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.

October Mini Sewing tips with Janome Canada and Sew4Home

How to Make Continuous Bias Binding Cutting and seaming together bias strips is the standard technique for custom bias binding. And, it works great. Continuous bias binding is one of those “two birds with one stone” techniques. Simply stated, it’s a technique for pre-sewing bias binding strips before you actually … Continue reading

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Does 1/2 inch of fabric matter?

Post written by Anne Stitcher – Janome Canada Educator.   If I said that you could save 1/2 an inch of fabric, you would probably think, so what? It is only 1/2 an inch of fabric. But over time that … Continue reading

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Saturday Sewing: part 1 of how to digitize an in-the-hoop eye/sleep mask

Digitizing an “In The Hoop” Sleep Mask – Part 1 PUT YOUR ARTISTIC DIGITIZER FREE TRIAL TO GOOD USE!! Did you hear? Artistic Digitizer just released a FREE update to their software. Work along with me this week to make … Continue reading

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FREE trial offer for the Artistic Digitizer software opens TOMORROW!!

  YES!! a reminder that the LIMITED TIME FREE TRIAL OFFER for our Artistic Digitizer software starts TOMORROW Thursday 1st October……the offer is back due to popular demand.  Please do NOT delay –  Apply for your code as soon as … Continue reading

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Janome HQ’s Instagram LIVE THIS WEDNESDAY 1pm EST

Join us LIVE at 1pm EST @janomehq Instagram page every Wednesday for Janome HQ’s NEW series “Janome’s Magical Machine Mystery Tour” as we highlight a different machine in the Janome line. From entry level to Top of the Line; embroidery … Continue reading

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Pre-registration for the Artistic Digitizer Free trial is now OPEN!!

  YES!! Pre-registration for the limited time FREE TRIAL OFFER for our Artistic Digitizer software is NOW open. Go to this link and sign up TODAY!!  PLEASE NOTE: This is a pre-registration only. Codes will be processed starting 1st October … Continue reading

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Serger blanket stitch – explore your serger possibilities

You may be unaware that you can probably do a blanket stitch on your Janome serger with a few simple adjustments. We explain how today. I used the Janome FA4 serger. However, please note that your 4 thread serger can … Continue reading

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ONLINE CLASSES WITH YOUR FAVOURITE JANOME DEALER

We have completed our very first day of online classes for Haus of Stitches in Humboldt, Saskatchewan.  We taught 3 classes on Hemming and mending like a Pro with Amanda; Coverhemming Part 1 with Liz; and Notion commotion for Quilters … Continue reading

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FYI….new Janome Canada quilting project now available to download

YES!! we are thrilled to draw your attention to the fact that our lovely Summer Sampler quilt has now been posted to our INSPIRE tab >>PROJECTS. Full instructions are available to download in PDF in both English and French. Liz … Continue reading

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Janome HQ’s Instagram LIVE THIS WEDNESDAY 1pm EST

Join us LIVE at 1pm EST @janomehq Instagram page every Wednesday for Janome HQ’s NEW series “Janome’s Magical Machine Mystery Tour” as we highlight a different machine in the Janome line. From entry level to Top of the Line; embroidery … Continue reading

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