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Thread: How to quilt free motion

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    Super Member hcarpanini's Avatar
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    I just posted this to someone elses post, but thought you all would like to see. If you are long arming or using your domestic machine, a "cheap" way to get patterns is to hit the dollar stores. Use shapes to quilt around. You may already have a ton of these in your scrapbooking supplies. Be creative!!
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    Thanks great Idea,

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    Awesome ideas, thanks for sharing with us

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    well,...hang me ! That's a great, inexpensive way to do it! thanks for the idea.

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    Thank you for sharing this with us :D:D:D

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    What a novel idea!

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    Clever!

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    Great tip, I also trace things on freezer paper & then stitch around the shapes.

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    Awesome!!!

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    I sometimes use the foam stars that I got at Walmart. They are for children's craft projects but are good to pin on at intervals when FMQ. I like to do loop de loops between stars but was having trouble getting consistent coverage. Now I use my square and place a shape every 6 inches and pin in place. I don't worry about accidently hitting the shape with my needle because they are soft foam.

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    Thanks for the super idea! I want to remember it.

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    Thanks, Harriet..that's a great idea!! Another thing I do is go online to coloring book pages and look for simple outlines of kids stuff to make into pantographs. I print out the one, and then make xeroxes and tape them together into a continuous line. It works great!!!

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    What a good idea! I have traced around cookie cutters in the past. Usually, you can find them marked down after holidays or sometimes big buckets with a variety of different shapes.

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    Great idea!!!

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    Look at all the great ideas. Keep going gals, you are really helping the "Newbies".

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    some great ideas!! walk around the house you will find lots of patterns to use

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    I've also bought the wooden shapes from Michaels and Joann's. They sell them in the paint department and are sometimes only about 4/$1.00. I've used a teddy bear and flowers.

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