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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.

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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  You may already have seen this if you took our advice and subscribed to this most useful website: 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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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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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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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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Introducing another Guest blogger and Janome Artisan: Andrea Ford

          We are pleased to introduce Andrea Ford who is the founder of RE:Style Studio Toronto. Andrea says:   NICE TO MEET YOU, FELLOW MAKERS Growing up in St.John’s, Newfoundland, I was always crafting, scouring my older … Continue reading

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Just look at Janome Canada’s newest machine: The Canada 150 Limited Edition model

Canada 150 – M100 QDC (continued) When people are wishing to buy a sewing machine, one of the first questions is this: ‘Is this model strong enough to sew in thick fabrics?’ The elegant outer appearance of the Janome machines … Continue reading

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CANADA CELEBRATES 150 YEARS SINCE CONFEDERATION……and Janome celebrates with a Special Edition sewing machine. 

150 years … That’s something to celebrate !!! The logo of 150-M100QDC Special Edition for Canada’s 150th, was designed by Canadian artist Tamara Kate who is one of our Janome Artisans as well. Throughout Canada’s history, generations of seamstresses … Continue reading

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Are you the happy owner of a Janome Cover Pro? Either the Cover Pro 2000CPX or the Cover Pro 1000?  I think I might just consider having a finger nail pulled out rather than part with my Janome Cover Pro … Continue reading

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