Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Denim Quilt Project – Part Two

Last month I shared with you a project that has been on my wish list for quilt some time – a denim quilt made entirely from recycled jeans. This month, I’m excited to share with you my finished quilt top. I’m … Continue reading

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Why do I need a serger?

Do you sew mostly garments? Let’s face it, unfinished garment seams, especially on woven fabrics, aren’t durable over time. Eventually the fabric will fray, showing the unfinished edges and sometimes your seams will start to unravel. (That’s the beginning of … Continue reading

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Educator Pick of the month: Scissors

Where do we start? Not an easy blog to start writing as there are SO many scissors out there – many designed for different and specific purposes.  Perhaps the best place to start would be my go-to-over-&-over again scissors? I simply … Continue reading

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Fun and Easy Tote Bag using the Janome HD 3000BE

Recently, I had the pleasure of sewing on the new special Black Edition of the Janome HD 3000. I LOVE the look of this machine and took it along to a quilting retreat so I could really put it through … Continue reading

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JANOME + CRAFTSY NEWS!

We thought you might be interested to know that Janome North America has teamed up with our friends at Craftsy to provide our premiere sewing machines for their top quality educational sewing content.This means you have access to great online … Continue reading

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Skills Canada 2018

Skills Canada 2018 In early June, Julia (who is the Janome District sales Manager for Western Canada) and I had an opportunity to attend Skills Canada 2018 in Edmonton, AB. What exactly is Skills Canada? It is the culminating event … Continue reading

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Janome foot of the month: Janome Gathering foot

We have pointed you in the direction of a very useful and beautifully presented website many times: http://www.sew4home.com. We will do this again today. There is a very good tutorial on sewing gathers by machine which covers many different gathering … Continue reading

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Mark your calendars for African Fashion Week August 30 – Sept 2nd, 2018!

Perhaps you’re like me and you love the excitement and inspiration which comes from admiring other artisan’s works. It can really help clear out the cobwebs and kick-start your own burst of creativity. If you’re needing some new inspiration, or … Continue reading

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ARTISTIC DIGITIZER PART 5: CHANGE VIEWS

  It is very useful to see all the little details on the work space when digitizing.  Artistic Digitizer helps me to change my point of view so I can see clearly.  Using the icons at the top of the … Continue reading

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More travels with Janomegirl

At the beginning of June, I made my first solo trip into the BC Okanagan, where I visited Anderson Sewing Center in Kamloops. After a brief torrential downpour, and some technical difficulties with my computer, we had a blast learning … Continue reading

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