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Thread: First attempt at fmq!!

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    After I finished piecing my son's quilt, who is a HUGE Tennessee Volunteers football fan....hence the orange and white, I'd told myself to practice, practice fmq and then jump in. Got cold feet this morning and decided to stitch in the ditch. That looked horrible so put on my big girl panties and went to work trying fmq. I am so excited now because NO LOOPS on the back and stitches aren't way off from being the same size. Still having some problems with starting when I've stopped and have those dreaded points but I'll get there. WOOHOO!!! Wanted to show a couple pictures and to say thanks to everyone who helped me. :-D :thumbup:
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    Good job!!!!

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    :thumbup:

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    Great job! Maybe you will inspire me to try it, too!

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    And guess what? Once it is done, you will be the only one that sees those points. :)

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    Very nice.

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    You go girl

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    looks good... I just put my big girl panties on last week! and did some......

    (by the way the panties comment gave me a great laugh....)

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    You are off to a good start. Enjoy!!!

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    WAY TO GO!!!! Your doing great!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseP
    Great job! Maybe you will inspire me to try it, too!
    Go for it! The worst that will happen is you'll go through a lot of thread. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lheartsl
    looks good... I just put my big girl panties on last week! and did some......

    (by the way the panties comment gave me a great laugh....)
    Thank you! Hope your fmq is looking good. The big girl panties comment seemed quite appropriate. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom
    And guess what? Once it is done, you will be the only one that sees those points. :)
    We are our own worst critics aren't we but made up my mind I'm going to have fun with it and the mistakes mean at least I'm trying. :thumbup:

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    Thanks everybody for your vote of confidence. Off to quilt some more. :-)

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    Nice job. I'm happy for you. Keep those big girl pants on and do more. Every time it will get easier.

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    Nice job. I'm happy for you. Keep those big girl pants on and do more. Every time it will get easier.

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    It looks good. Thanks for sharing. I'm also about to start my first FMQ on a top I recently finished. I'm scared, but it's the only way to learn.

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    very good!! slow and easy. it takes more time to do than you think it should because your foot pedal speed is going faster than you are, but it works. :thumbup:

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    Looks great!

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    It looks great! I made my own slider which really helps on the extension table! I am also new to this but love it...no more walking foot for this gal...it is too slow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAJAMK
    It looks great! I made my own slider which really helps on the extension table! I am also new to this but love it...no more walking foot for this gal...it is too slow!
    I just remembered I had a slider too so I've put it on the machine. Moving the quilt was a lot harder than I thought it would be so hopefully that will help.

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    Good job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    very good!! slow and easy. it takes more time to do than you think it should because your foot pedal speed is going faster than you are, but it works. :thumbup:
    I'm really paying close attention to the sound of my machine to get just the right speed between foot and hands. Not only do you have to be a contortionist to do this but also a multi-tasker. LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolynbb
    It looks good. Thanks for sharing. I'm also about to start my first FMQ on a top I recently finished. I'm scared, but it's the only way to learn.
    Girl I was sweating bullets when the needle went down the first time. LOL!! Just go for it and have fun. :thumbup:

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    GREAT job! You are brave!

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