Author Archives: Liz Thompson

About Liz Thompson

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for over 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 sew, read, knit , crochet, travel and spend time with my family and friends.


JANOME HAS PARTNERED WITH KIMBERBELL FOR A EXCLUSIVE EMBROIDERY EVENT. These events will be hosted by select Janome Canada dealers in the coming months. The first one is coming up at the end of this month with Triangle Sewing in … Continue reading

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If you perhaps attended the Homemade Sewing event back in March hosted by Jennifer Tryon of Tryon a Homemade Life, you will know that a great deal of fun was had by all. Hundreds of people attended and learned so … Continue reading

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More projects from Sew4Home to inspire you to “sew up a storm” with your Janome!

Full project instructions included on .……keep reading. Beginner Friendly Tote Bags + Janome 234 Beginner friendly for sure, but the style is so cute and classic, anyone can have fun creating one or both. You’ll learn about and make: … Continue reading

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Let’s take another look at the very popular Janome HD9

This Janome HD9 machine has rapidly become the Go To machine for many different types of sewists who require a strong, robust straight stitch machine. It is extremely popular with bag makers who don’t hold back when speaking about how … Continue reading

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Sew4Home Mini Sewing Tips: Madeira

Madeira Thread The ingredient that holds everything today + the frosting on the top! By: Liz Johnson, Senior Editor, As sewing enthusiasts there are some elements of the craft that become so omnipresent, we can forget how important they … Continue reading

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Yes, we have already told you about the FREE TRIAL of Artistic Digitizer software which just started on 1st May and runs through until 31st May. Be sure you apply for the code by 15th May as registration for the … Continue reading

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I had heard about an embroidery design company called Kreative Kiwi many years ago but had never actually purchased any of their designs. Recently a friend re-introduced me to these designs (thanks, Kay!) and I may or may not have … Continue reading

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Since 2003 Janome Canada has been a dedicated supporter of the Grand National and is pleased to once again to sponsor the Award of Excellence (HD-9) and the Viewers Choice Award (3160 QOV-C). This years theme “Crossroads”, challenged all fibre artists … Continue reading

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Did you know we have lots of support for our Artistic Digitizer software??

YES, I know you may already have seen information about the next Artistic Digitizer FREE trial which is currently open for Pre-registration with access 1-31st May. This is the THIRD time we have made this fabulous offer available to you … Continue reading

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Sew4Home Mini Sewing tips: How to use a twin needle

 The way to get perfectly even, super close, double rows of stitching is to use a twin needle. If you’re someone who thinks twin needles are way too complicated, you’re in for a very pleasant surprise: twice the stitching is half as hard as you might … Continue reading

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