Author Archives: Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts

About Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts

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

How to Update your Janome Continental M17

Is your Janome CM17 up to date? Yes, this machine has only been out for a little over a year but there has already been one update released and your machine may be out of date – no one likes … Continue reading

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Free Motion Quilting with the Variable Zigzag Stitch!

The Variable Zigzag stitch is available on various Janome machines, like the MC15000 Quilt Maker and updated models; updated MC9400, MC9450, Skyline S9, Skyline S7, Continental M7 and Continental M17. Have you ever thought of using the Variable Zigzag stitch … Continue reading

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Ruler of Hearts: a heartfelt ruler work project! ❤️

Since Valentine’s Day is approaching, I decided to pull out my Janome RulerWork Kit to create a heartfelt project that I’ve called “Ruler of Hearts” using the Janome Continental M7. Don’t worry, though, the Janome Ruler Work kit is now … Continue reading

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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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