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 I hosted.  There were close to 3,000 participants that joined the challenge, even though few took time to enter the monthly challenges to win prizes.  A follow-on challenge was hosted in 2013 and there were 16+ FMQ Experts that provided free tutorials, which are still available.

Dec 28th update:  My SewCalGal blog will migrated  to as of January lst  I am also hosting another FMQ Challenge in 2015, where monthly challenges will be released the lst of every month.  This challenge is open to beginners thru advanced who want to learn/improve their FMQ skills on a domestic machine, mid-arm or long arm machine and live anywhere in the world. Sponsors have also donated prizes which will be awarded monthly, to random participants.

Happy Quilting!


Discussion Forum

February Free-Motion Quilting Challenge - Leah Day

Started by QuiltShop Gal Feb 19. 0 Replies

Anyone, in this forum, participating in the February Challenge for the 2015 FMQ Challenge ?  Participants are doing a great job, with some claiming more than one of the options to enter this…Continue

Any new Blogs to Follow?

Started by Lisa Wagner. Last reply by Martha Briese Feb 16. 14 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, 2014. 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 QuiltShop Gal Apr 5, 2014. 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

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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.

Comment by Edith Heffner on May 1, 2014 at 5:39pm

Hi everybody just joined this group  been quilting  but last year i did my first free motion quilting  scary at first but with allot practice.....

Comment by Jennifer Schifano Thomas on March 24, 2014 at 3:41pm

The practicing really helps.  I want to have a quilt ready to practice on every day.  I know it would make a huge difference.


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