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Thread: Newbie at free motion quilting

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    I am so surprised how well the gloves and bobbin washers work! When I tried FMQ before getting these items the back of the sandwich was horrible but now it looks really good. I'd recommend these products to anyone! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavmom
    i watched these 4 instructional videos from you tube and they were quite a help. since I am a newbie at this (my first attempt was 2 days ago) one thing i did that helped was to bring the bobbin thread to the top when starting and make sure the feed dogs are down and the presser foot is down, otherwise you get a big tangle of thread in the back. i hope these attachments work
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39I5A3iyCtw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UoUz...eature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfIle...eature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DmW-...eature=related
    Thanks! These are great for us newbies. :thumbup:

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    So glad it is going well for you......Have fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie
    I read recently & tried this -- use your darning foot but don't lower the feed dogs. It did seem to give a little more control.
    By leaving the feed dogs up, doesn't that defeat the idea of "free motion?" Sorry, this almost sound like an oxy-moron of the FMQ process. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose
    and don't forget to lower the presser foot....it will make a huge difference.
    Work with me here please :-); they way you have stated it would be a big DUH to many. If you meant to say 'don't forget to lower the feed dogs', makes more sense. Again, work with me; perhaps I missed your point. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie
    I read recently & tried this -- use your darning foot but don't lower the feed dogs. It did seem to give a little more control.
    By leaving the feed dogs up, doesn't that defeat the idea of "free motion?" Sorry, this almost sound like an oxy-moron of the FMQ process. ;)
    Because the darning foot moves up & down as you sew, you have plenty of freedom to move the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose
    and don't forget to lower the presser foot....it will make a huge difference.
    Work with me here please :-); they way you have stated it would be a big DUH to many. If you meant to say 'don't forget to lower the feed dogs', makes more sense. Again, work with me; perhaps I missed your point. ;)
    Remember to lower the presser foot is a must. That would be the first thing to think about if you are getting a mess on the back.

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