Monthly Archives: September 2016

Tamara Kate Quilt Along Winner

The Oh-So-Pretty Prize Package has a Winner We have received so many great comments about the Tamara Kate Quilt Along pattern and blog posts. It seems like Tamara’s rainbow palette, detailed instructions and walking foot quilting ideas were very well … Continue reading

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NEW JANOME EMBROIDERY ONLY MACHINE: JANOME 230E

This machine was recently launched here in Canada. It is a simple, entry level embroidery only machine offering affordable Janome embroidery possibilities to those who wish to add embroidery to their sewing and quilting. This embroidery machines offers smaller format … Continue reading

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NOW WHY DID I NOT THINK OF THIS?!

Recently received my “Creative Machine Embroidery” magazine.  (SEPT/OCT 2016). Their Tips & Tricks column often has real gems to offer. This issue they show bull dog clips attached to the edge of the table to hold your sewing machine cords for … Continue reading

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Tamara Kate Quilt Along: Part 3

Welcome back to the Whatever the Weather Quilt Along! by Tamara Serrao, Tamara Kate Designs So, you’ve chosen and cut your fabrics and you’ve built your rainbow wheel and dealt with all those angles. Now it’s time to quilt your … Continue reading

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MORE QUILT SHOW EYE CANDY…..THE VANCOUVER MODERN QUILT GUILD SHOW

I had been looking forward to this show for weeks. Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild held their first quilt show in  North Vancouver, BC on 27th & 28th August. I hope there will be more shows in the coming years as … Continue reading

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JANOME CLOTHSETTER 500E is now here!

There is a new clothsetter especially for the 500E hoops which attach to the embroidery machine and clothsetter in a different way to some of the other machines. However, they have made this clothsetter somewhat “universal” as it will also … Continue reading

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Whatever the Weather Quilt Along, Part 2: Building the Quilt Top

Building the Quilt Top – Working with Angles Tamara Kate designer, Tamara Serrao Welcome back for the second session to help you through building your Whatever the Weather Quilt. Last week I talked about selecting colours and fabrics for the … Continue reading

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GIVING NEW LIFE TO A HO-HUM T-SHIRT

OK, so I bought a pack of 4 t-shirts a while back in different colours. This white one quickly looked grungy (perhaps the fault of “he who does the laundry”? But I won’t complain too much lest I end up … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: MODERN QUILTING DESIGNS by Bethany Pease

I was a lucky girl on my birthday recently. My best friend gave me this lovely book. It has over 90 free motion designs to add texture and style to my next quilt. Back Cover of the book: “Step out … Continue reading

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Tamara Kate Quilt Along: Part 1

Welcome to the first-ever Janome Life Quilt Along! Guest blogger: Tamara Serrao, Tamara Kate This is the first in a 3-part series that will walk you through the steps of creating this quilt yourself, should you so desire. You can … Continue reading

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