Monthly Archives: August 2016

Tamara Kate Quilt-Along On the Way. Fabric Shopping Anyone?

Whatever the Weather Quilt-Along, Arriving September Are Quilt Shops On Your Labour Day Travel Route?  We thought that you might want to bring along a handy fabric shopping list, just in case. You may have seen Canadian Designer Tamara Kate’s awesome Pixelated Apple … Continue reading

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THE BIG BENEFITS OF THE JANOME DITCH QUILTING FOOT

We of course know that the Janome Ditch quilting foot is a most wonderful accessory. But did you know just HOW wonderful it is?  The ditch quilting foot in this pic is the metal foot S (S for sugar as … Continue reading

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Stitch Sampling

I received an exciting delivery last week… …let me give you a hint… it rhymes with glowing sashine. That’s right, I got a new sewing machine. (Eeeeeee!!!) I can’t wait to tell you more about it, although first I need a … Continue reading

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MORE GREAT PICS & IDEAS FOR RULER QUILTING

After 2 recent fully booked classes on Ruler quilting, as well as having our ears to the ground in the quilting world, we know ruler quilting is still of huge interest to many quilters. Longarm quilters have been doing this … Continue reading

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HINTS & TIPS FOR SEWING KNIT GARMENTS

From time to time we hear this comment: “Oh I don’t sew knit fabrics….that is too hard to do”.  We find the array of knit fabrics available for garment sewing is huge and very tempting. And provided we “obey” certain … Continue reading

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GAINING INSPIRATION FROM OTHER PEOPLE’S SEWING PROJECTS

Are you still on your patio drinking that tall, cold glass of something…..and embroidering up a storm (see janomelife post on 25th July). I am too……seriously…….I can type up blog posts on my laptop on my patio! I thought I … Continue reading

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LET’S LOOK AT THE JANOME LARGE BUTTON HOLE FOOT

Have you ever needed to do a button hole for a BIG button …..for a winter coat maybe? Well then you will probably know that it is not possible to fit those extra large buttons into the Buttonhole foot R. … Continue reading

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DIGITIZING AND EMBROIDERY OF APPLIQUE ALPHABETS – THE EASY ARTISTIC SIMPLE CUT WAY

We have many people asking us for step-by-step instructions of how to do certain techniques. Here is an exercise for making an applique of a word which can be applied to any number of projects – in this case we … Continue reading

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