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.

How to Get an Accurate ¼” seam with the Janome M7

Quilters are obsessed with stitching a perfect ¼” seam since this is the seam allowance that you use when you’re quilting and, if you don’t get it right, it can affect your whole project! Lucky for us, the Janome Continental … Continue reading

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Quilting with the Circular Sewing Attachment on the Janome M7

If you’ve never played with the Janome Circular Sewing Attachment, it’s time to give it a try! I’ve enjoyed using this optional attachment to create intriguing designs with decorative stitches on my projects with other Janome models and even used … Continue reading

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Sew Decorative Stitches on the Janome Continental M7

I’ve been working with the Janome Continental M7 for the past few months and have discovered a feature that I know I’ll be using a lot: the manual dual feed setting! I know, it’s a mouthful, but what it does … Continue reading

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Free Motion Flowers on the Janome Continental M7

When you want to improve your free motion quilting skills, there’s one thing you need to do: practice, practice, practice! Okay, maybe that’s three things, but it’s the only way to really get better at this technique. I wanted to … Continue reading

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Hand Style Stitches on the Janome Continental M7

One of the new features on the Janome Continental M7 is the addition of 52 new Hand Stitch Style designs. These stitches replicate the look of handwork so that you can add that “perfectly imperfect” look to your sewing or … Continue reading

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How to Install the Bobbin Holder Case

NOTE: While I’m referring to the Janome MC9450 in this blog post, this information also applies to other models of Janome sewing machines. There are some simple things that are critical to ensuring that your sewing machine works properly to … Continue reading

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How to Update the Janome Continental M7

Is your Janome Continental M7 up to date? Did you know that you can update the software on this sewing machine? If you didn’t know that you can update the Janome Continental M7 and other models of Janome sewing machines, … Continue reading

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Free Motion and Variable Zigzag Features: What’s the Difference?

NOTE: These features are available on both the Janome MC9400 and the Janome MC9450 as well as on the Janome MC15000 and on our NEW Continental M7 Professional.  There are two features on the Janome MC9450 that look very similar to … Continue reading

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The Janome MC9450 Workbook is Here!

If you’ve got a Janome MC9400 or MC9450 you already know what a great machine it is but do you know how to use all of its features? Sure, the manual will tell you about the features but you really … Continue reading

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Modern Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

Even though it’s less than 2 weeks until Christmas, there’s still time to make one or two last-minute gifts. I want to share a quick little Modern Christmas Tree wall hanging that you can make with your Janome MC9450 and … Continue reading

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