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Old 03-08-2013, 03:02 PM
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Looks great, don't be so hard on yourself, we would tell you if it was awful, but it looks pretty good for first time, so pat your self on the back and keep on going.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:07 PM
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I think it looks great! And, I agree, years from now you will be pleased with your progress (well, maybe not years...I was thinking of how long it would take me to get to where you are with it!) LOL Forget the "quilt police" and enjoy your creations!
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:28 PM
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LOL, you should see some of my stuff, *shaking head*....I gotta say, at least you have the guts to try quilting, so your quilt gets and "A" with me
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:47 PM
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I'm always up for a party, but not to rip out those stitches! It's a pretty quilt and it is quilted pretty good
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:56 PM
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I would be thrilled if my "firsts" had looked half this good. Keep it, as is, and one day you will be able to look back at your journey and be amazed at how far you've come.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:54 PM
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I had to laugh out loud when you said you thought FMQ wasn't that hard !!! Your quilt looks pretty good for a first time, mine was much worse. Just keep working at it but maybe next time use a sample piece of fabric with batting. Your quilt is very pretty, I like it even with the FMQ.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:54 PM
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I like your quilt, including the quilting. I did not do anywhere near this well on my first attempt.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:01 PM
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I think you did a super job. You should have seen my first time.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:42 PM
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I think you did fine and Congratulations. Just keep practicing. GOOD work. Beautiful quilt.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:08 PM
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Your 1st attempt is not bad! Not bad at all! You should see my 1st ones...I'm saving them just so I can look back when I'm thinking that all my quilting is horrible. You've been given great tips so far, here are a few more.

1. If you can't move your quilt freely...you can't quilt it! You should be able to move it around with a very light touch, no shoving, pushing pulling etc. when you get situated in the area you want to work on. If your movement of the quilt is jerky, your quilting will be jerky.

2. Wear quilting gloves, or if you don't like them, cut up that sticky cabinet liner stuff into squares, use the finger tips, grab handfuls of the quilt, whatever works well for you, but you can't move it smoothly without traction.

3. When you start up from a stop, take a single stitch in the same hole...it will disguise your start up and make sure you are in line.

4. DOODLE, DOODLE, DOODLE!! With a pencil and paper. It will build muscle memory and that is what you are looking for.

5. Don't believe people when they tell you that you cannot quilt a large quilt on a domestic machine. I do it all the time.
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