Thursday, October 3, 2013

First Steps to FMQ blog tour!



A fun new book by Christina of a Few scraps! Welcome to the BOOK BLOG HOP!
I love seeing other bloggers who have put their pen to paper for a new book on machine quilting, It's one thing I am continually trying to better myself at!  Christina has put together a book on machine quilting on your home machine.  I love that she is building confidence and sharing her skills with all of us.  I know for a fact, if I can DRAW it, I can QUILT it. That's how I learned to do feathers... and She gives loads of great tips on machine issues as well as ideas to to try and build your skills...

I asked her why she wanted to write the book she says,
I wrote the book because from teaching free motion quilting on my blog it became clear that quilters need a low stress way to practice FMQ without risking their cherished quilt tops. Simple little projects to get them excited about stitching. Most FMQ books focus on technique. This one focuses on practice. That's the way you get better at FMQ: practice, practice, practice. I decided I wanted to make practice fun! 

And you  know I am all about FUN! Quilting is meant to be FUN! Right!?
Right indeed! Her catch phrase at the moment sums it up!
Lay down some thread!

Now, that is what I am talking about! ;-) ha ha!



Book on amazon here. Click here



BLOG HOP PLAYERS!



9/25: Allison Rosen at Stash Books Blog 
9/26: Jessica Alexandrakis at Life Under Quilts 
9/27: Monica Solorio-Snow at Happy Zombie 
9/28: Susan Beal at West Coast Crafty 
9/29: Kathy Mack at Pink Chalk Studio 
9/30: Angela Walters at Quilting is my Therapy 
10/1: Amanda Jean Nyberg at Crazy Mom Quilts 
10/2: Megan Dye at Megs Monkey Beans
10/3: Victoria Findlay Wolfe at Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts 
10/4: Katie Pedersen at Sew Katie Did 
10/5: Christina Cameli at A Few Scraps

Want to win a copy?
Of course you do!
Leave me a comment here. Do you :
Quilt your own?
Hand quilt?
Machine quilt?
quilt by check?
or are you anxious to BUILD YOUR SKILLS?
Make sure I have your email address!!
 If I can't reach you through your comment, ( no reply) then I pick a different winner...
If you want to be sure you are not a NO Reply commenter, 
click here , scroll to bottom of page
for how to Fix that problem...
I will pick a winner October 10th, at 9am.
If the winner is in the US they can choose paper or ebook.
 Outside the US they will get an ebook. 

176 comments:

  1. How about all of the above. I've quilted a few, paid for several, have one in hand quilt process, but usually mine are done by machine. A girl has to be flexible! :)

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  2. I quilt my own but only straight line quilting....I am very anxious about free motion quilting. I want to learn but still hesitate to try on a big project. I am so excited about this book!

    deebriese@yahoo.com

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  3. I quilt my own- usually straight line by machine, occasionally I hand quilt!

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  4. I've always had to quilt my own as long-arm is just way to expensive over here. I make a lot of quilts to donate and 'practice' new patterns on them! Once you've done a lap-sized quilt with a pattern, you've got that pattern in the muscle memory!!! Would love to be in the draw to win a copy of Christina's new book as you can never learn too much :)

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  5. Just bought a Juki machine..... This would be the perfect partner!

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  6. When I machine quilt myself I have straight lines. I also hand quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Just started quilting my own so need to learn new skills fast lol.

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  8. I machine quilt my own - straight stitches and would love to try free motion! thanks!

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  9. I quilt my own, both machine and hand quilt. When I first started quilting I never even thought have someone else quilt it. I love to learn new techniques, though. :)

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  10. I love to FMQ on my home machine and I am always looking to try more designs and improve my skill.
    Thanks for sharing all that you do.

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  11. I don't want to be in the drawing as I have the book, but can I just say - it is excellent. And I love that you are promoting it in the hop!

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  12. I would love the book!! I quilt non stop....by hand; learning to machine quilt. I bought a Tiara

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  13. I have been trying to FMQ in various ways. I have had some success but lots of frustrations. I have so many quilt ideas but I feel if I don't finish them and get them out there ( to local charities or what not) that it is not complete. My home machine is limiting because my skill is so limited. I love the look of machine quilting.

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  14. Of course, I would love my quilting to be fearless! Might get more done! Would love the book!

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  15. I mostly machine quilt on my DSM. I like to hand quilt too, but only in the winter, when it makes sense to snuggle under the quilt I'm quilting. (I live in Florida, and even with air conditioning, it's too hot to hold a quilt in my lap any other time of the year.) I've quilted by check occasionally, and rented time on the long arm at my LQS. So I guess you could say I've done it all! Love the chance to win a copy of the book.

