Monthly Archives: May 2018

EDUCATOR PICK OF THE MONTH: Buttons & buttonholes

We featured a plaid project earlier this month made by our Educator in Montreal   ( see our GLAD YOU ASKED THAT post on 8 May 2018) which must be completed in order to be able to wear it. Janome’s computerized sewing … Continue reading

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A New Look at Sergers: Part 3 – Make a T-Shirt Quilt with the Serger

To continue our look at getting the most out of your serger, a quick and easy project is to turn that pile of ripped, old, yet sentimental T-Shirts into a fun and functional quilt. Yes! The serger, ( I use … Continue reading

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Playing with stitches

I’ve been having a lot of fun sewing all kinds of pretty, one-of-a-kind items for my daughter who just turned six months on Monday. For years I’ve been sewing dresses and quilts for my nieces and now I get to … Continue reading

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Janome surface design: embroidery + piecing = very neat projects

Here’s a really neat way to combine your love of machine embroidery with your passion for piecing/quilting. Miriam Coffey is one of our Janome America Educators and is a presenter/contributor on Fresh Quilting.  Check out this video in which she … Continue reading

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Do you love your iPad?

I will tell you a secret………I wanted an iPad for the longest time before I finally got one. I hesitated for a long time as I was not sure if I needed both a PC and an iPad. (well that … Continue reading

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New 1/4″ seam foot for the Janome MC9400

If you’ve been reading my blogposts on the Accessory Upgrade Kit for the Janome MC9400 and the feet that are included in that kit, you’ll realize that this blogpost must be about the 4th & final foot in the upgrade … Continue reading

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Sitting On Pins and Needles?

No matter what the skill level or what project is being created….. be it garments, or quilts, or craft projects; I think it’s safe to say that the humble little straight pin is one of those timeless universal notions which … Continue reading

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New QZ Variable Zigzag foot for the Janome MC9400 and MC15000

If you like to do thread painting, you’ll love the new QZ Variable Zigzag foot that is included in the Accessory Upgrade kit for the Janome MC9400. For information on the Accessory Upgrade Kit, please click here. This foot is … Continue reading

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Beautiful Boronia Bowler bag with Sherri

I met with Sherri (one of our Janome Canada Artisans) from Thread Ridinghood while I was in Toronto for the Spring Creativ Festival. Thanks, Sherri, for braving that nasty ice storm to keep our meeting date!  Sherri had THE most delightful … Continue reading

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JANOME ACUFEED FLEX……what exactly is this and why do I need it?

 GLAD YOU ASKED THAT! ……….Have you ever considered working with a plaid fashion fabric?  With this type of fabric you need to match the fabric print lines when you assemble the garment for a professional look.  Start your work with … Continue reading

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