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Thread: First quilt off the longarm

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    First quilt off the longarm

    After months of practicing on muslin, I finally loaded and quilted a panel on the longarm. I'll get better with practice, but I'm very happy with my first attempt!
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    Good going! You have the first one under your belt, now you will gain more and more confidence with each quilt you do.

    Kat

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    Yeah for you. You do a lot better job on a real quilt than on practice. We tend to try harder. Your meandering is very curvatious, very nice. You will find you will get faster and more confident. I can not tell you when I stopped standing in front of machine thinking "I hope I don't ruin this." Like everything else it is a process in learning. I am so thrilled for you.
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    Your stipples look good: nice and even. You have the right attitude, too. After taking my first quilt off the longarm, I thought, geez, I really need to rethink whether I can do this. Of course, I practiced some more and still, two years later, I'm learning stuff all the time--can't tell you how many youtube videos, quilt websites, winning quilts I've looked at trying to learn more and to get some ideas. Just keep going! And have fun, of course!

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    That's a cute panel you chose for your practice piece ... Someone will love it to tatters! Your practice has already paid off - it looks great. Goforth and quilt now!!

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    Perfect I love it.

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    I hope to get brave one day. I got my frame together and the sewing machine sitting there but I have yet to load the first fabric. practise or other. I need to get brave and just do it.

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    nicely done
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    way to go, love the panel

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    You did a wonderful job. I think it's a great quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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    You are doing a great job!
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    that is good looking.

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    Way to go!!!!

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    Good job! Do you have a backlog of tops that you need to quilt? It looks like your ready to get them done.

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    Great job - very consistent meandering!
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    looks good and it is lots of fun

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    you did great!!! I did lots of small things for practice. I also worked on some quilts for myself and kids to get more confidant in quilting. I liked using printed panels. You can also practice outlining on them too. They can be fun and work up pretty quick.
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    Wow! Great job!
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    nice work! and it is so cute

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    very nice!!!!
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    Darling panel and beautiful quilting, I just do a large stipple on my DSM.
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    Wonderful 'debut' effort And being an aussie, I just love the panel you have used...

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    You're off to a great start! Keep practicing, and take pics of each one - you'll be amazed at your progress when you can see it in pictures.
    When life gives you scraps, make quilts!

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    A beautiful "first". Sweet panel....someone will love this to bits

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatStarter View Post
    Good going! You have the first one under your belt, now you will gain more and more confidence with each quilt you do.
    Kat
    My sentiments as well, great job done.
    God Bless you all.
    Heather.

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