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Date: 4/12/13 11:45 PM

Hi -

Thought I would start a thread and see if anyone has a favorite warm up before fmq. Any hints or favorite notions?

I have previously fmq on a Bernina with bsr. Recently purchased a Juki TL-2010q, its been a while since I have fmq and have been practicing for weeks. Any hints or favorite notions? I am finding it slow to get comfortable again.

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Date: 4/12/13 11:47 PM

Gloves and upbeat music. :)

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Date: 4/12/13 11:59 PM

Never thought about music, good idea! Do you do a lot of fmq Lelliebunny?

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Date: 4/13/13 0:40 AM

I wouldn't say that I do a lot, but I think I do a lot more than some of the other sewing folks I know if I limit that list to people that use their regular home machine not a long arm. LOL

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Date: 4/13/13 1:04 AM

Yep, I just do fmq on domestic sm. A long arm would be awesome, but that's years off! I have a number of quilts waiting to be quilted so working at getting my skills up for fmq.

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Date: 4/13/13 1:54 AM

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has a favorite warm up before fmq.


I haven't done a lot recently, but it does seem to help when I take a used printer paper and pencil then practice the motions I want to make....muscle memory!!

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Date: 4/13/13 2:12 AM

I do that too. Also I always start with a couple of minutes of practice on a test quilt sandwich to get warmed up.

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Date: 4/13/13 9:03 AM

I have noticed I have more control when I draw my design first and then I do use a quilt sandwich and warm up. But I am not talking incredible results here. I just took the Craftsy Class of Cindy Needham, she is amazing.

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Date: 4/13/13 9:04 AM

So do you do loops or do you go right to your design and practice?

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Date: 4/13/13 9:27 AM

So far no warm up for me, just mental bolstering.

I lose interest INSTANTLY trying to work on a practice sandwich. I have to just start on my quilt.

FMQ for my spacially challenged brain is so NOT like drawing I don't find drawing to be real helpful. What helps me the most is having some sort of mark on the quilt to follow or to use as a guide.

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