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 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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Attaching Presser Feet on the Janome MC9450 and other similar JANOME models

There’s something that all sewing machines have: presser feet. The Janome MC9450 has lots and lots of presser feet, really one for any type of sewing you might do with this machine. These feet attach to the machine to use, … Continue reading

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Fall Sunflowers Wall Hanging

In this blog post, I’m sharing a fall wall hanging that I recently created on the Janome MC9450. I call it “Fall Sunflowers” and used this photo of the sunflowers in our backyard as my inspiration. I used the decorative … Continue reading

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Mixed Media Fun with the Janome MC9450

Sometimes it’s fun to step outside your comfort zone and try something new and this project will make you do just that! I usually use the Janome MC9450 to stitch fabric, but did you know that it does an amazing … Continue reading

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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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