Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Denim Quilt Project – Part 3

In my last few posts, I’ve been sharing with you my denim quilt project (if you need you, get caught up here and here). This has been a super fun project and I’m feeling rather resourceful having used up quite … Continue reading

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Serger Quilting

Don’t shake your head, or blink, because you did read that title right 🙂 There has been a ton of new techniques pop up in recent months because of advances in serger technology. One of those new techniques is quilting … Continue reading

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Educator Pick of the month – Let’s review sewing and embroidery stabilizers

My pick of the month is Stabilizers: I could not manage to sew successfully without them. They are products that we use  with many of our sewing, embroidery and other projects. I thought we’d do a review of some of … Continue reading

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ARTISTIC DIGITIZER PART 6: Dealing with Overlap

An embroidery design is created from many elements.  Those elements look best when the under laying stitches do not bleed through or create a bump in the top layer of stitches.  To accomplish this we need to remove over-lap elements.  … Continue reading

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Janome at African Fashion Week Toronto

If you regularly follow Janome Life, and we certainly hope that you do, as promised I’m back to report on the fabulous time I had as a judge for the Student Design Competition of African Fashion Week Toronto 2018, which … Continue reading

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Janome Foot of the Month: Pintuck Foot

It’s time for the next installment in our Foot of the Month series, and this month we are going to talk about the Pintuck foot. Have you looked longingly at a beautiful blouse in a shop, or at a bag, … Continue reading

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Using the Cloth Guide on the Janome MC9400

Whether you are a quilter or a garment sewist you need to sew an accurate seam width. There are various methods that stitchers use to stitch exactly a certain distance from the needle: masking tape on the bed of their … Continue reading

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GLAD YOU ASKED THAT: How should I take care of my serger?

  I wonder if you might be as guilty as me when it comes to the proper care & cleaning of your serger? I wondered quite a few months back why my serger was no longer such a happy camper … Continue reading

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Spotlight on our Janome Dealer “Sew and Save Centre” in Stratford, Ontario

For those who’ve not visited Southern Ontario, Stratford is a cute, friendly small city with a small-town feel. It’s a beautiful drive and there’s always lots going on. Sure, we’ve all likely heard of the very popular annual Stratford Festival, … Continue reading

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Did you see our Janomelife post on Wednesday this week –  5th September? If not check it out. Here is the photo tutorial of how to make this baggie: Cut your baggie fabric and batting to your desired size. I … Continue reading

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