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  16. I do small quilts on my DSM, and quilt larger quilts on my grace frame with a Juki 2010. I've never quilted by check (but have been tempted a few times!).

    Deb
    ladara at cfl dot rr dot com

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  17. I just got a handiquilter and I am looking to practice as much quilting as I can.

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  18. I quilt my own on the diagonal on my domestic machine. I have done several large quilts, and I would like to learn how to do the free motion. Christina's book looks like it is easy to follow with good illustrations. Sending them out to be quilted is beyond my limited budget.

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  19. I've always only quilted my own, mostly straight line and a little FMQ. The last quilt I made was 65x65 and I Free motioned the entire quilt on my domestic !! I would definitely live to improve my skills. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  20. Oh, I need this book! I quilt my own, on a sweet little Janome Magnolia. Mostly I do straight line, because I've only been at this a year, but I have tried some FMQ and would *love* to get better at it. This book sounds like a genius idea and just what is needed to truly learn FMQ.

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  21. I don't enjoy FMQ, but I know this is partly due to fear. Help!

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  22. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book! I am new to free motion and think that the book might boost my confidence! Cindy Norton at cindyhennes@gmail.com

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  23. I do quilt my own....the price is right. I have had three quilts long armed by others when they were made for gifts. I can meander ok, but do need to increase my ability to quilt other patterns.

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  24. I quilt all my own quilts. Special ones get hand quilted and there are not many of them. I do a lot of meandering on the rest of my quilts. I think it is time to step it up a notch.

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  25. I quilt my own quilts and am always looking for new ideas. I have a hard time starting a quilt and knowing what to quilt besides meandering.
    Shawn

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  26. I hand and machine quilt, but I'm not proficient, that's for sure. I really really could (and would) use this book if I could only win it. :)
    Angie
    badgershipley@gmail.com

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  27. I machine quilt after many tears of hand quilting. I would love to win the book to further my skills at machine quilting. Hope I get picked!

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  28. I quilt all my own quilts on my HQ16 -- that way I can say I made the whole quilt myself! Thanks for the chance!

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  29. I quilt all my own and have a lot of fun doing it, but there is always more to learn. Thanks for a chance to win this book.

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  30. I machine quilt about 95% of the time.This book looks like it would be a great reference for fun stitches with a bonus of some fun projects!!

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  31. I machine quilt most often, but my FMQ skills need improvement. This book could be a big help.

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  32. I would really like to win this book as I need A LOT of help with my quilting. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. I really need this book to add to my inspiration library. Hmmmm need what I really mean is I want it now...

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  34. I quilt my own quilts on a home machine, a Pfaff 1475. The biggest quilt was 8' x 10'.

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  35. I'm new to quilting and need to build my skills

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  36. I quilt my own by machine and sometimes I send out by check. I'm not a fan of hand quilting only because I have time issues. I need to but that Juki! Haha.

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  37. All of the above indeed; eat it, sleep it, work it. I sometimes get very bored with FMQ so anything inspirational is good.

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  38. I mainly hand quilt but would love to learn how to FMQ!

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  39. I do most of my own quilting by machine, but lately have been sending out my QS ones as they are just too unwieldly to do on my home machine and it takes me longer to quilt one than to piece one, so I'd rather piece at that point... Thanks so much for sharing. i would love to win a copy.

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  40. I would love this book. I just purchased a Babylock Tiara and am just learning how to use it.
    tvbart@charter.net

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  41. I have mostly done straight line quilting but am hoping this book will calm my fears of free motion. I like the idea of using small projects for that practice! I think this is just the book for me!

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  42. I either hand quilt or straight line quilt. I need to get better at FMQ.

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  43. thanks for the giveaway.
    I mostly machine quilt my own quilts. Had a midarm, didn't like it.
    Sometimes I will send out a queen/king quilt; esp the flannel ones...so heavy!

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  44. I love fmqing! I just finished a large lap with tiny swirls.
    Always looking for new ideas.
    contentncm at yahoo dot com

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  45. I had someone quilt my first two quilts but I could afford to quilt if I didn't do it myself. I am not perfect by any means but I am enjoying myself.

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  47. I've always quilted my own quilts--almost always by machine

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  48. I've really reading the blog hops about this book. I quilt all my own quilts, usually straight line. I am a beginning fmquilter. Really enjoying it but wish i could learn more, especially some fun, designs. I'm not so much for feathers.

