Monthly Archives: March 2014

ARTISTIC CRYSTALS SOFTWARE: SPOTLIGHT ON IRENE REED of LANGLEY, BC

YES, we shine the spotlight on Irene Reed again: She is a loyal, long standing customer of Langley Vacuum & Sewing Center in Langley, BC. We have featured Irene a few times before and I’m sure you will be pleased to see … Continue reading

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Serging Workbook

The more I talk about sewing garments, showing the seam finishes on the inside, I realize MOST of our clothes and accessories are constructed on sergers. If you are thinking, but I have a sewing machine, do I need both? Its a … Continue reading

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WHAT’S GOING ON IN THIS CORNER OF THE SEWING WORLD ? PART2

Well this isn’t really just in this corner!!! It was pretty big news at SEWEXPO.  The launch of Nancy Zieman’s book: “Seams Unlikely” . I went to a short seminar where she talked about why she wrote an autobiography and shared with us a … Continue reading

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PART 3 IN THE SERIES ON JANOME FEET: RIBBON/SEQUIN FOOT

TODAY WE FEATURE THE RIBBON/SEQUIN FOOT: This foot is available for both 7mm and 9mm JANOME sewing machines. PART# FOR 7mm machines is #200332000 PART # FOR 9mm machines is #202090009 WATCH 4 DIFFERENT VIDEO’S OF HOW TO USE THIS FOOT. THIS … Continue reading

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WHAT’S GOING ON IN THIS CORNER OF THE SEWING WORLD? PART 1

I recently attended the SEWEXPO in Puyallup, Washington……my annual excursion where I take a close look at what’s new, what’s hot, what’s not hot anymore, etc at the largest consumer Sewing Show in North America.  I attend this show as a … Continue reading

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MORE FROM THE ARTISTIC EMBROIDERY COLLECTION: ENCHANTED GARDEN

I am really enjoying stitching out all these wonderful designs that may be found on the 8 different ARTISTIC EMBROIDERY COLLECTION design CD’s that we have been featuring for some time. See pic below for all 8 collections – which … Continue reading

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REMINDER ABOUT THE BC SEWING SHOW IN ABBOTSFORD – Now just over 2 weeks away

YES…..the BC SEWING SHOW IS COMING ON FRIDAY 28TH MARCH & SATURDAY 29TH MARCH TO THE TRADEX IN ABBOTSFORD. Do you have the answers to all your sewing questions????     Mmmmm……I know I don’t! I’m always actively learning and looking at new … Continue reading

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To Resize or Not To Resize

That is the question! Can a 7″x7″ embroidery design, be reduced to a 2″x 3″ embroidery design for example?? For basic resizing in all our Janome embroidery machines, designs can be reduced or increased by 20%. The machines don’t have … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT ON NORI RICHENS, CREATIVE STITCHES & CRAFTING ALIVE SHOW ORGANIZER

Nori Richens is the Show Organizer for our Sewing Shows in Abbotsford BC in the Spring and our 2 Sewing Shows in Alberta in Calgary & Edmonton in the Fall.  Nori recently bought a JANOME sewing machine and she was … Continue reading

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