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Freehand fmq feathers - great method!

Old 02-16-2010, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
Just ordered the book from connecting threads at fourty percent off. It came up to around eighteen dollars with the shipping.
Thanks so much for the heads up!
Thanks RedGarnet222 - I went there and ordered one for me to. Can't wait to see how this method works.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:15 PM
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Thanks everyone - I'd love to see how you all get on with it after you have your books.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:31 AM
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the std is pretty but the feathers made it stunning I wouldn;t have had the courage to practise on an existing peice
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:20 AM
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OMG!!!!What a difference that made. Great job!!!!
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:37 PM
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This is beautiful. I guess I am going to have to go to Amazon and see if I can get a copy of the book. Great job!
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WOW that must be a real good book. How long have you been fmq. I love the feathers, but have been afraid to give them a try. I'll look that book up.
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WOW!!! Great job!
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Katrine
On another thread, Fireworkslover mentioned the book "Hooked on Feathers" by Sally Terry, for doing freehand feathers. So I got the book, it arrived Friday, and - after a bit of practice with paper/pencil, & a scrap piece - I got out a runner I had only done STITD on and gave it the treatment!

Thank you Fireworkslover for book tip - I am so pleased with the results!

First is the runner as it was, then as it looks now - I reckon I can charge a bit more now!
WOW - how much experience with FMQ did you have before you got the book? You say only a little practice with paper and pen and you were able to do THIS? Then I REALLY need to order this book!
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by mtkoldra
it might be a silly question, can this kind of quilting be done on regular sewing machine? that is all I have, or hand quilting?
All I have is a regular sewing machine that's about 30 years old. Mine doesn't have any stitch regulators like many of the newer machines have now. I do think you should practice drawing on paper first, to get your brain wrapped around the motions you need to make, before fmq. Just drop your feed dogs and go on a practice sandwich first before fmq on a quilt top.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:35 PM
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Dkm and Shorebird - only recently done some fmq in borders which isn't meander or stipple. But I have done alot on
practice sandwiches, and I am always "doodling" on paper. There's another bit I did on page 5. I do feel quite relaxed doing it this way, which is how it should be I suppose.
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