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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 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".  

Comment by Janet/MO on August 31, 2019 at 7:33am

I am slowly but surely slogging along on getting another top quilted.  I will post a pic when it is done.

What have the rest of you been working on?

Comment by Janet/MO on July 15, 2019 at 7:01am

Thanks Janis.  They are fun to make.  Some times it feels good to do something with fabric other than make quilts!  

Comment by Janis B / OH on July 15, 2019 at 6:41am

Cat Lady, I hate unsewing. I have done my fair share.

Janet, love your totes. I collect all sorts of tote patterns and like to have different totes depending on my mood.

Comment by Janet/MO on July 14, 2019 at 8:25pm

That ranks right up there with the pain of basting the 3 layers together!  It definitely takes longer to reverse sew!

I finally got up the gumption to baste a quilt top made from blocks I made about 11 or 12 yrs ago.  My goal is to have the quilt completed by the end of July.

A while back I bought the foot & beginner ruler from Westalee in the hopes of being able to do more fancy quilting.  On Fri I decided to buy a sampler set to expand my skills even more.  I can tell it is going to take a lot of practice, but I'm bound & determined to get good at using these.  If you are not familiar with these rulers, you can go on to YouTube and watch videos that show you how to  use them.  Can give you the look of longarm quilting, but done on a domestic machine.  

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on July 14, 2019 at 3:23pm

Just spent some time unquilting. Not a fun activity, but at least I changed my mind about thread color and motif before I did more than two areas. 

Why does taking the stitches out take so much longer than putting them in?

Comment by Janet/MO on June 12, 2019 at 10:54am

Here is a pic of another tote I made using a design from Sweet Pea.  Tulips are my favorite flower so I just had to make a tulip tote.  This one is smaller than the sewing one so I will probably use it more like a purse.

 

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