I always appreciate comments on my posts (don't we all?), but it was terrific to receive some encouraging tips about my foray into free-motion quilting.
Anonymous: I agree about the need for regular repetition of the motions. Muscle memory is a powerful tool and I intend to do a little quilting each day.
Kim: you are very encouraging and that's why I wasn't scared to try!
Sue: Good point about keeping my hand moving. Since I am continually doodling, that shouldn't be a problem.
Quilts on Bastings: Hello Karen! Thanks for your kind words. They mean a lot from such a fantastic machine quilter as yourself.
Helen: I did try Kim's Machingers in the class. I quilted half the time with them and half without. Can't say that I noticed much difference, but we were only working on 12-inch sandwiches. I will follow up on Patsy Thompson's videos - I have heard good things about them.
I did stitch for half an hour yesterday and another this morning. I'm getting bored with stitching plain sandwiches (I have a short attention span) so I think I might stitch a few postcards for variety. That way at least I will have some small pieces to swap!
Keep those tips coming please....