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Domestic (Home) Machine Quilters

This group is for people who quilt using their regular home machine to share their knowledge and/or ask for help to improve their skills.

Members: 207
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What machine do you use for home quilting?

Started by AidaCJ/NH. Last reply by Janet/MO Dec 12. 20 Replies

I have a Janome 1600P which came with a New Joy frame.  It's fantastic for free motion quilting. However, I notice that when I do an upward stitch, the stitches skip, although the speed has been set…Continue

Tags: stitches, skipped, machine, sewing

What is your favorite thread?

Started by Char. Last reply by Ali Stanley Dec 10. 11 Replies

Do you use a special thread when machine quilting?

Free motion vs. "In the ditch" quilting

Started by Quilt Man. Last reply by Cat Lady--MO Sep 23. 37 Replies

Hey Y'all,Who prefers free motion quilting vs. in the ditch on your HSM? I prefer in the ditch just because it is easier to handle the massive quilt. I have done free motion on one quilt and it was a…Continue

Help with monofilament!!

Started by Bethany/from CT. Last reply by Joanna liguz Sep 10. 11 Replies

Ok.  I've used this stuff before with no problems and now, all of a sudden my machine has decided it hates it.  Actually, both of my machines!  Naturally I'm in the middle of a big project and not…Continue

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Comment by Janet/MO on Friday

That is great that people are donating machines to your group Kathy.  If I lived closer I would donate my Viking 500!  I have been thinking about donating it to a place here in Boonville called Savvy Seconds.  It is the thrift store that raises money to help the handicapped.  About 3 yrs ago their building burned to the ground and they are slowly but surely getting set back up again.  Fortunately no one was injured in the fire, but they lost absolutely everything.  

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on Friday
Thanks Ladies!..we are starting to receive donated sewing machines to the new sewers at the Sewing Table in our Senior apartment..I delivered a new Singer to one of our Quilters...her old machine had just died...and she was so excited, with tears and hugs..it came from a lady who didn't sew but her mother had passed on here...it is such a great feeling to see the big smiles, when I approach the Sewing Table, in the afternoon....they are so happy, cutting and talking up a storm!!...I got such a nice compliment from one of the black ladies, Edna...she said," that she truly felt accepted and that she belonged"...The Lord is doing a wonderful job of mending hearts of the sheep that live here...we are greatful!!
Comment by Ally Bryant on Friday
Kathy that is great that you started a sewing group in your building, good way of making friends with people with the same interest as you.
Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on Friday
Tomorrow, I will take pictures of the Sewing Table....I never know who will be there..since I have encouraged them to come 24/7..you know, Seniors have a hard time sleeping..so it is available to them anytime..we have 140 apartments here!..
DH and I were gone all day..between doctor and dentist and Walmart..so I can't wait to get to the Table..tomorrow!!..I am so far behind on sewing!!
Comment by Janet/MO on Thursday

Thanks Kathy.  I am so happy to hear you have started a sewing group in your senior apartments.  It is always so nice to have friends close by to do sewing with.  

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on Thursday
He is a cutie Janet!!..that reminds me, I need to post mine today on My Pictures...I wish now that I had made mine into a larger wall quilt..but it was fun to embellish it with beads, gold and silver threads etc...having fun being a sewer and quilter is so rewarding!!
......we have started a sewing group in our Senior Apartment...called The Sewing Table...it has been wonderful!..most of us our quilters..so right now, they are making fleece throws to sell within in the building..that was a real blessing to both the sewer and the receiver!..we have our sewing tables in an alcove of one of the apartment halls..so we get a lot of people who pass us everyday...the Senior ladies are thrilled, because it helps their income....
Comment by Janet/MO on Thursday

I forgot to add a pic of my latest little quilt that I finished yesterday.  After I uploaded a pic to the main forum it dawned on me that I had forgot to give him a mouth, but now I don't think he really needs one.

Comment by Janet/MO on Thursday

Lisa, I love, love, love the Mariner's Compass quilt on your bed!  It is exquisite.  One of my closest friends lives in Pasco, WA.  Is your town very close to the tri-cities area?  We both used to live in Las Vegas, but she moved  up there in 2000 to live closer to one of her sisters.  I too am starting to do more machine quilting.  I agree that the choice of threads is making it so much easier to end up with a nice quilt, plus I think the improvement in the sewing machines has gone a long way toward that too.  I have a Pfaff Performance 5.0 that I bought last month & I am still absolutely in awe of how much easier it is now to machine quilt.  I'm now thinking I might just get all of these unquilted tops turned in to real quilts in my life time after all.  LOL  

Comment by Ali Stanley on Thursday

Welcome to the group, Lisa! Your quilts are gorgeous, and I'm sure you'll do equally beautiful work with the machine quilting...and faster!

Comment by Ally Bryant on Thursday
Lisa- . I am like you I like the two machine as when I am thread painting I have to change the needle threads, bobbin etc. so it is great to have one set up all the time and the other one can be used for whatever.
 

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