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  49. I am just learning to quilt my own quilts on my home machine. I'm ready to branch out into some curvy shapes (gulp). Trying to let go of perfection and just enjoy the process and results. Thanks for your inspiring blog.

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  50. I've done small projects on my Juki (LOVE THE JUKI!!!) and I had my first outsourced quilting done by a friend. Yikes! That is a pricey endeavor. I hope to quilt all my own projects on my machine (which is why I chose the Juki) but I need help and guidance and practice. Yep, I am a great candidate for this book....

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  51. I've got a longarm, but my FMQ skills need to be improved as well. Learning how to do feathers well is something everyone should be able to do.

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  52. I have a Janome machine and I have always quilted my own, I am piecing a top now that I'm going to send to a longarmer. This one is special!

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  53. I am new to FMQ, but am loving it! I have figured out that it is all about the practice! That is what helps you to become comfortable with it! I can't wait to find the book and use it to improve my skills!

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  54. I machine quilt and enjoy learning FMQ....practice practice practice

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  55. I machine quilt my quilts, unless they are English Paper pieced, which I hand quilt. I really want to learn how to FMQ so I can do more with my quilts than just straight lines all the time!

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  56. I teach FMQ at our local shop but I'm always looking for more practice methods. This book looks great!

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  57. I quilt my own on my sewing machine but only straight line quilting. This book looks like one I could really use to teach me the in's and out's of free-motion quilting. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  58. I haven't quilted yet, only pieced. I'm looking forward to learning machine quilting and building my skills. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. It looks wonderful!

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  59. Sometimes I quilt my own and sometimes I pay a machine quilter. My own quilting is very limited, so I'd like to learn to handle big quilts and do more complex designs.

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  60. oh, goodness. i am so excited about this book!! my fmq is limited to loops and stippling on my janome. but, i've done all my own quilts on my own machine... either this or my old viking huskvanra!

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  61. I FMQ all my quilts but am a beginner. This book looks promising and I can definitely improve!

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  62. I would love this book. I freeze when I try doing FMQ, need to practice, practice, practice....
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  63. I quilt on my little machine, just straight lines with a walking foot. Either that, or I tie. I'm interested in learning how to do fmq on my home machine, but I need some help!
    (LLYSENW {at} yahoo {dot} com)

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  64. Oh you KNOW I want to win this book! I love to FMQ but find that I'm doing the same motions on too many quilts. I'd like to have more options at my fingertips. Thank you for the chance to win.
    mdmontalvo@yahoo.com

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  65. I quilt my own, by machine and by hand. Would really like to improve my fmq. Thanks!

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  66. I've done both small machine quilting and more recently bought a longarm! I'm dying to try some hand quilting and am constantly looking for new patterns to quilt.

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  67. I quilt my own. This books sounds wonderful and just what I need to help me in my process. Thanks for an opportunity to win.

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  68. I am still learning! I love doing my own, but so far my skills are limited... but I'm working on it!

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  69. I quilt my own quilts... but my FMQ skills are sorely lacking. Would love some instruction!

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  70. I quilt on my domestic machine... and often wish I had a long-arm. I've got several tops binned for when I feel my skills are up to the task of quilting them as well as they deserve. Great swirly stars: would love to explore what other great ideas are lurking between the covers of the book.

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  71. I am moving from a long arm to my domestic machine and love to really learn!

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  72. I quilt my own but nothing fancy - just straight lines, quilt in the ditch or outline quilting. Would love to get comfortable/proficient with some nicer designs.

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  73. I do machine quilt my own quilts. I am a simple quilter, but I feel that it is truly my quilt when I do the quilting myself. Thanks for this great giveaway. The book looks fabulous!

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  74. I just started FMQ, actually just started quilting. I have finished one and am working on finishing my second and I'm hooked!

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  75. I machine quilt my own quilts, but I suck! I need as much help as I can get. I see all the fabulously quilted quilts and am green with envy. I want people to feel that way when they look at my quilts. ;-) thriftstorecrafter at yahoo dot com

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  76. I FMQ my quilts, or send them out if they are large. Needs lots of improvement. Books looks to be a good one.
    Thanks
    Dee d w7645@charter.net

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  77. All of the choices....I just left a quilt at a long arm quilter yesterday, have done some machine quilting myself, also do hand quilting, I would love to have this book as my confidence at free motion is not stellar. I love all the designs I see now that are more modern.

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  78. If it's a BIG quilt, then I quilt by check. If it's lap size or smaller I 'try' to do it myself. Easily.

