Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 25 of 25

Thread: full bed size - Janome 6600

  1. #1
    Super Member JanTx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Posts
    1,469

    full bed size - Janome 6600

    I've had my new machine for 2 weeks now and we're humming along great - for the most part. This is the largest quilt I've ever done - for my grandson's new big boy bed. It's 75 X 88 - a bit smaller than usual for a double, but its a bunk bed with twin on top and full on bottom. I didn't want the sides to hang down too far. (I posted a thread about this quilt when I first put the cornerstones on. If it looks familiar - that's why!)

    I put the label in one of the blocks. His pillow can cover it if he's too cool to have love and Grammy after a few years - he's 5. But it's right where he can see it every night, too. I like putting the label in a block and have started doing that whe it's appropriate.

    The good news: This size did not begin to challenge my new machine and 60" wide was a pain in my old one with its 4.5" throat. New one has 9".

    Bad news: playing with tension drives me crazy - old or new machine - but I think for the most part I got it to do what it should with only some bird's nest ripping.

    There's flannel on the back so it's a heavy quilt. I zigzagged around each yellow sashing and each framing strip then FMQ's in the center of the blocks. There's an "M" quilting somewhere in each block for "Micah". That should give him some fun. Each block is quilted differently. There's a fish and waves in the fish ones, monkeys in the monkey ones, spirals in some, really gave me a chance to play. I made 2 flannel and 2 cotton pillowcases. Love making those! Even after probably 50 of them still amazes me that they turn out. Had to piece the cuff cause I used every scrap.

    The fabric all came from Joann's except the blue in the border which is from the quilt shop.
    Attached Images Attached Images




    So many quilts, so little time.

  2. #2
    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upland CA
    Posts
    18,361
    Great work! He is going to love it!

  3. #3
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    42,872
    Blog Entries
    45
    very nicely done
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak THINK
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


  4. #4
    Super Member nunnyJo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Fl./ WV
    Posts
    4,531
    Blog Entries
    1
    super job and also love my Janome

  5. #5
    Senior Member thseabreze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mid Ohio Valley
    Posts
    415
    I use the janome 6600, and have never had to adjust the tension, on anything I have done...it's a great machine..I love it.

  6. #6
    Power Poster gabeway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Kansas City, MO
    Posts
    10,488
    Great job!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Canada Kate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Posts
    599
    That's a great quilt, and I'm glad you are enjoying your new machine. The 6600 is what I will upgrade to next...someday!
    1951 Singer 301A - "Jean"
    1958 Singer Featherweight - "Verna"
    2009 Janome 4100QDC - Nameless


  8. #8
    Member ladydeluxe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Wind Lake, Wisconsin
    Posts
    83
    What a perfect quilt for a grandson! I love the bright colorful fabrics.
    Wendy

  9. #9
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    28,602
    A perfect quilt for a young man. He will love it. Great work.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

  10. #10
    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    20,480
    That is really cute.

  11. #11
    Super Member JanTx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Posts
    1,469
    Quote Originally Posted by thseabreze View Post
    I use the janome 6600, and have never had to adjust the tension, on anything I have done...it's a great machine..I love it.
    What number do you leave yours on? I was having horrible birds nests on the back and my zigzag stitch was squared off about every 4" or so. All seems good now with it set on 5.
    So many quilts, so little time.

  12. #12
    Power Poster Tweety2911's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    17,069
    Blog Entries
    3
    Super cute! Your quilting is also wonderful. He is sure to love it!
    Helen T.

  13. #13
    Super Member Helen S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Vancouver, Washington State
    Posts
    2,110
    Love it! I think your label placement is a great idea for little ones.

    I bought a new Janome 6600 several months ago. If I had anything negative to say about it I'd have to say I really dislike having to change out the foot shank for many other feet, and am totally disappointed in the walking feet widths. I also dislike how there are "things" in the way of changing out the shank making it difficult to get hands in there to do so. I previously had a Pfaff and the walking foot was able to be used with nearly all the feet, no changing of the shank to use it, and it was normal foot width. (I also think the Pfaff walking foot worked better!)

    I keep small sandwiched pieces handy to practice FMQ before beginning a project. I mark whatever template I'll be using, then follow it, making tension adjustments along the way if needed. I keep trying to maintain an even movement of the quilt, and am getting better at it, but still see lots of different stitch sizes as I go along, but guess that will come with time.

    I've also just realized that the 6600 does not like cheap thread, such as serger thread. It seems to create a LOT of lint and dust, so I've gone back to the Gutermann threads and it is much happier. Given the cost difference, that makes one of us that is happier, but I'll manage. lol

    Anyway, enjoy your new machine - on the positive side, it's a workhorse!
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

  14. #14
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    7,830
    What a beautiful set for him! I bet he loves it!

  15. #15
    Super Member Lilrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Washington state
    Posts
    4,239
    You go girl! Sewing machines are the only power tools I like... no weed whackers, lawn mowers or power saws for me, just my good old sewing machine

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    rural SW Washington
    Posts
    762
    Wow! I love the borders inside the sashing and quilting in the blank blocks, I think it is great. Heck, I'd love it and I am a senior. What pattern did you use please? I think this would be great in flannel as well and as I have 4 to do with 2 sets of twins you have inspired me. I love your fabrics - just terrific. Thank you.

  17. #17
    Super Member Friendly Quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    MO.
    Posts
    2,522
    It is a Happy Quilt, he will love it.

  18. #18
    Power Poster alikat110's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Waco, Texas
    Posts
    15,217
    Blog Entries
    9
    Love it. I think it is great for little men!!!!

  19. #19
    Super Member JanTx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Posts
    1,469
    no pattern -wanted large blocks so cut 9" centers then side frames are 2.5" and top/bottom are 2" and 3". That was more trouble than it was worth - wanted the block centers to be offset, but don't know that it's noticeable. 1" and 4" would have been better, maybe. Sashing is 2.5". Added borders at top and bottom just to make it long enough to tuck in. It's for a bunk so didn't want sides hanging down.
    So many quilts, so little time.

  20. #20
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Ocean Springs, MS
    Posts
    9,329
    That is sew cute.

  21. #21
    Super Member hudgoddess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    In the mountains near Black Hawk, CO
    Posts
    1,186
    That's a very happy quilt!

  22. #22
    Super Member deanneellen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Dallas,Oregon
    Posts
    1,116
    Such a bright, colorful quilt!
    Deanne Ellen

    Quilts,Books,and Wine,Oh My!

  23. #23
    Super Member kiffie2413's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    3,811
    Blog Entries
    1
    From one "Grammy" to another, great quilt!!! I love the label in a block idea, too!
    K
    Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest~Mark Twain

  24. #24
    Super Member katesnanna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    3,412
    Blog Entries
    15
    What a lucky little boy. Great work.

  25. #25
    Super Member Chasing Hawk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    7,577
    My grandson is 11 and he still keeps the dinosaur rag quilt I made him a few years ago on his bed.

    That is a wonderful Little Man's quilt you made.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.