Monthly Archives: May 2017

Favourite Feet

I have a confession to make. One of my favourite sewing feet is one that I didn’t discover until recently. I quilted many a quilt without it! And now that I’ve discovered it, I don’t know how I lived without … Continue reading

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Andrea Ford of Re:Style Studio Toronto PART 3: DOUBLE PIPING /WELTING

WELTED CORD (“DOUBLE PIPING”) TUTORIAL Andrea Ford, founder of RE:Style Studio RESTYLESTUDIOTORONTO.COM @restylestudioTO Welted cord is a topical trim used in upholstery applications to cover staple lines, most commonly around decorative wooden frames. Many tutorials exist using 2 separate pieces … Continue reading

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Andrea Ford of Re:Style Studio Toronto PIPING PART 2

TO PIPE OR NOT TO PIPE Andrea Ford, founder of RE:Style Studio RESTYLESTUDIOTORONTO.COM @restylestudioTO I’m pretty opinionated when it comes to piping details on furniture and decor sewing. From defining visual lines, creating high contrast outlines, learning to sew or … Continue reading

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JANOME FEET AND SEW4HOME

  You may already have seen this if you took our advice and subscribed to this most useful website: http://www.sew4home.com. This was published on Wed 3rd May and is a great article about how to use a bunch of our … Continue reading

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Andrea Ford of Re:Style Studio Toronto: PIPING PART 1

PIPING IN UPHOLSTERY  Andrea Ford, founder of RE:Style Studio RESTYLESTUDIOTORONTO.COM                Piping is one of the key sewing skills used in upholstery, and knowing how to make piping properly – and how to use … Continue reading

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SASKATCHEWAN STITCHES CONFERENCE & HAUS OF STITCHES

IT IS ALMOST THAT TIME AGAIN…………….YAY!!! Time to meet friends in a quiet, rural location in Saskatchewan (St Peter’s Abbey in the tiny hamlet of Muenster, SK) and sew, quilt, knit or whatever technique floats your boat….10 whole days of … Continue reading

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PUTTING YOUR JANOME EMBROIDERY MACHINE TO WORK: QUILTING-IN-THE-HOOP

Check out the blog post on 21 April  where we mentioned the Big Canadian Quilt Bee. Let us show you how we put our Janome MC15000 Horizon to work to quilt one of these charity quilts destined for Ronald McDonald Houses across … Continue reading

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SPRING CREATIV FESTIVAL FUN

So our Janome Canada booth at Creativ Festival in Mississauga, Ontario (Toronto) got a great new look last weekend! Our Central Canada Sales Rep, Amna, designed the booth decorations and we got lots of ooh’s & aah’s. It was a … Continue reading

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Introducing another Guest blogger and Janome Artisan: Andrea Ford

          We are pleased to introduce Andrea Ford who is the founder of RE:Style Studio Toronto. Andrea says:   NICE TO MEET YOU, FELLOW MAKERS Growing up in St.John’s, Newfoundland, I was always crafting, scouring my older … Continue reading

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Just look at Janome Canada’s newest machine: The Canada 150 Limited Edition model

Canada 150 – M100 QDC (continued) When people are wishing to buy a sewing machine, one of the first questions is this: ‘Is this model strong enough to sew in thick fabrics?’ The elegant outer appearance of the Janome machines … Continue reading

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