Tag Archives: Free Motion Quilting

New Open-Toe Free Motion Foot for the Janome MC9400

There’s a new free motion foot in town: the open-toe PD-H foot! If you’re wondering why the PD-H foot or darning foot is included in the Accessory Upgrade Kit for the Janome MC9400, let me explain. If you aren’t familiar … Continue reading

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I love to free motion quilt.  I don’t get to worried about making the perfect stitch shapes.  I think of it more as doodling or scribbling.  But, I do like to see where I am going and how close I … Continue reading

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GLAD YOU ASKED THAT…….Can I do that if my machine only offers is a straight stitch?

When I am doing demo’s at shows I usually am working on my Janome Horizon MC 15000 Quiltmaker machine.  I like using this because I can quilt, sew, and embroider all on one machine.  But, what really throws me is … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy and Inexpensive NO Sew Project

Since the national launch of the fabulous Janome Quilt Maker Pro 18 long-arm quilting machine http://janome.com/en/products/machines/quilt-maker-pro/ last June, I try to spend some time playing around with it at every show where I work. It’s the best way to learn, just … Continue reading

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We do hear quite  a few comments like: “I don’t like free motion quilting” or “I am afraid of doing Free motion” or “I suck at Free motion quilting”.   Truth is: there is just no getting away from the … Continue reading

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I was a lucky girl on my birthday recently. My best friend gave me this lovely book. It has over 90 free motion designs to add texture and style to my next quilt. Back Cover of the book: “Step out … Continue reading

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Here are the pics I promised in the blog post last week:  

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I was so tired of struggling with 50lb suitcases on & off airport busses & at airports that I made a deliberate decision to travel extra light on my recent trip to Japan. It was a first for me as … Continue reading

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How do you Quilt?

  When I attend quilt shows, I love to look at how the quilts have been quilted as well as the fabrics! Many are done on long arm machines with intricate patterns, others are simply done, in the ditch, with … Continue reading

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Free Motion Fun

        We welcome guest blogger Trina Gallop Blank of Will Cook For Shoes to Janome Life as she shares quilting tips, techniques and inspiring images from her sewing adventures. My love of free motion quilting (FMQ) has … Continue reading

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