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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: 227
Latest Activity: Jul 15

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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 July 15, 2019 at 7:01am

Thanks Janis.  They are fun to make.  Some times it feels good to do something with fabric other than make quilts!  

Comment by Janis B / OH on July 15, 2019 at 6:41am

Cat Lady, I hate unsewing. I have done my fair share.

Janet, love your totes. I collect all sorts of tote patterns and like to have different totes depending on my mood.

Comment by Janet/MO on July 14, 2019 at 8:25pm

That ranks right up there with the pain of basting the 3 layers together!  It definitely takes longer to reverse sew!

I finally got up the gumption to baste a quilt top made from blocks I made about 11 or 12 yrs ago.  My goal is to have the quilt completed by the end of July.

A while back I bought the foot & beginner ruler from Westalee in the hopes of being able to do more fancy quilting.  On Fri I decided to buy a sampler set to expand my skills even more.  I can tell it is going to take a lot of practice, but I'm bound & determined to get good at using these.  If you are not familiar with these rulers, you can go on to YouTube and watch videos that show you how to  use them.  Can give you the look of longarm quilting, but done on a domestic machine.  

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on July 14, 2019 at 3:23pm

Just spent some time unquilting. Not a fun activity, but at least I changed my mind about thread color and motif before I did more than two areas. 

Why does taking the stitches out take so much longer than putting them in?

Comment by Janet/MO on June 12, 2019 at 10:54am

Here is a pic of another tote I made using a design from Sweet Pea.  Tulips are my favorite flower so I just had to make a tulip tote.  This one is smaller than the sewing one so I will probably use it more like a purse.

Comment by Janet/MO on June 12, 2019 at 10:53am

Here is a pic of a tote that I made partially on my embroidery machine & partially on my Pfaff.  The sewing motifs were made on my emb machine and they are available at SWPea.com which is the website for Sweet Pea.  I will warn those of you who have emb machines, but have never checked out Sweet Pea's website, be prepared to be overwhelmed!  They have some of the coolest designs you can find on the web!

Comment by Donna Coppin on June 8, 2019 at 6:49pm

Wow, Janis!  Your's is a lot fancier than mine!  Mine is manual, not computerized but I wanted a larger throat area than my Brother embroidery machine.  Makes it a lot easier to work with this new one.  Have fun playing with all the bells and whistles!

Comment by Donna Coppin on June 8, 2019 at 5:51pm

Wow, Janis!  Your's is a lot fancier than mine!  Mine is manual, not computerized but I wanted a larger throat area than my Brother embroidery machine.  Makes it a lot easier to work with this new one.  Have fun playing with all the bells and whistles!

Comment by Janis B / OH on June 8, 2019 at 1:59pm

I turned it on today and set the date, time, language and inches. So far that is as far as I've gotten. It is too big for my cabinet so now my DH is encouraging me to buy a new cabinet which will take a couple of weeks to get. So it's good my old machine still works so I can keep working on my quilt. I may try and embroider something first to test out the Droplight Embroidery Positioning foot. And I may have to test drive the last guide and V-Sonic Pen before I get back to my quilt.

Comment by Donna Coppin on June 8, 2019 at 11:08am

Thank you Janet!  Amen to the price and the space needed for a long arm!  My room is just not big enough and my wallet is not full enough!  :D

Janis, how do you like your Brother?  The extra space really does help with FMQ.  I've been looking at the Supreme Sliders and just using vinyl for it and might try the vinyl first to see if it works.

 

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