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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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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 Friday

Thanks Sherri & Cat Lady.  What I do is find the center point on a border and draw a line.  Then I normally go out an inch from there in each direction.  If all of the blocks are the same I will use the center seam as my starting point.  I was not able to do that on this bed runner because not every block was based on the same grid, but I think it still ended up looking good.

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on Thursday

Looks good Janet. Did you use rulers for your straight lines?

Comment by Sherri Eley on Thursday

 Nice runner Janet, I especially like to use something like this in the summer, with a lightweight coverlet over the bed for use as a blanket.  My last quilt with the extra large churn dash blocks is not a full size although a bit larger than a runner.  but it decorates the bed and isn't used for warmth anyway in the summer.  

Comment by Janet/MO on Thursday

Thanks everyone.  I was all set to baste another quilt today and discovered the batting I had was the wrong loft.  It was a Quilters Dream poly, but what they called it weighty loft.  It felt more like what you would use in a purse or a tote bag, but my friend uses it on her longarm so we are going to trade as I want something a bit softer.  

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on Thursday

You are whipping right through those UFOs.  The bed runner is a great option for those blocks.  So pretty!  


Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on Thursday

Janet - Your bed runner is beautiful! Great job!

Comment by Pam/NY on Wednesday

It’s beautiful, Janet. I love bedrunners. They add so much to the room. 

Comment by Janet/MO on Wednesday

Back in 2011 I started making blocks from a book called "Four Seasons at Minglewood" by Debbie Roberts.  Then I got bored & put it aside.  A while back I got the blocks out again & then decided to make a bed runner instead of a wallhanging or large quilt.  It ended up 20" x 92" so there are 2 blocks hanging off the end of my bed.  I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on July 7, 2018 at 5:27am

Great news, Janet! I cannot imagine why she wouldn't love it, either. It's gorgeous!

Comment by Janet/MO on July 6, 2018 at 3:13pm

My customer loved her quilt.  That was a huge relief although I couldn't imagine why she wouldn't.


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