Machine Quilting

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Quilting with rulers on a domestic or sitdown midarm machine

Started by Riana Noyes. Last reply by Riana Noyes Sep 17, 2018. 3 Replies

 I teach fmq quilting when in Fla. and my students there have asked me to teach quilting with rulers on domestic machine. You all know l successfully use rulers on my midarm in a , l…Continue

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

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Comment by Riana Noyes on May 28, 2019 at 10:23pm

Here's a view of my method of protecting the outer area of quilts l do on my domestic. I turn the excess batting to front and safety pin it along  1/4" of raw edge of front. This does 2 things for me.#1 it keeps me from quilting into the area l'll be binding ( how often l've bound over the tops of my fmq design in the past!) , and #2, it stops the backing from flipping back and getting edges caught & accidently quilted ( nothing worse than admiring your lovely finished border area, only to turn it over & find your backing' got tucked back and folds quilted into it!).

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 23, 2019 at 10:13pm

This is an example of a graffiti quilt design my fmq students and l came up with. After l'm back in Ontario, l'm going to try a stitch out of this!

Comment by Callie Randall on October 9, 2018 at 11:42am
Comment by Dr. David M. Peter on September 2, 2018 at 7:05pm

Sampler finished! Drunkard’s Path, Octagon (half-square triangles), Dresden Plate, Log Cabin, Twister (Twisted Pinwheel), and Nine-Patch. Blocks are 11 inches square, sashing is 2 inches, overall size is 29 by 41. Added two sleeves on the rear for rods, and two corner rod stops.

Comment by Riana Noyes on September 1, 2018 at 12:02pm
Comment by Riana Noyes on August 17, 2018 at 11:02am

Ruler work on a domestic machine , in discussion section.

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:)


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