Author Archives: Kim Jamieson-Hirst

About Kim Jamieson-Hirst

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

Make a Mini Christmas Tree Wall Hanging! 🎄

I recently created a mini-Christmas tree wall hanging incorporating felt and embellishments into the project with the Janome Continental M7 which I wanted to share with you. Now you can’t make a Christmas wall hanging without embellishing it and the … Continue reading

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Janome M7 Hack for Teeny, Tiny Seams

As a quilter, I don’t usually stitch with anything other than a ¼” seam but sometimes having a really-close-to-the-edge stitch can be helpful for some of my quilt projects. There’s a hack that I learned from Céline Ross, one of … Continue reading

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Updating the Janome Continental M7 to Version 2.00

Are you up to date? What I really mean to ask is if your Janome Continental M7 is up to date. Janome released a new software update (Version 2.00) in May 2022 to fix a few, very minor points in … Continue reading

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Finishing Appliqué Edges on the Janome Continental M7

There are hundreds of decorative stitches on the Janome Continental M7 but I wanted to focus on the humble zigzag stitch in this blogpost. The zigzag stitch is my favourite stitch to use when finishing the edges of raw edge … Continue reading

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Get started with your new Janome sewing machine

It’s finally Spring, a time for new beginnings! This made me think about how exciting it can be to get a new Janome sewing machine and start your journey with it, but…it also made me think about sewists and quilters … Continue reading

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It’s the Heart-iest Time of the Year❤️

It’s almost here! The heart-iest day of the year: Valentine’s Day! Of course this calls for a heart-y project and that’s what I want to share with you in this blogpost. I decided to make a heartfelt wall hanging/table topper … Continue reading

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Let’s Colour and Quilt!

I want to share a fun project that you’ll be able to make quickly and it’s perfect to do with your children or grandchildren. It involves a bit of stitching, a bit of colouring, and some free motion or ruler … Continue reading

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Super Size “Quilt As You Go” Log Cabin Block!

I’ve always wanted to make a log cabin quilt but large quilts aren’t really my thing. I prefer wall hangings, so I decided to make a super size log cabin block using the quilt as you go (QAYG) method. I … Continue reading

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Fabric Bookmark from Scraps!

I’m an avid reader and I usually have at least 3 books on the go at one time – yes, I get bored easily! Due to my reading habits, I’m always looking for bookmarks and I’ve found a quick and … Continue reading

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Sewing Buttons can be Fun with the Janome M7!

I’m a quilter and I don’t do clothing repairs, but…I don’t mind sewing buttons on garments or other items because it’s so fun to do with the Janome M7. I’ve got to admit that I find it fascinating and almost … Continue reading

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