot pedal to make it work.

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    Good for you!

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