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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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Latest Activity: May 4

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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?

Free motion vs. "In the ditch" quilting

Started by Quilt Man. Last reply by Cat Lady--MO Sep 23, 2014. 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, 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 Cat Lady--MO on May 4, 2015 at 8:09am

Row by row is a good way to go, Janet.

I finished a lap quilt that I used some poly batting in.  Even though I used poly when I first started, I have decided it is not the best to use if there is any denser quilting as I did get some fabric bunching with it, even though I pin basted like I always do.  If I use poly again, I will have to remember to do a more open design.

Comment by Janet/MO on May 4, 2015 at 7:42am

So far so good on the quilting.  I decided to start with the flip flop row & echo quilted around each pair.  Turned out exactly the way I wanted it to.  Then I started on the sailboat row.  I'm quilting around each cloud.  I hope to get it done today.  

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on May 4, 2015 at 5:44am

Really cute quilt, Janet! And, I really think you will do a great job quilting it!

Comment by Janet/MO on May 3, 2015 at 10:25am

Here is a pic of a row robin quilt made by members of the Piece Around the World group.  I have it basted & am finally going to get started quilting it today.  I'm a bit nervous as it is such a cute quilt, but I know if I just take my time and think about each section I should do just fine.

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on March 31, 2015 at 10:01pm
Donna, how marvelous!!..I wish my husband was so smart and creative!
Comment by Janet/MO on March 31, 2015 at 9:01pm

That is very clever Donna.  

Comment by Donna Coppin on March 31, 2015 at 6:45pm

Thanks, Mary!  I think so, too!

Comment by Mary S. on March 31, 2015 at 6:09pm
How cool! Your hubby is a keeper!
Comment by Donna Coppin on March 31, 2015 at 5:25pm

It also folds up for easy storage!

Comment by Donna Coppin on March 31, 2015 at 5:24pm

Look what Hubby Doug made me! It's a ironing board cradle to keep my fabric and tops off the floor while ironing. Saw this in Nancy Notion's for $79 and we made it for under $20! What a clever hubby I have! Now my fabric will stay clean off the floor from kitty hair and dust! SEW HAPPY!

It is 54 inches long and 38 inches in height. I just used some sunflower fabric, about 2.5 yards and if I want to, I can make several more covers to match the seasons! Only took about 3 hours altogether with sewing and sawing time!


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