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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 26

Discussion Forum

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 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!

Comment by Janet/MO on June 23, 2015 at 7:45am

Thanks Kathy, Debbi & Pam.  There is nothing like getting a new machine to rev up one's enthusiasm for getting UFOs finished!  It has been so much fun on these sampler quilts to use some of the decorative stitches and a different one on each block.  

Comment by Pam/NY on June 23, 2015 at 6:06am

Janet this is very pretty! You could have your own quilt show!

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on June 23, 2015 at 5:20am

Janet - congratulations on getting another UFO finished. It's very pretty! Great job! And, I, too, love the green sashing and darker green corner stones. Beautiful!

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on June 22, 2015 at 8:43pm
Janet, I love how you placed shades of green around the quilt!..great idea!..it really calms down the orange for a beautiful balance of warm and cool...great idea!
Comment by Janet/MO on June 22, 2015 at 7:35pm

I finished hand stitching down the binding on another wallhanging tonight.  Gosh, does it ever feel great to see these tops turning in to real quilts!  The blocks were part of a swap with an internet group from over 10 yrs ago; probably more like 12 or 13 yrs.  I put them in to a top a couple of yrs ago, but it still took me this long to get it quilted & bound.  Better late than never though.

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on June 12, 2015 at 4:39am

Pam - that quilt is absolutely fabulous! And, your grandmother's handiwork goes beautifully with your quilt! Truly gorgeous!

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on June 11, 2015 at 9:06pm
An amazing piece of Art!

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