Janome and Madeira

There’s something new at Janome Canada. We have added several items to the sewing room. In this post, we will tell you about some of the Madeira products.  Janome is the only distributor of Madeira products in Canada.

There’s nothing better than testing new products, but since it’s summer and we want to enjoy the beautiful weather, I got three things done in one: the t-shirts are embroidered, the stabilizer is tested as well as the thread.

Madeira “Super Stable” Stabilizer and 100% polyester embroidery thread from Madeira.

The MADEIRA cut away stabilizer is not completely removed from the fabric. It stabilizes the design during and after embroidery, and it also prevents the fabric from slipping. The excess stabilizer is removed by cutting around the embroidery. The non-woven ‘Super Stable’ is thermosticky and is ideal for stretchy fabrics. To get a good result, it must be ironed on the back of the fabric and inserted into the hoop at the same time as the garment.

Screen on my iPad.
The details are hard to see as they are embroidered tone on tone.

Have you ever used quilting patterns for embroidery? These are from the AcuDesign app in the ‘Expressions of Texture’ category. I embroidered these t-shirts with the same method and stabilizer but to give texture to the designs, I slipped a piece of cotton fabric stuff under the embroidery (the photo does not do justice to the result). And to embellish these simple patterns, I glued thermosticky beads.

The large pattern is embroidered on the front of the t-shirt and the small pattern near the back neckline.

Here I practiced the ‘Auto Fit hoop’ function, the AcuDesign app,  which generates stitches automatically according to the size of the chosen hoop. I embroidered both patterns with MADEIRA 100% polyester thread colour 1511.

Pattern embroidered in the center of the front of the t-shirt with the SQQ14 hoop.
Pattern embroidered at the back neckline of the t-shirt with the small FA free arm hoop.

Visit the website www.madeira.com to see all their products and go to your local Janome authorized merchant to stock up on embroidery groceries!!!

Originally Published by  Céline Ross on Vie Janome. Edited by Anne-Margaret and Liz Thompson for janomelife. 

About Anne Stitcher

I have been an Educator with Janome for several years now. Crafting is my passion. I love to sew, quilt, crochet, knit, cross-stitch, scrapbook, paper tole and cook. I have so many hobbies. I am always doing something. I love to use my skills to help people in need and to pass on my knowledge to others. Happy Sewing!
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1 Response to Janome and Madeira

  1. PAMELA TERRY says:

    I love tone on tone and especially like the design you embroidered. Did you combine Big Floral Collection Design #11 with Expressions of Texture #15? Because of the tone on tone, it is difficult for me to decipher. I have enjoyed using ACU Design but have not worked with it recently. Thank you for reminding me of this treasure.


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