Monthly Archives: June 2019

Love at first sight.

It was a happy mail day when this new beauty was delivered about eight wonderful weeks ago. The unboxing was super fun! If you follow me on instgram, you would have noticed my excitement at the time. I was pretty … Continue reading

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At Quilt Canada 2017 we had a VERY exciting new addition to the Janome booth – a rather BIG addition! The show launched the official Canadian debut of the fabulous Janome Quilt Maker Pro 18, Janome’s longarm quilting machine. The … Continue reading

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Jalie Chambray Tunic

I have a confession to make……..I have never sewn a button down dress shirt before. Don’t be too shocked though, I’m sure there’s lots of things that you haven’t sewn yet. When I received the 3130 Button Down Shirt Pattern … Continue reading

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Digitizer MBX V5.5

Version 5.5 of Digitizer MBX has been available since the beginning of the year.  This can be purchased from an authorized Janome dealer. The update comes with an instruction book and the USB stick that contains this update. Read the … Continue reading

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June Project of the Month: Raw Edge Applique on Vinyl

Today Janome girl offers a very novel way to use our Janome AcuSketch App + other Janome Apps with this great summer project. We wanted to show you a high tech method for doing your applique! Of course, you can … Continue reading

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Glad you asked that: Please give us some tips for sewing successfully with plastic or vinyl?

I am asked every so often how do you sew with plastic or vinyl? Good question……….glad you asked that! And today’s post goes together with janome girl’s post on Wednesday this week (19 June) where she has another great vinyl … Continue reading

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How do you…? FAQ’s on the Janome MC9400 and MC9450

I get asked many of the same questions about how to do certain things on the Janome MC9400 or MC9450. Some of these are quilting specific questions while others – many of them, actually – have to do with the … Continue reading

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Spotlight on our Janome Dealer “Gem Sewing” of New Liskeard, Ontario

When I lived in downtown Toronto, a friend of mine used to joke that his nose would bleed if he had to go north of Bloor Street. Well, he’d need a full-body transfusion if he tagged along with me when … Continue reading

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Quilting Techniques: Triangles

One of the first shapes we learn about as kids is the triangle. The triangle can be seen in many forms around us, from basic architecture to structural supports and in our food (think your favorite PB&J sandwich cut on … Continue reading

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ONLY 4 DAYS TO GO……..   ARE YOU READY? EXCITED? PACKED? ON YOUR WAY TO OTTAWA?  ……………SEE YOU THERE ON THE JANOME; ELNA AND MADIERA THREAD BOOTHS and in the 9 Janome and Elna sponsored classrooms.  Check out the Quilt Canada … Continue reading

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