heart mats

Donna Morton of SNIP AND STITCH SEWING CENTER, NANAIMO, BC has designed this charming project for Valentine’s Day. She used the Artistic Sewing Suite software with the cutting needles option to create a project where the cutwork needles do all the tedious cutting of the heart applique shapes for you.  She also used the Janome Digitizer MBX Cutwork module which does a very similar thing.

The cutwork needles also do the cutting around the pointy & curvy edging on the little mats.  AND our Janome embroidery machines do the applique and embroidery so there is NO fussy manual cutting & applique stitching needed. What more could we possibly want?!

Thanks, Donna, we love your project.






About Liz Thompson

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for over 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to sew, read, knit , crochet, travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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  1. Donna Jupp says:

    Very much enjoyed my time with you at Snip and Stitch. The staff and their customers are so friendly. Thanks for all the info and information and your samples are great. Hope to see you in Kelowna.


  2. Stephanie Buckingham says:

    We do love Donna Morton’s designs. She brings such a richness to Snip and Stitches classes. I have learned so much from Donna. She really helped me get the most out of my Janome’s. I started years ago with a MC6000 and MC 11000 from Sawyers, then a MC 12000 and MC 15000 from Snip and Stitch.


  3. Carol Smith says:

    Hi, I have Digitizer Jr so can’t use the software mentioned. However, I also have EQ7 with the EQ Stitch plug in, and it looks like that will work. Great project, thanks.


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