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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: 227
Latest Activity: Aug 31

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 MES on November 3, 2009 at 2:26pm
This group is a great idea! I just got a new Bernina 440 QE about a year ago, and am still trying to get the hang of free motion quilting. I find myself getting tenser and tenser as I go, and nearly forgetting how to breathe! I guess I am still pretty intimidated by the machine!
Comment by Beverly/NC on November 3, 2009 at 2:00pm
I quilt using a Brother Innovis 1200. Before that I had an old Singer from the late 60's. I mainly quilt in straight lines even thought this machine will do free motion quilting- it doesn't have a stitch regulator so I figure it would be a pain. I have made several baby quilts and lap quilts on the new machine and I am thinking about doing a 'quilt as you go' or what ever they call it to do a king size. I don't want to try to quilt king size that is together- it would be too heavy. But I make quilts to live with not show quilts. I don't even desire to quilt at that level- too much like work.
Comment by Pam/NY on November 3, 2009 at 1:53pm
Hi- This is going to be a great site...I also do everything by hand...but would like to learn machine quilting...Thanks for the help!
Comment by ann/LA on November 3, 2009 at 1:41pm
Hi everybody,
I have a bernina 440 QE just got it last Feb. and still learning ow to us it .I have always hand quilted but wanted to machine quilt also.The one quilt I machine quilted was just stright lines .The top looked ok but the bottom had puckers in it didn't look to good.anyway glad you got this group going,thanks for letting me join.
Comment by Annie Zipser on November 3, 2009 at 1:31pm
Hi all,
I do all my own quilting at home on one of my 3 vintage machines. I have a Bernina 730 (from 1964), a Singer 301 (from 1953) and a Singer 201 (from 1940). My favorite...and the one I use most often is the Bernina.
Comment by Cat Lady--MO on November 3, 2009 at 1:26pm
I am still in the very early learning stages of using my "domestic" machine to do some quilting. Hope to learn from others. And yes I know, practice, practice, practice.
Comment by Janet/MO on November 3, 2009 at 1:02pm
You are welcome Char. I'll post a notice on the blog & hopefully we will get some new members.
Comment by Char on November 3, 2009 at 8:54am

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