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Quilting Techniques: Triangles

One of the first shapes we learn about as kids is the triangle. The triangle can be seen in many forms around us, from basic architecture to structural supports and in our food (think your favorite PB&J sandwich cut on … Continue reading

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Quilting with your Domestic Machine Part 5: Binding with the Quilt Binder

It’s done. I can’t believe that it’s finally finished!!! I have so enjoyed this project and sharing all these tips and tricks along the way with you. ( please refer to parts 1-4 of this series right here on Janomelife.¬†There … Continue reading

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Transferring Embroidery Designs by USB

One of the challenges that new and experienced machine embroidery users face is transferring their designs. Today I’m going to walk you through how to do that. Open your software program (I’m using¬† Artistic Digitizer) and find your embroidery design. … Continue reading

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Quilting with your Domestic Machine Part 4: Ruler Work & Free Motion Quilting

Welcome to the fourth installment of this series about quilting large quilts on your domestic machine. If you missed the first three segments, click to see Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Today’s segment will cover Ruler Work and … Continue reading

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DIY Undies with your Janome Coverhem sergers

  A few weeks ago, I posted how to make a bralette with your sewing machine. I hope you have had a chance to try it? But you can’t have a pretty bralette without matching undies -right? I pulled this … Continue reading

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Lingerie & Lace: Tips to Make It Easier

Have you ever wanted to create stunning intimate apparel, only to find yourself frustrated with a pile of wasted lace and elastic? This post is for you! This spring we’ll be sharing two different types of intimate apparel that you … Continue reading

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PROJECT OF THE MONTH: AcuStitch Pillow

Did you know there is a NEW software available that turns your decorative stitches into embroidery files? It’s called AcuStitch and turns 117 different machine decorative stitches into machine embroidery files in your choice of 17 different shapes. It is … Continue reading

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Quilting with your Domestic Machine Part 3: Walking Foot Grids & Machine Embroidery

Last time I left you with this project, we had just finished doing all the stitching in the ditch. If you need a refresher, you can click here for the previous installment of this series. Our set up for the … Continue reading

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Glad You Asked That: How do I use the Coverhem Guide?

Now that you’ve added one of Janome’s amazing CoverPro machines to your sewing room, you may be wondering what accessories are available to use with it. The CoverPro Hem Guide Attachment is a wonderful accessory to make hemming garments faster … Continue reading

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Part 2 of Quilting with a Domestic Sewing Machine: Ditch Quilting

Sometimes the hardest part of machine quilting your quilt is organizing your set up and deciding what to quilt first. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered! The most important part of setting up to quilt is to make sure … Continue reading

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