Monthly Archives: July 2016

Quilty Camera Strap

  Quilt-ify It!     Do you look at things around your home, at your office, pretty much anywhere, and wonder how you can quilt-ify it? I know I do! The idea for a camera strap cover is one you … Continue reading

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REVISITING SOME OF THE EMBROIDERY COLLECTIONS AVAILABLE AT JANOME

Are you whiling away the long summer days…….looking for some great embroideries to keep your embroidery machine humming?  Yes, we thought you might! AND remember that there is absolutely NO reason why you cannot set your embroidery machine on your … Continue reading

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DONT BE AFRAID OF INSERTING AN INVISIBLE ZIPPER!

Yes, I know,  I too once had fear grip me at the thought of inserting an invisible zipper in a garment or project!  And then I was asked by someone to show them how to do it ……oops! So I … Continue reading

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ARTISTIC SUITE DIGITIZING SOFTWARE…..CREATIVITY AT YOUR FINGER TIPS!

It must be ensured that the embroidery design can “bend” just as much as the contour of the of the neck line.  To achieve a perfect result there are mandatory tools to use and techniques to respect. Fabric preparation: Always … Continue reading

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AND LET’S NOT FORGET FREE MOTION COUCHING

This Janome accessory has been available for quite some time so perhaps it is time for a reveiw and reminder about this great embellishment tool. This is another couching alternative for all high shank models of Janome & Elna machines. … Continue reading

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SUMMER GARMENT SEWING

I know we have talked about sewing out on the patio in the sunshine…….yes, well that sounds lovely but anyone who has tried to read their iBook at the pool or on the beach will know that LCD screens don’t … Continue reading

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Heart of the Forest Gallery Quilt Exhibition

I went yesterday to the Gallery Opening of a quilt exhibition of quilts made by two of my friends: Terry Aske (on the left) and Judy Villett  (on the right) of New Westminster, Vancouver.  They have a joint gallery exhibition currently on … Continue reading

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EYE CANDY FROM LONDON, ENGLAND

On a recent visit to London, England for my grandson’s birthday, I spent an enjoyable time at the Victoria & Albert Museum. I took lots of pics hoping to share some of these with you.    

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THE JOY OF GARMENT SEWING BLOGS

I don’t know about you but I do love reading other people’s blogs. I find I learn so much from them: their sewing and quilting creativity inspires me and fuels my sewing endeavours. Over the years I have subscribed to … Continue reading

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JANOME EMBROIDERY COUCHING: review of this new technique available since December 2015

HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!! At the request of Janome customers,  Janome is constantly developing new accessories that will add a touch of creativity to a project. This post today is particularly interesting because you can add dimension  to an embroidery design using … Continue reading

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