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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: 210
Latest Activity: Jul 30

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Free motion vs. "In the ditch" quilting

Started by Quilt Man. Last reply by Janet/MO Jun 22. 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 Janet/MO on July 30, 2015 at 4:02pm

Thanks Mary. I just laid the fat quarter out flat and cut bias strips starting in the middle.  After the first cut I cut 2 more from that first triangle and then cut another long one from the remaining triangle.  I ended up with a piece that was about 3" long left over after I got to the end.

Comment by Mary S. on July 30, 2015 at 9:20am
It is a wonderful quilt, Janet. You did a great job!
Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on July 30, 2015 at 7:54am

Wow, Janet! You did the binding with just a fat quarter???? Impressive! Nice job!

Comment by Janet/MO on July 30, 2015 at 7:37am

Thanks Kathy and Debbi.  I was very pleased with how the binding turned out too.  I just had a fat quarter of it so I was relieved when it worked.

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on July 30, 2015 at 5:14am

That is gorgeous, Janet! You did a fabulous job! I LOVE IT!

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on July 30, 2015 at 2:08am
Beautiful quilt..love the binding..great choice!
Comment by Janet/MO on July 29, 2015 at 3:42pm

My quilt guild's annual quilt show theme for this year is "Sweet Land of Liberty".  The show chairman asked us to make small quilts for a special exhibit using the theme as a reference.  I went on to the Embroidery Library website and bought a Statute of Liberty design and this is my quilt.  It ended up 13" x 15"

Comment by Ally Bryant on June 26, 2015 at 8:27am
I have a few blocks that need to be put together from different swaps but think that will be project for the fall. If they are small quilts I will try and FMQ myself.
Comment by Janet/MO on June 26, 2015 at 7:42am

Thanks Amanda.

Comment by Amanda Best on June 26, 2015 at 7:31am

Great job, Janet, the blocks are very pretty.

Pam, your recent finish is amazing!


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