Love at first sight.

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It was a happy mail day when this new beauty was delivered about eight wonderful weeks ago. The unboxing was super fun!

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If you follow me on instgram, you would have noticed my excitement at the time. I was pretty giddy.

Over the years, I feel like I’ve really grown with the Janome Skyline family. My first machine was the Janome Skyline S5. It was really a step up from other basic machines with just a few stitch options that I had been used to using previously. After a little while, I moved on the Janome Skyline S7. And now I have the pleasure of sewing on the newly released Janome Skyline S9.

You can read all about the features of this machine on the Janome Canada website but I thought I would share just a few things that have been highlights for me in getting to know this beautiful new sewing machine.

Straight out of the box, it was love at first sight. The Janome Skyline S9 is the new indigo version with an indigo touch screen, better LED lighting, new thread guide, as well as HP foot and plate capability.

I really love all the added little features, included a notification when a thread breaks mid-quilting job. No one ever likes to be doing something stitching in the ditch of a quilt top and realize after you’ve gone the full length of the quilt that you ran out of thread closer to the start.

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The BIG highlight for me though, is that not only will this new machine accommodate all my quilting, apparel and other sewing projects but… it has the added feature of embroidery. (Eeeeeee!!!!)

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I have been busy playing with all the fun embroidery features and apps. The possibilities are endless.

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I love customizing colours for my projects.

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And it’s fun watching an embroidery project come together. I was surprised how easy it was to get started using embroidery on the Janome Skyline S9. After reading through the instructions and watching a few online videos, I was ready to go.

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I just can’t get enough of this.

I know I have a lot more features on the machine to explore and I can’t wait to use this machine to its full potential. I have been busy sewing and quilting and embroidering away. Here is a top for my daughter.

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And I just finished this ribbon quilt that involved sewing a lot of fabric that isn’t the easiest to work with (satin, and ribbons made of a similar material). For that I used the AcuFeed Dual Feed Foot which is one of the many standard accessories included with this machine.

I can’t wait to explore all the features on this machine.

What Janome machine do you current sew on? What is your dream Janome sewing machine? Have you used an embroidery machine?

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