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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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Free motion vs. "In the ditch" quilting

Started by Quilt Man. Last reply by Janet/MO Jun 22. 44 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 machine do you use for home quilting?

Started by AidaCJ/NH. Last reply by Janet/MO Dec 12, 2014. 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, 2014. 11 Replies

Do you use a special thread when machine quilting?

Help with monofilament!!

Started by Bethany/from CT. Last reply by Joanna liguz Sep 10, 2014. 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 Debbi Lamb/AZ on November 15, 2015 at 5:16am

Sherri - I love the quilting on your quilt. Love the curved lines mixed with the straight lines. It adds dimension. Great job!

Kathy - I'm glad you are starting to get better. Keep up the good work! :)

Comment by Janet/MO on November 14, 2015 at 2:03pm

Very nice quilt Sherri. 

Kathy, I'm happy to hear you are starting to feel better. 

Comment by Sherri Eley on November 14, 2015 at 10:58am
Mary Alice. No it is not a programmed stitch. Just slowly move the quilt back and forth using the walking foot to pull it through.
Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on November 14, 2015 at 10:37am
Mary Alice..I like your style!!....that is exactly what I have been doing!..plus Aspercream!...everyday the pain is getting less...Thank God!...the cold air is really my problem, so I am having a love affair with my jumbo heating pad ;;;)....
....great job with the Walking Foot Sherri....love the curves!
Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza on November 14, 2015 at 9:12am

Sherri, that quilt is beautiful!  Love the gentle curves!  Is that the serpentine stitch elongated?

Kathy, sorry to hear of your fall.  Take good care of yourself, and enjoy the reading!  Nothing like a good book under a quilt--oh and that hot toddy!

Comment by Pam/NY on November 14, 2015 at 8:11am

Very nice Sherri...I slowed my machine down when FMQ also I keep my feeder plate up (hint from a member)...and I increase my stitch length a half stitch. Got to play with those machines to find what works best!

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on November 14, 2015 at 7:59am

I like the gentle curves too.  It gives movement and to me is not as harsh as just straight lines, especially when they are quilted at 1/2" intervals or even closer.

Comment by Sherri Eley on November 14, 2015 at 7:43am

I am finally getting comfortable with machine quilting,  walking foot style.  I think finally acknowledging that it is a lengthy process and slowing down my machine has given me much more confidence.  I am partial to the gentle curves which I have used with straight lines.   I used this in a previous quilt and liked it a lot so repeated it with this one.  

Comment by Ally Bryant on November 6, 2015 at 2:41pm
Sorry to hear about your fall Kathy, hope you feel less sore soon.
Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on November 6, 2015 at 12:02pm
Thanks Ladies..I appreciate your caring!

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