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!

Did you know there are different sizes and types of needles? Your Janome Dealer has a variety of needles from which to choose. Each type of needle has a specific purpose. There’s Stretch and Ball-Point needles for knit fabrics, Leather … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Trudy!

I was fortunate enough to pop into Langley Vacuum and Sewing, our Janome Dealer in Surrey, BC, on a very special day. The owner, Trudy, was celebrating a very special birthday. Trudy was celebrating her 80th birthday! She has been … Continue reading

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It’s Hot Out There

Welcome to summer everyone! I live in Chilliwack, British Columbia and we have been getting some pretty hot weather. It was 42 degrees on my back deck, which is too hot for my liking. Even the air conditioning unit in … Continue reading

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Hints and Tips for Sewing with Metallic threads

Madeira makes all types of thread…for sergers, regular sewing, embroidery and more…….my favourite is Metallic. A lot of people are afraid of using Metallic Thread or have had a bad experience using it. Madeira’s metallic thread is top quality. Here … Continue reading

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Should you Resize an Embroidery Design?

That is the question! Can a 7″x7″ embroidery design, be reduced to a 2″x 3″ embroidery design for example? For basic resizing in all Janome embroidery machines, designs can be reduced or increased by 20%. The machines don’t have an … Continue reading

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Saturday Sewing – DIY Hair Towel Wrap

As you all know, I like to recycle and reuse things. I like to dry my hair after a shower with an additional towel to wrap around my head, but I find that it doesn’t stay on and is too … Continue reading

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Artistic Edge Digital cutter: Making custom stencils

Artistic Edge Cutter : cutting stencils One of the techniques offered by Janome’s Artistic Edge digital cutter software is cutting your own stencils. This technique has been used for centuries for various purposes such as advertising/posters, educational activities, decoration of objects, walls, … Continue reading

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Artistic Digitizer 1, 2, 3

We had such an overwhelming response to our Artistic Digitizing classes that Erin has agreed to run them again BEFORE classes 4 and 5. March 25th, April 1st and April 8th. Contact your Janome Dealer soon as the classes are … Continue reading

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Saturday Sewing – Hanging Tea Towels

An easy, quick gift is a hanging tea towel. I started making them to keep on hand as a really nice emergency gift. I picked up a tea towel at the Dollar Store for $2.00; add a bottle of hand … Continue reading

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The Artistic Edge cutter and Heat Transfer Vinyl

Self Adhesive and Heat transfer vinyl There are two main vinyl types:  self adhesive vinyl (peel away the backing paper and press onto appropriate surfaces) and heat transfer vinyl (press/iron in place). Before you start, you have to understand the … Continue reading

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