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  • Mimis-quilts
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    Your cute little feathers look great! I'm getting better, but I have a ways to go!
    Originally posted by Poppytree View Post
    Not quite up to that standard yet and only do irregular shapes that are not all identical - like feathers, swirls, bubbles or meandering. For the feathers I use a washable pen to give me a rough outline for the centre line and 'wing' the rest (sorry about the pun)

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  • Jean Sewing Machine
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    Originally posted by Poppytree View Post
    Not quite up to that standard yet and only do irregular shapes that are not all identical - like feathers, swirls, bubbles or meandering. For the feathers I use a washable pen to give me a rough outline for the centre line and 'wing' the rest (sorry about the pun)

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    Your feathers are so pretty! Mine turned out so ugly.

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  • Poppytree
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    Not quite up to that standard yet and only do irregular shapes that are not all identical - like feathers, swirls, bubbles or meandering. For the feathers I use a washable pen to give me a rough outline for the centre line and 'wing' the rest (sorry about the pun)

    feathers.jpg

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  • turena65
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    Originally posted by Mimis-quilts View Post
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]70739[/ATTACH] I used a template for the hearts/feathers...I traced it on paper, pinned the paper to the quilt, and then sewed along the lines (that is, after I practiced and practiced and practiced drawing it on paper). This was my first attempt, thought they turned out okay. Bought my template at the Cincinnati National quilt festival.
    Stunning Pat... absolutely STUNNING!

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  • turena65
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    What a fun thread... i find it fascinating how various people quilt... I'm interested in using stencils to do more than a simple design and my goal in life is to get a long arm machine and learn how to quilt free-style on a frame. Can't wait to see the finished project Jean!

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  • Mimis-quilts
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    40d (640x458).jpg I used a template for the hearts/feathers...I traced it on paper, pinned the paper to the quilt, and then sewed along the lines (that is, after I practiced and practiced and practiced drawing it on paper). This was my first attempt, thought they turned out okay. Bought my template at the Cincinnati National quilt festival.

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  • ilive2craft2
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    Love what you have picked out - can wait to see and hear how it turns out! It is a gorgeous quilt top.

    I had not thought of using a stencil with the long arm. Might actually get me using that thing yet. My son is home for spring break, so he is going to help me get the qbot thing setup - I sure hope it works better than my fmq skills! I know I just need to practice practice practice, but feels like I am "ruining" all of the work I put into the top with my poor quilting skills.

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  • auntiemern
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    I have only used templates to hand quilt. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  • Mpyles
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    Haha...I was reading your post and in my head was hancocks hancocks!!

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  • bubba
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    I have predrawn mine....just use the pen lightly, because it can stain if applied too hard. I'm sure you will do just fine!

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  • vchale
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    Originally posted by Vickie1965 View Post
    I'm curious as to why you iron the spot? Is it similar to setting the seam?
    She marked with a friction pen which disappears when you iron it. Magic!

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  • Vickie1965
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    Originally posted by Iris Girl View Post
    Stencils! Yes I use them all the time. Trace the design on the fabric with my frixion pen, do my FMQ then iron the spot and its beautiful.
    I get a lot of my stencils here
    The Stencil Company
    I'm curious as to why you iron the spot? Is it similar to setting the seam?

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  • Iris Girl
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    Stencils! Yes I use them all the time. Trace the design on the fabric with my frixion pen, do my FMQ then iron the spot and its beautiful.
    I get a lot of my stencils here
    The Stencil Company

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  • Jean Sewing Machine
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    Originally posted by a1angiem View Post
    Yes, I have always used the 'pulse' button to quilt, which gave me lots of control. I did ask the Grace Co. initially if that was ok and they said yes. This worked well for me and I preferred it over a stitch ($$$) regulator. However, while the pulse button still works, I find for long, steady quilting, like on a panto, it was dying out on me - surging and lagging enough to create nasty, uneven stitches. I forced myself to use the on/off for my panto - which was a little challenging. For ruler work though, I think it would be absolutely the only way to do it - you need that control. Keep me posted, please!
    I have manual and auto ( stitch regulated), don't know what pulse would be. This is the control on the machine handles, not a Grace control. It is far enough from my fingers that I'm not sure if I could turn it off quick enough. I'll just have to experiment.

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  • a1angiem
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    Yes, I have always used the 'pulse' button to quilt, which gave me lots of control. I did ask the Grace Co. initially if that was ok and they said yes. This worked well for me and I preferred it over a stitch ($$$) regulator. However, while the pulse button still works, I find for long, steady quilting, like on a panto, it was dying out on me - surging and lagging enough to create nasty, uneven stitches. I forced myself to use the on/off for my panto - which was a little challenging. For ruler work though, I think it would be absolutely the only way to do it - you need that control. Keep me posted, please!

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