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    Free Motion Quilting - the letter C

    I thought this was a very helpful tutorial for a FMQ design. http://24blocks.com/double-c-stitch/
    If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.- Zig Ziglar

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    I watch her videos. Totally loved this one. Looks easy. Have not tried it yet but I will.
    Karen
    Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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      #3
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      I have watched that one too....I just have not made time to practice FMQ yet...it looks very interesting...
      Carol

      Sewing Mends The Soul ~ Author Unknown

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        That was nice Sylvia. I keep staying wit white thread and maybe I will venture out to some color next time. That looked really interesting.
        Originally posted by Sylvia H View Post
        I thought this was a very helpful tutorial for a FMQ design. http://24blocks.com/double-c-stitch/
        Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
        Terry

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          Hey guys... I know the feeling... that "FEAR",,,, I literally was shaking when i tried my first FM action.... mostly because your afraid of so many things happening... but once you do that inital FIRST movement... if your going to like it,, you will like it almost instantly and be anxious to continue and try more and more.... with so much video and info out there it's like a whole new world and you won't be long before you begin to start redecorating and moving things around your sewing area to squeeze in a mid arm or some such item to have set up for FMQ all the time
          I've never looked back... now i can't wait for the piecing to stop so i can get to the FMQ)))
          "Each day well-lived and Happy;
          that's all there is to Life!"

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            I'm so glad you posted this video! I really enjoy her tutorials and just finished the chenille-it quilt that I bumped up yesterday. I made it bigger than the one she made because it's going to be for my daughter in law. I wanted it to be a comfortable lap size for her. It's about 60" by 60". I've done a lot of stitching in the ditch and sent a lot of quilts to a longarm quilter if I wanted them to be really pretty. But I think I'm going to try free motion quilting for the first time on this one. I wanted something a little "swirly" for this quilt so this may be perfect. I have a bunch of squares that I will need to quilt inside of without stitching on the chenille strips. Might be a little tricky but I need to learn how to do this. Thanks again!

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              Originally posted by Sylvia H View Post
              I thought this was a very helpful tutorial for a FMQ design. http://24blocks.com/double-c-stitch/
              Thanks, Sylvia. Being new to FMQ, and having taken a two part class in it, I appreciate this link. I just purchased a Babylock Tiara III and am anxious to get it set up and begin practicing and mastering FMQ. I'm excited.
              A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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                Thanks Sylvia! That was my mother's name, so I love that name! Love the video on this. Gotta love Laura too, she is wonderful and I love her videos.

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                  Sharon, I know you'll enjoy your Tiara III. I have the II, which I bought last year. I use it a lot. The quilting goes so much quicker & easier. The owner of the shop where I bought mine delivered it to my house & set it all up for me. I have the 18" extension table on the left. I love all that table space on which to move around the quilt sandwich. Make sure you clean out the bobbin area & bobbin with every bobbin change. It's amazing how fast the fuzz builds up. In addition to the brush that is provided, I also use a much smaller brush as well as pipe cleaners. I use a flash light to see under the table. It's important to keep the bobbin area oiled. I usually do it every 2nd bobbin change, or if I'm starting new after not using it for a few days. Jamie Wallen has a good tutorial on YT about cleaning & maintaining LAs. I found it helpful to have an extra lamp (I use a goose neck one) to light up the table & quilting space. There also are videos on YT about threading the machine, etc.

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                    I love F MQ and saw this video last year. I find I like this as a great all over stitch instead of stipling. I find it more interesting to stitch and looks great..
                    My soul is fed with needle and thread, my body with chocolate!

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                      JCY, I was just reading your info on the Tiara. Thank you so much! My Tiara is being delivered within the hour and I'm anxious to take her for a spin. Got a few quilt sandwiches ready to play with. I'll keep your tips in my head as I start out and progress. Thanks again. Sharon
                      A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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                        Awesome! Thank you for sharing. I will definitely practice it.
                        sigpicLinda :icon_wave:

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                          I JUST got my Tiara III about 4 hours ago and have been practicing the C. Wonderful!!! Had to work on the thread tension for a bit, but looks good now. this was a great tutorial
                          A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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                            That looks so good! I've been obsessed with the following video for over a year now, this looks like good training for it:
                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WySDgXzE5JY

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                              Re: Free Motion Quilting - the letter C

                              Tension: that was what took me a while to feel comfortable with. I wasn't used to having to fiddle with bobbin tension. It took awhile before I got the stitches so they looked ok to me. In the early stages, I had the bobbin tension too loose. I re-check the tension with every bobbin change & do some stitching on a sample sandwich before returning to my quilt.

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