Celine is back LIVE every Tuesday at 3pm EST on the Janome Sewing Machines Facebook page for an entire month of sewing fun and education to help you get the most from your Janome machine!
Today, Celine will show you how to get extra dimension in your quilted projects. Learn about the different types and thicknesses of batting, as well as little tips and tricks which help make the quilting process easier and more fun!
Any Janome machine is capable of quilting, which is typically stitching through 3 layers consisting of a backing fabric, batting and top fabric. This is sometimes referred to a quilt sandwich. As we quilters know, quilting and food go hand in hand, lol!
Did you know you can also use your embroidery machine for quilting!? Janome also developed the amazing AcuFil Quilting process where we can turn our embroidery machines into quilting machines by quilting in the embroidery hoop! Celine will share the details!
For traditional quilting on the sewing machine, machines like the Janome Continental M7, with it’s very generous throat space and worksurface were definitely built with quilting in mind. However, I personally quilted many quilts on my first Janome machine, (bought 30 years ago) which is less than half the size! It is an early predecessor of the Janome HD1000, which is the model available today, pictured below.
Yes, I had to roll up my quilts more and reposition them more to pass through the smaller throat space, but it certainly can be done. All Janome sewing machines have an extra-high presser foot lift, and an Even Feed, or AcuFeed Flex foot available for them, which makes feeding the layers easier and more consistent.
As you see, quilting can be done on many different machines, in different ways with different techniques. Janome brings you that versatility!
Check out our handy bilingual Janome Accessories Guide or click on the Accessories Tab on Janome.CA. to find the presser feet and accessories compatible with your machine. Click the Products tab, then scroll down to find “View all Accessories“. Click there to access the Search Box or to scroll through the pages to find the accessories you’d like. Click on the picture/description to find the Part Number and machine compatibility. And, as always, check with your fabulous Janome Dealer!
Don’t worry if you can’t make the LIVE. All of the presentations will be saved under the Videos tab of the Janome Sewing Machines Facebook page. Use the Search Box to find all the videos with Celine Ross.
Don’t have a Facebook account, don’t worry, they will be uploaded to the Janome HQ You Tube channel under the Facebook Live playlist to enjoy whenever you wish!