Author Archives: Kim Jamieson-Hirst

About Kim Jamieson-Hirst

Quilter, Host at Chatterbox Quilts and The Quilter's Way, inspiring and encouraging quilters through education.

Quilt as You Go on the Janome MC9450

If you haven’t tried quilt as you go (QAYG), you’re going to love today’s tutorial. You only need a few things to do this easy, improvisational technique: Fabric scraps Batting cut in the block size you wish (I used 9½” … Continue reading

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Janome MC9450 Free Motion Quilting Feet

One of the most important techniques to master as a quilter is free motion quilting. You’ve probably heard the expression that you are only as good as your tools, and, with the Janome MC9450, you have exactly the right tools … Continue reading

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How do you…? FAQ’s on the Janome MC9400 and MC9450

I get asked many of the same questions about how to do certain things on the Janome MC9400 or MC9450. Some of these are quilting specific questions while others – many of them, actually – have to do with the … Continue reading

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Create an Ornament with the Circular Sewing Attachment on the Janome MC9450

The Circular Sewing Attachment is an optional accessory that you can get for the Janome MC9450 and there are so many uses for it. I decided to use it to create a cute – and quick – ornament to showcase … Continue reading

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Janome MC9450 Accessories

Have you ever bought a sewing machine and then had to spend more money to get the feet and accessories you need? This isn’t the case with the Janome Horizon MC9450! This machine comes pre-loaded with most of the feet … Continue reading

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New Tapering Feature on the Janome MC9450

Last month I gave you an overview of the Janome MC9450 and promised that I would be introducing you to one of its exciting features, the tapering function. I always try to keep my promises, so this month I’m going … Continue reading

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Janome Horizon MC9450 Overview

I have exciting news – I have a new Janome sewing machine. The Janome MC9450 arrived last month and I love it! I must admit that I hated to switch from the Janome MC9400 which I’ve been stitching on for … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Heart Ornament

It’s not even February yet, but I was in the mood to create a Valentine’s Day decoration using the Janome MC9400. Usually, I’m working on this type of project the day before the holiday, but (for a change) I actually … Continue reading

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Best Tips for Adding Monograms to a Project

In a previous post, I explained how I used the decorative stitches on the Janome MC9400, to create my own personalized fabric. Now I want to explain how you can do the same thing with the monogram feature on the Janome … Continue reading

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Use Decorative Stitches to Make Your Own Fabric

If you’re looking for ideas to use the decorative stitches on your Janome sewing machine, why not use them to create new fabric? Let me show you how. As a quilter, I don’t often get to take advantage of the … Continue reading

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