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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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Discussion Forum

Speed on my sewing machine.....question

Started by Jo Guthridge. Last reply by J.S. Oct 8, 2016. 3 Replies

I have a kenmore machine that has worked pretty well learning my machine quilting. My question is for some reason I can not get it to go slow like it did before. The speed is controlled by the foot…Continue

Janome 3160

Started by Gail Tesson. Last reply by Ali Stanley Jul 15, 2016. 4 Replies

I'm thinking of buying a Janome 3160. Is it a good machine? Has anyone had problems with this model?Continue

Free motion vs. "In the ditch" quilting

Started by Quilt Man. Last reply by Janet/MO Apr 16, 2016. 46 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

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Comment by Janet/MO on Monday

I was having a really difficult time seeing what I was doing today because it was black thread on black fabric.  Normally I use my open toed applique foot to machine quilt with because I can see where I am going, but today I wanted to try out a maxi stitch on my machine so had to use a different foot.  So this quilt might be put on hold until the sun starts to shine again.  I will see what I think tomorrow.

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on Sunday

Sometimes when I cannot decide what I might do for the quilting, I find that once I get the stabilizing lines stitched I have more of an idea what I want to do.

Comment by Janet/MO on Sunday

Thanks Pam & Debbi.  I started basting a row robin yesterday.  The rows were made over 10 yrs ago.  I found them in a drawer last year & finally assembled them in to a top.  About the same time I made the applique' quilt in fact.  This one is going to be a bit more of a challenge as I'm not feeling very inspired when it comes to the quilting, but I'm sure something will come to me. 

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on Sunday

Janet - that is very pretty! I love the quilting!

Comment by Pam/NY on Sunday

Very nice. You’re getting those UFOs done!

Comment by Janet/MO on Sunday

Thanks Cat Lady.  It has been quite a while since I echo quilted anything so it felt good to do that to this quilt. 

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on Saturday

Love the quilting you did on this Janet. The echo quilting around the appliqué is a wonderful choice.

Comment by Janet/MO on Saturday

I finished my wallhanging today and it is now hanging up in my office.  It sure felt good to put that last stitch in the binding after 20 yrs!

Comment by Janet/MO on January 7, 2018 at 2:53pm

Thanks Donna.  I started machine quilting a top today that I started 20 yrs ago!  The center is needleturn appliqued.  Once I got that done, it sat until last year when I finally added borders.  I hope to have it completely done by the end of this week. 

Comment by Donna Coppin on January 7, 2018 at 11:14am

Thank you Cat Lady!  

Janet, your quilt is adorable!

No sewing for the past couple of days but am designing a block for a mystery quilt.  Also got the bright idea for taking the yardage off my shelves, going through it and putting it in bins.  I have way too much fabric so I am going to take it to Second Chance Fabrics.  They buy back gently used fabric and you can use that as credit to buy something else.  Either that, or I will take it to the guild or possibly sell it on etsy.com.   Some of it is yardage of more than a yard and then there are FQ and other smaller pieces.   Need to get it out of the house, its already cluttered!  


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