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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: 211
Latest Activity: Mar 31

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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?

Free motion vs. "In the ditch" quilting

Started by Quilt Man. Last reply by Cat Lady--MO Sep 23, 2014. 37 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

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 Kathy Koehler Holm on March 31, 2015 at 10:01pm
Donna, how marvelous!!..I wish my husband was so smart and creative!
Comment by Janet/MO on March 31, 2015 at 9:01pm

That is very clever Donna.  

Comment by Donna Coppin on March 31, 2015 at 6:45pm

Thanks, Mary!  I think so, too!

Comment by Mary S. on March 31, 2015 at 6:09pm
How cool! Your hubby is a keeper!
Comment by Donna Coppin on March 31, 2015 at 5:25pm

It also folds up for easy storage!

Comment by Donna Coppin on March 31, 2015 at 5:24pm

Look what Hubby Doug made me! It's a ironing board cradle to keep my fabric and tops off the floor while ironing. Saw this in Nancy Notion's for $79 and we made it for under $20! What a clever hubby I have! Now my fabric will stay clean off the floor from kitty hair and dust! SEW HAPPY!

It is 54 inches long and 38 inches in height. I just used some sunflower fabric, about 2.5 yards and if I want to, I can make several more covers to match the seasons! Only took about 3 hours altogether with sewing and sawing time!

Comment by Janet/MO on March 10, 2015 at 6:44am

Thanks Debbi & Kathy.  

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on March 10, 2015 at 4:46am

Janet - your quilt and table runner are just gorgeous! Great job! Yes, your oldest daughter will have a period of adjustment ... I hope all goes well for everyone!

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on March 9, 2015 at 9:14pm
Beautiful!
Comment by Janet/MO on March 9, 2015 at 9:08pm

Thanks Amanda.

Here is a pic of a tablerunner I made for my oldest daughter, who is getting married again on the 28th.  She will be moving from Appleton WI, where she has lived for 23 yrs, to Elk River MN.  Her 2 daughters will be staying behind in WI so I know that will be a real adjustment for her as they are all very close.  I wanted something springy so came up with this idea yesterday & finished it this evening.  I'm gong to make 2 placemats to go with it.

 

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