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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: Jun 15

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 Debbi Lamb/AZ on June 15, 2017 at 6:14am

Sherri - I love that stitch! It looks great on this quilt.

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on June 14, 2017 at 2:44pm
The decorative stitches look great!..I use them a lot on my Quilts for Kids..they are so fun and your look wonderful especially on that cute mouse material!
Comment by Sherri Eley on June 14, 2017 at 10:59am

Agree Cat Lady,  I need to play with the adjustments on that stitch to see what I like the best.   

Comment by Judy/WA on June 14, 2017 at 8:24am

It looks great Sherri. I will have to try that stitch. (love the mouse fabric :)

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on June 14, 2017 at 7:54am

Sherri it looks really good.

I like to use that wavy line stitch also. I normally like to stretch it out and narrow it down to make it a little more subtle, depending on how I am using it.  That one stitch has a whole lot of potential.

Comment by Sherri Eley on June 14, 2017 at 6:34am

working on a stack of UFO's that need quilted.  MOstly small pieces,  the large ones I send out...to the long armer.   But his was in the pile about a year.... and I am not a free motion quilter,  I like the straight lines I get with  my walking foot.  This time I used one of the decorative stitches  machine and I like the way it turned out...

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on June 4, 2017 at 7:36am

Thank you Judy, Pam, Sherri, and Debbi.

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on June 3, 2017 at 2:46pm

Cat Lady - I love the quilt! Bright & cheery! The quilting is beautiful!

Comment by Sherri Eley on June 3, 2017 at 9:45am

It actually is my sewing pedal foot Ali,  but thankfully I have a start / stop button on my machine so I am using that.  I have always used the pedal for general sewing,  because I felt I had more control. But this is working out well and may continue to use it when I have completely healed.  I actually  decided yesterday to quit wearing the boot at home.  I am very careful walking and the doctor said it is ok not to put it on at night when I walk to the bathroom.  So I expanded that and am not wearing it when in the house.   It has been double the number or weeks that most fractures like mine have healed.  But I have always been the oddball.  Like the quilting on your quilt Cat Lady.  I am partial to straight line quilting.  Never got good at free motion and since I prefer straight line quilting why should I?   

Comment by Pam/NY on June 3, 2017 at 9:34am
Love it! So bright and colorful!

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