Monthly Archives: March 2017

Spring Sewing

The temps here in Winnipeg have finally started to be consistently above the zero degree mark! That means several things here: 1) it’s shorts weather (ha! maybe not for me but I’m seeing a lot of people who think this … Continue reading

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ARTISTIC EDGE 15 DIGITAL CUTTER AND SIMPLE CUT SOFTWARE

Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts (www.chatterboxquilts.com) is a Janome artisan and YouTube creator sharing quilting and fabric information each week on her channel (www.youtube.com/chatterboxquilter). For more information, and education, join the Chatterbox Quilts’ Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChatterboxQuilts/. Last month (see janomelife … Continue reading

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NOW HERE’S AN INNOVATIVE USE OF JANOME ACUFIL QUILTING…….

Many of you will know Linda from our Janome Canada Toronto office and The Shopping Channel. Linda is now running The Sewing Cafe full time together with her partner, Anna. Lucky for us, she made this great Acufil quilting sample before … Continue reading

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ALMOST TIME FOR THE ABBOTSFORD SEWING SHOW – YAY!!!

The sewing show in Abbotsford is almsot upon us.  And it has a name change too: It is now called the CREATIV FESTIVAL WEST    It is all about sergers in my classes this year in Abbotsford!  I will be … Continue reading

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JANOME DIGITIZER MBX V5.0P : CIRCLES

To differentiate the following functions of the V5 of Janome Digitizer MBX, here are two simple exercises to practice. In the Toolbox, there is the < layout > tab and on the menu drop-down is: Arrangement of circle : duplicate … Continue reading

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Why do you sew?

I know I’ve explored this topic before but it’s a question I find I ask a lot, both myself and of others. Why do you sew? What motivates you to create out of fabric and thread? Are you practical and sew … Continue reading

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PROJECT IDEA: DRAWSTRING TRAVEL JEWELRY CASE

I have had one of these useful little jewelry keepers for many, many years. My late cousin (who I remember very fondly) made one for me as a gift and I have had it since before I emigrated to Canada. … Continue reading

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SHOUT OUT FOR A CANADIAN QUILTING MAGAZINE: QUILTERS CONNECTION

I was eagerly awaiting this issue of Quilter’s Connection magazine as I knew there was an article on Ruler quilting in it – written by my friend, Amy Kraan, who I met at Langley Vacuum and Sewing some time back. … Continue reading

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ALMOST TIME FOR THE VICTORIA SEWING SHOW – YAY!

Yay indeed! And there has been a name change: the Victoria Sewing show is now called Creativ Festival West. And it is eagerly awaited as this show is held once every 2 years and THIS is the year! I will … Continue reading

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