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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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“Last minute” gift tutorial using Janome embroidery Apps.

It’s noon, and you’ve been invited to dinner. You’d like to take a small gift for your hostess, but you have nothing stashed away. No time to run to the store, what do you do? How about a quick mug … Continue reading

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Prepping a Quilt for Machine Quilting

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. So if that phrase rings true, how do you sandwich an oversized queen quilt for quilting on your domestic home sewing machine? The answer: One step at a time.  … Continue reading

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Glad you asked that: Please help me understand how my Janome Buttonhole foot works.

Sewing Buttonholes can be one of the most feared techniques in sewing. Believe me, for a long time I have chosen a zipper over a buttonhole on every project that asked for it. But then I got my Janome Skyline … Continue reading

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Fall Creativ Festival shows in Western Canada

During the month of September, I had the privilege of attending the Alberta Creativ Festival in Edmonton and Calgary. I had no idea that so much work was involved in setting up the Janome booth! In Edmonton, we worked with Johnson’s … Continue reading

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Serger Quilting

Don’t shake your head, or blink, because you did read that title right 🙂 There has been a ton of new techniques pop up in recent months because of advances in serger technology. One of those new techniques is quilting … Continue reading

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Janome Foot of the Month: Pintuck Foot

It’s time for the next installment in our Foot of the Month series, and this month we are going to talk about the Pintuck foot. Have you looked longingly at a beautiful blouse in a shop, or at a bag, … Continue reading

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Skills Canada 2018

Skills Canada 2018 In early June, Julia (who is the Janome District sales Manager for Western Canada) and I had an opportunity to attend Skills Canada 2018 in Edmonton, AB. What exactly is Skills Canada? It is the culminating event … Continue reading

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