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  79. I machine quilt using straight lines. I sure could use this book!! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  80. I machine quilt everything, but I'd love to quilt by check if I could afford it. I really need help with my FMQ so this book is perfect. Thanks :)

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  81. All of the above but it has been years since I used FMQ and I am reluctant to start again - scary. I have just straight line quilted my first quilt in a very long time - a baby quilt for my new nephew. The process was very enjoyable and has inspired me to quilt more of my own.

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  82. I hand quilt and if that is not practical, then I "quilt by check." But I would love to learn to free motion quilt. I have an older machine without all the bells and whistles of the new machines, so it terrifies me to try.

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  83. My sister-in-law quilts for me but I can only ask for so many jobs! It is slowing my quilting down so I better get better!

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  84. I have tried FMQ on my machine, but need a lot more practice since I have had issues with bunching. For now I FMQ on a longarm rental. I would love to save some money and quilt on my machine at home and would like to learn new patterns.

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  85. I quilt all of mine by machine. Only one has been done by hand...the first one...LOL. For years I used my DSM but now I have a HQ Sweet 16 and just love it. And I agree...if I can draw it I can quilt it...and I usually do. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

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  86. I do my own quilting, on my domestic. One quilt at a time I'm getting better.

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  87. I machine all of my own quilts. I haven't done very many big ones yet though. Thanks for the chance to win this great book!!!

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  88. Book sounds great; I can use all the help I can get for FMQ. I get so frustrated and wonder if I'll ever, ever get to a point that's just a bit better than "OK".

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  89. I quilt my own, mostly by machine these days. Would love to win this book and improve my skills. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  90. I quilt my own, straight line quilting on my table top Juki, and free motion usually on my Artistic 26 (Janome) long arm machine. Christina is such an inspiration on her blog and this looks like a fabulous book!! Thanks for the chance....

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  91. All of the above. It depends on the quilt--size, usage, gift, competition or show. Hand quilting is just plain fun and rewarding.

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  92. I have always hand quilted but am learning to machine quilt- very slowly- but I'm trying. This book would be very useful.

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  93. I machine quilt my own quilt. I do want to learn new patterns for quilting!!!

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  94. I am trying to teach myself to FMQ and could really use this book. Thanks for sharing

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  95. I have hand quilted long arm quilted myself, sent it out and am now trying to learn FMQ on my new machine. The book looks like it would be a great addition to my library!

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  96. I quilt all my quilts on a domestic machine. I love it and would enjoy having this book to assist and to add to my abilities. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  97. I do my own straight line machine quilting but want to learn FMQ. I have tried several times on my own but the results have not been good. Thanks so much for the chance

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  98. I machine quilt my own quilts, either straight line or stippling. I would love to get over my fear of FMQ. Thanks for the chance!

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  99. I've taken classes to learn FMQ. Still have a long way to go. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  100. I had to relearn how to hand quilt after having a stroke. I have been wanting to learn FMQ, and this book would be very helpful. Thanks for the chance to win!
    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  101. Try again! I straight line up to baby quilt size. I have a friend long arm bed quilts and I have taken one FMQ class! I think this book would be perfect!

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  102. I machine quilt, just straight lines. Would love to learn FMQ, but I have to confess that I am intimidated by it!!! Guess I need to overcome that!

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  103. This looks like a lovely resource book! I quilt on my vintage Singer 503 "the Rocketeer"! I'm planning on quilting my next piece on my Singer 301 - I love FMQ!

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  104. Well....I've had a terrible time quilting anything but straight lines, and even appliqueing has been a chore (even though I have that in my 'genes,' having watched my parents applique by machine for all of my growing up.) I just found out that my poor Bessie has had a crooked needle post the whole time I've had her. She's already more limber with the adjustment, but I'm dying to try some fmq, in a coaxing and fun way!

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  105. Rented some time on a long arm and took an old tied quilt and loaded it and practiced away. Whoa, that first hour was quite wonky. By the third hour I was gaining more control. But realized if I want to machine quilt I have to learn to do it on my home machine, because renting time is too expensive and I was rushing to get it done before my time was up. It was okay and a learning experience, but mastering it at home is what I have to do.

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  106. I have only done straight line quilting before and am just getting into FMQ. I've been practicing on Christmas gifts as I make them because my family won't know the difference between good and bad stitches, but I'd love to have other inspiration for projects and some great advice from such an awesome teacher! Thanks for the chance!

