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  1. #26
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    i have one of those its really easy just jump in and make an easy quilt to start! thats how I started!!

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    If I was close by, I would enjoy coming over and helping you to learn about your new machine and quilting on it. Maybe you can find a friend to come over and show you what your machine can do.

    It is not necessarily easier to quilt. May be faster. But if you like to sew by hand, just enjoy it.

    If there is a change in life that you want to continue sewing but have difficulty doing it by hand, don't worry and just unpack that machine and start trying it out. Baby steps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllenBrad11689
    How do I get over my fear of using my machine?
    I would check out some of the You Tube videos available. Just go to YouTube (.) com and enter a search for sewing, machine, piecing, etc. After watching some of the video you may then feel a bit more confident about starting to use your machine.

    Cut up some scrap fabric and just practice sewing, using all of the different settings available.

    As others have mentioned taking a class. If you ask around you might be able to find someone to help walk you through different things on your machine. Search out any of the machine dealers in your area and go and have them demonstrate their machines to you. Even though it might be a different brand they will help you with their models and that may be just enough help to get you started on your machine at home.

    Good luck with machine sewing. Keep us updated on how you're doing.

    Have a Great Day!

    Pam M

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    Get out the manual, read it carefully and then start on page 1 and do each thing it describes. It won't take long before you are both good friends.

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    I hope all is well with you and your machine!
    I know I did the same thing with my machine, embroidery scared me but I really wanted to get started.
    I waited several months, now we are getting to know each other. "I" have a lot to learn, she knows it all, LOL

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