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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: 224
Latest Activity: Aug 7

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 Kathy Koehler Holm on August 7, 2017 at 2:53am
Welcome Angie..could to have you with us!..wow! Having to here teens at home is a lot of responsibility !!...we are retired and our chickens have flown the coop!..I must say, I miss all the excitement that children bring into the home..what project are you working on now?
Comment by Angie Abella on August 6, 2017 at 4:34pm

Hmmm, well let's see... I'm a SAHM with 3 special needs teenagers.  I quilt to stay sane.  I also sell certain ones, with school colors, to earn side money.  We live in SE KS.  

Nice to meet ya'll!

Comment by Janet/MO on August 6, 2017 at 6:06am

I want to welcome Angie Abella to the group.  Angie, please tell us a little bit about yourself.

Thanks for the compliment on my quilt Kathy. 

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on August 5, 2017 at 3:32pm
Janet, that quilt is a beauty....I love the play of colors off the white blocks!
Comment by Janet/MO on August 5, 2017 at 5:38am

Thanks Debbi.  I did finally muster up the ummph to get Ryan's quilt basted so hopefully I can make some good progress on getting it quilted this weekend.

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on August 5, 2017 at 4:16am

Janet - that quilt is beautiful! I love it! You did a fabulous job! I understand completely about losing "ummph" to do anything. Hopefully, the "ummph" returns!

Comment by Janet/MO on August 4, 2017 at 1:17pm

Here is a pic of the latest quilt I finished.  This is made up of Christmas blocks that I swapped with the Piece Around the World group. 

I started to baste the Quilts of Valor quilt I'm awarding to my nephew Ryan in Sept, but decided I had better make a quick run to the store.  Then after I got home I did some housework & now I have lost my ummph to do any basting! 

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on August 3, 2017 at 1:28pm

I have been piecing backs and sandwiching/basting some quilt tops in preparation for getting them quilted.

Comment by Janet/MO on July 21, 2017 at 8:41pm

Thanks Cat Lady & Kathy.  I finished basting my next quilt today & hope to get it quilted tomorrow.  Another small quilt made from swap blocks with the Piece Around the World group. 

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on July 21, 2017 at 3:19pm
Janet, I love the basket quilt..it is one of my favorites..a patient at my old dentist in Charlotte made one for the dentist in appreciation ....he in turned, hung it up in the reception area..a real show stopper..and it was no bigger than yours...she had hand quilted it in feathers..gorgeous!!..I must make one for my self again...my got ruined when it was in storage too long in Washinton State...the weather got to it!

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