Saturday, February 06, 2010

Practice, practice, practice

I still need a lot of practice. Free-motion quilting is hard to learn. I’ll keep trying.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Del said...

Ruth says to drink a glass of wine. Of course, it I drank a glass of wine I would be under the machine. But, apparently, it helps some people relax and get a rhythm going.

12:06 AM  
Blogger paula, the quilter said...

In this instance, music *does* help. At least it does for me. Relaxes me just enough. Good luck.

5:42 AM  
Blogger Piecefulafternoon said...

And we'll keep cheering you on - good going.

6:36 AM  
Blogger QuiltingFitzy said...

This gal even makes ME think I can do it, take a look!

http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/2010/02/200th-post.html

My 25yo daughter is about ready to do her first fmq, I've got my fingers crossed.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Suze said...

have you looked into a Supreame Slider (a teflon sheet that makes the quilt sandwich slide really easily) and one of Sharon Shamber's halos (described as a steering wheel for FMQ - light pressure is all you need to steer the quilt)? I have heard it helps alot with control..I am going to get a set for me..

10:21 PM  
Blogger Christine Thresh said...

Suze,
I was just looking online at both of those items. I think I may need them.

11:04 PM  
Blogger Meggie said...

Who knew there were so many aids?!
I have known about the wine for a while, but those other items...

12:58 AM  
Blogger Del said...

There is a slippery doodad in your future - tomorrow maybe. I was not comfortable with the 'halo' and found it awkward to manipulate. With my arthritic fingers I thought it would help, but the fingers don't want to hold on. I have better luck with one or two 3"X6" pieces of the waffley stuff Rubbermaid makes for the bottoms of drawers. I should have sent you some - I have a lifetime (mine) supply. Sorry. Del

11:05 PM  

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