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Old 02-20-2013, 09:47 PM
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I want to learn how to quilt on the machine with a design. What would be great for a beginner like meto practice doing. Of course I can do some what straight line and going in the ditch but want to do other designs but don't know where to start. Can someone send me in the right direction to get templates to practice.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:10 AM
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There are lots of designs, all with video tutorial here.
http://www.freemotionquilting.blogsp...5-designs.html

It might also be a good idea to practice drawing some designs on paper so you get a 'feel' for doing the lines on the machine. There are also special washable marking pens you can use to mark the fabric, though I have not yet used these myself. A Google image search can be a good way to find images/patterns that you can trace and modify for your own designs.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:52 AM
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I started out using stencils along the border of a quilt. It is great practice and it is along the edge so no bulk in the throat area.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:10 AM
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childrens coloring pages. there simple you can sew right over them or trace them and there are plenty free to print on the internet. and my nieghbors boy loves them! children don't care about perfect!
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Thank you for all the info. I will try it. Just want to learn more than just a straight line lol
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:37 AM
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oh my! thanks for the link! i to am new at quilting and wanted to learn more about how to do pattern quilting. what a great site for all of us just starting. have save it and will be using many of these designs. thanks for posting it!
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:39 AM
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I've enrolled for a class on Craftsy called Machine Quilting. It takes you to basic levels. I highly recommend it.
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Cindy Needham also has a class on Craftsy that looks like it would be very helpful.
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