Author Archives: lizafrica

About lizafrica

I work in the Education Dept at Janome & Elna, Canada and LOVE to sew. I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.

ALMOST TIME FOR THE BIGGEST QUILT SHOW IN CANADA!!!

Yes, indeed, excitement is running high as the countdown to QUILT CANADA 2017  is down to mere days…….it is to be held at the International Centre, Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario next week Wed 14 June to Sat 17 June. Show … Continue reading

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CONFESSIONS OF A QUILTAHOLIC

Yes, I’m going to “fess” up……. I recently powered through 11 quilts for the BIG QUILT BEE (previous blog post about this and read more here if you missed hearing about this) and as I  quilted away I was pondering……… the … Continue reading

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Introducing JANOME ARTISAN Tania of “I am Ginger Quilts”

We have pleasure in introducing you to Tania of I am Ginger Quilts  and her blog. You might like to hop on over to these links to see what Tania has been up to with her quilting. We welcome Tania as … Continue reading

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Andrea Ford of Re:Style Studio Toronto PART 3: DOUBLE PIPING /WELTING

WELTED CORD (“DOUBLE PIPING”) TUTORIAL Andrea Ford, founder of RE:Style Studio RESTYLESTUDIOTORONTO.COM @restylestudioTO Welted cord is a topical trim used in upholstery applications to cover staple lines, most commonly around decorative wooden frames. Many tutorials exist using 2 separate pieces … Continue reading

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Andrea Ford of Re:Style Studio Toronto PIPING PART 2

TO PIPE OR NOT TO PIPE Andrea Ford, founder of RE:Style Studio RESTYLESTUDIOTORONTO.COM @restylestudioTO I’m pretty opinionated when it comes to piping details on furniture and decor sewing. From defining visual lines, creating high contrast outlines, learning to sew or … Continue reading

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JANOME FEET AND SEW4HOME

  You may already have seen this if you took our advice and subscribed to this most useful website: http://www.sew4home.com. This was published on Wed 3rd May and is a great article about how to use a bunch of our … Continue reading

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Andrea Ford of Re:Style Studio Toronto: PIPING PART 1

PIPING IN UPHOLSTERY  Andrea Ford, founder of RE:Style Studio RESTYLESTUDIOTORONTO.COM                Piping is one of the key sewing skills used in upholstery, and knowing how to make piping properly – and how to use … Continue reading

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SASKATCHEWAN STITCHES CONFERENCE & HAUS OF STITCHES

IT IS ALMOST THAT TIME AGAIN…………….YAY!!! Time to meet friends in a quiet, rural location in Saskatchewan (St Peter’s Abbey in the tiny hamlet of Muenster, SK) and sew, quilt, knit or whatever technique floats your boat….10 whole days of … Continue reading

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PUTTING YOUR JANOME EMBROIDERY MACHINE TO WORK: QUILTING-IN-THE-HOOP

Check out the blog post on 21 April  where we mentioned the Big Canadian Quilt Bee. Let us show you how we put our Janome MC15000 Horizon to work to quilt one of these charity quilts destined for Ronald McDonald Houses across … Continue reading

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SPRING CREATIV FESTIVAL FUN

So our Janome Canada booth at Creativ Festival in Mississauga, Ontario (Toronto) got a great new look last weekend! Our Central Canada Sales Rep, Amna, designed the booth decorations and we got lots of ooh’s & aah’s. It was a … Continue reading

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