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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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The Janome girls hit the road this Spring!

So did you get a chance to pop in to your local dealer for the Janome events this Spring? Liz and I made a whirlwind tour throughout Alberta to share some super awesome updates and techniques. And it definitely was … Continue reading

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It’s App-tastic!

One of the amazing features of the Skyline 9 Sewing & Embroidery machine is the Wifi and App capability. It’s one of the two machines from Janome that are certified Wifi, and that opens up so many different features and … Continue reading

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My First Quilt Canada

I can’t believe it was over so quickly. I mean, I have attended lots of different conferences over the years. Many of them have been craft or hobby related, but never like this. It was unbelievable! The many creations so … Continue reading

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Adding Details with Machine Embroidery

Hi! It’s me again, Janomegirl! Last time I left you hanging about what was coming next on the skirt for my daughter. I’m so excited to show you! I decided to add some machine embroidery to the skirt, using a … Continue reading

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