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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 Janet/MO on October 11, 2018 at 2:06pm

About 8 yrs ago I gave a demo at a quilt guild meeting on how to do "y" seams.  I made 4 blocks, but then never did anything more with them.  A couple of weeks ago I ran across them while looking for something else so I decided to make 3 more & set them similar to the 7 Sisters pattern.  My mom was the youngest of 7 girls so I named it "Iva and Her Sisters".  She was born in 1933 & the 7 Sisters pattern came out the same year, plus I used 30's repro fabrics.  Here is a pic of the quilt & the label.  I machine quilted most of it, but I also used my embroidery machine to quilt in the center of the white hexies.

Comment by Janet/MO on August 9, 2018 at 7:00pm

Thanks Debbi.  

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on August 9, 2018 at 5:13am

Beautiful, Janet! I love the colors!

Comment by Janet/MO on August 7, 2018 at 8:14pm

Here is a pic of a tablerunner I made partially using my embroidery machine & partially using my Pfaff.  The design was too narrow for my table which is why I added the borders.  I quilted those using my Pfaff, but the other quilting was done as part of the embroidery design.

It reminds me of a desert sunset so that is what I'm going to name it.

Comment by Janet/MO on July 13, 2018 at 7:21am

Thanks Sherri & Cat Lady.  What I do is find the center point on a border and draw a line.  Then I normally go out an inch from there in each direction.  If all of the blocks are the same I will use the center seam as my starting point.  I was not able to do that on this bed runner because not every block was based on the same grid, but I think it still ended up looking good.

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on July 12, 2018 at 8:02am

Looks good Janet. Did you use rulers for your straight lines?

Comment by Sherri Eley on July 12, 2018 at 7:57am

 Nice runner Janet, I especially like to use something like this in the summer, with a lightweight coverlet over the bed for use as a blanket.  My last quilt with the extra large churn dash blocks is not a full size although a bit larger than a runner.  but it decorates the bed and isn't used for warmth anyway in the summer.  

Comment by Janet/MO on July 11, 2018 at 8:59pm

Thanks everyone.  I was all set to baste another quilt today and discovered the batting I had was the wrong loft.  It was a Quilters Dream poly, but what they called it weighty loft.  It felt more like what you would use in a purse or a tote bag, but my friend uses it on her longarm so we are going to trade as I want something a bit softer.  

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on July 11, 2018 at 6:04pm

You are whipping right through those UFOs.  The bed runner is a great option for those blocks.  So pretty!  


Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on July 11, 2018 at 5:07pm

Janet - Your bed runner is beautiful! Great job!


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