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 rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP Nov 17. 13 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 Riana Noyes 14 minutes ago

We welcome Mary Couch to the group...a talented art quilter/thread painter.

Comment by Riana Noyes 17 minutes ago

The quilting is always my favorite part of a project...and yes, we all need practice, practice, practice,lol!

Comment by Barbara Hughes on November 13, 2014 at 8:06pm

Thanks Riana. As you can see I  need practice practice practice. lol

Comment by Julie Barkley on November 13, 2014 at 12:26pm

Absolutely wonderful quilting!  What fun!  Any one here have any suggestions or tips on using an old Pfaff model 78 for free motion?

Comment by Riana Noyes on November 13, 2014 at 9:53am

Nice job of quilting, gramma:) l enlarged & saw feathers, paisleys & baptist fans...looks like you both  had fun.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on November 11, 2014 at 11:10pm
hi barbara! what a delightful photo of your grand treasure and the quilt you and she created! she built it, gramma quilt it ..a quilt she'll treasure forever. and i seriously don't see that your fmq is any worse than mine!! lollol ...if you click on a pic here, it will open in another page in larger format. so i got good close up of this happy happy occassion :))
Comment by Barbara Hughes on November 11, 2014 at 9:11am

Thanks Merry, she is pretty talented. She can draw very well for her age. However she did get some help with her quilt. But she went to town working on it. I think she is very good with her hands.

Comment by merry amethyst on November 11, 2014 at 3:32am

wow! Barbara, your granddaughter is a very talented young person!

Comment by Barbara Hughes on November 10, 2014 at 8:18pm

Rogue, Went to Ohio when on vacation and took a picture of the quilt my GD made that I tried to quilt. lol It would have to be enlarged to see it. If you can see it You can see I have a lot of room for improvement. lol  This is my GD who  made it.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on November 10, 2014 at 8:12pm


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