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  • RockyMountainHorseMama
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    Re: Hi there, I'm NanaKaren

    Just wanted to say hi and welcome!

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  • NanaKaren
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    Re: Hi there, I'm NanaKaren

    Thanks for your replies about trouble with free motion quilting.

    For now, I'm "making do" with what I can handle as far as machine quilting. Straight-line quilting is working well. I also enjoy adding a fancy quilting border stitch that my machine has (on the widest border).

    In the meantime, I will continue trying free motion quilting.

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  • shell.scraps
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    Welcome!! Glad you are here.

    I am not good at free motion quilting...so I do a lot of straight line quilting or stitch in the ditch. I'm much better at those two looks than free motion!! Though I am taking a class next month so I can learn. Please feel free to ask any questions that you come up with and we will be happy to help out!

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  • quiltingtrish
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    Wlecome Karen! You should find some answers to your question here from other members, hopefully.
    I think a walking foot (if I'm correct) is the right foot to use when doing machine quilting, just doing straight stitches from one corner to the other - for example.
    Free motion quilting takes a free motion foot where the feed dogs are covered up or lowered so they don't come in to play while you are running your machine. Free motion quilting does take alot of practice. I've done several meandering designs and I always have to practice first on scraps.

    I'm not a blogger, but if you blog about your quilting, you should post your blog address on here and you may get a few followers.

    Hugs,
    quilting trish (from PA)

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  • NanaKaren
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    Hi there, I'm NanaKaren



    I just joined tonight. Don't belong to any forums, although I am a blogger.

    I LOVE to quilt! Obviously, that's why we're here, right? Prior to this year, I hand-quilted or tied my quilts but recently when I made three quilt for "Quilts For Kids", a requirement was ALL machine stitching, so I did that, although nothing fancy. Free motion quilting has me "stumped"...I know that I must need lots more practice, but it is SO frustrating and I feel like I'm at a dead end. Any ideas to help me remedy this?

    Thanks, Karen
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