Author Archives: lizafrica

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I 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.

336 days until Christmas?!?

Only 11 months from today? Did that get your attention? If so, perhaps it was with a sigh or with some annoyance?  Why am I reminding you about Christmas 2020 when we are only just done with Christmas 2019? Remember the … Continue reading

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EDITING AND RE-CREATING EMBROIDERY DESIGNS

The bow tie has become the emblem of the fight against prostate cancer in Quebec . This knot was created by the Canadian designer Philippe Dubuc in order to fight cancer with ‘STYLE’. We love our Janome sewing machines for sewing, creating and quilting……..With our Janome … Continue reading

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Janome MC550E monsters……and a variation on the design!

Have you seen our Janome monster stuffies? Janomeman made these (above) using one of the new built-in designs on our Janome MC550E. Many of us have been having fun making even more of them such as this livid lime green/yellow … Continue reading

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Sew Comfortable templates for Rulerwork

You may have seen many posts before today about our Janome Rulerwork kit. You have indicated to us that you wish to know about new products and tools you may wish to use in your sewing room …….so today we … Continue reading

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Sew Comfortable Cutting templates for quilting and applique

See our previous posts about our Janome Sew Comfortable accessories here and here. And a short video overview.. Today we show you the various sets of quilting templates that are available to make the cutting of your quilting pieces for … Continue reading

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Announcing the winners of the Madeira thread boxes

Congrats to Lynda K; Shelley S and Barb F — you are the lucky winners of our Madeira thread box draw. We have emailed you to ask for your mailing addresses and we will ship one of our 3 Madeira … Continue reading

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NEW Janome Sew Comfortable rulers and templates and more

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR JANOME LIFE VIEWERS!! May your 2020 be full of health, happiness and LOTS of creative sewing fun!! Remember our Sew Comfortable Janome cushions? Featured here previously on janomelife I have been using mine all … Continue reading

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Project of the month: Scrapbuster project >>>Granny squares

This project is an ideal way to use up scraps of fabric …….. a STASHBUSTER using leftover  Christmas fabric or any other fabrics you may have to bust from your stash!                   … Continue reading

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Holiday project idea using Janome Acufil quilting

Isn’t this just lovely? Lorrie attended our Hidden Secrets of the Janome Mc15000 seminar in November and was so thrilled with the skills she learned at this 2 day seminar that she went home and completed this Holiday table runner … Continue reading

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Janome Holiday Giveaway: Madeira thread boxes for 3 lucky winners

It really is Christmas TODAY!! This is a repeat publish so if you already saw this giveaway and have already left your name + your Dealer’s store name in the comment box, please ignore this and do not duplicate your … Continue reading

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