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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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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 Debbi Lamb/AZ on July 5, 2018 at 1:00am

Wow, Janet! That wall hanging turned out beautifully! You did a FABULOUS job! Very nice! I'm sure the lady will be very pleased with this.

Comment by Janet/MO on July 4, 2018 at 8:30pm

I was commissioned to make a wallhanging out of men's ties for a woman whose dad passed away in April just shy of his 93rd birthday.  I had never done one out of ties although I have seen lots of pictures of them, but I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  I quilted in the ditch on the Dresden plate and piano key border and echo quilted the background.

Comment by Janet/MO on May 18, 2018 at 7:32am

Thanks Debbi.  I am trying to decide what to finish next.  

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on May 18, 2018 at 5:38am

Janet - your quilts are beautiful! Love them. A great idea to keep fabrics together for a project.

Comment by Janet/MO on May 17, 2018 at 2:04pm

Thanks PQ.  I always keep all the fabrics together when I start a project until it is either finished or I just decide to never work on it again.  I don't know if it is because I turned 66 this year or what, but I'm really feeling the urge to finish all these old projects.  I look back at some & can see how much my skills have improved over the years which is a good thing.  

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on May 17, 2018 at 1:02pm

Very pretty quilts both, Janet.  You are checking off those UFOs very consistently.  I'm amazed that you had the same fabrics to make more log cabin blocks! What a happy accident!  The asymmetrical design looks planned.  Good work!

Comment by Janet/MO on May 17, 2018 at 11:45am

The other day I looked through some drawers of an entertainment center I have in my sewing room to see if I could find an UFO that I could finish fairly quickly.  I found one that had been an online mystery from New Year's Eve 2003!  Come to find out it was supposed to be 4 placemats with a log cabin block & a plain block with a daisy & flower pot appliqued on to it.  I didn't need 4 placemats so I made 4 more log cabin blocks & then machine embroidered a butterfly on to a plain square.  It wasn't until I finished the binding & washed the quilt before it dawned on me that by laying the blocks out the way I did it created a pretty good sized triangle in the center, but the more I look at it, the more I like the asymmetrical look of it.  I am called it "Papillon" which is French for butterfly.  I will get the hanging sleeve & label stitched on tonight while watching tv.  When that is done it will hang on the wall over my bed.

Comment by Janet/MO on May 17, 2018 at 11:40am

Here is a pic of my daughter with the flag quilt.  Her official graduation is tomorrow night, but the local campus held a bar-b-que for the people who attended classes there so I decided to give this to early after that event rather than wait until tomorrow night.

Comment by Janet/MO on May 14, 2018 at 9:09pm

Thanks everyone.  Pam, I think right now I have about 8 tops, but 3 are going to be quilted by my friend Becky.  I might have her do another one as well.  I hope to have the binding finished on the current UFO by tomorrow night.  

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on May 14, 2018 at 2:32pm

Janet, your flag quilt turned out great.


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