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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 February 17, 2014 at 10:38am

Many of us belong to the fmq group too , and this one seems to have lost many folk's interest. But there ARE other ways to machine quilt than free motion. There is the "quilt as you go" flip/sew method ( useful for small, thick projects) , biscuit quilts, rag quilts, chenille methods, machine cathedral window... likely there's a lot more. I've noticed some quilters use machine embroidery to quilt  ( even those without a fancy embroidery machine). So , lets see some pictures & discuss some ideas on "non conventional" quilting ! 

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on July 29, 2012 at 11:18am
i agree w sewcal gal too, mthen read post by riana on holly's page. tried works.

long involved it couple times ...then works...thanks again riana for great solution to a challengs.
Comment by Teri Lucas on July 29, 2012 at 6:43am

Holly I'm with SewCal on this I'd take a pencil and start going over the lines starting on the inside and working your way out.  You will have to backtrack however I think you can keep it at a minimum.  

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on July 14, 2012 at 1:26pm
there are similar posts over in quilting w a domestic machine...k...i am on a quest now! ..lollol...gonna follow holly's trail of posts for this issue. the responses so far are similar but each has a little bit of unique to it. makes it quite an excellent learning session for everyone. good luck holly
Comment by QuiltShop Gal on July 14, 2012 at 12:53am

This is in response to Holly Selig's comment about how to quilt a beautiful motif she shared.  

I'll be curious what others think, but when I look at it and mentally see the lines, I'd rotate the squares by doing inside, outside, inside each with some backtracking to minimize the backtracking.

Try doodling this on paper, or trace over the existing design, to embed it in your muscle memory.  After I played with it, I think it can be done with minimal backtracking rotating one square on the outside, to the next square on the inside, then back to the prior square on the inside.

Comment by Holly Selig on July 13, 2012 at 9:16pm

Hoping someone with experience can help me. Can you tell me how I'm supposed to quilt this motif? The lines don't cross and I keep tripping over them & ending back at the beginning on the first triangle. Am I supposed to double/triple up the sew lines? I am so stuck.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on April 2, 2012 at 1:26pm

also ck out books by marti michel...and her website. hers were the first books i remember being offered teaching the quilt as you go method years ago. i recently saw that one of the early ones was in circ again. she is an world class quilter/teacher/author. ck out her website and amazon books. i have helped others learn this after going thru one of her books but don't use the method myself. recently helped two members of one of my local q groups to do thier quilts this way. both turned out beautifully.

Comment by Kay Mullenax on March 31, 2012 at 9:35pm

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I've actualy taken a few machine quilting classes at local shop, and watched utube video's. I'll follow the link provided and see it that will help me also.  thanks again.

Comment by Linda McClanahan on March 31, 2012 at 9:16pm

Hi, all.  I am new to this group and hope to learn lots.  I have been reading the comments and have already learned helpful information.  I purchased a Bernina 830 late in November.  Needless to say with the holidays, I didn't get a lot of practice on it.  I did take a quilting class in January and made a lap quilt that I machine quilted.  I learned a lot.  I am still trying to learn my machine.  My old "new" machine was a Viking Husqvarna I purchased in 1974!!!!  I forgot what a learning curve there is when you get a new machine!

Comment by Teri Lucas on March 31, 2012 at 10:00am

Thanks for the nod Eileen!  



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