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Thread: Visit to a LQS

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    Senior Member SandraD's Avatar
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    So this weekend I stopped at a LQS, as I am in the market for a new sewing machine. I tell the owner that I am a quilter and although I machine piece, up until now I've always hand quilted. I'd like to try machine quilting and so I need to have the right tools. His response with a grin is: "the first and most important tool you'll need is a glass of wine". I laughed, but he said he was serious! Too funny. So, my question....how many of you start with a glass of wine to relax before quilting?? I must admit I like the idea.....

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    That is usually a joke..........point is that one needs to relax when machine quilting especially free motion quilting.

    Did you ask what vintage he recommends. (or however you categorize wine) or the brand or type assures the best finished work.

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    Make sure that he throws in a case of wine with your new sewing machine .... DH will have no problems in your choice!

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    I wish. I love a good glass of wine, makes whatever I am doing more enjoyable. No, I put on some relaxing music and take breaks periodically to check my body for tension. I have a tendency to hunch up my shoulders when I FMQ so I have to stop every so often and remember to relax, relax, relax.

    The best tool is a calm, patient attitude!!!

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    It sounds to me like a perfect prescription for relaxed creativity!

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    Great advice!!! I actually did have a glass of wine before most sessions when I was getting started FMQing, and it HELPS.

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    Sounds like sound advice to me!

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    That's really good advice, but make sure you put your glass on a different table. :-)

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    Sounds like a great idea...but sewing IS my relaxation. I'll give that wine thing a try just 'cuz!!!

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    I love FMQ but it does take LOTS of practice!!!!!!!! :D :P :D

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    I like to play music too. It helps keep your mind relaxed while quilting. I quilt in the morning so wine is not the best idea for me.

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    Wine in the morning does not sound appealing. LOL

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    I love machine quilting. I don't drink before I do it and I don't do anything fancy with my quilting, but I'm having lots of fun with it.

    I hope you enjoy your new machine whatever you buy and enjoy quilting on it.

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    Guess I should have a bottle of wine and long straw next to my machine....scares me to death.

    Lynn

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