I had a comment over on my BAQS Sewing machine review about the great quality of my stitches on one of my recent quilts.
Now I know the magic of cinema (namely my scrutiny of the photos I'd taken) make it seem like the stitches are flawless but nothing could be further from the truth.
So to encourage you to give the freemotion a go, much like when I revealed my profile pic was very much a product of photoshop, today I'm going to show you some of the pics that were left on the cutting room floor!
Click on any image below to see the bigger version!
And for an extra special treat, the following are my very first freemotion messes when I was using my brother nv400, I was just starting out my freemotion journey! The tension is all over the place and every second one had eyelashes on the back .. but you have to start SOMEWHERE!
The message of the day is "no excuses"
If you want to give it a go - do it.
If you want to get better at doing it, do it more
Perfect stitches 100% of the time is a myth! a goal, or an aim maybe, but certainly not a reality!
Seriously, "they" go on and on about this, but free motion is one of those practice practice practice things.. especially on the domestic machines, its all about you getting you know your machine better, and you cant do that if you're not using it! go .. go now! sew some freemotion messes and post me a link in the comments below to your masterpieces! Embrace the snags, learn from the loops, and if it really starts to get messy and get on your nerves.. stop,, make a cup of tea, take a break or try again tomorrow.
"no excuses" what are you still doing here?!?