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    Wanted to share my new interest....

    I read posts every day; learning from everyone and delighting in all of the beautiful quilts and projects that everyone creates. I used to quilt for hours on end every day, but since I have developed Degenerative Arthritis in my lower back and it effects my left hip and thigh also....I just can not spend that much time doing the thing I love the most. Therefore, I spend more time doing a cross stitch project or searching for interesting information and videos on quilting.

    I read so much about free motion quilting. It is fantastic what you all can do. I have tried and tried, only to fall pretty much flat on my face. Hee-Hee. So, I continue to research and see what tips and inspiring projects others are sharing. I came across various videos on Free Motion Machine Embroidery and was so intrigued. I love embroidery. I began rereading everything I could and rewatching the videos....until I got up the courage to give it a try.

    I am so excited to share my first project! There are many errors, but it was so much fun I just could not stop. So here it is. Thanks for looking and sharing any comments and or suggestions. They will all be cherished.
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    Interesting block, will be looking forward to more designs. How about quilt as you go projects????

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    Wow... You did good!

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    Very interesting. I love embroierey work also. Where or what sites do you research to find all the information for this ? Would you please share some info with us? Thanks in advance.

    sassy granny

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    I don't know anything about machine embroidery but your project looks fantastic to me. Keep up the good work.
    I'm glad you had the courage to try it. Peggy
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    I think you did a great job! Keep up the good work!
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    Wow...you did that with free motion embroidery? That's turned out really great. Keep up the good work
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    What a wonderful start. Please do not give up. I love your dragon.
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    wonderful
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    When one door closes another opens. You did good, keep up this great embroidery, looks great to me. Thanks for sharing.
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    Free motion embroidery? What exactly is that?

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    I think you did a fantastic job (I can't see any errors!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastimesquiltdesign View Post
    I don't know anything about machine embroidery but your project looks fantastic to me. Keep up the good work.
    I'm glad you had the courage to try it. Peggy
    In your search bar type in free motion machine embroidery....lots of links are listed. I really enjoyed and learned a lot from watching the videos on You Tube. Patsy Thompson (I hope I spelled that right) has some wonderful tutorial videos, another person who does some fantastic projects is Terry White. Recently I discovered on The Quilt Show site a woman, Nancy Prince...she also shares some great videos and tutorials. Plus, I just randomly selected various sites that contained the phrase and learned some interesting helpful tips. I hope that this helps.
    Brenda

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogsgod View Post
    Free motion embroidery? What exactly is that?
    Free Motion Machine Embroidery is also referred to as Thread Painting. You drop your feed dogs, put your stitch length to Zero and you begin coloring/painting/stitching a picture. You can also use the zig zag stitch. It is similiar to free motion quilting.
    Brenda

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    You did very well, congratulations and keep up the good work.

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    Great work.

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    Nice job. Just shows where there is a will, there's a way. Glad you enjoyed the process.

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    Great first attempt. The next will even be better.....if that's possible!

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    I think you found a new "love"! Excellent work
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    Learning new things are so exciting. Please post more. You are very precise.

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    This is fabulous.
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    your dragon is great. good job for first try. joyce j

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    Just beautiful, great job, and thanks for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    OMG you did such a great job!!!!!

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