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Free Motion Quilting sample

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2nd attempt with Darning Foot

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Machine Quilting: Free-Motion & More taught by Wendy Butler Berns

Overcome your free-motion fears and build confidence in your machine quilting. Wendy Butler Berns shows you easy techniques from start to finishing!

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Cotton, batting and quilting thread

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What are you most proud of? My Walking Foot sample:) I am pleased with how I feel more confident using it and trying lots of different patterns. Okay.... on my second attempt it is a bit easier but still finding it very difficult!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? What advice would I give??? It is me that needs the advice and help ;) This is my first attempt at using the Darning Foot and trying to fmq.... all I can say is.... you won't have to look too close to see how awful my control of the stitching is! When Wendy said to practice, practice, practice... I think for me it will take forever to master this! How have you all mastered this so quickly and so well?!?!

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Hi Desna, is it much easier using the walking foot? The darning foot comes with the machine aye?? I m going to try the walking foot soon..all the best to us more FMQ when u are getting much better..:)

02/07/2013 Flag

oh i forgot to you have to transfer the design to the quilt first?? sorry if this sounds silly :(

02/07/2013 Flag

Hey ZaZa, I think the walking foot is much easier as it is controlled and great for straight quilting as well as slight curved stitching. Wendy's class is brilliant for fmq and if you take her class she will show you how to count stitches in the ditch for evenly spaced columns between stitch lines (hope that makes sense) In these examples above I have not used stencils (haha that probably is obvious;) I just went for it. Hope this helps:)

02/08/2013 Flag

You do not have to transfer the design to the quilt top... what we are working on is unmarked designs... so we are the designer... it takes a lot of practice for sure!

02/13/2013 Flag

good to keep playing with those sample pieces... keep working on listening to the hum of the machine... watching what your hands are doing with the foot speed... our goal is to get a consistent stitch length... but sure takes a lot of practice pieces.... charge ahead... and thanks for sharing.

02/13/2013 Flag

Thanks Wendy for the advice, much needed. I will be going over your class again and again...

02/13/2013 Flag

I'm going to aim for my practice block to look as good as yours!

02/16/2013 Flag

Thanks but don't look too closely ;) I think we need to be practising everyday but its annoying only having one machine and having to change the foot each time, that's my excuse.

02/16/2013 Flag

Good Ideas do Well.

01/26/2014 Flag

Thanks for you nice comment:)

01/31/2014 Flag