Machine Quilting

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What type of machine do you use?

Started by Jacqui Morris. Last reply by Ruth Ann Henderer Nov 18, 2016. 74 Replies

OK all, I have the first question. What kind of sewing machine do you use for your quilting? I have a basic Brother sewing machine, which limits the size quilts I can make. I am thinking of getting a…Continue

Top Thread Breaking - Help!

Started by Jennifer Schifano Thomas. Last reply by Jennifer Schifano Thomas Mar 27, 2014. 16 Replies

I just bought a Juki with a New Joy Frame and a Grace Stitch Regulator.  I'm having a terrible time with the top thread breaking.  I've tried everything I can think of, but after about 30 seconds of…Continue

APQS George?

Started by Georgia Spalding Pierce. Last reply by Riana Noyes Aug 7, 2013. 1 Reply

I have a longarm, but am contemplating purchasing an APQS George to do some create some add on borders rather than the standard binding I currently use. Does anyone have any experience with a George?Continue

Links to Machine Quilting Tutorials

Started by Riana Noyes. Last reply by Riana Noyes May 16, 2013. 8 Replies

Since I've set my Bailey15" into a home-built frame, I'm on a mission to make the most of my mid-arm. I've been following SewCal Gal's lessons on FMQ. and have put what I learned to good use with…Continue

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Comment by Riana Noyes on April 14, 2017 at 5:31pm

Under my needle today...another isolette cover. This one started with a panel, which l' m outline quilting...then on to do cc's in the border of 2" squares l made from scraps. The final borders will get some detailed quilting ( haven't decided on one yet).

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 21, 2016 at 3:13pm

Shortest day of the year...and light's fading fast from the skylight over my machine...but l hate to stop when l'm ''on a roll''. lol.

Comment by Riana Noyes on September 22, 2015 at 9:39am

The machine is my own. l have a homebuilt large frame in garage attic, but it has no heat, so l always had to use the machine as a sitdown one in winter. This one is not favored by many, as it is "flimsy" when set up in 10 ft., but l'm using the 1/2 set up. l'm not sure if that panto shelf will's in my line of vision unless l'm sitting...something l've never tried while " longarming." For panto use, one l'll try that first. lt's been years since l've used one!

Comment by Riana Noyes on September 22, 2015 at 9:34am

Hère's my latest set up! l got a bargain on kijiji in time to set up until now. Serously small compared to long arm setup, but just right for project Linus quilts:)

Comment by Riana Noyes on February 17, 2014 at 10:38am

Many of us belong to the fmq group too , and this one seems to have lost many folk's interest. But there ARE other ways to machine quilt than free motion. There is the "quilt as you go" flip/sew method ( useful for small, thick projects) , biscuit quilts, rag quilts, chenille methods, machine cathedral window... likely there's a lot more. I've noticed some quilters use machine embroidery to quilt  ( even those without a fancy embroidery machine). So , lets see some pictures & discuss some ideas on "non conventional" quilting ! 

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on July 29, 2012 at 11:18am
i agree w sewcal gal too, mthen read post by riana on holly's page. tried works.

long involved it couple times ...then works...thanks again riana for great solution to a challengs.
Comment by Teri Lucas on July 29, 2012 at 6:43am

Holly I'm with SewCal on this I'd take a pencil and start going over the lines starting on the inside and working your way out.  You will have to backtrack however I think you can keep it at a minimum.  

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on July 14, 2012 at 1:26pm
there are similar posts over in quilting w a domestic machine...k...i am on a quest now! ..lollol...gonna follow holly's trail of posts for this issue. the responses so far are similar but each has a little bit of unique to it. makes it quite an excellent learning session for everyone. good luck holly
Comment by QuiltShop Gal on July 14, 2012 at 12:53am

This is in response to Holly Selig's comment about how to quilt a beautiful motif she shared.  

I'll be curious what others think, but when I look at it and mentally see the lines, I'd rotate the squares by doing inside, outside, inside each with some backtracking to minimize the backtracking.

Try doodling this on paper, or trace over the existing design, to embed it in your muscle memory.  After I played with it, I think it can be done with minimal backtracking rotating one square on the outside, to the next square on the inside, then back to the prior square on the inside.

Comment by Holly Selig on July 13, 2012 at 9:16pm

Hoping someone with experience can help me. Can you tell me how I'm supposed to quilt this motif? The lines don't cross and I keep tripping over them & ending back at the beginning on the first triangle. Am I supposed to double/triple up the sew lines? I am so stuck.


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