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  107. I do enjoy hand quilting however it does take time (lots of time). I have machined quilted a couple of quilts but only straight lines (and not ally as straight as they should be). My pile of quilt tops are growing and would LOVE to be more confident in quilting them myself!!!!

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  108. I do enjoy hand quilting however it does take time (lots of time). I have machined quilted a couple of quilts but only straight lines (and not ally as straight as they should be). My pile of quilt tops are growing and would LOVE to be more confident in quilting them myself!!!!

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  109. I mostly quilt by check. But my goal is sign up for long arm class by the end of the month
    and I would like to try FMQ on my home machine (again) but I need help

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  110. I've always sent my quilts out to be quilted but this weekend I'm moving to a little, remote town from a big city and now won't be able to do that. I've decided that I need to learn to quilt them myself so I am all sorts of excited about this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  111. I have tie quilted 1, check quilted 3, line quilted 1 & have 3 quilts waiting for me to be confident enough to fmq them.

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  112. I usually quilt by marking lines, but I have stippled one complete quilt.

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  113. I am an avid FMQ now and love learning new ideas to practice either doodling or quilting.

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  114. I do both...I have FMQ some of my quilts but I really need to work on my skills. This book looks like just what I need! I would Love to win it. :)

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  115. I have done quilting by hand and by dsm but on the dsm it is only straight line or just squiggles all over I would love this book It could open up so many avenues Besides it my birthday on 10/5 60 yrs old What a great birthday gift this would be

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  116. I really need to build my skills, I have the machine to do it..

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  117. I finished one quilt so far (I'm a newbie) and I only stitched in the ditch (I do confess to going up on the curb several times . . .) and would love to FMQ the low stress way!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  118. I'm getting ready to finish my first quilt soon and I plan to machine quilt it with straight lines. I'd love to learn how to FMQ though!

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  119. I quilt most of my own quilts. The big ones (queen size) I save to send to a longarmer when I can afford it. It's too much weight and bulk to wrestle through my domestic machine. I'm not real creative with my quilting and need to get better at it!

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  120. I "try" and quilt most of my quilts. But, I need more practice and this book would be a great help.

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  121. I "try" and quilt most of my quilts. But, I need more practice and this book would be a great help.

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  122. Hi, thanks for your post +giveaway!
    I do a lot of baby quilts for charity and FM quilt them+always looking for new designs and ideas!

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  123. I have done small baby quilts on my machine, but anything big I've done by hand or paid with checks to someone else. But, last week I finished a twin top and have another twin top on the machine now. Its finally TIME to deal with my backed up projects. Thanks for the giveaway. I think it would be a very helpful resource.

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  124. I do quilt most of my own quilts. I haven't tried hand quilting yet, but would like to try doing at least one.
    vkoh159 (at) mchsi (dot) com

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  125. I quilt via my domestic machine and a long arm machine. I used to hand quilt, but Arthur can be difficult. I would love a cope of the book.

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  126. I do all 4 with hand quilting my favorite. I love the inspirational book!

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  127. Love free motion and laying down thread, want to build my skills

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  128. This book looks like it might get into doing more than stitch in the ditch! Chance to win...fantastic!

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  129. I quilt all my quilts on a domestic machine.

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  130. I quilt all of my quilts on one of my vintage Singers.....I even use the treadle my great-aunts used....and a few of their scraps! My email is jspwarren at aol dot com.

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  131. I quilt all of my quilts on one of my vintage Singers.....I even use the treadle my great-aunts used....and a few of their scraps! My email is jspwarren at aol dot com.

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  132. I quilt all of my quilts on one of my vintage Singers.....I even use the treadle my great-aunts used....and a few of their scraps! My email is jspwarren at aol dot com.

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  133. Piece by hand - check. Quilt by hand - check. Piece by machine - check. Quilt by machine - check. Quilt by check - check, check, check! I love it all!

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  134. Right now I hand quilt, but am curious and would like to try FMQ. Just timid about the learning curve.

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  136. I do my own machine quilting...can't afford to quilt by check! Thanks for sharing.

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  138. My "free motion quilting" consists of straight lines! I find it difficult to do anything else without LOADs of tension in my shoulders. I'd say I'm doing something VERY wrong.

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  139. I quilt all of my quilts on one of my vintage Singers.....I even use the treadle my great-aunts used....and a few of their scraps! My email is jspwarren at aol dot com.

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  140. I machine quilt my smaller quilts, and pay someone to quilt the larger ones on a longarm. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  141. I quilt my own quilts on my Bernina, but I haven't done any quilting lately. I have probably 20 quilt tops of various sizes ready to quilt and most of them are bed-size. I need to get busy.

