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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: 225
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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 Janet/MO on Wednesday

Thanks Donna. You can find this pattern on quilterscache.com.

Comment by Donna Coppin on October 17, 2017 at 11:57am

Very pretty Janet!  I love the way the colors look and the pattern.  

Comment by Janet/MO on October 17, 2017 at 9:35am

Thanks everyone. The border fabric was left over from a mystery quilt I did in 2009. I gave that quilt to my oldest daughter so I was happy to find another quilt to use part of that fabric with.

Comment by Pam/NY on October 17, 2017 at 5:38am
Love the quilt Janet. Scrappiest are my favorite.
Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on October 17, 2017 at 5:19am

Wow, Janet! Your quilt is awesome! Beautiful job!

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on October 16, 2017 at 9:38pm
Hi Everyone!..sorry, I haven't been as faithful to our group as I liked, but had my hands busy taking care of my dear husband with Alzheimer's....but I love the discussions to read,..when I am not playing nurse, to John...love your new scrappy bows quilt!..I think the scrappy way is more interesting to study as you look at the quilt...and it always amazes me how the colors compliment each other...good work!!
Comment by Barbara Dieckmann on October 16, 2017 at 12:06pm

oooh...really pretty...love your choice of border to tie the scrappy bows together

Comment by Janet/MO on October 16, 2017 at 11:40am

About 3 yrs ago members of the Piece Around the World group made Double Bowtie blocks for me for my birthday.  I finally got it quilted and finished the binding last night.  I still need to get a label & hanging sleeve attached, but wanted to show you all how pretty this quilt turned out. 

Comment by Janet/MO on October 7, 2017 at 1:33pm

I usually don't do more than 2, but I can see where pebble work would need a lot more. I think Ali's comment about needing to get up & stretch is spot on. A couple of weeks ago Craftsy was letting people watch their videos for free so I watched the one by Paula (can't remember her last name). She said she takes a 20 minute break several times while quilting large quilts. She also had a great hint for basting quilts, but you need to have the room to do it. She butts 2 banquet table up to each other. Even with them butted up next to each other there is still a "groove" for lack of a better term in between. She lines the seam of her pieced backings up with that and that is how she is able to keep everything straight. I would curious about her fluff & stuff method, but I was already doing that.

Comment by Ali Stanley on October 6, 2017 at 5:36pm

Great question!  I usually do just two or three. I like to stop and clean lint from under the hood after about two bobbins, and doing just a few at a time also forces me to stop, stretch and rest my weary bones. And I don't like ending up with extra bobbins full of a thread color that might not get used again for a while.


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