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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: Oct 12

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 October 12, 2020 at 9:18am

Thanks Debbi, Janis & Barbara.  I have a Janome 500e embroidery machine.  It is an embroidery only machine which I really like.  That way I don't have to choose between sewing or embroidering.  The largest hoop is 200mm x 280mm which is 7.9" x 11".  There is a newer version which stitches the same width, but 14", but it would cost too much to upgrade to it just to gain 3" extra inches.

Comment by Barbara Dieckmann on October 12, 2020 at 7:38am

both lovely.  Nice simple settings that let the blocks really sing..  You have me wishing I had a machine tha t embroiders more than a 6 mm line of pretty stitches

Comment by Janis B / OH on October 12, 2020 at 7:14am

Very pretty Janet. Love them both.

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on October 12, 2020 at 5:39am

Beautiful projects, Janet! Glad you got them finished!

Comment by Janet/MO on October 11, 2020 at 7:28pm

Here is a pic of 2 quilts I finished today.  The 1st one is made up of blocks exchanged with members of the Machine Embroidery Buddies group a few years ago.  The 2nd one is a little wallhanging I made this weekend to hang on a wall in my living room.

Comment by MsDesigns on September 22, 2020 at 8:10am

I am a long time member of "Quilting With Us" (QWU). I used to give virtual workshops here. Like many others, I have ventured out as QWU became more quiet.

We are getting the warning that QWU is at risk of being disabled. I fear this is a sign that QWU will one day be no more.

It has become like family here and the thought of losing the friendships we have developed has giving me a sad heart. Like many dark clouds, there is a silver lining. When I ventured out, I created a quilters social network, much like QWU. I never mentioned it, for it was a conflict of interest. However, in this dark hour, it is time to let others know there is an alternative. It does not have to end here.

I would be honored for QWU members to join "Pattern Pastiche". If needed, we are more than happy to create a group for your new home.

Your "Pattern Pastiche" code: QWU

"Pattern Pastiche" is at


Comment by Janet/MO on August 14, 2020 at 2:03pm

Barbara, hopefully you can find the panel that Tanyel mentioned because the store here doesn't have one.  She said the closest she has is more of a cartoon so I doubt that would work.  She & her employee liked the way the quilt I made for my brother turned out.  

Comment by Tanyel B on August 14, 2020 at 1:08pm

There is some muscle car fabrics currently in stores. They even have a panel.  It’s American Muscle fabric panel by Chelsea DesignWorks for Studio E Fabrics.You may try google to see if you can find it somewhere. 

Comment by Barbara Dieckmann on August 14, 2020 at 11:27am

oooo!! online shopping be marvelous, and the connection would be much appreciated, Janet.  There are far too many places to look online.

Comment by Janet/MO on August 14, 2020 at 6:26am

Thanks Barbara & Debbi.  I know he will love it.  

Barbara, the shop where I bought this panel is owned by a couple we rented a duplex from when we first moved to MO almost 12 yrs ago.  She loves panels and has a great selection.  I plan on stopping there today to show them my brother's quilt so I will ask her if she has any showing muscle cars.  She does mail out of town so if she has any, I will let you know and the contact information.  


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