Author Archives: Anne Stitcher

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!

Quilt Canada 2022

Quilt Canada “Reconnected” is being held in Vancouver at the Convention Center this year. June 15th – 18th, 2022. There will be Quilts, Classes, Lectures, Fabric, Notions, Sewing Machines and best of all us! The entire Janome Canada Education Team! … Continue reading

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Keep your Foot Pedal within Easy Reach!

Have you ever sat down to sew; placed your project perfectly under the presser foot of your sewing machine; attempted to start sewing, only to discover your foot pedal is gone?! You search with your foot, and slide a little … Continue reading

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Baby Bibs

With so many babies in my family this year (we are up to 5 in as many months) I thought I would make some very useful gifts. Each baby got a baby quilt, of course, but I wanted to make … Continue reading

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Fundraiser Quilt for Our 4-Legged Furry Friends

If you’ve been a regular reader of Janome Life the past few years, I think you’ve all figured out by now that I am an animal lover. I have many fur babies at home and, when I heard that a … Continue reading

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Baby Quilt, Serger Style

When I used to think of a serger, I always thought – clothes. We all know a serger is a super-useful machine for garment marking, but what if you used a serger for quilt-making? Why not?! It would certainly speed … Continue reading

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Spicy Spiral Table Runner

I recently attended a 7 day quilting retreat with friends. What a great way to refresh and get back into sewing. Great food, great friends and great sewing accomplishments. I got several UFO’s (Unfinished Objects) completed, but I also got … Continue reading

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A Little “Hare” In Your Machine

At a sewing event, my friend asked if I would like to create a Luna Lapin project with her. I had no idea what it was about, but I said “yes” anyway. We both have grand-daughters, so we made rabbits … Continue reading

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Tip for Fixing an Embroidery Design

I love using my Janome 550E Embroidery Machine to create unique things. I made some fun stuffed snowballs for my son-in-law and nephew to have an indoor snowball fight last Christmas. You can read the previous Janome Life blogs about … Continue reading

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Multiple Embroidered Snowballs

In a previous post, I wrote about the embroidered snowballs I made for some family and friends. I don’t know about you, but my time is limited to sew, so I’m always looking for ways to save time and speed … Continue reading

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Did you know?

When loading a quilt on a long arm quilting machine, like the Janome Quilt Maker Pro 18, Janome Quilt Maker Pro 16 or Janome Quilt Maker Pro 20, did you know that you can load it the traditional way with … Continue reading

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