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  142. I do a mix of both - quilting my own and sending them off. The smaller quilts I can quilt simply on my machine at home, but anything over a twin is such a headache :) I'm a straight line quilter right now - I'm chicken when it comes to FMQ - I know I just need to jump in, but it's nerve wracking, lol!

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  143. I quilt on my domestic machine or rent time on a long arm machine for quilting large quilts.
    I love to FMQ on the long arm - really fun! I'd love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the
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  144. I just started machine quilting my own! Oh boy do I need help!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  145. I haven't tried free motion quilting yet. I'd love to get my hands on this! I can be contacted through my blog. Thank you!

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  146. I machine quilt my own but have so far only done straight lines. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  147. Hi Victoria, Yes to all the above. I started out and still do a little hand quilting....I send big ones out to be quilted and started quilting my own fairly recently and Yes, I definitely want to improve my skills ! Thanks

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  148. I've been a hand quilter until recently, took a long-arm class then rented it to quilt a quilt, but really think that FMQ on a home machine might be the best of both worlds.

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  149. I haven't done anything other than straight line quilting. I need this book! I have a new free motion quilting foot for my machine and have only tried it once…..help! Thanks for the give away!

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  150. I quilt by longarm or should I say my husband quilts by long arm---I have to sneak my quilts in!!!!
    Terri Karls
    karls256@att.net

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  151. Quilt your own? YES
    Hand quilt? YES
    Machine quilt? YES
    quilt by check? YES

    I love all - but I could really use some guidance to get better at machine quilting. Thanks!

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  152. I always used to quilt by check. Now I machine quilt mine, mostly straight lines. But I really want to explore FMQ and need some guidance!

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  153. would love to win that book, thanks

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  154. Christina is an awesome teacher and I'd love a copy of her book to build my skills!

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  155. I have been afraid of ruining quilts so have straight line quilted very small quilts only. Time to get on with bigger and better or I will have to continue to quilt by check which leaves most things unquilted and undone. UGh! Dianne at gdavidhoffmanatyahoodotcom

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  156. I quilt some things, but not very well so I have most projects stacked up waiting to be quilted. I want to do it myself so that it is all my work, but I don't quilt as well as I piece and appliqué so they languish waiting for a miracle advancement in my quilting skill.

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  157. I machine my own. Sometimes I'm happy with the results. Sometimes I want to rip it all out (but we all know that will never happen). Always looking for fresh ideas on FMQ! svonfumetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  158. Hey Victoria, I machine quilt my own but am always looking for ideas!!!

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  159. I can't sew a straight seam. I send them out to be quilted. Love to give it a try, though.

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  160. I haven't finished a lot, but untill now I've only handquilted. I would love to win a copy (e-book) so I can try FMQ myself.

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  161. This looks like one awesome book and I really want to win a copy! I quilt my own, I have never sent one out, but I may someday. I usually decide on how I am going to quilt it when I am basting it and it's all laid out on the floor. I just visualize how I want it to look then I simply go for it! I am still a beginner at FMQ, I have only done two quilts, and there is for sure room for improvement but I will get better. It's fun, and that makes me happy :)

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  162. What a wonderful book Thanks for participating

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  163. I quilt my own projects, but I am strictly a stitch in the ditch kind of gal. I have been trying to branch out and learn to FMQ. None of it has been pretty so far, but I keep trying.

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  164. I am anxious to improve my FAQ skills. Thanks.

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  165. I am learning how to quilt my own quilts by machine, but I enjoy hand quilting too. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

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  166. I looked through that book the other day at a friends house, it is a wonderful guide to machine quilting on a regular machine. I plan on getting one!

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  167. I do basic quilt in the ditch machine quilting (straight lines are so easy) & I'm trying to improve my FMQ. I'm also trying out hand quilting. I am good at finishing the quilt top, but I'm slow to get the rest of it down. I would love a chance to win this book so I can build & improve my skills.


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  168. Yes, I want this book! I'm fearless when it comes to an overall meander FMQ, and I'll follow a drawn line, but other FMQ shapes scare me!

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  169. Would LOOOOVE to win this book!! Have never FMQ yet...tho admit pretty new to quilting world! lol I have hand quilted a few pillow tops, and a wallhanging too.

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  170. last minute to comment! Wish me luck!

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    1. p.s. beginning quilter, only one quilted so far, I paid to have it quilted and am happy with the result! now for binding, ugh, that hand work is not for me :(

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