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Lori replied on Sat, Jan 28 2012 10:06 PM

Thanks for the link.  Very help[ful!

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Lori replied on Sat, Jan 28 2012 10:08 PM

Judy, it looks great.  I am going to give something new a try.  I guess the worse that could happen is that I have to take it out.  It would not be the first time.  I will post a picture once I get going.  Thanks!

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gini replied on Sat, Jan 28 2012 10:13 PM

Lori:
I guess the worse that could happen is that I have to take it out.

 i would use it as a learning experience, but i wouldn't take it out.

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Nana replied on Sat, Jan 28 2012 10:17 PM

Gini

I am with you.  I rarely take out quilting stitches.  The only time I have removed them is if the tension is really messed up.   That is just more trouble than it is worth.

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Lori replied on Sun, Jan 29 2012 2:16 PM

Thanks to everyone for their advice.  I am glad to hear that I am not the only one who gets nervous when they go to quilt their top.  Finally there is a place that I can get great advice.

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Kris replied on Sun, Jan 29 2012 7:48 PM

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Gini

I am with you.  I rarely take out quilting stitches.  The only time I have removed them is if the tension is really messed up.   That is just more trouble than it is worth.

You're so right Nana. I'm working on MQ 3 today and I don't like it. I tried taking out some of the stitches then decided to just continue. I've got two rows of blocks done and I still don't feel better about it. I've stopped for the night. 

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Practice, Practice, Practice is what we have to do and just relax and try and go with the flow.  Meandering is very pretty on most quilts so don't beat yourself up if you do a lot of it.

I totally agree, nothing beats practice and the more you do it the easier it gets.

Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy & sorrow, stitched with love

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Georgia replied on Sun, Jan 29 2012 9:58 PM

The main thing is to relax! I know. easier said than done.  When I start on a new quilt I find myself tensing up and the more tense I get, the more jilted and unsteady my quilting becomes.  I make myself concentrate on breathing and relaxing my shoulders and the quilting seems to come along well enough.  I see improvement with every quilt.

I also tend to get wired about my designs not being consistent.  You might want to check out Pam Clarke's website.  She has some pretty cool templates that I use with pouncing chalk that are basically lines that give me a reference for my designs.

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Carey replied on Sun, Jan 29 2012 9:59 PM

Check out the free motion quilt group here. There I posted the author and title of a book called Follow along the lines. Or something similar. Also you could draw your designs on tracing paper, pin, and quilt that way then tear slowly away. Or you could draw your design using a washable or removable tracing pen or someting and then quilt along that. :) Good luck.

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