I have a questions to the readers here…. When you start to FMQ your quilts do you start in the centre or a corner?
I have this quilt top waiting to be quilting and I’ve been wanting to try one of Oh, Fransson!’s tried and tested free motion patterns. But I can’t get past what I was taught about FMQ, “You always start in the middle, that way your fabric won’t pucker.”
I am so terrified of the puckering that I shy away from trying them. I’ve managed to do the patterns on a small tester, but it is small and it was easier to baste it, but the bigger projects I am always worried about.
Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson! does offer a terrific turtorial about her FMQ method.
But even after seeing her and the success and I am TERRIFIED.
What are your thoughts?
When you start to FMQ your quilts do you start in the centre or a corner?