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Thread: First attempt at fmq!!

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    great first attempt!

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    Great job. I've been FMQing for 6 years and my stitches still aren't all the same size!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melrose V
    GREAT job! You are brave!
    After talking hubby into me buying a new machine and the cabinet with the extension off the back I figured I'd better start using it. LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollyv9
    Great job. I've been FMQing for 6 years and my stitches still aren't all the same size!
    You know...that's what makes a handmade quilt special. Don't want it to look like it's come off an assembly line.

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    Bravo, you have inspired me to take the plunge.

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    Wonderful to look at....it will definitely be fun to cuddle with!! Nice job! :)

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    I applaud your bravery. I'm still a stitch-in-the-ditch girl. Don't know if I'll ever be bold enough to go beyond that. Love your color choices. Bet the entire quilt looks mighty fine. Thanks for sharing.

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    Yeah you put on your big girl panties... You did it. It will get easier. Im a beginner too. But having so much fun at it. I use stencels too. They sure are a big help. Good job.

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    That looks great! And you are soooo brave. I am still a weeny and havent tried it yet... You give me inspiration... now I am looking for my big girl panties... LOL

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    Looking good - congrats (I've yet to try it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerjoy
    That looks great! And you are soooo brave. I am still a weeny and havent tried it yet... You give me inspiration... now I am looking for my big girl panties... LOL
    Put them on and get going!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by blossom808
    Yeah you put on your big girl panties... You did it. It will get easier. Im a beginner too. But having so much fun at it. I use stencels too. They sure are a big help. Good job.
    I have a football stencil I bought when I thought I'd be quilting this by hand. Did draw one on the quilt and tried it but didn't look so good. I'll attempt stencils when I can quilt a better straight line. LOL!!

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    There's no way I would have EVER tried this had it not been for this group. I asked loads of questions and everyone was so willing to help. You guys are the best. :thumbup:

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    Looking good! Keep up the good work.

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    You did a great job and were dressed for the occasion!

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    Good job

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    Your quilting is beautiful!! Good job :D:D:D

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    GO UT!!!!!!!

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    don't stop now, you're on a roll...

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    NOW..that looks great...SO..you need to write down exactly what needle & thread you used, what stitch settings, how you held your feet, hands, head, etc...

    cuz no matter what,,it won't look that the second time around..ehhehe

    that is why they say practice, practice, practice..hehehe
    7 years later, I still practice before I take on any FMQing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greencat
    You did a great job and were dressed for the occasion!
    :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by noahscats7
    GO UT!!!!!!!
    My son bleeds orange. LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by just_the_scraps_m'am
    don't stop now, you're on a roll...
    I've been quilting some and ripping out the stitches in the ditch. YUCK!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    NOW..that looks great...SO..you need to write down exactly what needle & thread you used, what stitch settings, how you held your feet, hands, head, etc...

    cuz no matter what,,it won't look that the second time around..ehhehe

    that is why they say practice, practice, practice..hehehe
    7 years later, I still practice before I take on any FMQing!
    For some reason I believe that! LOL!!

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    I don't know if this is the right way to do it but when I stop, and start again, I stay where the last stitch was and let the need come down and up again before I move the quilt. It's helping to get rid of a few of those points. Anybody else have any suggestions?

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