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Thread: My longarm is home so I've been practicing

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    My longarm is home so I've been practicing

    When my longarm arrived home, the wire on the lazer light was broken. So, Nolting shipped me out a new one. Well, in the mean time, I decided to practice my free motion quilting. Which is something I'm not very good at. Here is a baby panel that I did some practicing on. Tell me what you think. Be honest. I'm a big girl and learn from criticism.
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    A finished quilt excites me!! Whether is it mine or yours!

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    I think it looks great. You are definitely being too hard on yourself. You're off to a great start!
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    I love your quilting! There are a few places that aren't perfect, but that will fade away with practice. I suspect that you are still learning to control your speed. I have found curves to be much smoother if I go a bit faster rather than slower. It's easier to make smooth curves if the machine has some inertia pushing it along. I think you are well on your way to some fantastic custom work.

    Darren

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    I think it looks beautiful.

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    For just starting out, I think you are doing a beautiful job. It looks great!
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    Your doing great!
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    It looks very good and the main thing is you are getting in there and practicing. Everything will become easier as time moves along and you gain confidence.
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    looks great
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    Looks great to me.
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    Just keep it up, we all get better each & every time.

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    To be honest, I don't see a single thing wrong with it!
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    Being very honest...I think you've done a great job and you should definitely be doing more FMQ!

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    Looks good to me!

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    I think ou are doing wonderful. I looks great.

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    Looks great!!

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    Looks great to me!

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    Well for goodness sake! It looks like you are a natural at this. I wish I had a long arm! You lucky duck.
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    You're doing great!

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    So you got a push to start doing something you probably have been wanting to do but not having time to do. I recently got in the same situation and am glad I did as I had to make time to practice free hand and ruler work or do nothing. I'm not real good at it yet but I really enjoyed and plan to make time for it in the future.

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    OOPS, forgot to mention that I think it looks great.

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    I think you're quilting looks great! I have a little bit of a problem keeping the stitches the same size when going around a curve but it sure is fun to keep practicing.
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    Looks great to me. Perfect for a child.
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    Thank you. I hope that someday I get as good as some of you guys.
    A finished quilt excites me!! Whether is it mine or yours!

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    I think you've done a great job!!! Just like riding a bicycle after many years...it'll come back to you!!! Just keep going!!!!
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