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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: Dec 8, 2019

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 December 8, 2019 at 3:40pm

Thanks Cat Lady.

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on December 8, 2019 at 8:39am

Excellent Secret Santa gift, Janet. Cardinals are such a cheery bird on a winter landscape.

Comment by Janet/MO on December 8, 2019 at 8:16am

Thanks Debbi & Jan.  I love cardinals.  We get tons of them in our yard every year.  I didn't know until I started doing machine embroidery that the males are the only ones that are bright red.  The females are more along the lines of peach/light brown.  My Secret Sister mentioned that her favorite block is the churn dash which is why I chose that block for this quilt.  

Comment by Jan on December 8, 2019 at 4:22am

My secret pal would have loved that too.  I am giving her a glass cardinal since I never thought about a wall hanging.

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on December 8, 2019 at 3:43am

Janet - that is a BEAUTIFUL wall hanging! Great job!

Comment by Janet/MO on December 7, 2019 at 3:09pm

Now that my Secret Sister has received her gift, I can show you all a pic of a little wallhanging I made as part of a Secret Sister/Santa exchange with the Piece Around the World group.  The center block is machine embroidered, but the rest of the quilting was done on my Pfaff.

Comment by Janet/MO on November 8, 2019 at 1:03pm

Thanks Cat Lady & Debbi.  Every block was quilted differently.  My friend Lynn equated it to quilting several quilts at the same time.  I didn't do ruler work because I'm not very proficient in that method yet.  

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on November 8, 2019 at 5:49am

Janet - that quilt is BEAUTIFUL! Great job! I love the name!

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on November 7, 2019 at 2:55pm

Janet, it looks great and I like the name and the fabric used for the columns.

It looks like you used a number of different quilting designs on it. Did you you do them free hand, or do ruler work (on the straight lines)?

Comment by Janet/MO on November 7, 2019 at 7:30am

I finally put the last stitch in the binding last night.  I started this quilt in 2012 as a BOM with an internet group I used to co-own so it was way past time for it to be turned in to an actual quilt!  Quilting this was definitely a challenge, but I'm so pleased with how it turned out.  I still need to block it, which always makes me very nervous when there is red & white fabrics, but I'm going to use several color catchers & hopefully it will be okay.  I am going to name it "White Is Black & White & Red All Over".  


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