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Thread: Video Tutorial - FMQ - Getting Your Feet Wet

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    Video Tutorial - FMQ - Getting Your Feet Wet

    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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by SlightlyOffQuilter View Post
    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 !
    I just appreciate the fact that you are taking the time to do these videos for us! I am getting a lot of info out of them. Please keep them coming!

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    So where is the video? What am I missing?
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    There is no video. Must have been removed. So I ask as well where is the video?????
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    I am honestly unsure of why some are not able to see the videos. I have been able to view it on my PC, MAC, Ipad and kindle. As well as on Safari, Chrome, Firefox and IE. It is MP4 format, so if you can view YouTube videos you should be able to see them posted here as well.
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    After much googling and discussion with someone who knew more avout video than I, I am hoping that those who were having trouble with the video are now able to view it as well as hear it !

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    Thank You for doing this for us. Please do more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlightlyOffQuilter View Post
    After much googling and discussion with someone who knew more avout video than I, I am hoping that those who were having trouble with the video are now able to view it as well as hear it !
    Is there something I'm supposed to click on? I am running the latest version (11) of IE.
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    Unfortunately, the only way for me to be able to ensure that everyone can view and see the videos is to upload every single format to my server, which, as you can suspect, my host provider does not care for. The other option is to upload them to a popular video sharing site ( which I HAVE done ). The trouble is the board here does not like offsite links or promotions soooooo .... please use your imagination !
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    Thank You, good idea. Will certainly give this a shot.

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    Quote 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.
    Me too. I was really getting lots of good information but the constant motion of the camera was making me a bit seasick. Maybe a tripod would help.
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    Thank you for all of the time you put into this tutorial. I agree with the rest of the members about drawing on paper which does not coincide with the moving of the material under the needle.

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