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Thread: Freehand fmq feathers - great method!

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    So long as it doesn't get tarred as well! :lol:

    Looking great! :-D

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    [quote=k3n]So long as it doesn't get tarred as well! :lol:

    Hadn't thought of that!! Embellishments??

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katrine
    Ta, Sandpat and Omak - there's a great danger here if it's not being worn it will get feathered!
    :D :D :D At least you won't run out of things to do, eh? LOL

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    Absolutely stunning. Good job!

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    Quote 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?
    I'm doing it on a Janome 6600 - if you can drop your feeddogs on your machine you should be able. My machine has a speed control which does make it easier than not having one, but it is achievable with practice without that. I spent hours with paper & pencil before I did it on the machine, which helped a great deal, then its just practice, practice, practice.

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    your work is beautiful really love the contrast of colors.

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    What a beautiful table runner!!! I am going to go look up the book right now! I love hand quilting.

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    Beautiful!! I have a Janome MC6600 too. Maybe when I grow up, I will quilt like you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katrine
    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainquilter
    It's hard to see in the pic, did you quilt on machine or by hand?
    Machine (Janome 6600) - I would never have the patience to do that by hand!
    Ohhhhhh I just got one of those (Janome 6600s). I hope I can do as well as you did! What a difference the feathering makes!

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    I love the feathers. It made quite a difference and yes, you can raise your price.

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    I love the feathers. It made quite a difference and yes, you can raise your price.

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    Wow! It looks great. I love feathers. I'll have to get that book.

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    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!

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    WOW what a difference. It was pretty to begin with but it is stunning now. I have never tried free motion quilting on a regular sewing machine not sure a book would help me that much :( But you did a wonderful job.

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    Quote 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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    Thanks everyone - I'd love to see how you all get on with it after you have your books.

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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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    OMG!!!!What a difference that made. Great job!!!!

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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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    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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