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Thread: Heartswirls Free Motion quilting on Mytaya's quilt

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    I'm trying something new on the borders.
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    Wow that's really good. It seriously looks like hand quilting. :) Is that a two color thread?

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    the color is called sand, it looks like an ecru. I'm working on controlling my stitch length, it's kind of erratic.

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    In that case it completely looks like hand quilting. I thought the longs and the shorts looked good, Crazy thought perhaps but it creates a nice effect with the free form hearts. :)

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    Great heart swirls! I love doing swirls.

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    I love doing hearts like that! You are doing a great job!

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    is this on a frame with mid/long arm on regular on machine? It is fantastic!

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    It's AWESOME!!!!!!

    I'd never be able to do that--I can barely follow it with my mouse! :roll: :roll: :roll:

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    Very nice FM quilting. The hearts look great!

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    You are doing a fabulous job!! I have never tried hearts or swirls--they look hard. Your stitches are a nice length. I see VERY LITTLE fluxuation in size---mine go from teeny tiny to "toe catcher"!!! I am very impressed!!!

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    That is so pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamatobugboo
    is this on a frame with mid/long arm on regular on machine? It is fantastic!
    I'm using a regular sewing machine, my Janome 4800. Darning foot, with the feed dogs down. All completely freehand just making it up as I go.

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    It is really pretty. And it adds in all that Love! :lol:

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    Beautiful job!!

    I hope to someday graduate from stitch in the ditch!!

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    Beautiful! Great job!
    Want to do mine? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol W
    Beautiful job!!

    I hope to someday graduate from stitch in the ditch!!
    you can do it Carol! make some practice 12 x 12 quilt sandwiches, and start doodling. It's just like drawing. Soon you'll get to know what your machine likes to do and doesn't. Mine doesn't like to go around curves, the bottom stitching would pull really loose at the top of the curve. I learned to speed up at that part. what kind of machine do you have and do you have a darning/free motion stitch foot? can you drop the feed dogs on yours?

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    Babe, you have done a great job, funnily enough I have been practising this pattern, to do on the crazy quilt border...but I bottled it, as I didn't think I was neat enough yet...more practice for me :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol W
    Beautiful job!!

    I hope to someday graduate from stitch in the ditch!!
    Same here !!

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    I have a Janome. I love it.

    I have tried a little free motion quilting. I have dropped my feed dogs and I do have a darning foot.

    The free motion quilting that I have done is on a couple of purses and a baby quilt.

    I will continue to plug along and hopefully I'll get a little better. :)

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    I think a few glasses of wine is absolutely necessary when trying FMQ!

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    A girl after my own heart!!!

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    Do you have invisible thread in the bobbin or the top? How are the tensions set? It REALLY looks like hand quilting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia
    You are doing a fabulous job!! I have never tried hearts or swirls--they look hard. Your stitches are a nice length. I see VERY LITTLE fluxuation in size---mine go from teeny tiny to "toe catcher"!!! I am very impressed!!!
    Love it Marcia, can relate totally :lol: Love your quilting babeegirl, stitches are wonderful and love the hearts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS
    Do you have invisible thread in the bobbin or the top? How are the tensions set? It REALLY looks like hand quilting!
    nope its just plain old regular thread in the top and bottom and I leave the tension on "auto" on my Janome 4800. It does really good at self-adjusting.

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