Free Motion Quilting on a Domestic Sewing Machine

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Free Motion Quilting on a Domestic Sewing Machine

For those are interested in Free Motion Quilting on a home sewing machine.

Website: http://quiltshopgal.com/2015-free-motion-quilting-challenge/
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Latest Activity: Mar 15

QuiltShopGal's FMQ Challenge

This group is intended to help encourage and support members on their journey to learn and improve their free-motion quilting skills. We do not judge, but love to see what you have created, as well as try to answer questions.

For 2016, I do not plan on hosting an FMQ Challenge throughout the year. But I do plan on hosting a variety of FMQ Challenges during the year, as well as FMQ Stitch A Longs. Here is a summary of current plans:



THE ULTIMATE QUILTING CHALLENGE - Summer 2016

This event will have three phases, including a doodle/sketch on paper challenge, with free downloadable templates,  that is open to everyone.  The first phase, a virtual quilt show for projects previously made using the Ultimate Stencil Collection and/or The Ultimate Background collection is for sharing past projects, to help inspire others.  For more info: http://quiltshopgal.com/the-ultimate-free-motion-quilting-challenge-summer-2016-kick-off-with-virtual-quilt-showlinky-party/

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The Ultimate Quilting Challenge - Summer 2016

Started by QuiltShop Gal Jun 16, 2016. 0 Replies

Just kicked off the three events. Everyone is invited to join the fun this summer.  You can create a project of any size, any style, even consider FMQ on an UFO.  For more info: …Continue

November FMQ Challenge

Started by QuiltShop Gal Nov 26, 2015. 0 Replies

This is the last weekend to work on your November FMQ Challenge, which showcases the very talented Sarah Vedeler. There are also plenty of options to enter.  …Continue

September FMQ Challenge - Kaleidoscope, Teri Lucas, Rebecca Kemp Brent and more

Started by QuiltShop Gal Sep 22, 2015. 0 Replies

I forgot about sharing the link for the September FMQ Challenge with this group.  This challenge is really super easy, fun and flexible.  Great opportunity create beautiful free-motion quilting while…Continue

August Challenge - Showcasing Angela Walters

Started by QuiltShop Gal Aug 6, 2015. 0 Replies

Blog followers have probably already heard, but the August 2015 FMQ Challenge showcases Angela Walters.  This woman is absolutely amazing.  So gosh darn talented and an excellent FMQ teacher.There…Continue

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Comment by Deanna Davis on March 2, 2017 at 9:31am

Thank you Carolyn !  The pattern started off with a pattern called Elves at Play (fusible applique) and I added the 'Believe' to it.  I have been making my daughter things that match her quilt I did from Kate Spain's (Moda) 12 Days of Christmas line back in 2012.  And this is the very last item that can be done .. thankfully.  She did not like a few pieces in the line so they became backings etc.  She has stockings, table runner x2, coasters and now this wallhanging for her decor @ Christmas.

For the quilting, I split the hanging diagonally and from that line UP going from right to left (and vice versa to prevent puckering), made a registration line and did straight stitching @ 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 in varying lines.  From that point down, I did a line that went from side to center and a 90 deg to the bottom from both sides, still diagonally  .. I'll try and post a couple of closeups for you.  I did a cream thread on top and a lime green on the bottom, and it looks HOT :) 

Daughter's birthday is 2 wks before Christmas and I was going to save this til her birthday, but I will be moving again in the near future when I find a house to purchase, so I may just start sending things out as I finish them to their intended recipients .. knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing .. have a wallhanging on the wall at the moment for newest grandson and I will be doing a large FMQ on the background of this one :)  Letters are now stitched down on banner, and cut out, elephant is now holding the stick and it is stitched down, last night I started making the outline of the elephant ear, top trunk holding stick, inner leg .. will do tail tonight :)

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on March 2, 2017 at 8:51am
dee ..your elves finished up adorably. and i also use fmq plus walking foot. but i didn't know it was 'chearing'! lol

ruth ann ..a member of my local quilting group is 'resting' in the sands & sun of maui. we all decided that we would drop off a truckload of snow in the middle of her driveway to 'welcome' her home :))
Comment by Carolyn Hoxton on March 2, 2017 at 8:21am

Deanna Davis, your elves are cute , how did you do this, you used your walking foot, I am impressed.

Comment by Deanna Davis on March 1, 2017 at 11:51pm

Riana, I have been watching the FMQ and using rulers on a domestic machine class .. trying to find a foot that will allow me to 'hop'  .. I might have to upgrade lol  Not yet, first must find house with a sewing room to be able to breathe in .. or get a duplex, live on one side, quilt on the other  :)

Comment by MaryColgan on March 1, 2017 at 7:24pm

My Artistic SD18 comes with 2 feet - both 'floaters'....one is open toe the other is a ruler foot.  I've not used a 'hopper', so, can't 'compare' the differences....but, I haven't had any problem with these.  I love this machine!  such a nice 'temperament'!  :-)

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 1, 2017 at 6:51pm

Mary C. did you get a floating ruler foot or a hopping one? l purchased a " floating " 3 in one foot & changed it to a hopper by removing one of the springs. The floating foot got " hung up" on seam intersections, then when l tried to raise it, it caused skipped stitches...l'm happily hopping along now-a-days... no seam problems. ( l might add that l often use high loft batting).

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 1, 2017 at 6:47pm

Dee, your elves are so cute! And hey, there's nothing wrong w/using your walking foot. l often use a combination of both...walking ft. for straight lines, hopper for fmq. 

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 1, 2017 at 6:45pm

My hubby & l spent a week in Maui 4 yr. ago...there's a few nice quiltshops there...gorgeous fabrics. l chose some dramatic florals on black background. ( Haven't decided what to use them on yet...but maybe next season. My summers are too busy w/grands.

Comment by Deanna Davis on March 1, 2017 at 6:04pm

RUTH ~ what an exciting way to recuperate !  Have fun !

Comment by Ruth Ann Henderer on March 1, 2017 at 2:45pm

i still have not been able to post but I am trying to get over pneumonia so I am not trying very hard,  I will be going away for two weeks in March with company the week before so if I am quiet I am in sunny Maui relaxing and watching the whales.

 

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