Monthly Archives: September 2015

Why We Quilt

Why We Quilt Trina Gallop Blank, Will Cook for Shoes I have always been what I would consider a crafty person. I love to create. The basics of sewing were learned from my Mom and in Home Ec in Junior … Continue reading

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CreativFestival is Coming!

The CreativFestival Oct 15th – 17th, Metro TORONTO Convention Centre, is a wonderful venue to peruse the many ‘crafts’ that we do! Vendors will have the latest and greatest! And classes abound with learning and honing your skills.  Classes start on October … Continue reading

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AND YET MORE SEWING AND EMBROIDERY PROJECTS TO INSPIRE!

Here is more inspiration for you: all pics were taken at our recent Janome & Elna Dealer Convention in San Antonio where we were treated to an incredible display of sewing & embroidery samples in the various classrooms. I sure … Continue reading

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GETTING READY FOR WINTER…..SEWING WITH MINKEE/CUDDLE

My friend, Rhonda Pierce, of Schmetz Needles produces a rather useful e magazine “Inspired to Sew” every few months. I thought you might like to have a look at issue #20 which came out in the summer. The whole e mag … Continue reading

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MORE SEWING SAMPLES TO INSPIRE

As promised, here are more pics of the simple wonderful sewing and embroidery samples I saw displayed in classrooms at our recent JANOME & ELNA Dealer Convention. Well…Im heading for my sewing room….my fingers are itching to sew up some … Continue reading

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SEWING FOR A WORTHY CAUSE

One of our dealers in Saskatchewan: Haus of Stitches in Humboldt recently gathered together some of their customers to so some wonderful charity sewing. The worthy cause? “Dress a girl Around the World” program where simple little dresses are made … Continue reading

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ALMOST TIME FOR THE CALGARY SEWING SHOW

Yes, sewing, quilting and scrapbooking/card making enthusiasts…….it is almost time again for the CREATIVE STITCHES AND CRAFTING ALIVE SHOW in Calgary. Most of us just say Calgary Sewing Show. ……you know what I mean: sewing, quilting, notions, classes, stage shows, … Continue reading

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SEWING SAMPLES TO INSPIRE ….

I have just returned from our bi-annual Janome & Elna Dealer Convention which was held in San Antonio, Texas this time. I was reminded of one of the things I seriously do not miss about Africa……scorching hot weather! It was so … Continue reading

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JANOME’S “RULER” FOOT AND FREE MOTION USING RULERS

Well, it is quite staggering how incredibly “HOT” this technique has become in the last while. Everyone is talking about using rulers for free motion work on regular stationary sewing machines.  Using rulers with long arm quilting machines on a … Continue reading

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MORE SEWING & SERGER SECRETS TO MAKE YOUR GARMENT SEWING A BREEZE

I really liked Linda’s post a few days ago when she shared A Best Kept secret for sewing & serging: using the presser foot pressure dial.  I think there is sometimes a tendency to miss these “obvious” things when we have … Continue reading

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