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SHISHYPAT Posted: Fri, Dec 9 2011 11:00 AM

I am a fairly new quilter.  I've sewn clothes and crafty things since I was a teenager, but just last year I finally took a quilting class.  What a difference it made!  I learn a lot of short cuts and tricks to making sure things are square or straight.  I've enjoyed every quilt that I've made since then.   My mother used to love quilting and I inherited her tools and supplies when she passed away a few years ago.  All of the actual quilting that I've done has been the 'stitch in the ditch' type, but am interested in more of the free motion quilting.  I have a Janome 3160 and although I LOVE this machine, it seems a bit tight to move a larger quilt around for free motion.  Any suggestions on how to get started ?  Maybe another class is the way to go, but my favorite quilt store in Delaware was just put out of business 2 months ago.  I'd love to chat with other quilters, especially those in this area (New Castle Delaware).

 

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Vivian replied on Fri, Dec 9 2011 11:00 AM

Welcome and enjoy everyone,  We all have something to say about everything. 

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Nana replied on Fri, Dec 9 2011 11:03 AM

Pat

Welcome to the site.  Hope you enjoy your time with us.

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gini replied on Fri, Dec 9 2011 11:25 AM

hi pat, welcome to the group.    if you haven't done free motion, i would start on a smaller piece.  large quilts can be done on a regular sewing machine but it is a process horsing that quilt around it.

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Marie replied on Fri, Dec 9 2011 11:42 AM

Welcome Pat.  Check out the "Fear No More" quilting group.

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Barbara replied on Fri, Dec 9 2011 11:50 AM

Pat, welcome to the club. We look foward to seeing some of your projects ,we are a noisy group LOL   Barbara

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safrmaz replied on Fri, Dec 9 2011 12:01 PM

Hi Pat.... welcome to the group :-)  

Just curious, how do you like your Janome 3160?  I recently bought a Janome 6600 and I love it so I was thinking of getting the 3160 to take to classes because it's much lighter and the feet are interchangeable.

 

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Leslie replied on Fri, Dec 9 2011 12:04 PM

Hi Pat, welcome

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KATHY replied on Fri, Dec 9 2011 2:45 PM

Hi PAT!  WELCOME!!

HAPPY QUILTING!

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Sheri,

I did my first 4 quilts using my old Kenmore that was over 30 years old.  Then, when I bought the Janome 3160, I discovered so many wonderful options!  I didn't know machines had thread cutters and needle up or down buttons or so many other things.  I love all the different feet that came with it, especially the 1/4" foot.  I didn't have that on my old machine and it makes it so much easier. 

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Pat welcome to the group.

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Karla replied on Fri, Dec 9 2011 6:23 PM

Welcome Pat.

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