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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: 220
Latest Activity: on Monday

Discussion Forum

Janome 3160

Started by Gail Tesson. Last reply by Ali Stanley Jul 15. 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. 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

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?

Comment Wall


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Comment by Cat Lady--MO on Monday

Great job Janet.  Looks like you are getting quite accomplished using the serpentine stitch with your machine.  I cannot tell fully, from your photo, but did you use the serpentine stitch to cross-hatch the center too?

Comment by Janet/MO on Monday

Thanks Debbi.  It is never easy to resist the urge to start new projects, but so far I'm doing okay with that with the exception of the small quilt that will be entered in my guild's challenge at our annual quilt show.  I have 4 more tops that I want to get quilted before I start a new project. 

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on Monday

That's BEAUTIFUL, Janet! Wow! Another UFO almost finished! Great job! I need to finish some UFO's ... but, somehow all the "OH ... I want to do THAT" projects get in the way. LOL

Comment by Janet/MO on Sunday

I finished hand stitching down the binding on my latest UFO this afternoon.  Still need to stitch on the label and hanging sleeve, but otherwise it is done.  The blocks were made for me by members of my guild 3-1/2 yrs ago.  This was actually one of my newer tops, but I am not going to renew my membership in that guild so I wanted to make sure to have this done to show everyone.

Comment by Janet/MO on Saturday

Thanks Debbi & Cat Lady.

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on Friday

Janet, happy to hear that Louise received the quilt and she loves it.  Praying it will keep her warm during chemo sessions, not only with fiber, but also with the love you included in it.

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on Friday

So happy Louise called and thank you, Janet. I'm sure she is very nervous ... but glad she is trying to stay positive. My thoughts are with her and your entire family. I hope all goes well with her treatments.

Comment by Janet/MO on Friday

Louise called me tonight to let me know how much she loved the quilt I made for her.  She is starting chemo tomorrow. While she is very nervous, she is also trying to be upbeat and positive. 

Comment by Janet/MO on July 19, 2016 at 7:21am

Thanks Lori & Debbi. 

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on July 19, 2016 at 4:19am

Janet - I'm sure your DIL will LOVE the beautiful quilt. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this stressful time.


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