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Thread: My first stippling/meandering - sorry don't know the difference

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    Senior Member PghPat's Avatar
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    My first stippling/meandering - sorry don't know the difference

    This is the first piece that I have done any FMQ'ing on. I did this appliqué several years ago but never had the courage to try quilting it. I have off and on tried practicing but just gave up every time. I finally decided the only way I'd learn is to just do it. So I finally got it out and got it finished - I'd say just in time for January - it goes with the winter weather.

    I'm happy with it. Now to venture on to some of the larger things that need quilted. That will be my next post - questions about how to do it.

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    Looks great! The difference between stippling and meandering is just the scale. Stipple is smaller, but I don't know what specific size threshold you would cross when it turns to a meander!
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    Very nice indeed!
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    Sew pretty!
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    beautiful quilt
    well done
    Have a nice day and a safe one too!

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    Well done!

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    Looks great!!

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    Great job and love the cardinal!
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    You did fine. Keep on quilting!
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    great work, wish I could stipple, i'm not good at it yet.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Takes one project and you'll be a pro.

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    You did a great job!

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    Lovely...do you have a pattern for this or know where I can get it??
    Retired teacher, loving it.
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    Very pretty both the stippling, and the redbird.

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    very nice!!!
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    Looks great, I use the terms interchangeably.
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    Great job! Cute little quilt!
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    you're on your way... looks great and each time you will gain more confidence.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Looks fine. I found that following a line was easier to do until I got more confidence. It is sometimes difficult to decided where to go as well as keeping your stitches uniformly the same length.
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    nicely done
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    WOW good job. It's your first time too. Great! keep it up. you'll get better at FMQuilting.

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    I agree with PaperPrincess. Also when meandering, you don't cross over any lines; whereas, with stippling you can cross over making loops, etc. But I guess a person can do whatever they want with their quilting. Looks like you're doing great. Just keep practicing, practicing, practicing. You'll get to enjoy FMQ.

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    Aren't you glad you moved forward? Every project you complete will be more practice, and you have the satisfaction of completing beautiful work. We are never done learning and getting better, but, to me, it doesn't make sense to just keep on practicing on scraps. The tip that has helped me the most with FMQ meandering is to visualize going around the size of different coins. I do dime, nickel, quarter, and fifty cent size meanders. It helps to keep the size consistent throughout the whole piece.

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    Nice work! If that's your first attempt, it's really good.

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    Great job and you know it will be easier for you each time. Way to go!

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