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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.

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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

What machine do you use for home quilting?

Started by AidaCJ/NH. Last reply by Denise Payment Aug 13. 17 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

Free motion vs. "In the ditch" quilting

Started by Quilt Man. Last reply by Sherri Eley May 22. 35 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

What is your favorite thread?

Started by Char. Last reply by Sherri Eley May 22. 10 Replies

Do you use a special thread when machine quilting?

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Comment by Janet/MO 12 hours ago

Debbi, that was a great suggestion about taking a pic of the batting.  The assistant mgr of my local Joanns is very nice so he is the one I'm going to mention it to.  The store mgr is not friendly at all so it would be a waste of time to say anything to her.  I doubt there is anything that they can do though because they certainly would not want to have to unroll every batting that is returned to double check it. 

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 12 hours ago
I am shocked that a quilter would do that!!..they know better!..so it must have been a novice, or one with ugly manners!!
Comment by Cat Lady--MO 13 hours ago

The nerve of some people.  That is why a lot of stores refuse to take anything back anymore. 

I sat down to quilt the other day and the first thing I noticed was the little wrench and screwdriver symbol on my computer screen telling me it is time to get the machine serviced.  Will have to figure out how to work that into an already tight budget as I hate going too long without this machine.

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ 15 hours ago

Wow, Janet! I've never heard of that! I would not be a happy camper, either. I think I would e-mail the company and tell them about it. If it had been me, I probably would have taken a picture of it before I used any of it and sent the picture along with the e-mail. That is unacceptable, in my humble opinion. Glad you had enough for your quilt, though! That's a good thing!

Comment by Janet/MO yesterday

I have almost half of that Carol Doak mystery top quilted today.  I experienced a first today though.  I bought some of the Cream Rose batting at Joanns so I decided to use one of them for this quilt.  When I opened up the pkg, there was a pretty good sized chunk cut right out of it.  Fortunately I had enough left to use in this quilt, but I just can't get over the gall of the person who did that!  Since it is around 25 miles to the nearest Joanns, plus I no longer have the receipt, I decided to just use it, but I will probably mention it the next time I'm in there.  I will post a pic of the quilt once it is done.

Comment by Janet/MO on September 15, 2014 at 6:22pm

I got out a Carol Doak mystery quilt top that I did a couple of years ago and hope it get it basted by Wed.  Tomorrow is going to the VA day, which means I won't get anything else done!  This top is not very large, but has tons of pieces so I sure hope I can do it justice with the quilting!

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on September 15, 2014 at 3:13pm

Just finished pin-basting two tops.  One is a mystery I just completed and the other is a top I made in 2010, my first excursion into modern quilts.  Both are modern designs, so I will be needing to figure out the quilting designs on them.

Comment by Janet/MO on September 10, 2014 at 2:33pm

You are welcome Joanna. 

Comment by Joanna liguz on September 10, 2014 at 1:30pm

Hello Ladies.! I just went on Sewing.org ~ it is a great place to get a lot of ideas, and to get information about a lot of things...Thanks, Janet!

Comment by YaiYai on September 8, 2014 at 11:47am
Hello, my name is LaQuita but my most favorite name is YAIYAI. Given to me by our one and only GRANDchild. For those of you interested in the story behind the name, Tanyel........ At 18 mo old he was calling everyone else by their 'names' . But it wasn't calling me by anything. Being our first GC our daughter wanted him to call me, Mimi. One day while they were at home, he brought our DD her phone and said, YAIYAI! He got frustrated at her b/c she didn't know what he was wanting her to do, so she called me, and told me what was going on and asked if I could talk to him and see if I could calm him down. I talked to him and he babbled back at me, then handed the phone to our daughter and went back playing.....happy as a lark. So I have proudly been YAIYAI ever since :)

I have a janome 6600 that I quilt on, small wall hangings is are all the big FMQ I do on it. I have a friend who rents her LA and I do anything bigger than a wall hanging on her LA. Only b/c I haven't mastered FMQ with anything bigger. Maybe you all can help me with that. :)

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