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Old 11-27-2011, 07:35 PM
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Thank goodness I think I'm finally getting the hang of free motion quilting! After some hands on instruction (again) at my LQS, and advise on this Board, I think I finally have the right combination of machine speed, my foot speed, tension, and my hand movment in feeding the fabric under the needle. Of course, this is just a tiny start and need lots of more practice, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel (I think). Wish me luck please because I'd really like to do some FMQ.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:54 PM
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Wishing you all the luck you need!
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:54 PM
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Yeah for you! FMQ is so much fun. And when you finally get the hang of it, it's even more fun!
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:22 AM
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Good for you!! I have only tried FMQ once and have to say it felt a little weird sewing in different directions versus straight-line sewing. Have to get the courage up and practice on some scrap pieces before trying to FMQ on a finished project.
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You go, girl. I'm just not any good at it no matter how much I practice. I'm envious of anyone who can do it well.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:03 AM
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just remember, practice, practice, practice. good luck and have fun
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:04 AM
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Good for you! Keep practicing and you'll continue to get better. FMQing is FUN, FUN, FUN once you get the hang of it!
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:19 AM
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I am still putting off trying to fmq! Maybe one day I will get up enough nerve to do it! Good Luck to you!
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:59 AM
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Doing the happy dance for you!! I can do the hand speed, machine speed, move the sandwich thing, but not so good at wrestling a big quilt on my machine, so I do QAYG or quilt in sections now. Easier on my nerves that way, not as much cussing either :-)))
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I was very intimidated with FMQing when I first tried it ... very awkward! But, I was determined to practice and practice and keep practicing until I finally began to feel more comfortable! When I first began, I was using an open toe foot that kept snagging on the thread. Thanks to this board, I learned about the closed toe foot and it works great!! It is not something that come easy the first few times! But it is so worth learning and I thoroughly enjoy it now!
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