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Thread: My first go 'round with free motion quilting

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    Here is a table runner (Moda Bakeshop pattern) I just finished that I tried out FMQ for the first time on. I quilted it last week on my little Brother machine before I knew I was getting a new machine this week. I would have waited if I knew. I did get to put the binding on with my new Bernina though. Wow, what a world of difference in those two machines. (Which I hope would be the case considering the price difference between them!) I still have a lot of improvement to do with my piecing, and of course with my FMQ, but gotta start somewhere!

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    Just had to show off the pretty stitches in red that my Bernina made.
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    Looks good to me, love those colors! :lol:

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    Looks great!! Glad you are enjoying your new Bernina!!!

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    Just beautiful! I'm jealous of your new machine.........and the great work that its owner does!!!

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    Delightful - so cheery and fun! Great job.

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    Beautiful! Welcome and I love your avatar!

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    Your FMQ looks wonderful! I still haven't gotten up the courage to try it. I've made little sandwiches to practice on, but haven't made the time yet to work on them.

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    Very bright and you did a very good job. Hurry and piece something else so you can FMQ it on your new machine!!!

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    I wish my first time had looked so good. Nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Your FMQ looks wonderful! I still haven't gotten up the courage to try it. I've made little sandwiches to practice on, but haven't made the time yet to work on them.
    I made up half a dozen sandwiches or so and practiced on those before jumping in on this runner. My first sandwich looked like my sewing machine had become possessed. LoL I had some unattractive stitches here and there on the runner but overall it turned out better than I thought it would. I'd have to say you should just go ahead and give it a try. I bet you'll get the hang of it quickly. Here's to us both getting better at it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachelcb80
    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Your FMQ looks wonderful! I still haven't gotten up the courage to try it. I've made little sandwiches to practice on, but haven't made the time yet to work on them.
    I made up half a dozen sandwiches or so and practiced on those before jumping in on this runner. My first sandwich looked like my sewing machine had become possessed. LoL I had some unattractive stitches here and there on the runner but overall it turned out better than I thought it would. I'd have to say you should just go ahead and give it a try. I bet you'll get the hang of it quickly. Here's to us both getting better at it!
    You did a great job! Congrats! I too need to make and take the time to practice.

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    Lovely!

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    Beautiful!

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    Your first FM? Gee, you catch on quick, it looks GREAT!! Love the fabrics too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Your first FM? Gee, you catch on quick, it looks GREAT!! Love the fabrics too.
    Well I practiced on about 6 or 7 little sandwiches first, so I guest technically this isn't my first free motion experience. It's the first "non-practice" item I've free motioned on though. :)

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    Wonderful job and nice brights colours too

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    Your first attempt sure looks a lot better than mine did! Good for you and congrats on the new machine too. That's a pretty piece you did.

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    First, congrats on your new machine. Next, that quilt is beautiful. You did a wonderful job on the quilting.

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    wow, rachael, those were made with your old machine and the new one is even better? lucky girl! :-D

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    Looks good to me! I'd be happy to do that well.

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    Good job!!!! Also love the colors in your quilt.

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    Beautiful work, your FMQ'ing looks perfect! Great job!

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    Looks great.

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    Awesome work! Your FMQ is great even without the BSR! So glad you like your Bernina. Have you named her yet? lol

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    Excellent job :!: I love the fabric :!:

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