Saturday, 5 November 2011
How do you FMQ?
Do you FMQ? If so, I have a list of questions as long as my arm. What needles do you use? What size thread? What tension settings? Does thread break? Do you prefer polyester or cotton thread for FMQ? Do you change the settings from one thread to another? Do you have the same thread top and bottom? Do you get loops on the bottom?
I feel like I am beginning to master the mechanics of moving my hands and feet in some kind of unison and producing OK if somewhat amateurish scribbles but, since the quilts are modern, I figure scribbling all over them is OK. Feathers, swirls and twirls I will leave to the professionals for now.
Where I struggle is if things go wrong, I don't know what to do to fix them. I know this is a very open ended post really but I'd really love you to shower me with your tips for fixing FMQ issues - any little tip you have that makes your machine FMQ more smoothly. Or any great sources of information. Not sites with beautiful patterns to copy but sites or even books which give you the lowdown on fixing FMQ issues and setting your machine up to FMQ smoothly and happily.
Posted by Lynne (Lily's Quilts) at 12:59