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The quilting I do on my home machine has been straight line quilting or stippling. There is a stencil that is perfect for what I am doing. How do I set up the machine- feed dogs, foot, etc. thanks
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Different from others, I have very basic machine, I use darning foot, which is the circular foot, feed dog down, works for small quilts..
Works well, but tedious and slow, until I can master the technique won't spend on other fancy machine.
Self taught, learn in baby steps.. Now in my 55yrs finally learnt not to be afraid to ask other quilt guild members for help.. I've found new friends in doing so.. Some are generous in sharing their craft other not so..
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Look for a continuous stencil - to see if it works - start at one point and trace your finger around the stencil. You should be able to end up where you started. There are many that you can use. El has quite a few videos on using a quilt stencil.
I have done feathered cables and other feathered stencils. Just a little patience.
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I have been using stencils for many years...but as a hand quilter. Now I am doing small to medium projects by machine. Drop your feed dogs and use an embroidery/free motion foot. Many quilt shops have these.
I would trace stencil on paper, than go over it a few times with your finger or a pencil to get the feel of it.
I too am self taught, don't be afraid to experiment on scrap fabric as well....
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Trace the stencil on to the quilt with an eraseable pen and quilt on the lines. I have done this and it works very well if you take your time.