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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: 216
Latest Activity: Feb 4

Discussion Forum

Free motion vs. "In the ditch" quilting

Started by Quilt Man. Last reply by Janet/MO Jun 22, 2015. 44 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?

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 Pam/NY on February 4, 2016 at 8:33am
Very nice...great quilting as always!
Comment by Cat Lady--MO on February 4, 2016 at 8:00am

Thank you all for the compliments.

Comment by Phyllis on February 3, 2016 at 3:15am

your quilting is wonderful.

Comment by Mary S. on February 2, 2016 at 8:18pm

What a pretty wall hanging! 

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on February 2, 2016 at 8:00am

If you click on the photo you can see the quilting better.

The batting is Hobbs 80/20.

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on February 2, 2016 at 6:52am

That's beautiful, Cat Lady! Wow! I LOVE the free-flowing feathers!

Comment by Janet/MO on February 1, 2016 at 2:57pm

Very pretty. 

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on February 1, 2016 at 2:25pm

Since the pattern has been released, I can show you one of the wall hangings I made.

"Blue Blossom" was designed by Selina Kuyp, and the pattern can be found in the February 2016 issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine.

The pattern comes with a template for tracing all of the free-flowing feathers that are then quilted.  

Comment by Mary S. on February 1, 2016 at 5:57am

Welcome to all the newcomers.  :) 

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on February 1, 2016 at 5:32am

Hi Jo ... and welcome to this great group!


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