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Video Tutorial - FMQ - Getting Your Feet Wet

Old 02-17-2014, 01:50 AM
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Okay, I think we have finally come up with a way for you to see the video without having to leave the board or see YouTube ads ! Yay ! So once again, hoping you all enjoy them !

This first video goes over how to practice your freemotion quilting using an unthreaded machine !


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Thank you very much. I will try this.
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Thank you for sharing this with us. Very good teacher
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I am so glad you made this video. You touched on so many elements of the quilting process that others seem to ignore - like listening to your machine. I also hate wearing gloves, but have adapted by cutting off the fingers and most of the cuff part. You're a natural! I'm looking forward to watching to the rest of the videos!
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Thanks for another good video! I totally agree with you on the "moving the pen" vs. "moving the paper". I thought I must be crazy to be the only one I know that can't agree with practicing with pen and paper. I think that is a great technique though if a person was using a longarm.
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Originally Posted by raksmum View Post
Thanks for another good video! I totally agree with you on the "moving the pen" vs. "moving the paper". I thought I must be crazy to be the only one I know that can't agree with practicing with pen and paper. I think that is a great technique though if a person was using a longarm.
I just recently took my midarm machine OFF my frame as I was finding the frame very restrictive due to the small working area ( My machine only has a 10 inch throat ). And even on the frame, the movement of your hands is nothing like a pen on paper, since you are using your arms to move the machine, not your hand, I could not even get the theory of practicing on paper for that !
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OMG--I have watched several tuts on FMQ and your series is by far the best!!! I'm a brand new newby at FMQ (have been tying my quilts/sewing in the ditch on borders) and scared is an understatement--I didn't know you were allowed to trace the pattern onto the quilt!! For a beginner, I think this is the way to go--you can practice all you want, but it is nerve wracking to do all the things right AND get the pattern to look half way decent!!
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I couldn't finish watching the video with all the bobbing around of the camera which made me feel dizzy.
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Originally Posted by MarleneC View Post
I couldn't finish watching the video with all the bobbing around of the camera which made me feel dizzy.
I apologize for the shakieness / bobbing. These are the first videos I have done and I am still trying to get the hang of it. I do promise to get better, or at least find a way to stop the shaking !
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Thank you for your patience in doing these videos. Really a ton of good points that you are bringing to us. I am doing my second quilt (only) with FMQ on my DSM and I still have a lot to learn. Thank you. Very helpful videos
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