We do hear quite a few comments like: “I don’t like free motion quilting” or “I am afraid of doing Free motion” or “I suck at Free motion quilting”. Truth is: there is just no getting away from the fact that dropping those feed dogs, taking a big deep breath, and letting go as you move the fabric under the needle to create quilting designs is a bit scary. The element of control that feed dogs do give us, is gone and this can cause anxiety.
We have often suggested hints & tips on doing Free motion on janomelife or suggested alternative ways to quilt your quilts…….you may like to do a search in the search box on janomelife home page for Free motion quilting and you will have many posts to read.
However, practice is the all important thing here. Practice, practice, practice. You cannot escape this reality. We know we have to break through that barrier of fear and let go to be free to free motion……and this only comes with doing it repeatedly and often.
And here are some more links to helpful free motion info: 8 Tips for Free motion quilting by Amy Johnson of Virginia who is a Janome dealer.
Did you know that Janome has a 16 inch sit down free motion quilter which is a dedicated quilting machine offering more space and great features. Check it out.
AND we recently also introduced Janome’s very first longarm quilter: the Quiltmaker Pro 18 – which may be set up at 4, 8 or 12 feet wide and also has a myriad of fabulous features to excite quilters.
Both of these quilting machines will give you a distinct advantage in your quilting journey…….visit a Janome dealer today to ask about these great additions to our line of sewing and quilting machines.
Are you flying yet?
Have you dropped those feed dogs and taken off on a free motion journey?
Do let us know what you have discovered and what helped you with getting over the fear to fly.