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About janomeman

SO many creative possibilities, SEW little time!! I'm so excited to share my love of sewing, quilting and creating with the world! Have fabric, will travel. : )

Sitting On Pins and Needles?

No matter what the skill level or what project is being created….. be it garments, or quilts, or craft projects; I think it’s safe to say that the humble little straight pin is one of those timeless universal notions which … Continue reading

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A New Look At Sergers: Part 2 – Quilting With Your Serger.

To help celebrate National Serger Month, today’s post will focus on getting the most out of your serger by using it in a different way, for a different application than we’ve traditionally been accustomed. Sergers aren’t just for finishing seams … Continue reading

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Janome’s Got You Covered

When I work at the quilting/ sewing shows, I’m sometimes asked “Did my machine come with……….?” While I’d love to say that I always know the answer to what comes with each and every machine in the Janome line; sometimes … Continue reading

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A New Look at Sergers – Part 1

For my next series of posts I’m going to focus on a fabulous machine which I feel anyone who sews should have in their studio – The Serger aka Overlock machine. I love working the Janome booth at shows because … Continue reading

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Unboxing a New “Toy”

Regardless of the time of year, getting a new sewing machine feels just like Christmas morning. The anticipation of ripping open the box, getting out all the parts and pieces in order to sew brings out the kid in all … Continue reading

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More Quilting Bang for your Buck

With everyone in a time crunch these days, it’s a relief to find ways to speed up productivity and cross more items off that growing To-Do list. Can anyone here relate? Increased productivity and speed was definitely something the amazing … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy and Inexpensive NO Sew Project

Since the national launch of the fabulous Janome Quilt Maker Pro 18 long-arm quilting machine http://janome.com/en/products/machines/quilt-maker-pro/ last June, I try to spend some time playing around with it at every show where I work. It’s the best way to learn, just … Continue reading

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Take a STAND against threading and stitching nightmares!

One aspect of my job which I dearly love is traveling around to many Janome Dealerships to give presentations on the various Janome machines and accessories, or as I simply describe it, “to share the Janome love!” My suitcases are always … Continue reading

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Accessories make the…..

Perhaps with such a coy title you thought I was going to talk about fashion accessories; something you’d wear? As the saying goes, “Accessories make the outfit”, but in this case, it’s the accessories which make the machine! Which machine? … Continue reading

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Fast and Fun – no sew – Holiday Décor!

With the busy holiday season upon us, time is certainly of the essence. Here’s a quick and easy and FUN decorating idea, which would also make a GREAT gift for a special sewing buddy. Put your best “foot” forward by using all … Continue reading

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