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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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 host a follow-on FMQ Challenge in 2013.  And, I'm now working on plans to host a FMQ Challenge in 2015 that will focus on pillow projects.

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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