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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Latest Activity: Apr 10

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:

MARCH - Hosting the Bee Creative Charity Fundraiser #FMQStitchAlong, which has a Mandala theme. There is an open linky party where everyone is invited to share any Mandala theme creativity that they created.  As this is a fundraiser, there is also an option to purchase (donate) virtual raffle tickets to win prizes, including an option to purchase PDF Mandala templates that are excellent for FMQ designs, but you can also donate $$$, or purchase Mandala Machine Embroidery designs.  100% of your purchase/donation will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and with each $10 AU (~$7 US) donation you get a raffle ticket to win prizes....and there are great odds.

SUMMER (June-Sept) I'll be hosting a fun #FMQStitchAlong Challenge using The Ultimate Stencil Collection and optional Ultimate Background Stencil Collection, by Cindy Needham.  Both collections are great for FMQ on pieced, applique, or wholecloth quilts and you can stitch any size project you want to work on and share what you stitch, or doodle, to enter to win prizes. Follow for more info and I'll try to also share summary insights with this group.

Discussion Forum

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

May FMQ Challenge - Showcasing Cindy Needham

Started by QuiltShop Gal May 4, 2015. 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 Riana Noyes on November 24, 2014 at 9:58am

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

Comment by Riana Noyes on November 24, 2014 at 9:55am

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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