Free Motion Quilting on a Domestic Sewing Machine


Free Motion Quilting on a Domestic Sewing Machine

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

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Latest Activity: Sep 12

SewCalGal's FMQ Challenge

This group began as part of a 2012 FMQ Challenge, which is now over, but tutorials from 14 different FMQ Experts are still available for free to use to learn/improve your FMQ Skills.  There were over 2,000 participants in this challenge, with about 1,000 that joined a group on Facebook that allowed them to share insights.

While I didn't want to replicate the 2012 FMQ Challenge, based on interest, I did want to release 4-6 tutorials in 2013 that built on the challenges in 2012.  Currently 4 of the 6 2013 Challenges have been released and I'm working on getting the final two Challenges released this month (My).   I will try to update this group when new challenges are released, but those that follow my blog will always be the first to know (sorry, it just takes awhile to update a variety of sources, so my primary focus is blog updates).

And, the main page for this event will also be updated periodically, to show current links and info:



Discussion Forum

Any new Blogs to Follow?

Started by Lisa Wagner. Last reply by Amy Dreisbach Johnson Jul 27. 11 Replies

I have been yearning so badly for a long arm quilting machine, but it isn't going to happen for me for a few years yet. So in the meantime, I am determined to learn how to use my Janome 7700 to its…Continue

Table Top Long Arm Machines

Started by Lisa Wagner. Last reply by Riana Noyes Apr 24. 7 Replies

Has anyone used any of the table top models of long arm frames with their domestic sewing machines? In theory, they look like a good middle step until I can afford a real long arm. But how do they…Continue

Free-Motion Quilting Classes at Craftsy

Started by SewCal Gal Apr 5. 0 Replies

Craftsy has a sale on 11 quilting classes this weekend, including several excellent free-motion quilting classes: Design…Continue

Tags: Experts, FMQ, classes, quilting, free-motion

Quilting pattern ideas

Started by Ethelda Hillsman. Last reply by Ethelda Hillsman Mar 24. 31 Replies

Looking for suggestions for either an all over pattern or block/sashing patterns for a Bear Track (similar to Bear Paw) quilt top. I made it with batik fabric and have bought a variegated thread the…Continue

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Comment by Emmy Prewitt on September 12, 2014 at 7:21am

WOW  that is beautiful Szabone!!

Comment by Szabóné Marika on September 12, 2014 at 6:50am

Welcome to the group, I'm Marika from Hungary .egyszerű household sewing machine I'm using the free stapling I used to put on really big blanket that's more circumstantial but finished .that final work of the most .gyerek memories of poppy by the time I would have given my mother the petals fell away in her memory made ​​it truly a petal remembering the fallen with my work. Have a nice day and happy sewing

Comment by merry amethyst on May 3, 2014 at 9:09am

Mary, that's a beautiful way to preserve memories!

Riana, thanks for the link for the McTavishing. i recently tired some on a bag, but wasnt quite sure if it worked.

Rogue - WIVSP!! i love it, that's all my projects :) at the moment i'm working on four. A quilt with all curved pieces, a dense piece of free motion embroidery, a blackwork sampler ( actually two runners and in blue), and a cabled 75" scarf!! all very very slow. and it's already summer down here, which means i'm moving around verry slowly. 

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 3, 2014 at 8:25am

Mary, what a thoughtful tribute, l'm sure your SIL will always treasure it. lt may be hard, though, at first, for her to even look at it w/out crying.

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 3, 2014 at 8:21am

For those who want a still picture ( not video) tutorial of an easy style of background freemotion similar to "Mctavishing".

Comment by Deanna Davis on May 2, 2014 at 8:00am

Mary ~~ very nice .. I just lost my BIL the end of last month, but he only had cotton button downs .. I should do a Bonnie Hunter and do the same thing .. 

Riana .. I will have to check that out .. 

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on May 1, 2014 at 9:44pm
i tried it riana and safari said it couldn't open it. so there's a glitch in the link somewhere. sounds like an interesting enough topic to sit thru the stuttering delivery i get from my dsl provider.
Comment by Mary Britton on May 1, 2014 at 8:18pm

This is the T-shirt quilt I quilted for my DSIL.  My brother died of cancer in 1998 and she had saved his shirts from cruises, vacations and he was an engineer for the Union Pacific railroad.  I suggested she make the top so it was what she wanted and then I quilted it for her.  I did free motion in the blocks and hand quilted the sashing and borders.  

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 1, 2014 at 6:41pm

Sorry, guess you'll have to go to "you tube" & search that...url must not have linked.

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 1, 2014 at 6:39pm

http://Quilt lt : Eye-Hand Coordination and the Longarm Quilting this you tube video by Jamie Wallen will help you learn freemotion designs by practicing w/pen & works for longarm, tabletop quilting and freemotion on domestic...helpsvtrain brain/hand/eye to work over patterns.


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