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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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.

I am currently hosting the 2015 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge, with a new challenge released the first of every month.  Everyone is invited to join.

I also hosted FMQ challenges in 2012 and 2013, where tutorials were provided by amazing FMQ Experts and are still available for you to use:


Discussion Forum

November FMQ Challenge

Started by QuiltShop Gal on Friday. 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. 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. 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

May FMQ Challenge - Showcasing Cindy Needham

Started by QuiltShop Gal May 4. 0 Replies

The May FMQ Challenge is now open and everyone is invited to participate.  Here is a direct link to this challenge: …Continue

Tags: needham, cindy, quilting, free-motion

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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

Comment by Barbara Hughes on November 10, 2014 at 6:28pm

Karen, I think your loops and hearts are very nice. I don't think each side of the heart has to match. I am just started this group, hoping to pick up some good hints. Which I need badly, as much as I need to practice. Which would be a lot.


Comment by Karen Timmons on November 10, 2014 at 4:00pm

Jennifer, thanks.  I tired loops and small hearts this weekend on a small baby quilt.  I still struggle with even movement.  My hearts aren't the same on each side.  Not to mentioned I started with the quilt upside down so I have them going in different directions lol. I posted a pic to My Quilt Place but here is one of the back.

Comment by Jennifer Schifano Thomas on November 9, 2014 at 12:16pm

Hello Karen!  If you are having success with sitppling, another good allover design to try is a loopy meander.  Swirls are pretty easy, too.  Make sure you practice before trying them on a quilt.  I've also learned a lot by taking Craftsy classes.  They offer a lot of classes on FMQ.

Comment by Karen Timmons on November 8, 2014 at 9:02pm

Hi, I have a Babylock Ellageo Plus.  Wishing for a HQ Sweet 16 some day.  Most all the FMQ I've done so far is stipple.  I've done stitch in the ditch also.  I struggle with getting the right speed and groove going.  I've not tried any stencils yet.  I did finally figure out my tension issue.  That was wonderful.  Looking for any tips anyone may have.  The largest one I've done so far is a queen size (my profile picture) which is a combo of stitch in the ditch and FMQ.  Welcome any tips an advice!

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on November 8, 2014 at 2:08pm
hi barbara!! welcome to the fmq group! will be setting up to make and fmq some quillows for the grand treasures after i return from the annual thanksgiving trek to northern CA. was thinking just channel quilt them w wavy lines. tho, they thought the wavy cross hatching on their D9P quilts couple years ago looked "so pretty! gramma ham" .. i love it when they rub their little hands across the quilted things i make for them. they love the texture of the quilting and the softness of the novelty fleece i use for backing.

riana --looks like i forgot to come back last may. just now saw your link to pictorial tute on mctavishing! so ..opened it for later today and ... :)) it'll prob be open on my browser for a while while i review it over & over. i also missed other comments made since my last stop by last may 3 ...

mary amethyst - spring should be arriving for you now:) ..would love to hear & see your projects from over your winter. we are heading into our winter here..quiltin'knittin'readin' season for me. looking forward to every second of next few months :))

szabóné - your work is incredibly beautiful. i have wandered thru your album & admired all of your work. this quilt for your mom memory and the one w your son & his dog fine art..never tire of viewing & enjoying them.
Comment by Emmy Prewitt on September 12, 2014 at 7:21am

WOW  that is beautiful Szabone!!


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