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!

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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We Needed Something To Do

With the COVID pandemic, and various restrictions still looming, my quilting friends and members of our local guild haven’t been able to get together to sew as often as we would like. We still wanted to do something productive to … Continue reading

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Janome Embroidery Machines

Over 30 years ago, Janome was the first manufacturer to create the home embroidery machine, the Memory Craft 8000. Since then, did you know that there are many different embroidery machines that Janome has created? There are 3 different categories … Continue reading

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Saturday Sewing – Let it snow….not!

I live in BC and we have been inundated with severe weather last year and the new year doesn’t seem to be much better. The lower mainland doesn’t do well with winter conditions and we have had about a foot … Continue reading

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Sew Longer; Sew Comfortable

No matter how much time you spend sewing, you need to be comfortable. I know that if I’m not in my Arrow Fabric Sewing Chair, my shoulders and neck really start to bother me, even after a short time at … Continue reading

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Binding Options

We all have our favourite way to bind a quilt, placemat, table runner, or whatever the project, but did you know that Janome has several options available to assist you? Here are 4 different ways that I bind things. 1.) … Continue reading

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Say Goodbye to Dim Eyes with the Janome Optic Magnifiers!

“My eyes are dim. I can not see. I have not brought my specks with me.” This song rings true for a lot of us these days. I don’t know about you, but I’m finding that threading a needle is … Continue reading

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