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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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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 February 3, 2019 at 7:25pm

The runner is lovely. 

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on February 3, 2019 at 8:32am

Thank you Debbi.

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on February 3, 2019 at 5:31am

Beautiful runner, Cat Lady! The quilting is awesome!

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on February 2, 2019 at 8:11am

Finally able to share one of my domestic machine quilted pieces.

Thia runner was quilted using some templates to quilt daffodils and tulips in the background area. I was originally thinking of doing some ruler work in the middle section (which was designed to showcase the quilting) but had to get it quilted quickly, and my ruler work is still in the beginner-learning stage.

The pattern for this runner can be found in the February 2019 issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine.  https://www.quiltpatternmagazine.com/

Comment by Janet/MO on December 30, 2018 at 8:26pm

I meant to say Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt book.  

Comment by Janet/MO on December 30, 2018 at 8:25pm

Thanks Judy.  I love my little snow buttons quilt.  I am trying to make more effort to start & finish a project without having it linger for months or  years.  

Cat Lady, I like what your hubby had to say about what you do on the 1st day of the year being what you do for the rest so long as it involves doing something you enjoy.  

I am working on piecing a Snake River log cabin quilt from Log Cabin Quilt book.  My original idea was to make the king size one.  Then reality set in so now I'm making the wallhanging which is 53" square.  This size has 1406 pieces in it so  you can just imagine how many are in a king size!  Since I'm not getting any younger & I would really like to get this one done, I decided to be more realistic.  It has been a lot of fun to work on plus has used up quite a few scraps.  

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on December 30, 2018 at 3:51pm

Got my basting/cutting table cleared off and have started pin basting a quilt. I can only get a quarter of it on the table at a time, so it takes some careful rearrange each time I move it. Want to get it basted so I can start quilting on it January 1st.  My husband says what you do on the first day of the year is how you will spend time the rest of the year. So I hope mine will be quilting!

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on December 24, 2018 at 7:54am

Right now my basting (cutting) table is buried under Christmas and Santa gifts. Hopefully, on Wednesday I can clear it off. Since they are predicting rain here on both the 26th and 27th, sounds like a good time to iron backings and make a sandwich.

Merry Christmas to all.

Comment by Judy/WA on December 24, 2018 at 7:53am

Janet - Snow Buttons is so cute and little!

Cat Lady - I hope Santa sends you a basting assistant!

Merry Christmas!

Comment by Janet/MO on December 24, 2018 at 6:53am

I hear ya!  Basting is by far my least favorite part of quilting.  Back when I was still doing a lot of hand quilting I would pay a longarmer to baste my quilts, but can't see the point of doing that for machine quilted ones.

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.  


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