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.

For 2016, I do not plan on hosting an FMQ Challenge throughout the year. But I do plan on hosting a variety of FMQ Challenges during the year, as well as FMQ Stitch A Longs. Here is a summary of current plans:


This event will have three phases, including a doodle/sketch on paper challenge, with free downloadable templates,  that is open to everyone.  The first phase, a virtual quilt show for projects previously made using the Ultimate Stencil Collection and/or The Ultimate Background collection is for sharing past projects, to help inspire others.  For more info:

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The Ultimate Quilting Challenge - Summer 2016

Started by QuiltShop Gal Jun 16, 2016. 0 Replies

Just kicked off the three events. Everyone is invited to join the fun this summer.  You can create a project of any size, any style, even consider FMQ on an UFO.  For more info: …Continue

November FMQ Challenge

Started by QuiltShop Gal Nov 26, 2015. 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, 2015. 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, 2015. 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

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Comment by Riana Noyes on August 14, 2015 at 12:51pm

Avoiding this is why we must remember to fold/pin our edges to the front, where we can see them. This is the back of my scrappy quilt...l wondered why it wasn't moving so smoothly, sigh.

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 14, 2015 at 8:42pm

aah, now l get it...l wondered if sewcalgal had left us.

Yes, l intend to donate this one plus a panel w/borders l made. l'm just binding Scrappy 10. Then l'll show a's been fun...a different quilt design in every motif, a quilting "sampler".

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on March 13, 2015 at 10:10am
has anyone here noticed the little change? the group is now belonging to "Quiltshopgal" instead of "Sewcalgal" same person can read all about it on her new blog.

thanks darlene, your new blog is looking great! same great types of info & learning tools. do hope you keep the old blog up online for a while, even after you finish transferring etc.
Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on March 13, 2015 at 9:55am
is this the one you're going to donate to a group there in florida? can't remember the name of the mqp member who shared info on it in florida group recently.
Comment by Riana Noyes on March 13, 2015 at 8:39am

Having a lot more fun today...l'm quilting "scrappy10" on the old Jeans machine.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on March 9, 2015 at 5:01am
i have done several flannel backed quilts on domestic. stid & wavy lines etc, but they all had batt. and after i started spray basting it was much less difficult, but i agree, w/o the batt there's no sculpted texture to the surface, i would just stid if i were you.
Comment by Riana Noyes on March 8, 2015 at 10:09pm

Well, l've learned my lesson, sigh. When "quilting" a flat coverlette ( top over flannel, no batting) it's better to just use the feed dogs and sew . l tried doing it freemotion...a disaster. On a batted quilt, l can now do a decent job doing fmq on domestic ( l'm even using my dd's new little machine), but the seams "pushed" me around, and there were wobbles because of that. ln addition, without the 3 dimentional effect, there's really no point...l should've just done straight lines or stitch in ditch

Comment by QuiltShop Gal on January 22, 2015 at 7:53pm

The first of the 2015 FMQ Challenges was released January lst.  My apologies for not sharing with this group before, I'm finding it difficult to keep all the balls in the air.  Those that follow my blog will always hear what is going on the fastest.  But, if you haven't already done so check out the January challenge and consider entering.  Very flexible challenge with multiple ways to enter.  You can do one or all of the options and get an entry to win prizes with every option you complete during the month of the challenge.  There is also an optional Flickr Group for non-bloggers to share photos and enter, as well as for all participants to share their work on any FMQ project, include those that may complete this monthly challenge at another time.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 10, 2015 at 9:51am

Thanks Rogue, Will do!!

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on January 9, 2015 at 5:45pm
welcome barbara. this is a frequently quiet little group, but it's filled w all quilters of all skill levels and everyone is so supportive and helpfu. be sure and check out sew-calgal link and all the links posted in the above discussions.

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