Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 5 of 9 FirstFirst ... 4 5 6 ... LastLast
Results 101 to 125 of 219

Thread: Paths to Better Stippling/Meandering

  1. #101
    Senior Member lonestardreams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    404
    Great idea. I'm going to try it.

    Thank you. Hope you are having a great day!

  2. #102
    Senior Member heyjami's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    462
    Blog Entries
    3
    We all have our methods, huh? I love your idea! Great to keep it orderly and well spaced! I like the poster who mentioned cactus - I do cactus and mud puddles (mud puddles for the upside down meandering). With the guide line it'll be so much more relaxing. I'm going to try this soon! Thanks for the tip!

  3. #103
    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    6,006
    Thanks so much for this Tutorial. I may not be so intimidated now to go for it. I also get stuck in spots. I cross lines also.
    Suzanne
    Asking a seamstress to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage.

  4. #104
    Super Member SuzyQ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,244
    Great tip, thanks. I'll give it a try ... I can't stipple either :-(

  5. #105
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    metuchen,nj
    Posts
    565
    Thanks for the tute. This makes it simple enough for me to even attempt it. I've only done sitd. This might be even easier. Wow!

  6. #106
    Super Member ania755's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,757
    What a cool idea...I must try it... Thank you
    ania

  7. #107
    Super Member fred singer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Grant county, WI.
    Posts
    7,934
    thank-you for your information
    Pegg


    Have a great day and happy sewing !

  8. #108
    Super Member JanTx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Posts
    1,469
    You have changed my world. I just FMQ's a lap quilt - a smallish one - in a bit over an hour. I divided into quadrants, drew snakes in each quadrant, and off I went. Found that I was keeping too close to the snake so expanded a bit. If I ended up with too much quilt under the machine I cut and restarted with the smaller side on the right - as I meandered around the snake it would turn the quilt, of course. It's not perfect, but as a first attempt that's not SITD or cross hatch - I'm THRILLED. Thank you for sharing your brainstorms with the rest of us!
    So many quilts, so little time.

  9. #109
    Super Member rootyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Selkirk, NY
    Posts
    9,705
    Blog Entries
    1
    Oh wow, can't wait to try that! TY

  10. #110
    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Behind my sewing machine
    Posts
    7,207
    Blog Entries
    4
    I agree...I love stippling and meandering, but yet to do a feather.
    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    Stippling and meandering is no problem for me, I just sit down and away we go! However, the feather thing scares me to pieces, I really got to start working that.

  11. #111
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    47
    This looks like a really excellent idea to me and I am going to try it! Thank you for sharing your work!

  12. #112
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Spokane, Washington
    Posts
    344
    What a great idea!! I have followed Leah Day as well, but I've never gotten the hang of stippling either. This method looks like it will work much better and I can't wait until tomorrow to try it.

  13. #113
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Northeast Kansas
    Posts
    9
    Wow! This is a great help! I've never heard of Leah Day but I do believe your way is as easy as anything I've ever seen. Great Job! Thank you!

  14. #114
    Super Member TacoMama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Posts
    3,277
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks for giving this tut. It makes a little bit of sense to me - I've got to try it one of these days!

  15. #115
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    1
    This looks like a great idea,something i can try to follow and work with. my stipples look like worms thanks for sharing this

  16. #116
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Round Rock, TX
    Posts
    1,415
    Thanks for the tip!!!!
    Family is a priority, not a convenience!
    Take time to be friendly... It's the road to happiness.
    Take time to give... It is too short a day to be selfish.


  17. #117
    Super Member Mitch's mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    1,437
    I love you and want to marry you. Thank you! I always get stuck, and like you, I never wanted to cross over a stitched line. This makes perfect sense to my left brain!

  18. #118
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    177
    This is wonderful.

  19. #119
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    21
    YEAH!!! Thanks to your tutorial the light bulb finally went off!!!! I was struggling too because meandering and OCD does not mix well! Thanks again...

  20. #120
    Super Member kiffie2413's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    3,813
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Kare 51 View Post
    YEAH!!! Thanks to your tutorial the light bulb finally went off!!!! I was struggling too because meandering and OCD does not mix well! Thanks again...
    Totally agree with your OCD and meandering!!! I also want to give a big thanks!!! I will try this, too and see if my fmq gets easier...
    Kif
    Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest~Mark Twain

  21. #121
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    415
    This is a great way to start out FMQ / meandering. Thank you for posting, very clever !

  22. #122
    Super Member MacThayer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    1,101
    Oh, I just tried this, and it makes meandering SO much easier. Thank you, thank you for posting this tutorial! Your insight/instinct is right on!
    MacThayer

  23. #123
    Member nanascottie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    upstate new york
    Posts
    54
    awesome - i can't seem to get free motion quilting right. that is a good idea to draw the line so you don't get lost
    and stuck . i gave up after one try but now i am going to use this method. thanks.

  24. #124
    Senior Member rrhaigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    333
    Blog Entries
    1
    What a great idea. My brain won't do stippling either, so I will give this a try! I have a long arm and all I can do are pantographs because I am so afraid to fmq and get stuck or make a mistake on the quilt.
    Robin
    robinsquiltingroom.blogspot.com
    Southern California

  25. #125
    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Behind my sewing machine
    Posts
    7,207
    Blog Entries
    4
    I am the same we must use the other side of the brain. I love to stipple and meandering...
    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    Stippling and meandering is no problem for me, I just sit down and away we go! However, the feather thing scares me to pieces, I really got to start working that.

Page 5 of 9 FirstFirst ... 4 5 6 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.