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Practice 1

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Start Free-Motion Quilting taught by Elizabeth Dackson

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Whimsical
cminv7 on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Old FQs I didn't mind wasting on a practice quilt sandwich. Also wanted to try cosy cotton batting and see how it washes/wrinkles.

cminv7 on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I am improving??? Can't get worse!

cminv7 on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? I turned my machine speed right down (to about 30%). I felt I had better control over my stitch length.

cminv7 on craftsy.com

Both pictures are of the back side of my work (which is why I didn't notice my ugly tension problem!). I think I am getting better at the stitch length, although I still make lots of eyelashes!

05/15/2014 Flag

Improving is definitely something to be proud of!! If you're making a lot of eyelashes, typically that's caused by an imbalance between the speed of your hands (which are usually too fast if you're getting eyelashes) and the speed of your needle (which is usually a bit too slow if you're getting eyelashes). Try upping your machine speed a little bit and consciously try to slow down your hands on your next practice round and see how that goes. And keep up the practicing, it's going to get better every time you practice!

05/25/2014 Flag