Monthly Archives: October 2017

WHOLE CLOTH QUILTS WITH APPLIQUE…..and more.

Applique can be free form or follow a specific pattern layout.  Appliques can be adhered to the background by many methods.  Traditionally applique was a hand stitching technique that was deemed perfect when you could not see the stitches on … Continue reading

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Janome Canada Artisan: Kim Jamieson-Hirst talks about her Janome Horizon MC9400

One of our Janome Canada Artisans, Kim Jamieson-Hirst, used the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400 QCP to create the sample for the recently launched Community Quilt Along (link is www.chatterboxquilts.com/communityqa). She was thrilled with the features on the Janome Horizon MC9400 which allowed … Continue reading

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IT’S TIME FOR THE CREATIV FESTIVAL IN TORONTO

  Yes, sewing and quilting enthusiasts……it is time again for the Creativ Festival in Toronto. It is held at the International Centre, Airport Road, Mississauga in the swish and swanky Hall 5.   Advance tickets are available online and further information … Continue reading

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Janome Artisan: Tania Denyer on how to use the Janome Walking foot to piece HST’s

I am not a fan of HSTs, creating perfect points is not my forte… but avoiding HSTs does not improve my skill so on occasion I try again. In my continuing attempts to master the HST, I have found that … Continue reading

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A New ‘Twist’ On Buttonholes

Buttonholes !?! Hopefully the title, and the pun, didn’t put you off. For those not used to garment sewing, the word “buttonhole” can invoke fear, bewilderment, and a look as if one has just bitten into a lemon. They’ve always … Continue reading

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WINNERS OF THE AURIFIL THREAD GIVEAWAY!!!!

OK, I’m a day late but not a $ short!! The value of this giveaway of thread is approx. $140 x 2!!! The 2 winners of the Aurifil Tamara Kate Canada 150 thread boxes have just been selected. And just … Continue reading

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Janome Hand look quilting

Choosing The Best Speciality Thread For The Stitch Type Some stitch designs built into the machine require a special type of thread to make the stitch work well.  Take the hand look quilt stitch for instance.  Have you ever used … Continue reading

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SIT. SEW. FALL IN LOVE – INTRODUCING OUR JANOME MC 6700

I have been traveling around the Canadian Prairies for the last 10 days promoting our wonderful NEW Janome products this Fall. WOW! Are people loving the NEW Janome MC6700 or what? No mistake in the words in our ads: SIT. … Continue reading

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Dreadful Beginnings? The Joy of Costume Making

Many first-time sewing stories begin with “My {son, daughter, niece, grandson, etc…} wanted to be their very favourite {super hero, super villain, princess, lion, toy train or pizza slice…} for Halloween. How could I say no? So, I learned to … Continue reading

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