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    Practicing

    I am taking a Craftsy class called Quilting in Negative Spaces. And I ordered a ruler foot for my Juki...mainly to do SID, because I just can't SID on the frame no matter how I hard I try. My ruler foot came in the mail this morning. So, I took a piece of sheet and started practicing the tiles that are in the class. You are supposed to match your thread to the color of the fabric which will hide your mistakes and where you get out of line, and they say it will then give "texture" to a quilt. I didn't match the thread so I could see where I was going. I used a gold/brown multicolor thread & a dark brown thread in the bobbin, and you can see everywhere I lost my way...lol. But, with lots more practice I may get brave enough to do it on an actual quilt. I have the quilt top made that's for the class, but don't know if I'll do the tiles. I do think I'm going to like using a ruler. Do you think they look like tiles?
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    Looks great to me!

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    Doing good! They say practice makes perfect but I get bored, easy. So I just try to do my best. Yours looks good.

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    I need this .... my SID accurately is impossible! Thanks for sharing.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Nice! I have found once the quilt is washed (rinsed) the lines will blend. Mine do.

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    I think it is time to give up practicing and start quilting a quilt.

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    looking very good....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I think it is time to give up practicing and start quilting a quilt.
    Tartan, You always have words of encouragement to everyone. Thank you! Debbie

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    looks pretty good to me. I'm impressed that your spacing is so even on each pattern.

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    Looks perfect to me. I don't do SID. I quilt about a 1/4" from the ditch and I like that neater look much better. I only use a DSM for quilting.
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    I think it looks very cool!
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    I love it. Hugs

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    Yes Ma'am, they sure do look like tiles. You're doing real good. I've gotta get started trying this. No time.

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    I agree, I think you are ready to quilt. Great job!

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    It is looking good. And it is practice practice practice. As you practice, you gain confidence
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    Yes, intricate and great work.
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    Save that practice and bind it!! Maybe it is golden, but it leaves me Green with envy!! Great job! I would go for it !

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    You did a great job!

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    Is a ruler foot for a domestic sewing machine? What is the advantage of having one?
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    You are doing an awesome job!

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    Looks great!

    Can you share a picture of your ruler foot and where you got it? I've never seen one. I'd love to use a ruler as a guide with my Juki. I have the TL 2010...what model do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    Looks great!

    Can you share a picture of your ruler foot and where you got it? I've never seen one. I'd love to use a ruler as a guide with my Juki. I have the TL 2010...what model do you have?
    I have the 98 and would also like to know.

    I agree with earlier posts - time to start quilting - lookin good!

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    I have also viewed that course and your work seems very good to me! Keep up the good work.

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    Please show picture of your ruler foot. What type of machine is a DSM?? Tinker

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    Looks great! I've viewed the course but haven't tried it yet. This will give me the push to give it a whirl.

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